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Your Cat and Thai Slavery

February 29, 2016 Leave a comment

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Well, that’s my cat up there; I adopted Luna a few months ago, but she only ate dry food. Since I felt this type of diet wasn’t good for her, I tried to find the best nutritious, wet (as in canned) cat food that she would enjoy. I tried numerous brands. Some she turned her nose up at, others she sniffed and eventually ate, and some she devoured.

Little did I know, one brand was from Thailand. At first, I was upset because I prefer to invest in American-made products. Then I was concerned the product might not be safe. After a quick google search, I found out Thailand strives to be the go-to exporter of pet food, but what I also found were disturbing articles related to slavery and the fishing industry in Thailand.

To be blunt, I cannot support companies that profit through slavery and hope others will do the same and not buy pet food from Thailand. While I tried to find petitions to add to this article, most were closed at this time. If more information develops, I will update this article. Readers, please feel free to share information in the comments section. Thank you.

“I cried,” said Mr. Long, 30, recounting how he was resold twice between fishing boats. After repeated escape attempts, one captain shackled him by the neck whenever other boats neared. – Excerpt from the article, “Sea Slaves: The Human Misery that Feeds Pets and Livestock” By Ian Urbina