Susan Thixton is one of the world’s best and most knowledgeable pet food consumer advocates. She really does understand the quality problems that we have with pet food of which many consumers are unaware.
Susan is a champion of all pet food purchasers. She fights for us all and in doing so for the welfare of our cats.
Recently she felt obliged to criticise so called companion animal nutritionists who boast of their PhDs but who abjectly fail to use their skills and knowledge to protect the welfare of companion animals because they fail to speak out against the policies of the FDA (Food and Drug Administration is a federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services).
Their policies allow manufacturers to make pet food which contains rubbish, by which I mean (to use Susan’s words) “rendered dead/non-slaughtered and/or diseased animals”.
Susan correctly argues that it is irresponsible of companion animal nutritionists to insult consumers (see below) while failing to fight for animal welfare through improved food quality.
You are not a companion animal Ph.D. nutritionist. I am so sick if people spouting off their stupid statements…when they don t have a clue. I/we employ Ph.D. companion animal nutritionists..several. One gentleman is a double Ph.D. nutritionists. Pleeeaaasse. Don t even bother…. — the words of a so called companion animal Ph.D. nutritionist
Companion animal nutritionists should work hand-in-hand with consumers to improve pet food.
Veterinarians, Susan argues, have an obligation under their oath to work for improved animal welfare. They fail to adhere to their oath if they insult consumers calling them stupid while failing to fight for better pet nutrition in the interests of improving pet health.
In an open letter on her website Susan Thixton requests that the American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN) stops attacking consumers and start working with consumers to “stop the illegal material allowed into pet food”.
Please read her excellent page.
Source: We’re Sick of You too!