PETA has contacted hundreds of companion-animal food companies, asking if
they conduct laboratory tests on animals. PETA has compiled a list of which companies do and do not perform lab tests on animals.
This important note at the PETA website: If you have been feeding your companion animals commercial pet foods, you may be jeopardizing their health. Supermarket pet foods are often composed of ground-up parts of animals deemed by U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors unfit for human consumption.
The flesh of animals who fall into one of the categories of the four D's - dead, dying, diseased, or disabled - is what often goes into pet food. Many of these animals have died of infections and other diseases.
In all but a few states, it is legal to remove unusable parts from chickens and sell them to pet food manufacturers. Most pet foods contain the same hormones, pesticides, and antibiotics that are found in commercial meat products for humans. If you are concerned about your companion animals' health and about the cruelty of the meat industry, now is the time to stop buying meat-based commercial pet food.