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Q: "Humane Choice" dog food?

February 18, 2010 | By Amber | 2 answers | Expired: 1725 days ago

Amber

anyone have any experience with this food?

i recently heard of this "Humane Choice Organic Partnered with The Humane Society of the US Organic Premium Dog Food". there is as yet no review of this product on www.dogfoodanalysis.com .

i'm not quite sure what to think of this product!

on the one hand, the ingredients go against some of the best advice there is on choosing a good pet food. rather than a non-rendered, named meat as the first ingredient, the first ingredient is "organic ground canola seed". the food is actually vegetarian!

but at the same time, i understand where they're coming from. the ingredients are organic, and that's a good thing. and while a real, named meat is a great thing to see at the top of the ingredients list...well you still have to wonder. after all, most meat comes from factory farms, which are just another form of animal abuse, which, of course the HSUS opposes. this food, being vegetarian, takes that factor out.

at $18.99 for a 6.6 lb bag at www.petco.com , the stuff *ought* to be good.

has anyone tried this stuff? any thoughts?

www.petco.com/product/107525/Humane-Choice-Organic-Partnered-with-The-Humane-Society-of-the-US-Organic-Premium-Dog-Food.aspx?cm_mmc=Redirect-_-HSUS-_-Vanity-_-HumaneChoice

Readers' Answers (2)
Idaviruma
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Feb 18, 2010

This is a pathetic attempt by HSUS to guilt pet owners into buying "humane" pet food. Humane for whom? the dogs?. certainly not. Dogs are primarily carnivorous animals and consume little vegitation to supplement their diet, but its largely meat based.
If you are not aware HSUS partners with PETA (yes, animal right activist whack jobs), their goal is to eliminate dogs and cats as pets because they believe that we "enslave" animals to serve us. This is certainly one way of doing it, feed them shitty diet and they'll die young.

This isnt dog food, this is hamster food and it should be labeled accordingly. I just sincerely hope that no pet owner would be ignorant enough to think " oh, its by a great organization that supports animals, so it must be good".. yeah right.
I dont care if a person choses to be vegan/vegetarian for whatever reasons (ethical/health, etc), but you cannot impose personal beliefs on carnivorous animals that have absolutely no say in it. If you dont want a pet that eats meat, get a rabbit.

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Kelly
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Feb 23, 2010

I'm a vegetarian, but I'm not going to force a vegan diet on my pets. Dogs in the wild are not going to go out & eat from someone's garden in order to survive. There are foods out there that have hormone- & antibiotic-free meat that's not factory-farmed as the main ingredient. If you want to know more about this food, check out The Truth About Pet Food Website: www.truthaboutpetfood.com/articles/why-humane-choice.html

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