Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Effective consumerism PRACTICE IT NOW

Effective Consumerism

Is not a passive art. What am I talking about? You know what I am talking about.  I have been posting warnings on China originating  treats and their deadly effects for years!  Just do a search on this blog and see for yourself. And I am not alone. Yet... they are still being sold and they are still killing dogs and cats.

The most common question I get asked is "WHY ARE THEY STILL SELLING THEM?"

Mhhh, there are lots of complicated legal answers. Contracts, Corporate greed... The FDA hides behinds the regulations.  Basically, they are helpless to do anything other than issue warnings because they DON'T KNOW what in the treats is causing the deaths. Never mind... the links are well established by mountains of evidence. 

BUT, dear consumer, let me give you my doggie insight.... 

1.They would NOT be selling them if YOU were NOT buying them!

2. Assuming that you have come out from under your rock recently, and have just learned about this homicidal debacle stop feeding your pets any products that have ingredients originating in China! I don't care what the corporate line is... THEY ARE NOT SAFE in any quantity! Look at the evidence.

3. DO RETURN THE BAG OF TREATS TO THE STORE THAT SOLD IT TO YOU and DO LET THEM KNOW WHY YOU ARE DOING IT. DEMAND A REFUND! Do take the time to tell them how angry you are and that you will no longer shop there because you can't trust them.

4. No receipt? Mail it back to the manufacturer and demand a full refund!.  It should be their financial loss, NOT YOURS. Yes, add the cost of gas, the cost of mailing it to them and whatever other expense you have incurred.

5.? WHY?  I know, your inclination is to hide your embarrassment by just quietly throwing away the stupid bag and hoping Mrs. Dog Food Police does not find out you were sooooo stuuuuupid. BUT.  If you do that, you are taking the financial hit and the manufacturer is getting richer and you are giving them incentive to keep on POISONING....  Congrats, you are now their accomplice by tacit consent.  Feel good about that?

If the manufacturer, the store, and everyone down the chain  was getting deluged with their toxic crap, coming back at them, how long do you think it would be before they located their "conscience" and pulled it off the shelves?  Let me give you a lesson in corporate anatomy.  Their "hearing mechanism is located in their wallet".  Yea, I know.  Odd place.  And their "conscience: is wholly artificial. Again, it is located in their wallet.  It's a plug in that crashes regularly and is wholly unsupported except for when triggered by a red ink bottom line.

Uffa.... I am so mad. There goes wordless Wednesday!.



Tucker The Crestie said...

'Vie, we couldn't agree more! Good for you for setting everyone straight!

Ruby Rose and the Big Little Angels 3 said...

So sorry we missed your blog on this 'Vie but we have learned our lesson. You are our hero. A little white dog shall lead them. We did end up throwing them out because they were in our treat jar and we didn't have the bag. Maybe we should have taken them back to the treat aisle and dropped them.

bichonpawz said...

We totally agree!!!

bichonpawz said...

PS....mama says if she ever needs a lawyer...she is hiring YOU!!!