Target: W. Patrick McGinnis, CEO of Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
Goal: Remove all toxic ingredients from dog food.
The successful dog food brand Beneful has caused either grave illnesses or death to more than 3,000 dogs, according to a class action lawsuit. Frank Lucido is the plaintiff, and claims that after feeding his three dogs Beneful, two became very sick, and the third one died. A veterinarian looked at Lucido’s English Bulldog after he died, and stated there had been symptoms of internal bleeding in his stomach and lesions on his liver. The suit goes on to say that Beneful contains two dangerous ingredients, propylene glycol and mycotoxins. Propylene glycol is a substance used in antifreeze. The lawsuit says that mycotoxins are “a group of toxins produced by fungus that occurs in grains, which are a principle ingredient in Beneful.”
Pets can be very loyal companions, and for most they are considered a part of the family. The devastation of losing a pet can turn one’s world around. Imagine finding out the dog food you fed your dog killed him or her.
We cannot let any more dogs die, as a result of a dog food company’s neglect and lack of concern for possibly hazardous ingredients. In the past Nestle Purina Dog Company has been sued for making chicken jerky treats that were unsafe and resulted in the death of dogs. Dog food companies need to take more precautions when adding ingredients to their product.
By signing this petition, you are helping to eliminate potentially dangerous ingredients found in Beneful. This petition can spread awareness about complaints against Beneful.
Dear W. Patrick McGinnis,
One of your dog food brands, Beneful, is being sued for allegedly causing illness and death in more than 3000 dogs. Frank Lucido is the plaintiff, and he has lost one of his cherished dogs, and he claims it is because of your dog food. This is a serious allegation against your company, and it is not the first time that one like this has been made. Nestle Purina Dog Company was also sued a couple of years ago for chicken jerky treats, also supposedly resulting in death of dogs. You need to carefully consider the ingredients made in your dog food.
Dogs can cause one so much joy, and happiness. It’s a cruel practice to say your dog food is nutritious, and edible if in fact it’s not. There needs to be a thorough investigation done in order to see if these allegations are true, however if they are your consumers should be appalled.
Please take out unnecessary, and possibly dangerous ingredients like propylene glycol, and mycotoxins. If these allegations are proven to be true you need to apologize, compensate the consumers, but most importantly stop making dog food with hurtful ingredients.
[Your Name Here]
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