The latest salvo in China’s war on dogs has landed way too close to home. Like, directly in many American homes. I’m referring to recent incidents of kidney failure and death among dogs and cats that consumed a certain type of food.
Apparently, there was rat poison in some of the gluten the offending Canadian pet food company, Menu Foods, acquired from China. Et tu, Canada? (UPDATE HERE.)
Can’t Canada produce its own gluten? Come to think of it, can’t the US make its own pet food?
True, more cats than dogs died as a result of these poisonings, but hey, you have to pick your battles.
I see the poisonings as an intentional act in China’s ongoing war on dogs and other domestic animals. While we in the West generally value dogs as intelligent, loving animals, in China they’re likely to be eaten or even beaten to death before their owners’ eyes.
But killing dogs within their own borders apparently was not enough. No, they had to take it to our shores. This act of terror was their Al Qaida-like message to our canine friends: “You are not safe, even in your own country!”
I have a mind to head up to the Chinese embassy and give them a piece of my mind. That, or the nearest Chinese restaurant.
Who’s with me?
PS: Consider this post my latest salvo in the war against China's war against dogs. Type the word "China" in the search box above to see my previous posts on the topic.