Euthanasia drug found in dog food

Euthanasia drug found in dog food

by Jon Rappoport

May 2, 2017

From WebMD (4/28/17): “Party Animal is recalling dog food that tested positive for a pet euthanasia drug…The voluntary recall affects the company’s Cocolicious dog food brand…The affected products include 13-ounce cans of Cocolicious Beef & Turkey dog food (Lot #0136E15204 04, best by July 2019) and 13-ounce cans of Cocolicious Chicken & Beef dog food (Lot #0134E15 237 13, best by August 2019)… Party Animal is working with distributors and retailers to find out if any other beef-flavored foods are still being sold, and if so, to recall them immediately, the company said.”

KDVR (FOX) reports: “Party Animal is recalling two lots of its Cocolicious dog food because it might contain pentobarbital.”

CNN: “Party Animals, a California-based pet food maker, is recalling two lots from its line of Cocolicious dog foods after some cans in Texas tested positive for pentobarbital — a chemical that’s used to euthanize animals. In a statement on its website, Party Animal said a customer in Texas had given Cocolicious samples to a lab and the dog food tested positive for pentobarbital. Party Animal is asking for those test results, and ‘out of an abundance of caution’ is recalling the two lots of dog food sold nationwide. The company is also sending cans of its dog foods to an independent lab for testing.”

How would this drug, used to euthanize animals, find its way into pet food? The suggestion is: the pet food contains meat from previously euthanized animals (not cows).

Concerning a previous recall by another company, Evanger’s, the Detroit Free Press stated: “In researching the supply chain, Evanger’s learned that ‘pentobarbital is very highly controlled, and that, if an animal is euthanized, it is done so by a veterinarian. Once this process has been done, there is absolutely no regulation that requires the certified vet to place any kind of marker on the animal indicating that it has been euthanized and guaranteeing that product from euthanized animals cannot enter the food chain’.”

If this is true, we would be talking about euthanized dogs and cats somehow entering the pet-food manufacturing process—and pet dogs would end up eating dog and cat meat.

Veterinarians are selling euthanized animals to middle men, who in turn supply meat to pet-food manufacturers?

There is another possibility. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) states, on its website: “Approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year… Each year, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized (670,000 dogs and 860,000 cats).” Are shelters selling the euthanized animals? Do a few (or more than a few) animals end up in pet food? states: “Cremation allows for the shelter to burn the bodies of pets. However, not all animal shelters can afford this so many send the bagged bodies of animals to a special part of the city landfill (garbage dump). The third option is not as common as it use[d] to be, and generally not done in the charity run shelters, but more common in city run ‘pounds’ – this is when the bodies are sold to research labs, dissection supply companies, or rendering facilities where they may actually be rendered down and put into pet food.”

“It might surprise some dog owners to know that dog meat has been used in dog food. This practice was relatively common until the late 1990’s. Even today there are no laws preventing man’s best friend from ending up in dog food.”

“Please note the below information on dead dogs being used in dog food is true to the United States but may also occur in Canada and possibly other countries.”

“At some time or another pet food companies realized there was a cheap source of meat available… Dog Meat, and it could be purchased cheaply from animal shelters and the dog pound. These were places where dogs were euthanized weekly and there was always a need to dispose of the bodies. Nobody said anything and there were no laws preventing such from happening.”

“However what started to tip the scales was that the veterinarians who performed the euthanasias at the animal shelters started noticing it was taking more and more drugs to put these animals to sleep. They realized that somehow pets in animal shelters were building up an immunity to the medications used to end their lives. Typically veterinarians are called to shelters every week to euthanize between 10 and 200 animals (or more in larger centers) so this was where they saw the problems develop quite easily.”

“As such several investigations were launched to see how pets were building up immunities to the drugs. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) launched an investigation. They found that sodium pentobarbital (the drug often used to euthanize pets) passed through the rendering process and ended up in pet food. They admitted finding the drug in some pet foods and stated ‘several retail feeds were confirmed for the presence of phentobarbital which could only have come from euthanized animals.’ Most of these investigations were exposed by television news groups such as Seattle’s King 5, and KMOV in St. Louis, Missouri.”

“What they exposed was something that many people already knew – dead dogs were being used to make dog food. Many animal shelters are government run. These poorly funded shelters found a way of generating extra income and disposing of the animal bodies all at once—Sell them cheaply to a [pet food] rendering plant. You will note your local SPCA probably does not do this.”

This account suggests that the FDA already knows dog meat in dog food is an ongoing problem, and the FDA also knows that euthanized dogs, whose bodies contain the euthanasia drug, are used for dog food. This is not a new discovery or a puzzling problem.

If the FDA is scratching its collective head and trying to solve a mystery, that would be a pose.

It would be like saying, on a human level, “Well, we know several companies have been polluting the water and soil of a town for years, and the chemicals are exceedingly toxic and dangerous, but we’re not sure where the cancer clusters are coming from. Much more investigation is needed.”

It appears we’re looking at a situation where all the parties—government animal shelters, veterinarians, pet food rendering plants, pet food companies, and the FDA—know exactly what’s going on…and say nothing, or pretend surprise when a new case of dogs eating drug-poisoned dog meat shows up.

The FDA is famous for ignoring their own responsibility, when a medical drug they’ve approved, as safe and effective, starts killing people.

Apparently, this same know-nothing attitude applies to pets and the euthanasia drug they’re ingesting.

I wonder how many humans, living on the extreme margins, eating pet food, have succumbed…

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Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

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46 comments on “Euthanasia drug found in dog food

  1. Tom says:

    This is so sickening, I cannot even post a logical comment but here it goes…. The people have allowed this s*** to continue because of their lack of love for themselves. The people are so conflicted inside, it has manifested on the outside. All of these truths are now coming out whether you want to know about them or not. So be well informed that this is the tip of another iceberg ready to collapse. How many human beef recalls have there been in the last 10 years? Many! And the process and controls still have not changed. The people need to wake up pretty quick and begin to take some sort of action otherwise they are in for a long-tormented future. Because this is a loophole article, what they are saying here is and does have an effect on human food.

    • arcadia11 says:

      “i cannot even post a logical comment”
      it can be difficult at best to address worldwide insanity. your comment does it well.

  2. Vickie Barker says:

    It is really worse than that Jon. My sister who used to work for a vet said that when a pet passes or is put down the owners are now asked if they want to bury, cremate or render. That led me on a path to find out about “render”. Found there were 2 places at the time in Calif. that were taking the dead animals (and road kill) tossing them in a vat to render the fat. They called it hydrogenated oil. Now if that isn’t sickening in itself, I did a further research to find out how hydrogenated oil is marketed. The number one on the list said “human consumption”. Now makes me wonder where indeed the “hydrogenated oil” on the labels of our food really comes from. To make this even worse, the first research on the vats used the person said that some filters would also be taking out the pet collars and tags that sometimes were left on the animals. Now people wonder why I am such a “fanatic” when it comes to my food supply. Well, there you have it!

    • SFWhite says:

      Good GRIEF! I may be SICK! Why would anyone even think to do something like that?! But, then, they’re feeding poisoned pets to our pets, so why would we think it would stop there? Our little dog has been sick for a couple of years now and the vet doesn’t really know what’s wrong with her. We maintain her with Gas-X to take down the bloating and, when it gets really bad, a nerve pill. This article may have just cleared up the mystery of what really is wrong with our pet.

      I found out that, until the Mad Cow Disease scare hit, they routinely ground up cattle bones (both cow and sheep) and mixed them with cattle feed. That greatly increased the possibility of spreading Mad Cow to the livestock of other countries, even overseas. Of course, the final destination was humans, who can also contract the deadly, brain-eating disease through consumption of both contaminated meat and milk products.

      Where to go? Vegetarian? Okay, if you don’t mind GMOs full of Round-Up. Fish? Okay, if you don’t mind mercury and who knows what else polluting the water fish live in. We’re fenced in and the noose is getting tighter. It seems the determination of Man to kill mankind and his little dog, too, is pathological.

      • Rastafari says:

        what to eat is a problem. i eat rice & beans & microgreens i grow myself. my dog eats bone in pork from country store & rice & sometimes cream from the milk when i get that from amish. he would not eat chicken last week. i been saying i think it made in china w/ 3d printer or some kind of meat glue. who knows.

        dog is super healthy, thick coat, happy.

        • Susana says:

          Something you need to know, Rastafari, is that rice is largely contaminated with arsenic, with brown rice having a greater degree of contamination than white. Sorry to rain on your dinner, but it just doesn’t seem to end.

          You say your dog wouldn’t eat chicken last week. Makes me wonder if the existence of those contaminants might be part of the reason I have trouble getting one of my cats to eat.

          • Rastafari says:

            As for rice, I use organic jasmine rice from thailand. that’s as good as i can do until pumpkins and squash come in this year to put back for the winter. we both eat the rice. and i do feed him commercial cheap pork. i hate doing it, because it’s not healthy and because i don’t like supporting commercial ag, but there is no choice unless raise your own. i can’t right now. and i would feed him only meat but he so big could eat 3 lbs a day. at dollar pound, no can do. he does fine, though and i am blessed for his friendship.

      • mattrr says:

        please do a little independent research. “mad cow disease” does not exist in the way you describe. like most diseases, it has a toxic cause. if you really want to try to get it, then have
        massive amounts of insecticides dumped all over you and on your head, regularly, like was
        done to the affected cows.

        • SFWhite says:

          What Is Mad Cow Disease and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease?

          [Quoting from the above link]
          “Prions are highly resistant to heat, ultraviolet light, radiation, and disinfectants that normally kill viruses and bacteria. Prions may infect humans who eat meat from infected cattle. Even cooking meat infected with BSE does not eliminate the prions or the risk.”

          The general info that comes up on a Google search return page is revelatory on the subject even before digging into the individual links:

          mad cow disease prion – Google Search –

          Prions can kill, but where do they come from? via @pb_news

          [Quoting from the above link]
          “The category of diseases known as transmissible spongiform encepholopathies (TSE) are all caused by abnormally shaped proteins known as prions.

          “In sheep, elk, deer and people, the same basic process takes place once a host has been infected. Tiny holes begin to form in the brain — making brain tissue appear “spongy” under a microscope — and the resulting loss of brain function eventually leads to a sudden and rapid physical decline, dementia and death.

          “To a certain extent, these are contagious diseases — hence the term “transmissible.” Which is why, when a domesticated animal develops a TSE, it and every other animal in the herd is destroyed and usually incinerated. A person with a TSE can’t spread the disease by sneezing or any other superficial means, but if they undergo surgery, special precautions must be used in the instrument sterilization process because prions are very difficult to destroy.”

          • mattrr says:

            well, by suggesting independent research i didn’t expect a regurgitation of the “official story”.
            we have all been hit over the head by it a hundred times too often.

            what is a prion? it is an infectious particle invented when orthodoxy refuses to assign blame
            to the actual culprit. poisoning. when you repeatedly douse an animal with nervous system
            poisons, what is the result? you guessed it – nervous system damage and disease. the
            question needs to be asked, who benefits by this story? again, you guessed it. the chemical
            industry, the pharmaceutical industry, and the whole rest of the world that rides on their
            coattails. research mark purdy, and after you’ve winnowed through the criticism of him by
            the mainstream, you can see what his research actually revealed. mark purdy was a
            british cattle owner.

            what is a virus? another mythical creature, said to float through the air (as one possiblilty),
            ready and willing to attack without warning. and, once again, invented to obscure the
            toxic cause of disease. read jim west’s research on polio for one shining example of
            an obvious toxicological disease that the medical cartel insisted was caused by a virus.

            wake up! the mainstream media is spoon feeding exactly what the pharmaceutical
            industry tells them. the real answers are out there. you have to LOOK for them.

          • SFWhite says:

            Okay, I’ll certainly check into it more deeply. It’s very possible we’ve been sold a line on Mad Cow as well as so many other things that are actually man-caused. The cause of it doesn’t negate the horrific results of it, however, and we should continue to be hyper-vigilant in order to prevent the spread, no matter its actual cause. But, I agree with you, stamping out the cause should be our goal.

          • mattrr says:

            read the book “virus mania”, by claus kohnlein and torsten engelbrecht. vital

          • Rastafari says:

            poison poison everywhere.
            so many drops to drink.

    • artemisix says:

      That is horrific. People need to KNOW!

  3. SFWhite says:

    Dogs eating dogs and cats?! I didn’t know that! What a warped world we live in, the more I discover about Man’s general inhumanity to those around him, the more I wish I’d never learned. Ignorance really is bliss… until it kills you or your beloved pet. To say I’m outraged would be an understatement!

    • arcadia11 says:

      i applaud you (and thank you) for being outraged.
      that is likely what it will take.

      • SFWhite says:

        Perhaps, but people have a tendency to flare for a moment, then go back to whatever else, not actually letting the true horror hit them.

        • arcadia11 says:

          yes. but it is still in there. you can’t unknow it.
          it will be like a pebble in the shoe.
          it is easily fanned back into flames by any
          number of acts.

  4. Rastafari says:

    Thanks, Jon, this answers a very troubling question I’ve had in the past few months about these bogus animal rescue operations.

    I couldn’t figure out the purpose of taking control of all cats and dogs.

    The stated purpose is to help the animals, rescue from puppy mills, hoarders, etc. But that is obviously not true, if you’ve ever tried to get a rescue animal, it’s very difficult.

    • arcadia11 says:

      an astute comment. the spca is a un ngo. the president of spca has stated that domestic animals should not exist. i do believe they are tasked with rounding up the pets of the world for killing, torture, experimentation, whatever, after agenda 21,2030, whatever, is fully in place. please do not send them donations.

      • SFWhite says:

        Yes! I knew there was something fishy about the SPCA, since they put stray pets to sleep faster than a city pound, something like 2 days as opposed to 3 days to a week for a city pound.

  5. Bunny says:

    OMG Pet Soylent Green. As someone who adores my animals and has them individually cremated, this makes my hair stand on end…Like so many of us, i have such a vivid imagination I often wonder about things like this

  6. Mike says:

    And so we get closer and closer to Soylent Green! It’s only a matter of time.

    • arcadia11 says:

      it is very possible that we have already been experiencing soylent green. there is not much distinction at this point between carnivorism and cannibalism. if any.

      ‘be willing to experience that which you do to others’ is upon us.

      hopefully we will learn really quickly : –

      • Greg C. says:

        A huge stretch, Arcadia. To say there is not much distinction between the two is like someone saying that a man asking a woman for a date is guilty of rape. Let’s keep making distinctions – it’s the mark of a sane mind. It does not good to horrify yourself with possibilities. Get the facts – buy food from trusted sources. Be willing to pay more for quality local food, or go hunting. There is evil out there – that doesn’t make everyone share the guilt.

        • SFWhite says:

          Very pragmatic comment, and pragmatism rules! It’s hard to stay level in such an out-of-kilter world, but it’s worth the effort.

        • Sue says:

          Killing is killing, bloodshed is bloodshed, suffering is suffering. It is only ego which causes people to dismiss and devalue the suffering of other beings. What arcadia is stating is true. The path always leads back to us, and we ultimately do reap what we’ve sown. As the so called “thinking” species, we do have to figure a way out of this matrix.

          • Greg C. says:

            So coyotes have big egos, I guess, since they are not the least concerned about chomping down on Peter Cottontail. Eating is eating, whether you are a coyote or a human being.

          • Sue says:

            No, let me explain it to you. People claim to be superior, and spiritual, and all those things that go along with being the ones who are making the decisions and running the planet (and failing miserably, I might add).

            Aside from the fact that our teeth, jaws, and digestive systems are designed herbivorous, either we can accept the same status in life as a coyote (which most people won’t), thereby admitting we are not evolved and superior, OR we can demonstrate that we have the ability to choose, and not be governed by instinct. Unlike carnivorous animals, we are perfectly able to survive without causing pain and death.

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    If you own a dog please read and share.

  8. bsnee says:

    Soylent Green is people!

  9. Sue says:

    I will not call the pounds “shelters,” because the majority of them are not. Shelters provide comfort and care, and do not kill.

    And I do not use the word “euthanasia,” when healthy animals are being executed. Those are the euphemisms which have been put in place by the corrupt individuals (from the mayors and city councils and county supervisors, to their appointed impound facility directors) running them.

    Back when we were working to have the cruel decompression chambers banned for killing impounded animals, one of the arguments which came from the opposition was that the animal bodies being rendered “for fertilizer” would not longer be fit to use for that purpose, if execution by injection were instituted. As it turns out, they wanted those bodies to sell for more than just fertilizer, and obviously they are still selling them, even with the kill drugs in them. I have also heard some disturbing reports of half-doses of kill drugs being given (resulting in slow, agonizing deaths) in order to save money. It’s all about the money.

    Somehow, the phamaceutical industry also invaded the pounds, making sure that every animal gets a full dose of multiple poison vaccines. I am sure that is financially motivated, too, as pharma doesn’t do anything without some pecuniary gain.

    And if you want to see what the cows, pigs, and other farm animals are being fed, take a look at this:
    What cows are forced to eat |

  10. miguelhud says:

    Soylent Green Canine

  11. Michael says:

    Apparently, “fake news” is also news my wife doesn’t want to hear. She has nine (9) dogs, and I have mine. OK, we love dogs. I can see pentobarbital eventually working its way to the top of the food chain. Keep it up, Jon! You are always a great read!

  12. Johnny says:

    I’m so freaked out about things like this. Thank you for sharing.

  13. First mad cows (I note your “pun” by the way) and now mad dog owners, Jon.

    Will this motivate people to start PAYING ATTENTION to break free of their slumber?

    Great piece….keep up the good work.


  14. dunc says:

    lecutus of borg makes an appeal for soylent green in the matrix.and this is only 4 dimensions ..evil raises the bar’s amazing ..i am beginning to really understand why people choose (ignorance is bliss)

  15. warbaby says:

    I worked as a cashier for many years. To many old folks ARE buying pet food to get by. Now with food prices as they are I am sure the amount has gone up. I have stopped eating beef as the swill they put out in the markets is just that swill. My own kitties will not eat canned food I have to order organic chicken online.

    • Sue says:

      Old folks buying “pet food” to get by? They must be pretty clueless. It is cheaper to buy beans and rice, which, combined, make complete protein; and fruit and vegetables are not more expensive than “pet food,” either. In fact, most pet food is disgusting slop. I would not feed it to any living creature.

      • Rastafari says:

        It takes 1/2 hour of time to put a big roast in pressure cooker. that can combine with rice for lowcost, nutritional dog food. people too if you can eat commercial meat. and like you said, sue, rice and beans for people, that’s my mainstay. especially now. yikes. my dogs coat is so thick and shiny it’s like a beaver pelt. it does take work to feed him like that but he’s my best friend and he’s supposed to eat plain meat. not kibble. not canned slop. chunk o meat. i cheat with the rice because he’s too big to feed only meat. my little peke dog ate raw organic chicken wings which seems expensive but it was less than one dollar a day and no cooking or anything.

        dog bless one and all.

  16. Zoltan says:

    AmeriKa is really a third world dump hole

  17. small talk says:

    So upsetting, but unfortunately not surprising given the lack of FDA standards regarding dog food. I wrote an article for Animal Wellness Magazine in September 2014 about the similar dangers of jerky after listening to the Congressional Hearing on Food for people and humans…. ( Dog owners need to know this information, thanks for keeping us updated.

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