‘Barking’ on ‘unhealthy’ pet food, animal health group says

CALIFORNIA —  “What’s wrong with this picture?” asked one outraged Facebook user in a comment posted Monday by the California Humane Society.

“It is not an animal’s fault, the food is dangerous,” the commenter wrote.

“What is wrong with these animals being fed a toxin?”

The comment was posted by an anonymous Facebook user who identified himself as the Humane Society’s president, who has become a symbol for animal advocates angry about the sale of pet food products containing high levels of lead and other potentially harmful substances.

The post was posted just hours after the Humane Societe posted a story about a similar story in Ohio, which has seen more than 200 cases of poisoning by pet food and feed.

That story, published in the Columbus Dispatch, detailed how a man in Akron, Ohio, was poisoned with lead and mercury from pet food sold by a pet food company.

Many of the Ohio cases involve people who bought their pets food from pet-supply chain PetSmart, which is owned by the billionaire investor Warren Buffett.

But the Humane society says it has no records of any cases in Ohio and has contacted the state health department.

It says the Ohio case illustrates the dangers of feeding pets pet food.

“(The case) demonstrates the lack of understanding of the dangers associated with these products, and the need for consumer education and education campaigns,” it said in a statement.

Pet food products such as PetSmart’s Kibble Gold are known to contain toxic lead and are commonly known to have high levels.

As a result, the Humane group says it is recommending that pet owners and pet owners in Ohio stop buying pet food from the pet food companies, and to avoid purchasing any products containing lead or mercury.

More than 90% of Americans have heard of lead, and nearly two-thirds of Americans say they or someone in their household has been poisoned by a toxic substance.

Lead has been linked to neurological damage in children, and it is linked to birth defects in fetuses.