What's so bad about feeding your pet animal by-products?
I hear a lot of people say things like, "I'd never feed my cat such-and-such a food. It has animal by-products!" or, "We don't carry that brand of cat food. That's a grocery store brand -- our food doesn't have animal by-products."
What exactly are the animal by-products used in pet food? What makes them less healthy than non-by-product containing choices?
Emmy Jo (13 weeks with #2)
Question answered by abbyful
By-products are leftover parts. They can be anything like organs, blood, bone, feet, etc. Some of those leftovers are good, some are bad.
Things like organs and feet and some others aren't bad, but it's the catch-all term that makes it so you don't know what you're really feeding your pet. I would be perfectly fine seeing a list such as "chicken liver, chicken kidneys, chicken feet" instead of "chicken byproducts".
Mmmm.... chicken feet!
what skin care products do not have animal by products?
I am looking for make up and skin care that does not have animal by products or petroleum.
mom of teens
Question answered by ★single serving friend★
Kiss My Face makes excellent stuff. I use their soap & moisturizer. For makeup, I use mineral powder for concealer/foundation (can't think of the brand name offhand), Ecco Bella mascara & Beauty Without Cruelty eyeliner. I don't wear lipstick, but I mainly use Crazy Rumours & Eco Lips, lip balms, among many others. Oh, and sunscreen...I use JASON usually. Actually, I usually purchase all of these things in the same place too: http://www.vegangoods.com . My local grocery store carries Kiss My Face though, so no need to buy online...
Are there animal by products in body wash? Are they listed?
I heard that most body washes/soap have animal by products in them. Are these items listed in the ingredients?
Question answered by MacyMassacre
They're not right out listed.
They ususally go under weird, scientific names.
A lot of things that contain gelatin contain animal products, because some gelatin contains animal bones. I don't know why, it just does.
You'll have to research each ingredient to know for sure.
Sorry, not much help. D:
are people made to eat meat and animal by-products?
I haven't eaten meat in a month, (it grosses me out suddenly), and I was curious what good or bad effects it had on the human body. As regards to ainmal by-products, It's kinda gross if you think about it. Like an egg, it's supposed to devolop into a chick, kiinda like a woman's egg and we eat it. Or milk, I mean a cow's breast milk is intended for it's calf and we keep pregnant and drink it. Weird, huh?
I'm really confused about what I enjoy eating anymore, or whever I should be eating animal flesh or by-products.
Question answered by ariesplaymate
These are good questions. I actually was eating chicken from a famous fast-food restaurant one day, when the backbone of the chicken fell onto the plate before me. Never before had I even considered that I would not be a meat-eater. After seeing that, I stopped that day.
It's ok to question eating meat and animal by-products, no matter what anyone else is telling you. I have not eaten meat, eggs or fish for 4 years, and I know I will spend the rest of my life this way. I am at a very healthy weight (probably a few more pounds on me than I'd prefer, lol, but that's from eating too many of the wrong types of carbs).
If this is a choice that feels right to you, then educate yourself on vegetarianism and animal rights. I believe in the circle of life, but the mass breeding and killing of animals for human consumption causes these animals to suffer in ways that any animal lover would be outraged at. The pollution that results from these animals that are caged their entire lives until we're ready to eat them is SHOCKING. I was unsure that I could follow through with my decision, because I still love the smell of cooked meat. Then I went to PETA's website and got their free vegetarian starter kit. It comes with a DVD of how these "feed" animals are "processed". If you're on the fence about being a vegetarian, watch that DVD. You'll never look back. Your taste buds will change, and, done right, you'll most likely be healthier for your choice.
GOOD LUCK AND BEST WISHES!
Where can I find water resistant shoes that don't contain any animal by-products?
I need winter shoes, preferably skater style shoes, but I don't believe in buying clothes that contain any leather, suede, feathers or any other animal product. Where can I buy shoes that don't contain animal by product but can with stand rain, snow, and ice?
Question answered by Katie OGrady
I have the same problem, I don't wear leather etc so buying trainers is always difficult. You can get Vegan shoes (search online, I don't know the website) although they can be a bit expensive, the other option is to go to one of the really cheap shoe shops as they are usually plastic or synthetic materials.
does animal by-products have an effect on taste in broiler chicken meat?
some people say yes because its parts of dead animals and others say no because it just gives them more 'cheap' (in price) protein. now, if we gave our broilers a gamebird or duck feed that has lower protein and still has the animal by-products what will that meat taste like or will it not make a difference?
Question answered by websterjdjr
ever had stack chicken surprise?
they stack the chickens into 3 or more levels and put chicken wire benieth them and the shit dropps through the chicken wire to the conveyer belt below out to the barnyard where it gets mixed wityh hay and fed to yer good looking cows my friend
thats right the chicken shit is mixed with the hay and fed to the cows
LUCKY ASZ COWS right? whats fer supper tonight love?
] alttle bitta hay and some enhanced chicken ala butt my nizzle!
eat me! I am good! LOL
What are some brands of dog food that do not contain animal by-products?
I am looking to switch dog foods (yes, I know to introduce it gradually) since I found out that when "by-product" is listed it could include ground up organs/bones and even euthanized animals, like cats and dogs. Do you know any brands of dog food with out any by-products that I can buy in a store (not order off the web)? I know Authority is one, but if anyone could provide different brands, it would be appreciated so that I can look over each one and choose. I've also checked a lot of websites, but I can't seem to find a good list. If you know of any sites, feel free to paste a link.
Those of you that want to criticize my choice to buy food without by-products, please save your breath...or fingers in this case.
Question answered by Carrey
There are many many many premium dog food choices out there, it would drive one crazy.
Canidae is a good all-life stages food that is fairly cheap if you shop right.
Merrick is also all-life stages, but is more on the pricey side
Wellness also all-life stages
DVP's Natural Balance
Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul
Timberwolf Organics (might have to look online, not sure where you are located)
Castor & Pollux
Blue Buffalo (sold only at PetsMart)
Nutro (but often contains wheat and corn and soy and should be avoided)
Here's a key--avoid corn, wheat, soy, by-products (so you know), any animal source that is not specific (animal fat...animal digest) because it can come from any animal whose quality and origin is unknown (euth'd shelter animals, horses, goats, geese...)
And kudos to you for looking out for your dog's health! The skin and coat will thank you!!
What happens to animals that eat animal by-products?
I am doing a thing for English on a editorial cartoons ( the cartoon im using http://raesidecartoon.com/dbtest/index.php?com=default&o=0&i=391&category=172#image )
My only problem is that the factory is pumping in animal by products ... are the chickens eating it ? and what would happen?
So either the animal gets sick or continues living its sad life ?
Question answered by vmaldia
nothing special happens.
if a predator eats the wrong kinds of animals it can get nutritional deficiencies. If the wrong kinds of animal byproducts are fed to animals, it can get nutritional deficiencies
if a predator eats the sick animals it can catch the sickness. If sick animals are turned into animal byproducts and fed to animals, it can catch the sickness. But not all diseases can be transmitted this way
How do Vegan folk get their required nutrients?
I ask this being sincerely curious, because one of my friends recently tried to go completely vegan, but ended up ill, so went back to just vegetarian.
I know the difference between vegetarian and vegan is that vegetarians dont eat meat, but vegans dont eat animal by-products either. So, with that being said, how do you personally get your required nutrients to healthily function? i know there's a nutritional supplement for everything these days, but there's got to be something better than that.
Question answered by beebs
Neither vegans or vegetarians need a vitamin or supplement, as long as they are eating a well researched and well balanced diet. Eating a blend of whole grains (buckwheat, millet, quinoa, flax, amaranth, etc), leafy greens, fruits, vegetables , beans, legumes, pulses, lentils, starches, etc. will ensure that your friend gets all she needs nutritionally. The more obscure vitamins, such as B12 and iron that most people get from animal sources, can easily be found in such things as unsulphored molasses, nutritional yeast, grains, etc. It requires a good deal of research to learn the proper way to eat a vegan diet-but the results are astounding. Too many people just worry about giving up the animal products and by products, but don't do the research on what to replace those things with. Balance is the key to ANY diet, and learning about it in full before taking it on is the best way to make sure all your dietary needs are met. Its quite likely that your friend got sick simply from "detoxing" from the standard diet she was on-it takes time for the body to clear out years worth of built up toxins. Many people think they are "sick" from the lack of nutrients, but that is usually not the case, unless they are just pigging out on junk food that is unhealthy to begin with. Perhaps your friend might benefit from a trip to the library before trying again. I hope she doesn't get discouraged too quickly.
How long do you need to not eat meat to consider yourself a vegetarian?
I have not eaten any meat or animal by-products in a little bit over three months. Can I call myself a vegetarian or is it too soon?
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Question answered by tina
I think as long as you plan to never eat meat again, you can consider yourself a vegetarian the moment you swear to stop eating meat. If you plan on going back to meat you are not a vegetarian. But thats my opiniom. There is no rule. Ive been onefor 3 months as well :)