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12 April 2007


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Thanks so much for doing this Christie - I had to miss the first hour!

Margaret Bridge

Thank you Christie.

Margaret Bridge

Thank you Christie.

Margaret Bridge

Thank you Christie.

Carol Evon

Thanks so much for doing this. I'm so glad to see the senators taking them to task. Kudos to them and Hurray to Elizabeth! Maybe now something will be done to prevent future happenings of thie. I belong to four cat websites or boards and none of us have any confidence in the pet food manufaturers any more and quite a few are cooking their own food and most all are going totally wheat free. Cats can't digest the stuff anyway.


I have 7 pages of hastily scribbled notes, came in late, connection kept rebuffering, but doG bless Sen Byrd.....and his little dog from China too, though, uhm, sometimes his mind does go a wanderin'!

I'm glad someone mentioned Oregon, Michigan, VIN numbers, missed that part. And NO Christie, no ONE called the PFI hack on his misquote. Durbin went after him on the 3 week notification issue, but did NOT correct him on that. And it bitterly disappoints me.

Andrea Gatley

Thanks for reporting on this!


Thank you for blogging this. I appreciate it very much.


You rock Christine! Thank you so much for all you have done. I was not satisfied with this hearing. I am wondering-where does it go from here???

A *heartfelt* thank you for live blogging this hearing... a hearing that was so important to so many of us.

A *heartfelt* thank you for live blogging this hearing... a hearing that was so important to so many of us.


Thank you for blogging this. I can't get the webcast archive to work on my computer, and this sure as heck beats everything I've heard on the news today. One of our local radio stations was even stating the number of fatalities as 12. Since when is it possible for pets to un-die?


Great job, Christie. Thanks for all the hard work you (& others) are doing!


Great site Christie - thanks for all the wonderful posts and info here.

Gene and Gerri Richards

Our pet Rosie, a 3 year old Chihuahua was poisoned from Chinese made Bestro's Jerky Chicken Strips #77849 00006 1 We have this contaminated bag. We have three Chihuahuas and one of them died one month ago. She started with vomiting and dehydration (she was drinking lots of water) and then we were told she may either have an obstruction or have been poisioned. Since our dogs are inside dogs and we are with them at all times outside we thought it was an obstruction. Finally the doctor at Elwood Animal Clinic in Glendora, California said he was almost positive it was some kind of poisoning. They were going to scope her but before that could happen she died July 21, at VCA in Fountain Valley, California.
We gave our dogs Waggin train and Bestro's Jerky Chicken Strips. Our Sweet Rosie (our chihuahua that passed) loved them and and she would eat all the treats we put down for the other dogs too. Up until today we never had any idea what happened but now with Wal Mart pulling this quietly from their shelves. (I brought my treats at Wal Mart, Glendora, California) I truly believe that is why she died. Rosie wants all dog owners to be aware of this and a Total Recall of this chinese junk pet treats so other puppies don't slowly suffer is she did. How many other puppies must die before a total recall is called? We are totally heartbroken and will never forget Our Sweet Gypsy Rose! Since Wal Mart had this problem before, why didn't they pull all that Chinese junk off the first time? Our Rosie will still be alive! Is Wal Mart concerned about people and their Pets or Money? You figured it out.
Gene and Gerri Richards San Dimas, California
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