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Ingrid Newkirk

“Vegan. Ethical. Delicious (yes, I tasted one!)” Ingrid Newkirk Co-founder and President, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
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Dr. Richard Oppenlander

“V-dog food is quite beautifully formulated from a nutritional and environmental perspective—and, is even presented in a compostable bag! By thoughtfully using only plant-based sources and production system, v-dog food is the most sustainable and compassionately packaged food for your dog. It has also set the standard from a dog’s health and welfare standpoint. I can confidently say this because my wife, Jill, and I have pressed this wonderful product into service for all the dogs at our animal rescue and sanctuary in Michigan and they have never been healthier—allergies eliminated, gastrointestinal disorders mitigated, dysplastic joints strengthened, lustrous coats, and so very many success stories. I am encouraged by the example v-dog food sets for the rest of the world’s pet food manufacturers and by the genuine stewardship of the family of pioneers crafting this product. Almost all of the 25 million tons of pet food made in the world each year use livestock, fish, and animal by-products from unwanted carcasses, filler materials, and subsidized ingredients. If you have a cat or dog and feed it a commercially produced food, you are unwittingly contributing to unsustainable food production practices that are diminishing our resources on land and in our oceans, as well as to the escalation of climate change. Similar to our own food choices, most of us have no understanding about how dog food is produced or what deleterious impact it may have on our environment. The meat, dairy, and fishing industries have become quite powerful and are in a position to manipulate the political and economic aspects of our food systems. Many of the very same businesses that comprise these industries—large corporations that produce and influence our food choices—are the very same ones that manufacture most of the global supply of dog food. Over 80 percent of the dog food industry is dominated by only a handful of players. These companies have clear economic motives without much regard for optimal or relative sustainability as a metric for success. V-dog food, however, has their modus operandi centered on much different set of guiding principles—health, peace, and long-term vision. It makes sense for everyone to consider feeding v-dog food to their faithful companions— for the sake of their dogs, and our planet. {Excerpts from Dr. Oppenlander’s newest book, Food Choice and Sustainability: Why buying local, eating less meat, and taking baby steps won’t work.” to be released in September 2013} PS. Try the v-dog breathbones too. It’s a remarkable product, helping to achieve optimal oral health care!” Dr. Richard Oppenlander, author of the award-winning book, Comfortably Unaware, consultant, researcher, and lecturer on the topics of food choice and sustainability, founder and president of Inspire Awareness Now, founder of Export Ope’s, an organic vegan food production company, and co-founder and operator of West Michigan Animal Rescue and Sanctuary. Dr. Richard Oppenlander
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Dr. Armaiti May

“As a veterinarian, I highly recommend V-dog for many of my canine patients, including those who suffer from skin allergies which are often related to meat allergy. I have seen many dogs thrive on V-dog’s high-quality, GMO-free formula.” Armaiti May, DVM, CVA
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Bruce Friedrich

Bruce is pictured with Farm Sanctuary resident, Catalina, who is nobody’s dinner! Photo Credit: Jo-Anne McArthur. “Farm animals deserve the same level of compassion that we shower on our animal companions, so it makes no sense to keep our beloved canine companions alive by feeding them chickens, pigs, fish, and other animals. That’s why Alka and I love V-dog and recommend it to all our friends who have dogs in their families.” Bruce Friedrich Senior Director for Strategic InitiativesFarm Sanctuary
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Beagle Freedom Project

Isaac was rescued by Beagle Freedom Project from a testing laboratory on the east coast. He is pictured here in his new forever home.”We choose V-dog for our rescues because of their high standards and ethics. Feeding V-dog to dogs we rescue from laboratories just makes sense.” Shannon Keith
President & Founder
Beagle Freedom Project
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Farm Animal Rights Movement

“V-dog provides a huge service to the world, allowing compassionate people to nourish dogs without taking the lives of other animals. All animals, from the dogs and cats that so many of us share our homes with, to the chickens and pigs that so many unfortunately choose to eat, are individuals whose lives matter to themselves.” Michael A. Webermann
Executive Director
Farm Animal Rights Movement
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Paul Shapiro

“My dog George lived a happy and healthy life eating V-dog regularly. He loved it!” Paul Shapiro Vice President, Farm Animal Protection, The Humane Society of the United States, Founder, Compassion Over Killing
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Marisa Miller Wolfson

“Ever since V-dog came on the market, true animal lovers have been rejoicing. Finally, there is a vegan dog food on the market that is super healthy and tasty and that doesn’t contribute to the suffering of other animals. Now if you V-dog folks could get cracking on a healthy vegan cat food, we cat people would have reason to party too!”

Marisa Miller Wolfson
Writer & Director, Vegucated
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Shaun Monson

“This is Summer, one of four rescue dogs in our house. Isn’t she gorgeous?!?! She’s been eating V-dog since the day we brought her home. Sometimes she guards the bowl with the most food left in it, and refuses to share with the others. (We’re working on that. I told her it wasn’t very ‘Unity’ of her. It’s a process, we’ll get there …) Gotta love V-dog for raising consciousness of all beings, all types. Even their bags are eco!! What a great product!” Shaun Monson Writer & Director, EARTHLINGS and UNITY
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