Friday, June 4, 2010
Say No to Nutro Ads on Catster!
Cats all over Catster, dogs on Dogster and purrents on Facebook are protesting Catster.com and Dogster.com's decision to serve advertisements for Nutro pet food on the Vet Blog. Why? Because Nutro has been involved in many major recalls, both involuntary and voluntary, during the last few years. Some pets who have pages on the site have died from eating tainted Nutro food which was later recalled! Still, the head of Dogster.com, Ted Rheingold, made the decision to take Nutro's money!
Ted R. and co. have issued a few statements, but no apologies and no promises. The only explanation they have given was that Dogster.com users were in favor of the ads and that the company didn't think Catster.com users would read the Vet Blog. We say that's a load of poop! Nutro food killed both cats AND dogs! Most Dogsters are against the Nutro ads, so why is Ted R. saying the exact opposite?
If you have a page on Catster or Dogster and would like to participate in the strike, tag a photo "no to nutro". There are also threads in both the Plus forums and the regular forums on both Catster.com and Dogster.com. We don't know how long the threads will continue to be open, as the Catster police are out in force deleting posts and diary entries which expose the ad campaign. Protesters are determined to be heard, and are reposting two or three for every one that gets erased. There is also a protest group on Catster/Dogster and one on Facebook.