The Behemoth Strikes Again

The Behemoth Strikes Again

MARS Inc., a sugar company and the same company that manufactures snickers, milky ways, skittles, M&M's and twix is also the same company that monopolizes the pet world the vet industry from kibble manufacturing, ownership of thousands of animal chain hospitals throughout the USA and even more overseas, sponsors of vet school programs and partner with animal vaccine company,

In recent news, they just acquired yet another pet food company called Champion Petfoods, an Edmonton-based speciality pet food manufacturer.  Financial terms haven't been release yet, but I would bet it wasn't cheap.  Both brands including Orijen and Acana, which were formerly owned by Champion, are now owned by MARs Inc.  Upon looking at nutrition labels from each brand, both are essentially the same as feeding your dog McDonald's everyday.   

So the real question is, why does a sugar company have a monopoly in the pet care industry? 

My theory is that the ingredients that they can't use in their human grade food (which is also super unhealthy), they shove into their pet food, which isn't regulated the same way human food is.  From a business perspective, this eliminates waste and increases profit.  

The veterinary industry is in the business of keeping animals alive, not curing them or keeping them healthy. Vet schools are funded by the dog food guy, the dog food guy is also owned by the vaccine guy and the vaccine guy makes the laws on what makes what legal and what is approved. The dog food guy is also friends with the vet board guy because the vet board guy is funded by the vaccine guy.  Check out the visual below: 

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