AR-News: (Taiwan) Effem threatens lawsuit over`uncaring' claims

Animalara2003 at Animalara2003 at
Tue Jul 6 00:20:41 EDT 2004

Taipei Times 
CANINE CONCERNS: The distributor for Pedigree food said  it would protect its 
reputation against those who allege it has intentionally  harmed pets 

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004,Page 10 
"Effem has never done anything and will never do  anything to intentionally 
harm pets ... In no way should those reports  raise doubts about any 
compensation agreements you have reached with us or  about the safety of our products."  
Allan West, general manager of Effem in  North AsiaEffem Foods Taiwan  (Effem 
Foods ), the Asia distributor of Pedigree dog food, yesterday  threatened to 
sue those who accuse the company of intentionally poisoning dogs.  
In a statement distributed yesterday Effem said that recent news reports  
about the company are "absolutely false, misleading, and irresponsible," and  
said it was "studying and planning to sue those who made them."  
The statement didn't refer to any individual or organization for possible  
libel filing that Pedigree would make.  
But it came just a few days after the Care for Animals and Protect the Earth  
Organization (關愛動物保護協會), a Taipei-based non-profit organization, last 
week  accused Pedigree of failing to control the quality of its products 
manufactured  in Thailand, causing kidney failure in dogs.  
At a Taipei press conference last week, the group was joined by several dog  
owners who complained that Effem had shown little sympathy for the lives of  
their lost pets and had even suggested dog owners buy a new Pedigree product  
made specially for dogs suffering from kidney failure. 

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And I will fight his fights;
And speak the words for  beast and bird
Till the world shall set things right.
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