Slaves catch the fish destined for our pet food. Will you sign this Care2 petition asking NestlÃ©, owner of Fancy Feast and Purina pet food, to end slavery in its supply chain?
A recent New York Times investigation revealed horrific slavery that occurs on Thai fishing boats. Immigrants from Cambodia and Myanmar are promised jobs in construction or other industries, only to be sold into slavery on the sea. The fish they are forced to catch is then turned into U.S. pet food.
On Thai fishing boats, slaves endure abuse that sounds like something from another era. If the men protest, theyâre beheaded. If they get sick, theyâre thrown overboard. If they donât work fast enough, theyâre beaten. Sometimes, they’re forced to stay below deck in a putrid fishing hold.
Fish meal caught in this way is used in top pet food brands such as Iams, Meow Mix and Fancy Feast. Sadly, the United States is the top supporter of Thai fish. We need to put pressure on NestlÃ© to stop supporting the slave labor that goes into this supply chain.
Mars, Inc., which sold a quarter of the worldâs pet food in 2012, has a plan to ensure its pet food is slavery-free by 2020. NestlÃ© has said it cares about slavery, but has failed to produce a plan to address the issue.
NestlÃ© has a moral imperative to follow Marsâ leadership. Please sign the petition to urge NestlÃ© to use only non-threatened fish caught legally or raised on farms and certified by third-party auditors! From Care2 petition.