The last three letters of his lab identification
are “mas,” thus
his name. But his life is far from a celebration.
discovered that his ears had been allowed to reach
a level of such extreme filth that they required medication. She noticed
the problem only by
giving Christmas hands-on attention which he had
never previously received. His feet have developed sores from years
of living on cement and slatted
Fifi has been used in Iams studies for at least six years. She hides
in the back of her cage constantly.
MadDog is frustrated by his life in a 3-foot-by-3-foot cage. He often
pushes his food bowl onto the floor to get attention but it hasn’t
done any good. He has been caged for Iams metabolic studies for six
years. His voice was taken from him surgically during PETA’s investigation.
Maisy loves attention but rarely gets it. It’s even harder now
that she’s been debarked and has no voice. Maisy has been caged
since September 18, 1997.
Maxine hides in the back of her steel cage and in the gutter of her
cement kennel. Maxine has trouble eating when she is locked in the metabolic
cage. She was surgically debarked along with 18 other Iams dogs during
PETA’s investigation. Iams did nothing to stop Maxine or the others
from losing their voices.
Mickey has spent almost her entire life in Iams metabolic studies. She
becomes extremely depressed when taken from her cement kennel to be
put into the steel metabolic cage.
This Iams dog has no name—only a laboratory identification number.
She lives in a dark building with no access to the outdoors or natural
light, along with approximately 100 other dogs. Because she has no resting
board and is not removed from the cage during cleaning time, she often
is forced to sit or lie on wet concrete. She is lonely, sweet, and depressed.
Sally is extremely timid. She was born on April 10, 1996, and has spent
the last six years trying to sleep and walk on cold wide-slatted floors.
Many dogs injure themselves when their legs become stuck in between