Nicole Smith's Dogs Boycott Iams Food
Busty blonde Anna Nicole Smith has banned her dogs from eating products
made by pet food giant Iams, until the company stops testing its products
on animals in laboratories.
And Smith is appearing in a new advertisement for the People for the
Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to stress how serious she is about the
The ad, which features a picture of the former Playboy model and her
three dogs, reads, "Marilyn, Sugar Pie and Puppy are boycotting Iams
until it stops testing on animals in labs."
Representatives at PETA claim an undercover investigation in 2002 and
2003 revealed "deplorable" conditions in Iams' contract
laboratory. The group claims at least 27 dogs were killed, and listed
abuses including cramped conditions and having dogs' vocal cords removed
to prevent barking.
Iams, which sells pet food and pet care products, disputes those
allegations, with spokesman Kurt Iverson stating, "We have constantly
and publicly communicated with the public with what we do in our feeding