From BARF World To All Pet Lovers in the United States of America, July 4, 2009
The unanimous Declaration of all BARF feeders in the United States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for caring, conscientious and intelligent pet owners to dissolve the commercial and ideological ties which have previously connected them with manufacturers of kibble, dry, canned and any other form of cooked pet food and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind and man’s best friend requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and all animals are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness through loving care and proper nutrition.
That to secure these rights, our pets who are unable to speak, depend upon their owners as guardians to make the right choices for them with regard to their food and overall good health. Pet owners, in turn, depend upon pet food manufacturers to supply wholesome, nutritious and healthy food that affords their pets optimum health and promotes long life.
That whenever any pet food manufacturing company either knowingly or unknowingly becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish the currently accepted form of feeding and to institute new methods of feeding, laying the foundation on such principles as evolutionary nutrition, the BARF diet and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety, Long Life and Happiness.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that commercial pet foods, long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; but all past experience hath shewn, that mankind and their best friends are more disposed to suffer and continue to eat commercially prepared dry foods, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing or changing the foods to which they are accustomed.
But when a long train of health problems, allergies, skin conditions and undeniably huge increases in degenerative diseases and cancer occur, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such commercial pet foods and provide new raw feeding methods for their pet’s future security and good health, namely the BARF diet or Biologically Appropriate Raw Food.
Such has been the patient sufferance of our pets; and such is now the necessity, which forces them to alter their current form of feeding. The recent history of commercial pet food is a history of repeated recalls and abuse, all directly related to the overall decline in pet health and well being and an increase in diseases rarely seen before in the pet world.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for answers in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. Commercial pet food manufacturers whose character is thus marked by every act, which may define a Tyrant, are unfit to continue to feed the pets of the world.
Nor have We been inactive in our protestations and requests. We have mentioned from time to time of attempts by state legislatures to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over raw food advocates like us. We have reminded them of the circumstances surrounding kibble and dry foods and deaths in the animal populations from melamine in wheat gluten. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity to afford biologically appropriate raw food, the BARF diet, the attention and proper justice it deserves as a health giving, optimum diet for pets. They have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold all others who willfully disregard and do not respect the lives of our animals and pets, our enemies.
We at BARF World, therefore, as Representatives of our customers and feeders of the BARF in the United States of America, and being the original formulators of the BARF diet, do, in the Name of evolutionary nutrition, solemnly publish and declare, that we will work on behalf of all animals to ensure that we protect their right to be fed their natural, healthy evolutionary diet, the BARF diet. We will continue to manufacture and provide high quality, life generating raw foods filled with living enzymes and naturally healthy ingredients. We hereby absolve ourselves from any connection with dry foods, kibble and canned pet foods and state again that as Free and Independent beings all animals and their owners have the full power and right to live a long and healthy life through proper nutrition. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to uphold the rights of all animals and pets, which as their guardians, is our sacred duty and honor.