In March 2003, animal extremists launched a sensationalised
campaign against the Iams Company. After a review of the facts, the
Kennel Club satisfied itself that this campaign does not accurately
reflect the nature of the programmes and practices carried out by
Iams. We consider that Iams now has a leading-edge policy for
animal studies and welfare. For this reason, we continue to work
with the Iams Company.
After thorough discussion with representatives of the company,
the Kennel Club understands Iams' policies, practices and
procedures and it particularly welcomes the activities of the
company's International Animal Care Advisory Board. This board
includes representatives from the UK animal welfare community. It
also conducts unannounced visits at Iams' internal and external
facilities. In addition, we understand that it evaluates critically
the Iams Animal Studies Policy, as well as the Iams animal care and
welfare programmes, in order to ensure the health and well-being of
the dogs and cats with which the company works.
The Kennel Club notes that Iams makes its policies, programmes,
and a video of its Pet Health and Nutrition Centre publicly
available at www.Iamstruth.com. We encourage
enquirers who have any questions regarding Iams to call the Iams
Care Line, telephone 0808 1007010, e-mail Iamscarelineuk@iams.com,
and visit Iamstruth.com.
Last updated - November 2013