Hello again, Readers.
It would seem Hartz has taken issue with all those speaking out against them and decided to make a public statement.
Of course, by “public statement” we mean “a statement made strictly within the confines of Hartz’ own Facebook page where they choose to block/delete commenting from us, other activists, countless Hartz victims and surely many, many others”:
The screenshot above shows a recent conversation on Hartz’ Facebook timeline. In it, a person asks for a comment from Hartz on recent photos and videos they have seen of animals having reactions, ranging from burns to death, due to Hartz products.
To this, Hartz responds:
“We understand how worrying stories and negative websites could be to a pet parent. There are many false stories and incorrect information out on the internet and other forms of media. So many stories and situations involve misuse of the products, such as layering multiple products, or involve products that are not even made by Hartz Mountain Corporation.
All flea and tick control products applied topically, whether sold over the counter or through a veterinarian, must be tested for safety and efficacy prior to registration with the EPA for marketability. Since Hartz Mountain is in the pet-product industry, the safety and well being of your pet is of extreme importance to us and each product is marketed with this in mind.
We stand behind all of our products and appreciate the time you have taken to contact us. For more information on Hartz Brand Flea & Tick products, please refer to http://www.HartzUltraGuard.com.”
This statement is junk.
Hartz tries to claim we, other activists, countless Hartz victims, various media outlets, the Humane Society, EPA, FDA, NRDC, reputable Veterinarians and others have all got it wrong. To back this up, all Hartz cites is one of their own websites, HartzUltraGuard.com. This website is essentially Hartz’ Facebook Flea & Tick Education Tab, which we have already thoroughly discussed.
Attention Hartz Mountain Corporation, you claim everyone but you has got it wrong, but you present no proof of your claims.
If you feel we are unjustly hurting your reputation, we wish to remind you comments have been enabled on our blog since day one.
You have always been free to speak up and debate us but, up until now, have been noticeably silent.
We strongly encourage you to comment on that which you find false.
We’d love to hear what you have to say.
UPDATE: WE DID A FOLLOW-UP PIECE TO THIS ENTRY.
Please make sure to read an important follow-up piece to this entry.