As you can imagine, the world of social media can be very scary to a corporation like Hartz that has so much to fear in the manner of public backlash, but they have a “cunning” solution to that problem:
The “Delete” Button
We’d like to take a look at three recent examples of this strategy, the first of which involves a follower who contacted us shortly after posting on Hartz’ Facebook wall about their product making her cat deathly ill 5 yrs ago:
In the screenshot above, this Hartz Victim tells us:
“I just posted on Hartz about my cat getting critically ill 5 years ago from their crappy flea product. I said my Vet said it had chemical in it that were toxic to cats. I asked WHY there are still selling their product. I know several other people whose cats got sick from the flea meds. There cats wer not as lucky as mine, they died. I re-checked their site 10 minutes later and my post had vanished….unbelievable…what sick, unethical bastards!”
Given how often we have seen Hartz delete complaints as well as comments from protestors, we fully believe the individual above despite us having no physical proof of this individual’s claim.
With these next two examples, however, we have documentation.
Here is an individual, unaware of our organization (to our knowledge) that contacted Hartz:
The Hartz Victim in the screenshot above states:
“Can you tell me why my cat is dead the day after applying your flea and tick medication? You portray it as safe, but I don’t think that he has the same opinion as you. The Vet said that all of you that sell this crap ought to be prosecuted.”
Before moving on, we ask you to note the comment underneath the death complaint. You’ll see in the screenshot below, this comment now features a different comment on top of it, proving Hartz’ decision to delete the death complaint rather than respond or allow members of the public to see the truth.
Moving on, we’d like to conclude today’s post with the story of Sangha.
Sangha’s family found us shortly after going through a very traumatic experience.
Through contact with the Hartz Victim above, we learned a picture of Sangha was posted on Hartz’ wall as well, in the interest of calling more attention to this matter of public safety.
Upon learning this, our organization obtained the following screenshot:
By noting the time stamp information offered by Facebook, combined with time stamp information in the bottom-right corner of the above screenshot, you can determine the posting of Sangha to Hartz’ Facebook wall occurred on June 11, 2012 at 10:56pm.
Applying this same technique to the screenshot below, you’ll notice the Hartz Victim did not post any comment on the photo until 5:33am the following morning.
It took Hartz Mountain Corporation until 3:30pm to take note. This cost them, as evidenced by a separate individual taking note and commenting. We are sure others saw this as well.
This time Hartz tried pasting in their form response:
Here is the conversation found in the screenshot above:
“This cat, my cat, my healthy beautiful cat, died just over a week after receiving her first dose of Hartz Ultraguard for cats and kittens.”
“I am so sorry. She was a beautiful, sweet kitty.”
“Hi [Hartz Victim]. We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your cat. As pet parents, we know that losing a beloved member of your family can be devastating. We would like to learn more about what happened and ask that you please call us immediately at 1-800-929-3566.”
“Based on the amount of complaints you have already received, I’m positive you already know what happened to my cat. Please, stop selling the Ultraguard product.”
Once Hartz knew the jig was up and this Hartz Victim wasn’t going to be silenced, they promptly deleted the posting. This can be proven by looking back at the screenshot of Sangha’s posting before any comments were made.
You’ll note, there is a posting below the Hartz Victim’s post of a small dog in a sink with Hartz shampoo in the background.
However, in the screenshot below, you’ll notice the dog in the sink posting now has a different posting featured directly above it.
Hartz may have deleted the comment in an effort to silence this victim, but they will not succeed.
Not only did this particular victim alert Broken Hartz, they have alerted HartzVictims.org as well with this posting of Sangha’s death.
The actions documented above leave us with further doubts as to the truthfulness with which Hartz approaches its incident report submissions to the EPA, using nothing but the “honor system”.
We will be creating an infographic for Sangha to accompany other Hartz Victim infographics, found in our Warrior Kit and will be distributing this graphic in many ways in order to aid HartzVictims.org, HartzKills.org, TinyTimmy.org and others in combatting Hartz Mountain Corporation’s revisionist history.
To be clear, Hartz does not delete all negative comments and complaints of adverse reactions but, in the case of death, we feel the following chart sums up the Hartz Facebook Team’s position:
We at Broken Hartz wish to extend our condolences to the Hartz Victims highlighted in this post as well as all those throughout the decades who have had the misfortune to be affected by this evil corporation.
You are in our thoughts.
We fight for you.