Personally, I'm all for a raw diet done SAFELY, and CORRECTLY...such as a whole prey diet. I would never discourage anyone who has done the extensive research necessary to feed raw from doing so...certainly with the hysteria over the pet food recall, and the pet food industry in general, I can completely understand why it's sparking more interest lately.
And, I can't say with any certainty that the situation has been blown out of proportion on the web or not...I know that people are concerned, and afraid for the welfare of their cherished pets. I'm not sure that one can be concerned enough, considering this recall addresses one of the most important facets of our pets' well-being...their dietary and nutritional needs.
I truly feel for those who have lost a precious family member, or for those pets whose health has been effected by the tainted food. I am hoping the recall will spark a closer scrutiny of the pet food industry by pet owners across the country, and that this will somehow increase awareness of how the food is made, where it comes from, and what choices we should be making nutritionally for our pets...
Now, I do realize that this could be considered an entirely separate issue by many. If not for the tainted ingredient in the food, the food would be touted "safe" by the FDA...however, as many of us know, there are several brands included in the recall that weren't that great to begin with...even minus the tainted element. I'm just hoping that in some wayward fashion, the recall will begin to get people thinking collectively about pet nutrition, and the pet food industry.