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post #1 of 10
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Over the Christmas holidays, I was in Europe. When I was in the hotel room, CNN was usually the only channel in English, so I ended up getting very up to date on world news. And I came across this very interesting and somewhat shocking news tidbit.

Apparently China took the Menu Foods fiasco seriously. I'm not sure if it was the owners or the managers of the plants in China, but the Chinese head honchos involved in the Menu Foods tainted pet foods were EXECUTED! I couldn't believe it, but that's what CNN said.
post #2 of 10
I heard that too - a little extreme - but remember - China is not a democracy!
post #3 of 10
My reply is probably going to get us moved to IMO.

It doesn't bother me at all that they were executed. What they did was gross negligence, illegal and immoral. It's absolutely horrible that so many pets died and were sickened by the food, but HELLO!!!! it could have very easily gotten into the human food supply too!!!!

As GoldenKitty45 said, it's not a democracy there. They should have known how that type of behaviour would be treated in their own country. Obviously, there was enough money to be made by doing it, they thought that it was worth taking the chance.
post #4 of 10
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I completely agree with you. My shock came from the fact that I didn't realize that China would actually take the deaths of American pets so seriously and take action because of it. Of course, they're probably more concerned with the effect of the pet food recall and resulting bad press on their business. But either way, I agree that the head honchos probably got what they deserved.
post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by Pookie-poo View Post
It doesn't bother me at all that they were executed. What they did was gross negligence, illegal and immoral. It's absolutely horrible that so many pets died and were sickened by the food, but HELLO!!!! it could have very easily gotten into the human food supply too!!!!

As GoldenKitty45 said, it's not a democracy there. They should have known how that type of behaviour would be treated in their own country. Obviously, there was enough money to be made by doing it, they thought that it was worth taking the chance.

It did get in the human food suppy. Many people in chinese hopitals died.
THAt and to save face is why.

As a general rule, you only get into that much trouble, If your actions cause you boss to look bad. Or if you get caught not giving him enough of a share, of your bides.
post #6 of 10
I thought I had heard that the highest up executive committed suicide. Either way the whole thing is just awful.
post #7 of 10
The former chief of the food and drug department was executed.
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...oryId=11846089

The suicide was related to the toy recall. The owner of the sub-contractor killed himself
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/23/bu...23suicide.html
post #8 of 10
Weren't they executed right after the recalls or was that something else? All I remember was the U.S./Canada was a little upset that whoever China executed couldn't be called to justice.

Oh well...at least we won't have to worry about them tainting pet foods.
post #9 of 10
According to the article, he was executed for taking bribes for approving 6 fake medicines, one of the "antibiotics" caused the death of 10 people. The department was rife with corruption. In the article, the pet food scandal was only mentioned, but doesn't sound like it was a factor in the sentencing. IMO, it only came into play in regards to the financial hit that China took for that debacle. As much as we value our pets, I seriously doubt that was the reason he was executed.
post #10 of 10
Wow. Imagine our own FDA being held as accountable for their own negligence.
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