About Us

Our Beginnings
Founded by a member of Mensa, the high IQ society, Pets or Food is dedicated to bringing together people and animals.

In 1987, Sidney Zwibel was working as an animal disposal technician at a Humane Society in Lincoln Nebraska. He felt that all the animals he was responsible for euthanising were being wasted, and the act itself was irresponsible and immoral in the light of all the people going hungry across America. In 1988, Sidney and a group of like minded entrepreneurs founded Pets or Food to take in homeless animals and rehabilitate them to fulfill their destinies as either loving family companions or nutritious, protein rich meat supplements to those going without.

What started out as a county wide effort in 1988 grew to become a nation wide endeavor with satellite processing centers in Boise, Idaho, Gainesville, Florida, Freemont, Texas and Eau ‘Claire, Wisconsin. Today, Pets or Food is responsible for providing over a billion calories a day to the needy and places thousands of pets with new owners each week.

Pets or Food is the leading supplier of animal products to the nation’s prison systems and was recognized in 1999 by Governor George W. Bush of Texas for helping to lower overall costs for the Texas prison system by almost 15%.

About our founder
Sidney Zwibel is an Internet entrepreneur, certified genius, and a Fellow of the Banzai Institute. Sidney was an alternate on the ’84 Olympic Fencing team, mayor of Boise, Idaho from 1986 to 1987, and is the president of the national MUFON organization.

In addition to running Pets or Food, Sidney is the brains behind Internet success story ClickMonkeys!!, an off shore click farm that helps struggling eRetailers and eBusinesses generate revenue by inflating page views and clicking on ad banners.

Contact Us
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Human Resources: hr@petsorfood.com
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Animal Donations: donate@petsorfood.com
eMail Sidney! sidney@petsorfood.com


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    • on 29 March, 2008 at 9:30 am
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    In the spirit of free speach, I’ve decided to allow posters like this to air their opinions. But please know we ship over 100,000 tons of animals to discriminating consumers nation wide every year so we have lots of fans. Your base language only goes to demonstrate your lack of education, both mentally and culinary.

    • Dave on 7 April, 2008 at 12:33 pm
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    I’m not sure if this site is real or not, but Sidney’s got a point, just because we see fido as a pet doesn’t mean that in some poor country a starving family doesnt see it as a enough meat to last the family a month or so. If other people are able to benefit from the hundreds of thousands of strays that we just kill and throw away, and are able to sustain their family on a fixed income then more power to them. Keep Freedom of Speech Free!

    • Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti on 11 April, 2008 at 5:25 pm
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    You say that you sell LIVE. I’m only interested in live animal. Kids love them for pet. & Bald Egales for sale?!? are you based outside of US?! If not how in the world are you selling them?

  1. I love this place!

    • on 16 April, 2008 at 11:04 pm
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    All of our animals are kept in very humane conditions. Our felines, for example, are kept in a free range environment where they can run and play until sold. We do obtain a fair amount of our stock from breeders. We also obtain stock from kennels, animal control and zoos. Animals shipped live leave the Pets or Food shipping facility in good health on their way to their new home.

    • Jonie on 21 April, 2008 at 1:11 pm
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    • lfdkg on 28 April, 2008 at 9:39 am
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    You sick bastards… get a life

    • A. on 29 April, 2008 at 12:41 pm
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    Jeez, people. It’s only a joke. Would you think it’s really possible to obtain a komodo dragon? Really? Dodo birds? If you can’t enjoy a simple joke then you shouldn’t even be on the internet.

    • on 30 April, 2008 at 9:22 am
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    I can assure you this is not a joke. Yes, it really is possible to obtain a komodo dragon, for a price. As for Dodo’s, we have a VERY limited supply, but thanks to the work of Arturo Eugenio, this once creature once considered extinct has been found again in the wild. There have actually been quite a few animals that were thought extinct that have been rediscovered in isolated regions.

    • I LIKE LIVE HAMPSTERZ on 2 May, 2008 at 1:18 am
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    hello can i please have a live hampster & i could do with a live bear ina bizzle

  2. Sidney, I must tell you I am sickened but impressed. I want to know why cook dogs, I want you to at least take kittens (not the ferels the other ones) off and the goldens off for eating. Also, please take of hamsters. That is just rude for every day animals to die. Please write back. Also, what do you feed your hamsters?

    Write back,

    No name Dear sIDNEY!

  3. You guys can start selling horses just contact me!

    • Bobbi J on 18 May, 2008 at 8:47 am
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    I find it somewhat amusing that people are soo attached to their pets in some countries that they don’t realise in other countries they are eaten. I myself have eaten dog and cat, and I know one of my Hindu co-workers is horrified at the idea that I eat beef. look Up Balut it’s actually quite popular in some countries-(hint it’s a ready-to-hatch duck egg boiled with the unhatched duck inside) Do not force your culture or belief on others, if you would not want the same done to you.

    • Matthew on 20 May, 2008 at 12:38 pm
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    ANimals dont have souls —-

    they dont go to heaven….

    why would these people be rotting in hell?

    Way to go Sid!

    • Jon on 21 May, 2008 at 6:35 am
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    This is by far one of my favorite sits that I have come across.

    It is a shame that there are so many closed minded individuals out there that are willing to go as far as threatening lives and completely showing their ignorance.

    On a side note to you all here at petsorfood.
    Kangaroo is an incredible meat and I think may be a wise choice for you all to look into obtaining.
    Antelope although I have only had it ground in a meat loaf is pleasant also. I would be interested in finding some antelope steaks to give them a try.

    • Steve on 21 May, 2008 at 7:28 am
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    well i ordered the golden retriever pups sent live. If service is good and the pups are in good shape then i will definitely be using your service again. I’m going to be raising the pups as pets but when i get bored with them… well… dinner time!

    • SkeezeMeyer on 21 May, 2008 at 9:25 am
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    I’ve always wanted to see who would win between a Koala and a Komodo (of course the answer is obvious), but now I can upgrade the trashy dog fights in my back yard to exotic animal death matches. Now accepting bets. Reply if interested..

    • Slappy on 21 May, 2008 at 10:50 am
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    I’m sure all these animals taste really good. Just a personal preference to not eat animals I view as pets, but to each his own. I’d still give all of them a taste if it were to be served anywhere I happened to be.

    • Get a Clue on 21 May, 2008 at 2:14 pm
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    Fake or not, moral belief of one culture are CLEARLY going to differ relative to other cultures.

    We keep pets such as dogs where in other countries it’s quite often a meal and hanging up skinned for sale in markets.

    I really don’t understand why people who “hate” sites like this drag themselves to the site and make it part of their lives. Especially when it’s not necessary.

    It’s like hating the fact that fire burns you, yet you constantly put your hand in the flame. Get a brain.

    • Jon on 4 June, 2008 at 1:07 pm
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    Good Lord…I think I’ve come to the end of the internet….your website…the culmination of all things idiotic, arrogant (HOW many times does the word MENSA need to be mentioned?), and complete capitalist absurdity.

    MENSA, you say? Doubtful. Your site shows no sign of intelligence at all, only greed. Helping the starving nations, you say? Doubtful. Not many starving people can afford the Kimodo Dragon, I’m pretty sure of that.

    My impression is that you probably DO make money with this absurd website, selling to all sorts of freaks with no moral fibre. So tell me…do you raise your own bald eagles offshore or something? Last I knew, that was the symbol of the U.S., and killing one is a federal offense? And isn’t good old hamburger STILL cheaper than anything you sell, per pound? So starving people can order “delicacies” such as yours from the internet, but they can’t go to the local store and buy beef that’s raised by hard-working US farmers? Straighten this out for me, Mr. Mensa?

    Did watching the old “Faces of Death” movies too many times really mess you up as a kid or something?

    • Joe Schmoe on 7 June, 2008 at 7:43 am
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    This site cannot be real because it is unlawful to capture and sell bald eagles, koalas and komodo dragons, as well as other rare, exotic and orotected species. Wake up guys, you are being duped… PS – If this site is real, you guys better leave in a hurry because, I forwarded your website to the FBI and they’ll be busting down the doors any minute…

    • i want hush puppies on 4 July, 2008 at 2:38 am
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    Can I have an order of hush puppies?

    Thats 2 goldens boiled to a crusty brown and 1 finch sliced into 10 with hamsters around thanks!

    I love me some hush puppies!

    • Friedrich on 9 July, 2008 at 7:40 pm
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    We can all learn more about ourselves from this paragon of moral virtue. What a noble service this is!

    Your loyal customer,

    P.S. The baby seal was fresh and tender as usual. Thanks again PETSorFOOD. Keep up the good work!

    • Pesticide on 13 July, 2008 at 9:09 pm
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    Thanks for delivering my komodo dragons on time. They were A++++ in quality. We had a family feast on it and it had the best spices we’ve tried. Will recommend to everyone.

    When are your koalas in stock again?

    • LifeIsShortEatHard on 13 July, 2008 at 11:25 pm
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    A lot of the products on this site are probably not real, but some actually are. I placed an order for seals 2 weeks ago and got it yesterday. Packaging was better than expected with a lot of ice and wrapping.
    The seal was excellent and tasted much better than expected. Definitely will try again.

    • a.d on 25 July, 2008 at 12:13 am
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    its really expensive n i loved the kitten recipe but ive already ate all my nieghbors outside cats so do you think u can give me a special deal=^.^=

    • BlackHawk on 2 August, 2008 at 1:55 pm
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    Dear Pets or Food,
    I am very pleased to inform to in form you that YOU SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What the hell is wrong with you!!!
    I’m going to email the authorities. (I really am!)
    Thank you and a nice day!

    • BAllisious on 5 August, 2008 at 7:05 pm
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    the rottweiler steaks were succulent! THANKS PETS OR FOOD

  4. Can’t wait to receive m Chihuahua ready to eat. Can’t beat a 15$ BBQ. My friends will surely be surprised by the tender, succulent nature of the Chihuahua.

    • Delicious! on 18 August, 2008 at 1:14 pm
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    I have to tell you, those kittens were absolutely scrumptious. I think next time, I’ll have them delivered live and try out one of my own recipes.

    Rock on, Pets or Food!

    • AlabamaJoe on 18 August, 2008 at 1:37 pm
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    Thats why you gotta make sure you fry it up nice and good. Make sure to take your nigger out of the freezer atleast 12 hours ahead of time. Then heat your oil up to 400* farenheit. Batter it up and throw it in the oil until its a light golden brown. You can add an additional 30 seconds to a minute for extra crispy nigger. After cooking, you can put it on a sandwich, or it it by itself. Nigger goes great with ketchup.

    • an hero on 18 August, 2008 at 2:12 pm
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    • Andriana on 31 August, 2008 at 6:15 pm
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    Anyone who agrees or think this site is funny should be eaten slowly and painfully by any large animal! Animals were here b4 people and will no doubt live out the human race so now who is greater species?

    • Chris Anderton on 25 September, 2008 at 11:33 am
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    yummy! I loved my dodo!

    • Tom Snell on 8 October, 2008 at 3:28 am
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    I was skeptical about whether this site was real or not so i placed an order for a dozen hamsters (they were cheap) and was actually quite surprised that I received them after about 3 days. I was kinda disappointed by the size of the product but it tasted heavenly!
    Would definitely give it a second try again. 5 stars

    • Odomok Nogard on 9 October, 2008 at 10:11 am
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    I can’t afford to buy a whole komodo dragon by myself. So I’m looking for a group of people who’ll club together with me and share the cost.

    Maybe we could divide it into packages of a variety of cuts, so for example we all get a bit of breast, a bit of leg etc.

    If there could be a butcher on the team that’d be great, but if not my local butcher (a specialist in locally produced organic produce) would be happy to do the job.

    Best I think to have it sent live to the club member who can deal with the task of packing and sending it out. Maybe they should get a discount, or maybe not as they’ll have the pleasure of interacting with this rare (or well done depending on taste) species.


    • Argos on 9 October, 2008 at 2:03 pm
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    I really want to thank you guys for delivering the Afghan hound so quickly. My son (who just turned nine!) really loved the tenderness of the steaks. We will definitely be using you guys as much as possible in the future! Kudos on such a job well done!

    -Henry from Wasilla

    • Peggy Long on 19 October, 2008 at 4:47 pm
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    Some people will do anything for a dollar. I sincerely doubt your educational claims. I also doubt your business success. I will not drink your Kool-Aid. You just need some sort of sick gratification. I suppose in your feeble mind, it makes you feel superior to animals. I feel cerain that your inferior feelings in the people world drove you to try to comfort your emotional instability in the animal world. You are to be abhored and pitied at the same time.

  5. first of all this is discusting to my mind. I agree with Peggy Long. You people only want to get money, that you have to make up this disturbing, horrifying website up. i feel bad for the people that accutally think this is real. i hope that you feel horrible knowing so many people dissagree with you and dislike your disturbed mind. And also, before you go making up this website, you should think first. NEWS FLASH: the dodo bird has been extinct for many many decades. So, maybe you should do some research before you go doing this. Again, you mush be discusting. Chiwawa tacos?! DISCUSTING! who would eat that? you are just disturned in so many ways, I cannot even begin to name them. If this is what you are making up about animals, i wonder what you would do to the human race. you should be in jail!
    Good day you un-intellagent freaks of nature

    • Lisa on 23 October, 2008 at 11:12 am
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    this is disgusting and not funny at all you should delete this whole website!

  6. Thank you Sydney for your courage to bring this website to the world. As an avid lover of puppy tacos (from my many travels to Mexico), I can attest that there is no better tasting meat than the tender flank of a cute little puppy.
    God Bless you Sydney. Please expedite my orders!

    • Angie on 16 November, 2008 at 12:13 pm
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    • S.al on 2 December, 2008 at 1:41 pm
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    this is really sick!!

    • wants ya dead on 9 December, 2008 at 6:48 am
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    I can only hope someone will hunt you downand BBQ you alive

    • Diane on 27 December, 2008 at 6:37 pm
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    I was shopping for Science Diet (dog food) when I stumbled onto your site. I was outraged and disgusted by what I read but after learning a little about your organtization I came to realize there is logic in what you say. Killing something only to waste it is disrespecting nature and a karma I don’t wish to own. I wonder about your motives though… greed is an evil thing.

  7. FREAKS OF NATURE thats what u are i hope someone will join forces with me to shut this site down i cant get it out of my head what i have seen on here today and you have done that to me u in-human pigs.

    • Jake Wood on 22 January, 2009 at 9:42 am
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    mmmmmmm. the hamster was absolutly delicious. i will deffinetly order more.

    1. Did you try the Feral Cat? Scrumptious….

    • Jo on 2 February, 2009 at 10:43 am
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    You guys suck. This is inhumane. It doesn’t matter if animals go to heaven, it’s wrong! This is against the LAW! I’m calling the Humane Society right NOW! Ass Holes!

    • cmbjmrhs on 10 February, 2009 at 5:55 am
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    i think u have a sick mind. this is so wrong. u should be lucky that u r not getting into trouble for animal cruelty. ur make me sick

    • Mark on 19 February, 2009 at 7:48 am
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    Kudos. I eat squirrels. I would like to try dog someday.
    Here in Canada we have a seal hunt. If you’re going to kill it I think we should eat it.

    • AshMAn on 23 February, 2009 at 5:28 pm
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    Hmmmmm, well first of there was someone who commented on animals having no souls you yourself have no soul my friend. And second of all it is completely unethical to sell endangered species for profit or for consumption. I am sure that there is some legal infringement being done here nd going to find.

    P.S I hope that all the people who subscribe to this practice and the owners of this all die a horrible horrible death. You have no idea what devaluing an animals life like this does.

    • Disgusted on 1 April, 2009 at 7:16 pm
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    Reported to the FBI.

    • KittyKares on 12 April, 2009 at 2:12 pm
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    Oh and animals do have souls – it’s you sicko’s that seem to be without one. I have a solution to the over population of the world and people starving. Kill all you sicko’s off and then there will be plenty of food to go around. We can always turn you into cat and dog chow so none of the animals go hungry either.

    • big balls on 17 April, 2009 at 1:01 pm
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    can i really buy a koala

    • Steph on 29 April, 2009 at 12:46 pm
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    This seems so odd! I agree that people need food but the way it is sold on this site is just not right to me. I get the point and its a good point just the WRONG way to go about the issue. Especially with the Bald Egales!! Seems weird to me. Bad selling approach.

    • Tom Deckerd on 12 July, 2009 at 8:33 pm
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    Wow, this is the idea of a strange mind. Not sure if it is brilliant, just slightly twisted. Pets or Food, man, you must be one odd man. Still I find nothing wrong with it, I mean these animals are given a second chance to live, and if they are not taken in, then they are consumed, so nothing is wasted.

    • Megan on 6 August, 2009 at 9:12 am
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    Can you do special orders? I love giraffe and you never seem to have it. Also here’s a cooking tip: Always sautee the Hamster rips then put the spices on them!

    • just for thoughts on 1 September, 2009 at 7:51 am
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    so if people are so poor they can’t afford meat. ..
    HOW THE HECK CAN THEY AFFORD: computer with internet, yes libraries in USA But also food stamps in USA, Credit card to purchase with, and afford shipping and handling.

  8. I came to this site after searching for a renal diet for my ailing cat. The title of your business is deplorable!

    I am sick to my stomach after realizing what you are offering. I realize we live in a world of different cultures & opinions, and as such you are free to do as you choose. This also gives me the right to my opinion, and my opinion is you should change your name so well meaning pet owners don’t happen onto your site by circumstance via a search.

    How can anyone who wants a pet order from someone who would just as well serve them as food, & gives out recipes to boot!

    • chef boy R D on 24 September, 2009 at 6:34 am
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    eating birds is ok but dogs and cats man thats nasty whats wrong with you people!!! go to hell

    • WOW on 26 September, 2009 at 9:46 am
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    Ok I think this is the worst thing I could have imagined you people talk about how in other counrties people are going hungry THAT is other countries its not like you feeding homless people in America?! And yes everyone looks at animals differently but seriously if you thought highly of animals you would realize a lot of people in this country think of animals as their very on child or just another human in general. As far as the idiot that said animals don’t have souls they don’t go to heaven ummm wtf have they been?! Anyway I just wanted to let you know althought I am about 200% sure that this will make no difference with those poor animals I just wanted to ask you a question how do you sleep at night I mean really how do you have alllllll of those animals that would make an awesome pet and you sell them as food in America?! My guess is you are probably one of those smartass people that’s says oh I sleep just fine. Also I won’t say that you are going to rot in hell but I just want you to think about what you are doing….and then remember to pray as much as you can! I will pray for you I will pray that you wake up and the so called genuis will actually have a BRAIN!!!!

    • Caitlyn on 4 October, 2009 at 12:27 am
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    To everyone responding here saying how cruel it is to eat these animals: Unless you are a vegetarian/vegan, you are a hypicrite. Thoughs cows, pigs, chickens, ect you eat for dinner are no different than eating these animals.

    That being said, this is a scam. You cannot import meat and stock animals from other countries. This is a disgusting website, and I hope it is shut down

    • Chris on 4 October, 2009 at 2:12 pm
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    Can you accept EBT/Food stamps for this meat? The savings is obvious and I am looking forward to some of the interesting meats offered here.

    • Like Wow on 2 April, 2010 at 12:22 am
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    Wow… so many intolerant haters out there! I don’t buy from here since I prefer to do my own butchering. However, I assure everyone that I would buy PETSorFOOD products in a heartbeat if I did not already have a local source for deer, boar, sea turtles, dolphins, or baby whales.

    • HUKD on 9 April, 2010 at 2:04 am
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    How do I claim my 10% educational discount for the Chihuahua’s? (Pet ready to eat). Also any cooking suggestions for this? thanks!

  9. I HOPE YOU DIE!!!!

  10. to americans, this idea seems appauling. However,others do not share the same ideology. I would subscribe to not having these animals to euthanize in the first place. As far as exotic animals go, baby seals – I think that is terrible. Animals do have a consciousness. Perhaps one day people who consume, abuse, injure or otherwise disrespect any form of life, may be born into an animal realm in their next life. Negative Karma, you know. Eat vegetables!

    • ken on 28 February, 2011 at 3:19 am
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    Sounds to me like people are getting soft because their selfish and getting 3 meals a day! Btw, is this for real?! Those seals sound delicious!

    • ken on 28 February, 2011 at 3:34 am
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    OMG, I hope this is legit, i know a couple of guys whom i think would love the baby seal! 😀

  11. You are really going to tell me that you kill and prepare these poor animals that haven’t done anything to you… You just have some mental problems and you really need help! I think you should die and go to hell for all of this shit that you have done… I hate you and you will pay one day, how would you like it if I cut you open and served you to animals! Yeah your damn right that you wouldn’t like that. Poor animals that are in your wear house I hope you die and burn in hell

    • Lina on 18 October, 2011 at 8:37 am
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    omg this is cruel and wrong how can you eat animals havent you ever felt sorry for all the animals that you kill just so someone can have dog or cat hey i got a suggestion EAT BEEF

    • Tina on 8 April, 2012 at 8:27 am
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    Oh this is outrageous! How can you justify what your doing? Your encouraging inhumane practices taking place all over the world.Fresh Clubbed seal ? Are you serious no wonder they continue their cruel hunts ! You are not doing any good for society prisoners poor people ect…This is blood money and a bloody unethical business! Making money off of suffering torturing innocent and even animals that will go extinct if this keeps up.The sad thing about the internet is being able to get away with selling and marketing your sick ideas.We have enough sick clod people in the world.This is a sad world and sad people.You make me sick.I will be reporting you and website.

    • leeann on 16 April, 2012 at 10:48 am
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    people who buy these poor animals are just wrong they are here to live not be eaten. Sicko!

    • Hannah on 16 April, 2012 at 10:51 am
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    Sidney Zwibel is a sick, sick man.

    • brad on 24 August, 2012 at 10:38 am
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    The best way to build muscles is to eat the muscles of other living mammals.

    As a professional weight lifter I found myself tiring of the traditional muscles cut from cows, hogs, and chickens. Switching to you great products have added pounds of muscles to my already powerful frame. Thank you so much!

    I plan on promoting your great service to schools, churches, and retirement centers. The only true way to improve the diet of our young, needy, and old is by providing them muscles to eat.

    Children need a healthy diet of muscle fibers as do our aging baby boomers. God has given us all these wonderful animals for their muscles. Let not a renewable source of nutrition go by the wayside.

    • Sarah Jane on 26 October, 2012 at 1:23 am
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    I HATE U

    • Madison Newkirk on 3 February, 2020 at 7:27 pm
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    Thank you Sidney. I eat dog at least twice a month. Cheers, Ching-Chong.

  12. why?

    • Fabio on 2 March, 2020 at 6:51 pm
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    Hi. I’d just like to say. Wow, great job. You’ve become a lesson plan.

    • Jaz on 4 March, 2020 at 6:32 pm
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    Y’all kinda really weird. For some reason though I kinda feel hungry.

  13. It’s really very cruel

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