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Pet Food Recall: Chem Nutra owners sentencing today

by Therese on February 5, 2010

in Pet Food Recall, Pets

Sally and Stephen Miller, owners of ChemNutra, Inc., the company that imported the  melamine-tainted product that killed thousands of pets in the 2007 pet food recall, are to be sentenced today. Christie Keith writes about it over on Pet Connection this morning, and sadly it looks like they’re going to get off with just a slap on the wrist. A memorandum from the government recommends giving them a light sentence:

Sentencing is scheduled for Friday, February 5, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. before United States Magistrate Judge John T. Maughmer. As more fully explained below, the Government recommends that the Court adopt the agreement of the parties and impose a sentence of three years probation on each defendant, to include certain conditions of probation for each defendant, all as set forth and agreed to by the parties in the plea agreement.

There’s more, so go read Christie’s post. Just be ready – it won’t put a smile on your face.

I just don’t get it. You kill pets – whether it’s by poisoning them with melamine or pitting them against each other in the dog-fighting ring and all you get is a slap on the wrist. There’s something terribly wrong when life is disregarded so easily. But, since the recommendation letters from the Miller’s Pastor and fellow church members say they’re good people, I suppose we should give them a break and overlook the fact that they were responsible for so much death.

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Lydia February 5, 2010 at 10:48 am

I will never stop being angry at these people who killed my cat. It’s disturbing how we treat people like Michael Vick and these monsters in our country.


diedmarch172007 February 5, 2010 at 5:16 pm

If the Millers actually were good people they would have been paying vet bills and helping clean vomit and urine for the last three years like the rest of us.
Their pastor is a liar and I invite any pet owner with a dead pet from the poison the Millers to visit the Millers church on their next visit to Las Vegas and have a chat. Enlighten him.
Perhaps the church could apply a little christian charity to the Millers victims.
Might make for an interesting sermon.


Susan February 6, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Wow, just…wow. What is wrong with the justice system, especially when it comes to the treatment of animals?? Oh, and the BTK killer was a good church going man too from what I understand…


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