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Mixed reaction to 'Dog food for Kenyan orphans' proposal... "He's never been fitter since we put him on this NZ dog food." "It's got all the vitamins then?" "Who knows?.. But he spends all day chasing cats." 2 February, 2006.

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The scene shows an African village in Kenya. A scientist in a lab coat is asking two women whether their children's health is benefitting from eating the dog-food supplement that has been sent to them from New Zealand. A small boy is sitting on the ground eating from a tin labelled 'NZK9'. One of the women says he has never been fitter and the other says that it is impossible to tell whether the food has all the right vitamins but the boy chases cats all day. The reference is to the fact that a New Zealand woman whose company specializes in dog food, decided that she could help starving Kenyan children with a supplement that used some of the same ingredients as the dog food. There has been a diplomatic row over cultural insensitivity.

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1 image, categorised under Cartoons (Commentary) and Digital images, related to Garrick Tremain, Mighty Mix Dog Food Products, Otago Daily Times (Newspaper), Kenya, Children - Kenya - Nutrition, Dogs - Feeding and feeds and Feeds.

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Tremain, Garrick, 1941-:[Includes all digital cartoons published in the Otago Daily Times from 25 July 2005 onwards plus a selection from December 2004 to July 2005], Reference Number DC-Group-0022 (628 digitised items)

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