As a Miami Beach resident Nikki Moustaki has an almost endless array of great dining right outside her doorstep, and yet everyday she eats dog food and uploads the dining experience to YouTube. The host of a pet related show on The Beach Channel plans to eat dog food at least once a day every day until an Ohio animal cruelty law known as Nitro's Law is passed. I don't think we've ever heard of something quite so heart warming while at the same time utterly disgusting.
Moustaki splits her time between her native Miami and New York, and yet the law she's championing is in Ohio. The law was spurred after 12 starving and 7 dead dogs were discovered in High Caliber K-9, a boarding kennel in Youngstown, OH. The law is named after Nitro, a pet Rottwieler who died at the facility while his family had to attend to a sick relative out of state, and would increase animal cruelty to a fifth degree felony in Ohio punishable by up to a year in jail. Ohio is only one of nine states that doesn't count the first count of animal cruelty as a felony. The law was passed in the state's House of Representatives, but died in the Senate. Moustaki won't stop until it's law.
"This isn't just a local issue, it's a national issue," Moustaki said in a release. "This didn't happen in my home state, but as someone who speaks up for animals, I consider them all in my backyard. Animals don't vote, but their owners do. If this can happen in Ohio, it can happen anywhere, and it's important for people to be aware of the laws in their state."
On the first day of her campaign Moustaki ate dog food straight up out of the container:
Though, she's since started included dog food in other recipes like "Malemute Mac and Cheeze," and "Bocker's Bruchetta." We should note though that she is eating a gourmet brand of dog food, and not that cheap stuff you buy at the grocery store.
You can follow Moustaki's culinary adventures and learn more about her campaign on her YouTube page.