Alex Gweneth’s Moral Bankruptcy Exposed by Broken Hartz

April 26, 2012 at 10:03 pm 3 comments

We’ve been unable to obtain Alex Gweneth’s baby photo, but we can only imagine that when he was born, he had the face of a cherub. His parents surely beamed with pride at their newborn boy. Would he become a surgeon? A teacher? An art historian? Little Alex’s future was not yet written. Oh, but it is written now. Mr. Gweneth, sadly, became a soulless flunkey for Hartz through his job at 5W Public Relations, a profoundly slimy firm with a long history of unethical conduct.

Thanks to a fascinating exposé by the heroes at Broken Hartz, we have learned about the pitiful fate of this once-promising young child. Instead of saving lives, teaching children, or preserving the legacy of Neoclassicism, Mr. Gweneth spends his days filling the internet with false claims about the safety and effectiveness of Hartz’s products. For this, he receives a paycheck. Read Broken’s Hartz’s post and prepare to be amazed.

Alex Gweneth: Visual Approximation

Alex Gweneth: Visual Approximation

(Editor’s note: In the visual approximation of Mr. Gweneth, we notice that his skin appears to have been severely burned and scarred. We suspect that Mr. Gweneth may have applied Hartz to his own skin, causing a terrible reaction. After all, this is a common consequence of Hartz flea and tick “treatments,” as you can see in these pictures.)


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  • 1. brokenhartz  |  April 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    This is hilarious!

    Thank you so much for the support. We are totally stealing… we mean “re-blogging” this!

    The boxer from the other day was great, too. We sent it all over Twitter today, linking back to you.

    We are pretty sure you know how highly we regard all the great work you and others have done over the years, but in case you missed it:

    We’ve mentioned you many other times but, again, we’re pretty sure you know that.

    Send us an email sometime. We’d love to chat.



  • 2. brokenhartz  |  April 28, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Reblogged this on Broken Hartz and commented:
    Our esteemed colleague over at has weighed in with some additional thoughts on Alex Gweneth, 5W Public Relations and, of course, Hartzy!

    We thought it best to re-blog his piece in order to keep it in the chronological history of the BH mission, as well as provide a wonderful opportunity to leave this act of fraud sitting out all weekend long.

    See you Tuesday!

  • 3. Heartbroken  |  October 5, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    I noticed you haven’t updated your blog in some time. Please come back. I can’t be alone in thinking that I could use some guidance about what action to take now. The message still needs to be put out there. I shampooed my kitten baby that I took in as a stray from the dumpster. He had so many fleas, I had to shampoo him. The supermarket by my house only carried one kind of shampoo – Hartz. I had no idea it was poison or obviously I wouldn’t have used it. My kitten died this morning, seizing and crying in pain. I feel so guilty and so hurt. I’m not a bad person and I didn’t mean to kill that kitten, I was trying to help him and care for him and adopt him with my boyfriend. Now he’s dead because of Hartz. How was I to know that something sold in stores specifically designed for cats would be toxic?
    We need websites like yours to still exist and function and update – for awareness, and to continue the fight against companies like Hartz. I googled and googled, looking for the cause of his death until I found information about Hartz. Think about all the people who use it, and their pet dies, and they don’t google it – they just assume it to be a natural cause like distemper. Sites like this are really important, even if they prevent one death.
    Words can’t express how upset I am to know that not only did my baby kitty die, but that so many others have died and will continue to die for no reason. For an animal lover like me, this is so painful and so hard to accept.


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