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Goal: 30,000 Progress: 2,469
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

Tell the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait, US ambassador to Kuwait, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to end the killing of working dogs in Kuwait!

Sign now and demand that all working dogs are put up for adoption to loving homes and not euthanized after their work is done. We must insist on an amendment to the Animal Welfare Act to protect these dogs that provide an invaluable service. Our government should refuse contracts with any company that defies this.

Eastern Securities, a US-owned security firm in Kuwait murdered 24 bomb-sniffing working dogs after they lost a contract with Kuwait National Petroleum Company(KNPC). The slaughter went viral and the photos immediately enraged people across the world. The photos showed all 24 dog bodies piled up in a corridor. One of the images showed a man resting his foot on one of the bodies. [1]

Former employees of Eastern Securities believe the company killed its own dogs in order to save money after a contract was pulled, and one lawyer and animal activist in the region believes the dogs may have been killed out of revenge. Eastern Securities officials claim the dogs were old and sickly. [2]

"The killing was not done by a licensed veterinarian and allegedly, the medicine used was not made for dogs, causing an excruciating death," said a representative of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals International. "Instead of a comfortable couch retirement, they were slowly and methodically murdered." [3]

This horrific slaughter raised awareness and immediate need for an amendment of the Animal Welfare Act to include working dogs. This would prevent any US-owned company from killing working dogs. There needs to be clearly stated conditions on how working dogs are to be taken care of during their work and put up for adoption when retired. The companies need to have annual inspections and work with animal welfare or local shelter to help adopt out retired dogs.

The dogs are sniffing out bombs and saving lives so the least we can do is make sure they retire into a loving home. Do not let other dogs suffer or die because they are no longer needed.

Help us put an end to heartless killings of working dogs. Sign now!

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To: the US ambassador to Kuwait, the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

The senseless killing of working dogs needs to end now! The dogs are vital in saving lives and deserve respect.

Working dogs deserve a loving home to retire to after they have completed their work. The Animal Welfare Act needs to be amended to include working dogs. Under that act the dogs will be properly taken care of and then adopted to loving homes for retirement.

Killing working dogs is inhumane and greedy companies that do it to save money need to be prosecuted. Any company that does not comply with the set standards is denied contracts.

Please act now to ensure that other working dogs are not victims of greed.


Petition Signatures

Mar 24, 2018 Sylvianne Ledee-Doucette Please stop this senseless killings. These working dogs deserve a good home. I would gladly adopt one.
Mar 24, 2018 Angie Smith
Mar 24, 2018 danuta radko
Mar 24, 2018 Susan Díaz
Mar 24, 2018 Catherine Carney-Feldman
Mar 24, 2018 Camille Barron
Mar 24, 2018 Naomi Sobo
Mar 24, 2018 Luz Cadena
Mar 24, 2018 Carol Blevins This needs to be stopped these animals protect our troops and we need to protect them!!!!
Mar 24, 2018 Shirley Livingstone
Mar 24, 2018 Beatrice Wan
Mar 24, 2018 Carol Painter
Mar 24, 2018 linda landin
Mar 23, 2018 Renny Wouterse
Mar 23, 2018 Barbara Jack
Mar 23, 2018 Jonathan Ludwig
Mar 23, 2018 Diane Mokros
Mar 23, 2018 Mary Ellen Meli
Mar 23, 2018 Camille Serotini
Mar 23, 2018 Jill Nightingale
Mar 23, 2018 Lynn Krikorian
Mar 23, 2018 Brenda Pereira
Mar 23, 2018 Bonnie Svec
Mar 23, 2018 Patricia Kellen
Mar 23, 2018 Elena Knox
Mar 23, 2018 D. Dantuono
Mar 23, 2018 marie mccullough
Mar 23, 2018 Lyra Rittger
Mar 23, 2018 Kimberly Wong-Hyde
Mar 22, 2018 Carrie Green
Mar 22, 2018 Nancy ONeal
Mar 22, 2018 Stacey Moore
Mar 21, 2018 Brenda Philipsen
Mar 21, 2018 Shirley Petersen
Mar 21, 2018 LISA FIELDS
Mar 21, 2018 Carla Montes
Mar 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 21, 2018 donna hughes doyle
Mar 20, 2018 Maria Staffieri
Mar 20, 2018 Bonnie Claggett
Mar 20, 2018 Lucy Kelly
Mar 20, 2018 Brenda Frey
Mar 20, 2018 Diana Jones
Mar 20, 2018 Margaret Franceschini
Mar 20, 2018 brent avery
Mar 20, 2018 Jan-Paul Alon
Mar 20, 2018 Dena Shelangoski Just as veterans get to return to good lives after working like that, so should the dogs.
Mar 19, 2018 Betty Camillo
Mar 19, 2018 Ginnette Simmonds
Mar 18, 2018 Sandra Clark

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