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On May 16, 2014, NBC released an article confirming that despite seven years of testing and thousands of pet deaths, the FDA still can’t identify the specific contaminants in Chinese-imported pet treats. While the FDA continues their investigation, dogs continue to die -- enacting a ban on pet treats imported from China is more important than ever. Sign the petition and tell the FDA that they've come up short for too long.
Goal: 150,000 Progress: 103,331
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

Losing a pet is like losing a family member. When our pet is suffering, we suffer too. These situations are real-life for thousands of dog owners whose dogs consumed certain jerky treats made in China. Thousands of dogs have fallen ill or died from these contaminated chicken jerky treats.

In response the FDA sent investigators to the plants in China where the treats are manufactured; but due to China’s stringent laws and other barriers, the FDA can’t find the source of the toxin. There can be no mandated recall.

Many have requested the companies involved voluntarily recall the products in question, but as we often see in these cases, profit trumps protection.

China’s obfuscation and companies’ unwillingness to recall dangerous products have left us no choice but to ban all imports of dog treats from China. Call on the FDA to ban all dog treat imports from China until the proper steps are taken to address this problem.

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Dear FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg:

Beloved pets are dying by the hundreds, and there doesn't seem to be anything we can do about it. Certain jerky treats from China are causing dogs to become extremely ill and, in some cases, die.

As you know the FDA launched an investigation to find out the ultimate catalyst for these deaths, but Chinese laws and the companies' unwillingness to voluntarily recall the products are seriously obfuscating the investigation.

They have left us no choice: we must ban all imports of dog treats from China until the culprit behind the situation is identified.

Please act swiftly on this matter. Thank you.

Petition Signatures

Aug 28, 2014 Irene Grierson I think it's despicable that any company would do this
Aug 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 27, 2014 Justine King
Aug 27, 2014 Lucia Baker
Aug 27, 2014 Stella chilingaryan
Aug 27, 2014 Peggy Mitchell
Aug 26, 2014 Gavin Wing
Aug 26, 2014 ADI BEARD
Aug 25, 2014 Kathleen Fitzgibbon How about they start feeding them to the humans and see how fast it gets pulled. Why should it be any different for animals?! They should have the same, if not more rights than we to to be protected and safe from harmful products. Wake up & fix the issue!
Aug 25, 2014 Debbie Waynick
Aug 25, 2014 Fran Mandel
Aug 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 25, 2014 christy meisner
Aug 25, 2014 Sandra Buras
Aug 25, 2014 Pat Ruotolo
Aug 25, 2014 Élida Gomes Kobi
Aug 25, 2014 Polly Cromer
Aug 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 25, 2014 Kathleen Clary Keep our dogs safe
Aug 25, 2014 Minerva Krueger
Aug 25, 2014 Lori Mccracken
Aug 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 25, 2014 Brenda Laws
Aug 25, 2014 Kim Petersen
Aug 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 25, 2014 jackie Ferguson
Aug 25, 2014 Taylor Williams
Aug 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 25, 2014 Brenda Nava
Aug 25, 2014 Amanda Wampler Please ban treats from china. My dog almost died from hepatitis from chicken jerky sold at Costco.
Aug 25, 2014 Deborah LaCroix
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Aug 25, 2014 Shelly Sour
Aug 25, 2014 rita tague
Aug 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 25, 2014 Eleonora Petrova
Aug 25, 2014 (Name not displayed) Ban these treats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aug 25, 2014 Katie Stone
Aug 24, 2014 William Fuller
Aug 24, 2014 (Name not displayed) I support this cause, the protection of animals is just as important as any other cause!
Aug 24, 2014 Jessica M
Aug 24, 2014 Marisa Snider I agree. Needs to be banned any pet treats from China until they can find the source of what is killing pets.
Aug 24, 2014 sergio chavez I urge to please find the problem with the treats, pets are family too.

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