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Goal: 30,000 Progress: 3,644
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.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Apr 24, 2018 R Tragni Bring 'em home!
Apr 24, 2018 Marion Barbour
Apr 24, 2018 Marcia Richardson
Apr 24, 2018 Paula Lall
Apr 24, 2018 carolann lightcap
Apr 23, 2018 Bob Hickford
Apr 23, 2018 Rose Hickford
Apr 23, 2018 Chris Sante
Apr 23, 2018 Jo Cole
Apr 23, 2018 Andrea Holden
Apr 23, 2018 Fay Carne
Apr 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 23, 2018 Evelyne DOMPMARTIN-DERI
Apr 23, 2018 Petra Stadtmueller
Apr 23, 2018 Amy Gibson
Apr 23, 2018 steve kent
Apr 23, 2018 sandra barker
Apr 23, 2018 Wendy Douglas
Apr 23, 2018 wendy smith
Apr 23, 2018 Debbie Coggins
Apr 23, 2018 Angela Torreano
Apr 23, 2018 Louise Odams
Apr 23, 2018 Susan Madden
Apr 22, 2018 Sheila Dalton
Apr 22, 2018 KATHLEEN TENNYSON
Apr 22, 2018 Judy Ziegler
Apr 22, 2018 Jim Kucelin
Apr 22, 2018 Howard Lederman I strongly support this petition. We should be grateful to these dogs for their support of our military and other efforts there.
Apr 22, 2018 Jayne Riley Please re-home dogs once they have reached retirement age. They deserve to be rewarded for their service.
Apr 22, 2018 Kimberly Corn
Apr 19, 2018 Betül Akıncı
Apr 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2018 Esther Quezada
Apr 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 18, 2018 Jessica Black
Apr 18, 2018 Christine Fernando
Apr 17, 2018 Mariana Schuman It is a shame. Is this the "thank you" they deserve after saving lives?
Apr 17, 2018 erika gartside
Apr 16, 2018 Merinda Sharp Are you kidding me - such it their loyalty to these Doggies. Should take a read of the Dogs book on loyalty !
Apr 16, 2018 Cheryl Swift Send these animals home to live their lives in the comfort of a home. Killing them after their service is inhumane and unnecessary. Bring them home!
Apr 16, 2018 Paul Henderson
Apr 16, 2018 ely jahan
Apr 16, 2018 Gail Cope Please help
Apr 16, 2018 Sharon Prior Give the working dogs a home for life. It's disgusting they are treated that way how do you serve better
Apr 16, 2018 Karen McMurray
Apr 16, 2018 Mary Shabbott
Apr 16, 2018 Zoran Dragicevic
Apr 16, 2018 Catherine Rudolf Nnaji
Apr 16, 2018 Cheryl Weaver
Apr 16, 2018 Doreen Pryor

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