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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

Jul 18, 2018 Janette Lewis
Jul 18, 2018 Michelle Maiben With the training and work these dogs have done, they deserve better. Find them homes please.
Jul 18, 2018 Brenda Colbert
Jul 18, 2018 Deb Kirby
Jul 18, 2018 Dedee Greenleaf What a waste of talent and training! These dogs train hard and work hard and deserve to be treated with the dignity they have earned.
Jul 18, 2018 Gloria Inca
Jul 18, 2018 Janice Brasavage
Jul 18, 2018 Kathy Adams
Jul 18, 2018 Charlene Lindsey These dogs deserve a wonderful home and love
Jul 18, 2018 Susan Pilkington These amazing dogs did not sign up for a draft, they did not walk in and say I want to go I want to go, these dogs are over there saving Americans lives by sniffing up bombs and letting them know when danger is around, what happened to all come home?
Jul 18, 2018 Linda Ortiz T h e se dogs are soldiers just as are men are. Do we kill our men when they are done no. They are loving animals treat them as such. Bring them home alive.
Jul 18, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please stop doing this!
Jul 18, 2018 Geri Milton
Jul 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2018 Bonnie Kern
Jul 18, 2018 kim urban
Jul 18, 2018 Olga Teets Please don't kill working dogs, let the rescues take them and find them loving homes. They deserve it!
Jul 18, 2018 Kim Stuart
Jul 18, 2018 Gail BIDDLE
Jul 18, 2018 Stephanie Reeves
Jul 18, 2018 Carole Linderoth This practice is cruel and unconscionable!
Jul 18, 2018 (Name not displayed) Let’s stop this horrible act of cruelty!! I am so tired of people mistreatment of animals!! Please stop this now!!!
Jul 18, 2018 Kaitlin Guzman
Jul 18, 2018 Denise Hill I have ptsd and in able to work funds are limited use these dogs to help people like us
Jul 18, 2018 Susan Wetherbee
Jul 18, 2018 Rachel Mosier
Jul 18, 2018 Anita Weiss Please stop this senseless act. Isn't it enough that these dogs keep our soldiers safe and sometimes give up their own lives. You should be ashamed.
Jul 18, 2018 jmeterFirstName168326293037340 jmetetlastName843152268558288 jmeterComment6378
Jul 18, 2018 Anna Lewis This is crazy! Give these dogs to loving families.
Jul 18, 2018 jmeterFirstName57949934165696 jmetetlastName595476267478589 jmeterComment9515
Jul 18, 2018 Elaine Ellison
Jul 18, 2018 Beth Muratore
Jul 18, 2018 Suzanne Camejo Are you joking!!! Slaughtering those valiant dogs who served???!!! What kind of monster kills the heroes???? Stop now!
Jul 18, 2018 Amanda Basich
Jul 18, 2018 (Name not displayed) No need to kill a dog just bcz it's job is over.
Jul 18, 2018 Ann Carnes
Jul 18, 2018 Bonnie Nicholas
Jul 18, 2018 Nellie Medlin
Jul 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2018 Kathleen Blondin Please stop this slaughter.
Jul 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2018 sharmini sewpersad
Jul 18, 2018 Leesa Haase
Jul 18, 2018 Denise Randall
Jul 18, 2018 Nancy Stoller
Jul 18, 2018 Jane Brownlow
Jul 18, 2018 Marianne Mayer
Jul 18, 2018 Eleonora Gudkova

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