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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 22, 2018 Delana Rupp
Jul 22, 2018 Tina Taylor These dogs deserve the best life possible...I will take 1 or out of your mind? How could you be so heartless...? Give each of them wonderful homes the best vet care money can buy...send them my way...I will be happy 2 help
Jul 22, 2018 (Name not displayed) This is just plain cruelty.
Jul 22, 2018 Joni Smith
Jul 22, 2018 Cynthia Bemis This is an atrocity that needs to be stoppef
Jul 22, 2018 Cathy Hoover They deserve a good home for retirement
Jul 22, 2018 Dana McCutcheon This is SO WRONG! These dogs SAVE lives and they DESERVE to live out their lives happy and loved!!! STOP this slaughter NOW!!
Jul 22, 2018 Hilary Oak The military “ employs” these dogs. The military should take responsibility to give them a peaceful life after their work is done.
Jul 22, 2018 Kimberly Marszowski
Jul 22, 2018 Ani Tsultrim Wangmo
Jul 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2018 Kathy Roberts
Jul 22, 2018 Jacqueline Favis
Jul 22, 2018 Mary Beckwith No animals should be killed
Jul 22, 2018 Catherine Clough
Jul 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2018 Karen Krueger
Jul 22, 2018 Marianne Fitzsimons Thank you for your consideration of this plea, Respectfully, Marianne Fitzsimons
Jul 22, 2018 Darlene Loya What's wrong with you people killers they do their job and you don't want them anymore your very wrong
Jul 22, 2018 Nacrina Cruz
Jul 22, 2018 Maddy Vadallo This is so wrong,dog deserve better
Jul 22, 2018 Susan Wenning
Jul 22, 2018 Jocelyn Lowell
Jul 22, 2018 M. Sims They are part of the family while being used; they should be part of a family after their service.
Jul 22, 2018 Sharon Levit
Jul 22, 2018 Christine Resch
Jul 22, 2018 Debra Cremen
Jul 22, 2018 Goli Christ
Jul 22, 2018 Raffaella Selvaggio
Jul 22, 2018 Charlene Matthis Disgraceful..they were hard working police don't do that to the human officers..same should go for the dogs..that's your partner!!
Jul 22, 2018 Dolores Schirk
Jul 22, 2018 (Name not displayed) Stop mutdering these wonderful dogs 😞
Jul 22, 2018 Patt Hunt
Jul 22, 2018 Susie Evans
Jul 22, 2018 STEVE TARDIF
Jul 22, 2018 Heidi Tonce
Jul 22, 2018 Tammy Cromwell
Jul 22, 2018 Becky Anthony This is disgusting. How can anything that horrible be happening? These dogs deserve so much better. Shame on this practice & all who do it.
Jul 22, 2018 Tracey Roth
Jul 22, 2018 Carla Stewart
Jul 22, 2018 Sherri Wood
Jul 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2018 Miree Lord Biggest betrayal to the Royal babies!!
Jul 21, 2018 patricia brown I think we need to get rid of the people that are doing this shameful thing
Jul 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2018 Maurya Mccoy
Jul 21, 2018 Tina Van Rikxoord This is disgusting. All government contracts need to taken away from EASTERN SECURITIES.
Jul 21, 2018 Linda Howell These life saving dogs should be allowed to return to the USA after their service!
Jul 21, 2018 Patricia Deoliveira

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