Ban the Import of puppies from Korea for Retail in the USA
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Ban the Import of puppies from Korea for Retail in the USA

    1. Sharon Wycoff
    2. Petition by

      Sharon Wycoff

      Henryville, PA

Currently the USA is allowing the import of puppies from Korean puppy mills. These puppies are often sick or dying and consumer fraud/scam reports are numerous. Many of these puppies have been reported to die very shortly after their arrival. It is estimated that the United States euthanizes between 6-8 million animals annually and a large majority of these animals are healthy and adoptable. The import of Korean puppies are contributing to the over population of animals in the USA, and American citizens are being defrauded and scammed, expecting healthy puppies only to be faced with costly vet bills.

In many cases the consumer has no documented evidence that these puppies have come from a regulated, licensed or inspected breeding facility. Unscrupulous mill owners are shipping puppies that bare no resemblance to the purchase photographs on the internet, in fact the photos are enhanced , and eyes are made larger to make the puppies look more appealing to the consumer.

Due to the fact that there is no effective system to track these puppies, their true age, health, or even documented evidence of vaccinations it is surprising that they make it past U.S. borders. The diseases they can transmit are imminently dangerous to other dogs and our native wild life.There is also speculation that mill owners often drug these animals to make them appear" bright eyed and bushy tailed" to get them across U.S. borders, and when the drugs wear off the truth comes out, Parvo Virus, Lepratosis, Giardia, Canine Distemper and many other reported health issues become evident.

Given all of the above, it is important to take into consideration the psychological and physical stress these puppies face when shipped thousands of miles ,there is no doubt that such a trip adds to the cruelties they have already endured.

Our goal is to enact legislation banning the import of puppies from Korea to the American retail market. By banning these import puppies we can give more attention, to the ongoing puppy mill crisis in our own country, give hope to the millions who die needlessly in our own shelters, show humanity to the many mill dogs in Korea. Stopping the demand at our doorstep would greatly reduce the supply and ease the burden of the mill dogs.

 

WE THE UNDERSIGNED ARE URGING OUR GOVERNMENT, FOR THE WELFARE OF OUR ANIMALS to support the enactment of legislation banning the import of puppies for RETAIL IN THE USA from Korea so that we may disassociate ourselves from the greed of the retail puppy market. Promote adoption of those in our own shelters, denounce inhumane treatment of animals, and put and end to the fraudulence associated with the sale of these puppies.

Thank You,

Sharon Wycoff and Tracy Green

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. WE REACHED 2,000 SIGNATURES

      Sharon Wycoff
      Petition Organizer

      Thank You to all that signed keep the good work up !

    3. Reached 2,000 signatures
    4. Reached 500 signatures
    5. This needs to stop

      Sharon Wycoff
      Petition Organizer

      The truth needs to be told !

    6. Some of the many reasons we are signing

      Sharon Wycoff
      Petition Organizer

      This is why we are here folks, just an example (one out of many, of an adoption gone very wrong)

    7. 439 signatures WAY TO GO...many more are needed

      Sharon Wycoff
      Petition Organizer

      We have a long road to travel, we have enough animals to go around right here in the USA , we really don't need to bring sick puppies into the USA please help , SIGN, if you can't sign SHARE, if you can't do that then EDUCATE every little bit helps :)

    8. Reached 250 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • heather campbell MYRTLE BEACH, SC
      • over 1 year ago

      These animals are treated as a commodity, not as an individual. The mass production of breeds takes away what is truly important, good genetics as well as health and temperment. We have way too many strays and shelter pets that are DYING. Adopt, don't shop.

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    • Stephanie Vohs PLAINVILLE, KS
      • almost 2 years ago

      Why in the world would we import puppies when we euthaize millions of homeless dogs in shelters every year! Incredible!

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    • yolanda figueroa TAMPA, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Thank God they're not eaten like they proberly did with their parents!

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    • Leslene Dunn CLAREMONT, SOUTH AFRICA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Oh my God, this too. Ban it now.

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    • Mary Emmons LEAVENWORTH, WA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Korea doesn't take care of their animals nor are responsible for their strays. Don't import puppies from korea unless it is going to help stop the sale of dogs for meat!

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