Puppies in Peril from Chinese Pet Food
  • Petitioned Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner

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Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner

Puppies in Peril from Chinese Pet Food

    1. Petition by

      Food & Water Watch

Heidi and BJ were both healthy dogs that passed away within days of eating chicken jerky dog treats from China. Rita and Terie, their owners, and Food & Water Watch are calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent this from happening to other pets by stopping the sale of potentially tainted Chinese pet food in the U.S.

Rita and Terie are not alone in experiencing an incredible loss from what should have been a "treat" for their dogs. Despite the flood of reports of dogs dying from imported dog treats going back as far as 2007, the FDA has done nothing to fix the problem. Unfortunately, these pet treats are likely just the tip of the iceberg. We know that the FDA has a poor track record of ensuring the safety of food from China for people and pets.

Help make sure this doesn't happen to more pets or people by contacting the FDA today, and please be sure to add your own personal story if you've been affected by this issue.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 4,000 signatures
    2. Heidi and BJ will be missed, make sure this doesn't happen to other dogs.

      Food & Water Watch is working with Rita and Terie, two pet owners who both lost their healthy dogs after giving them chicken jerky treats from China. You can read more about Rita and Terie's heartbreaking stories here: http://action.foodandwaterwatch.org/p/salsa/web/common/public/content?content_item_KEY=11936

      And then take action to make sure this doesn't happen to any more pets or people.

    3. Reached 250 signatures
    4. Check out our blog for more details on tainted pet food from China

      This is just the latest food safety issue in a long line of issues with human and pet food imported from China. Learn the history and find out how you can get involved.


    Reasons for signing

    • Courtney Franks SOUTH BELOIT, IL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Dog treats should be checked to be sure they're safe.

    • Zarada Gowenlock CHICAGO, IL
      • almost 2 years ago

      It is important for us to take care of our pets and petition against corporations that import medicines and fods from China, we must stop the usa corporations as we can not do anything agaist China, trhey don't care.

    • Chris Basso PRICE, UT
      • almost 2 years ago

      If corporations and those in charge of keeping them in line would take their eyes off their money and see what is going on around them, they might care a little bit more. I guarantee if it were their children were being sold tainted or poisonous food, they would not stand for it, so why do they think it’s ok to harm our animals without a care in the world.hy is this important to you? (Optional)

    • Marietta Anton AUGSBURG, DE
      • almost 2 years ago

      I have a dog and I love her.

      I didn't knew since 5 minutes, that I have to protect her against Chinese Food. I don't want to have to google before buying dog food or food in general.

    • Debbie Waynick TUCSON, AZ
      • almost 2 years ago

      I was warned about a month ago, from another petition about the poisons that are found in dog/cat foods and snack that was made in China. If you feed your pet anything made in China, you are risking their life, there is a good chance it has poison. There are great food and treats made in Canada. Do not by pet food made in China, you are only quicken your pet's death!


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