Many people may not know that Happy Hips Chicken Breast Strips are made in China and that thousands of dogs have suffered and in many cases fatally! A heartbreaking and on-going epidemic in the pet food industry as 1000's of pets are dying and getting sick from chicken strips made in China. With the FDA unable to test the source in China, it is not possible for them to identify if the meat is tainted and therefore responsible for the deaths of companions in the US. This article from a few days ago details why lawsuits are not being filed: http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/22/13399443-china-stiff-arms-fda-on-jerky-pet-treat-testing-reports-show?lite
If lawsuits cannot be filed then we should use this petition to shed light on this injustice. There is tons of information on the internet about people’s dogs getting sick and even dying after eating chicken treats imported from China. I had been purchasing Happy Hips at Whole Foods, Petco and Amazon and assumed because they were in places like Whole Foods that they were healthy and safe…NOT!
I have always fed Pele an organic, high quality diet, but one day she got into a bag of Happy Hips and ate more than just a few treats. You would think that she would have been ok since they are “All Natural”. Dogs can eat practically anything. But shortly after Pele went into Acute Renal Failure and if it had not been for a miracle, she would have certainly died. She survived but now she suffers from endless seizures and with over $5000 in vet bills and counting, I still do not know if she will make it. Happy Hips has turned my vibrant and beautiful 12 year old dog into a shaking pathetic creature who urinates and defecates on herself daily. Not to mention the stress, sadness, exhaustion and anger that has followed our family for months as we fight to keep her alive.
Please join me in the fight against this injustice before more innocent dogs and people are affected by this greed!
Lyn & Pele