Black Friday for Pets November 23, 2012
Beware toxic chicken jerky treats made in China, that to date have sickened over 2,200 dogs with kidney & liver failure, and killed over 360.
This Thursday concerned pet owners will demonstrate outside Walmart stores around the country to protest the continued selling and marketing toxic pet treats made in China.
On Black Friday, 2012 determined pet food consumers all across the U.S. and Canada will gather together in front of Walmarts.
Mission: We are asking Walmart to remove all Chinese imported jerky treats from store shelves immediately and we ask they remain removed until the FDA has issued a statement the treats are safe for pets to consume.
Description: Why Black Friday? Several reasons, but the biggest is media. Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year. Every single year, the media is in front of Walmarts all across the U.S. filming the shopping frenzy. By planning to ask Walmart managers questions on this day, we have guaranteed media attention. We need our questions to Walmart to be publicized in every city - this is our one day to achieve that.
Why Walmart? Walmart is the largest national retailer. If Walmart removes the treats from store shelves, it is likely other retailers will follow.
What are we asking for and what are the grounds for our request? Very simple...we are asking Walmart to remove all Chinese imported jerky treats from store shelves immediately and we ask they remain removed until the FDA has issued a statement the treats are safe for pets to consume.