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In March 2014, the Animal Rescue Site mailed almost 100,000 signatures in support of this petition to the International Olympics Committee. While we await their response, you can still make a difference by adding your name to the petition and demand the IOC make animal welfare a priority in future Olympic games.
Goal: 125,000 Progress: 107,184
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

Tell the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that mistreatment and killing of animals is not an acceptable way to prepare for the Olympic Games.

The Winter Olympics in Sochi have passed, yet a dark cloud still hovers over the Olympic Games. Before and during the event, the Sochi government implemented efforts to remove stray dogs from the city, and the methods used were less than humane. Instead of sending the dogs to shelters or implementing a spay/neuter program, the government hired dog catchers who began shooting the dogs with poisoned darts before heaving them - dead or alive - into trucks for disposal.

Various animal rescue organizations have tried to help by giving some strays a temporary home in a shelter, but more needs to be done in order to prevent future useless killings. Those dogs in the shelter are safe, for now. Unfortunately, the many dogs still roaming the streets in Sochi might not be so lucky. We need to ensure that this type of ineffective, last-minute, and inhumane preparation effort never mars the site of an Olympic event again.

Please tell the IOC to immediately and publicly condemn the Sochi stray dog killings, and to recommend that the Sochi city government cease and desist from this activity. Demand that the IOC add to their binding Code of Ethics that future host cities must neither conduct nor condone the inhumane treatment of animals in order to prepare for an Olympic event.

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Dear International Olympic Committee,

The start of the Olympic games in Sochi has uncovered a disturbing practice of removing the stray dogs that roam the streets in order to prepare for the crowds and media that the games bring to a city. This type of inhumane treatment of animals should never be allowed, especially in a city that was given the honor to host the Olympic games.

There are many humane methods that can be used in order to control the stray dog population, and none of them include hiring dog catchers to kill animals using poisoned darts. You need to make sure that every city knows that the IOC does not condone this type of harmful behavior, and will not accept it in the future.

You have the power to ban this sort of activity from any future host cities. Please add this important message to your Code of Ethics: Future host cities must neither conduct nor condone the inhumane treatment of animals in order to prepare for an Olympic event.


Petition Signatures

Mar 2, 2015 (Name not displayed) This needs to stop.
Mar 2, 2015 Karen Daley
Mar 2, 2015 Jill Tarleton
Mar 2, 2015 BC Stock
Mar 2, 2015 dalila orellana
Mar 2, 2015 Lisa Delabre
Mar 2, 2015 Philippa Hardy
Mar 2, 2015 Rosemarie Signer
Mar 2, 2015 mary clausing
Mar 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 1, 2015 India Pugel
Mar 1, 2015 Linda Brenner
Mar 1, 2015 Susan Plubell
Mar 1, 2015 Karen Hippe
Mar 1, 2015 Ricardo Nuno
Mar 1, 2015 Angel Prieur
Feb 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 28, 2015 Michael Ramirez
Feb 28, 2015 Heidi Stabenow
Feb 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 28, 2015 Rosalie Sterner
Feb 27, 2015 johnnie thompson
Feb 27, 2015 Shannon Keiser
Feb 27, 2015 sue kremer
Feb 27, 2015 L. Lee
Feb 27, 2015 Kathy Brooks
Feb 27, 2015 MORTON Goldblum
Feb 27, 2015 Barbara Lynch
Feb 26, 2015 Catherine Tallman
Feb 26, 2015 Katie Rice
Feb 26, 2015 Joanne Umstead
Feb 26, 2015 g neel
Feb 26, 2015 jeanine joskin
Feb 26, 2015 Kim Lane
Feb 26, 2015 Kalinke ten Hulzen
Feb 26, 2015 Maureen Janis Bunn Coelho
Feb 26, 2015 Julia Stahl
Feb 26, 2015 Gloria Dawn
Feb 26, 2015 Jacqueline Tay
Feb 26, 2015 Sandra Trollope
Feb 26, 2015 shelly brown
Feb 25, 2015 silvia martinelli
Feb 25, 2015 dawn klenke
Feb 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 25, 2015 Sherry Nichols
Feb 25, 2015 Ellen Strohmeyer
Feb 25, 2015 Krystal Ipock

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