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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: 108,129
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

May 22, 2015 Kimberly Youngblood
May 21, 2015 hazel johnson
May 21, 2015 Jessie Gordon
May 21, 2015 Emilee Johnson
May 20, 2015 Janna Arrington
May 20, 2015 Tina Moreland
May 20, 2015 Marianna Benashvili
May 20, 2015 Janet Martinez
May 19, 2015 Andrea Schuster
May 19, 2015 Monique Treppe
May 19, 2015 fabs nacka
May 19, 2015 David Sickles
May 18, 2015 Danis Benguria-Valenzuela
May 18, 2015 Tara L The more i know people…the more I love animals!!!
May 18, 2015 Michaela Schmidt
May 18, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 18, 2015 Denise Ortiz
May 18, 2015 Judit Mészárosné Deák
May 18, 2015 Karin Sülzner
May 18, 2015 Janine Sanders
May 17, 2015 Andrea Howard
May 17, 2015 Tanya Owens
May 17, 2015 Beverly Horsfield
May 16, 2015 Sher Cheathem
May 16, 2015 Carol Sparks
May 16, 2015 Jhanel Kies Stop murdering and torturing innocent dogs. Build a shelter and spay/neuter
May 16, 2015 Magali GUILLOU
May 15, 2015 Mary Ann Rosso
May 14, 2015 Ross Gow
May 14, 2015 venkatesh kannan
May 14, 2015 Christopher Clark
May 14, 2015 Marge Gelsleichter Horrible
May 14, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 14, 2015 L Ryan
May 14, 2015 Katelyn Hartman
May 14, 2015 Beth Pollard
May 13, 2015 carol maurus
May 13, 2015 Jenna Griffin
May 13, 2015 Anne-lise DIEBOLT
May 13, 2015 Annemieke Morks
May 13, 2015 ann-louise andersson
May 13, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 13, 2015 rossana seccabiani
May 13, 2015 ANA MARIA
May 12, 2015 kathryn jaramillo
May 12, 2015 Luciane Gorzkowski
May 12, 2015 Yoon Jung Choi
May 12, 2015 M ZERVOS
May 11, 2015 Steven Igou Stray domestics are our own fault. No kill shelter and sanctuaries. Additionally access and financial assistance for spay neuter programs.
May 11, 2015 sarah owensby stop the puppy mills .start spay and neuter programs for all.that will stop the problem

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