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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: 111,738
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

Oct 16, 2017 Sue Coughlin
Oct 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 14, 2017 Kimberly Boden
Oct 14, 2017 Karl-Heinz Braun
Oct 12, 2017 andree luron
Oct 12, 2017 Jordi Malgà
Oct 10, 2017 Nicola Marsden
Oct 10, 2017 Jean Galati
Oct 10, 2017 susan munro
Oct 10, 2017 Ellyn Coalter save the strays
Oct 10, 2017 Melissa Smith
Oct 9, 2017 David B
Oct 9, 2017 Elizabeth S
Oct 9, 2017 Chris B
Oct 9, 2017 Clover K
Oct 9, 2017 Brenda S
Oct 9, 2017 Marlene K
Oct 9, 2017 Laura Kopish
Oct 9, 2017 Lori Lester
Oct 8, 2017 Cathleen Gorden
Oct 7, 2017 Anneline Bacon
Oct 6, 2017 Louise Moore
Oct 6, 2017 Linda CulpepperTomaso
Oct 6, 2017 Brenda Roy
Oct 5, 2017 MaryJo DeGiuseppi
Oct 5, 2017 K Moore
Oct 5, 2017 Sarah Young
Oct 4, 2017 Teodora Kostadinova
Oct 4, 2017 William Sherman
Oct 4, 2017 JoAnn Simko
Oct 4, 2017 Sara Garcia
Oct 4, 2017 beverly williams please
Oct 4, 2017 kathy Giambelluca
Oct 3, 2017 Tracy Wood
Oct 2, 2017 Alissa Ebertz
Oct 2, 2017 Marilyn Williams Strays don't want to be stray! They would love to be a good person's pet. Please protect strays, by adopting and feeding them if you can't adopt.please don't kill them.
Oct 2, 2017 Eva Wertheimer
Oct 2, 2017 katie smith
Oct 2, 2017 Bianca Wohkittel
Oct 2, 2017 Claudia Neuhalfen
Oct 1, 2017 Marion Brannaschk Mitleid mit Tieren und ein guter Charakter sind derart eng eng miteinander verknüpft, dass man mit Gewissheit feststellen kann, das niemand, der grausam zu Tieren ist, ein guter Mensch sein kann!!!!!!
Oct 1, 2017 Valerya Nikanorova
Oct 1, 2017 Astrid Süßbrich
Oct 1, 2017 Silja Alter
Oct 1, 2017 angelika wegner
Oct 1, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 1, 2017 Sonja Horch
Oct 1, 2017 Athina Peter
Oct 1, 2017 Patricia Krombach

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