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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: 106,644
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

Dec 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 19, 2014 carole hagen
Dec 19, 2014 Shannon Blair
Dec 19, 2014 julie helms
Dec 19, 2014 Miodrag Bozic
Dec 18, 2014 Kelly Brewer
Dec 18, 2014 Karen Eldridge
Dec 18, 2014 celeste del vecchio
Dec 18, 2014 Paschalia Keskinidou
Dec 18, 2014 Gina Freitas
Dec 17, 2014 Stacy Carson
Dec 17, 2014 Tanja Bammer-Woelk
Dec 17, 2014 sonia duffy
Dec 17, 2014 Vilma Cardoso
Dec 17, 2014 Tanara Rudic
Dec 17, 2014 Edie Urbasik
Dec 17, 2014 Linda Hancock
Dec 17, 2014 Melissa Brewer
Dec 17, 2014 Debra Shepard
Dec 17, 2014 Kees Albers
Dec 17, 2014 Sanja Božić
Dec 17, 2014 Kristi Lynn Grunow
Dec 17, 2014 Gina Fogarty
Dec 17, 2014 Denise Nash
Dec 17, 2014 amie bingle
Dec 17, 2014 Ulla Steffensen
Dec 16, 2014 Bina Israni
Dec 16, 2014 Emily Bergman
Dec 16, 2014 Diana Gustin
Dec 15, 2014 chantel silvain
Dec 15, 2014 Elaine Sutcliffe
Dec 15, 2014 Shannon Null
Dec 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 14, 2014 Richard Gallagher
Dec 13, 2014 Lisa Stout
Dec 13, 2014 Rajashri Patil
Dec 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 13, 2014 Pip Muser
Dec 12, 2014 Poppy Kiriakidis
Dec 12, 2014 Pascale Baudimont
Dec 12, 2014 diane luke
Dec 12, 2014 Nancy Parsons-Borland
Dec 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 11, 2014 layne wallace
Dec 11, 2014 Lynne Zaklin
Dec 11, 2014 Terrie Matson
Dec 11, 2014 Nicoletta Spedalieri

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