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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: 106,232
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.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Oct 22, 2014 Angelika Kempter
Oct 21, 2014 Justin Fox
Oct 21, 2014 Claudia Nunez Future host cities must neither conduct nor condone the inhumane treatment of animals in order to prepare for an Olympic event.
Oct 21, 2014 margaret miranda Please have a heart when it comes to stray animals; Animals are Gods Angels on Earth. Please be humane and kind to them.
Oct 21, 2014 Ortwin Mergner
Oct 21, 2014 Tammy Weaver
Oct 21, 2014 Leatha Gonzalez Please stop this barbaric senseless killing.
Oct 20, 2014 Monica Antonio
Oct 20, 2014 Meghan Trew
Oct 20, 2014 Jody Carlson
Oct 20, 2014 Robin Harper
Oct 20, 2014 Mirela Cipris
Oct 20, 2014 Suzie Stoltz
Oct 20, 2014 Penny Karn
Oct 20, 2014 ciszak anthony
Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2014 Amy Pierfederici
Oct 20, 2014 Sandra sheehy
Oct 20, 2014 melissa skye
Oct 19, 2014 Josie Sheppard
Oct 19, 2014 andrea delrio
Oct 19, 2014 Creedance Austin
Oct 19, 2014 MaryAnna Hunt
Oct 18, 2014 Michelle Hellstern NO WONDER I didn't watch the Olympics that much...
Oct 18, 2014 Patti Zusman
Oct 18, 2014 Gina Freitas
Oct 18, 2014 LeeAnn Young
Oct 17, 2014 Tina Van Rikxoord
Oct 17, 2014 Cherie Levinsohn
Oct 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 17, 2014 JUDITH FISCHER
Oct 17, 2014 Alice Long Hosting the Winter Olympics gets lots of attention. So do host cities that burn alive stray animals. We are BANNING ALL Olympics, and so are thousands of other Americans. Pay attention! Stop your inhumanity. Now!
Oct 17, 2014 Annie Hatzakorzian
Oct 16, 2014 Lisa Brady Please do not make the same horrendous choice Russia did in order to 'beautify ' the city by killing stray dogs! These innocent souls have no choice. We need to be the Guardians of these wonderous animals, not the guititine.
Oct 16, 2014 Caroline Charlton Let's make sure the Olympics, a celebration of unity amongst all nations, honors and respects the civility of the IOC's mission. Abuse, torture, neglect-none of these words speak to the spirit of the Olympics.
Oct 16, 2014 Mary Colin Arndt
Oct 16, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please do not let animal slaughter occur anywhere in the future.
Oct 16, 2014 Lorraine Anthony If you cannot save the lives of dogs in host cities, then you are not humanitarians and should not be holding the jobs you have.
Oct 16, 2014 Margo Bliss Please don't let these helpless animals again be subject to cruel extermination because of the Olympics. They are just "games" and no one should die because of a game.
Oct 16, 2014 Michael easter
Oct 15, 2014 Lori Black
Oct 15, 2014 Diane Koper Please take heart . These animals have done to hurt anyone . THEY have not asked to be here but they are so please please just show kindness and love to them . They will love unconditionally if given the chance . THEY WILL NOT RUIN YOUR OLYMPICS .WHY KILL
Oct 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 15, 2014 maureen boag
Oct 15, 2014 michele cannon
Oct 15, 2014 Paul Sehmbey
Oct 15, 2014 Cheryl Gavreluk The inhumane treatment of any living is unacceptable. Getting rid of stray animals to make a city look good is cruel. No city is stray free and most people know this. I'm almost scared to even ask what is done with homeless people at Olympic time.
Oct 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 15, 2014 Anete Oliveira I`m a Brazilian, In 2016 Brazil will host the Olympic games I ask please that this kind of cruelty does not happen in my country. We already have so many abandoned animals suffering every day. They no need this anymore. All animals deserve our respect.

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