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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: 110,315
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

Jul 26, 2016 Jodi Igard
Jul 25, 2016 Luette Guilmette
Jul 25, 2016 mario forchelli
Jul 25, 2016 Mark Turner
Jul 25, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2016 gladys carp stop abuse and cruelty
Jul 25, 2016 Kathleen Forchelli
Jul 24, 2016 Andrew Sulay
Jul 23, 2016 Irene Roos
Jul 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2016 Tobin Jacobson
Jul 22, 2016 Tina Jordan
Jul 22, 2016 Billie Close Pls protect the poor helpless animals when they need it most... tu
Jul 22, 2016 Billie Orechovesky
Jul 22, 2016 Al Turnauer
Jul 22, 2016 Monica Lanzi
Jul 22, 2016 Ashley Ludwig
Jul 22, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2016 Marta Schei
Jul 22, 2016 nathalie van manen
Jul 22, 2016 Toni-leigh Milner
Jul 21, 2016 Dalana MCaren
Jul 20, 2016 Jacob Spillman
Jul 20, 2016 Mary DANDREA
Jul 20, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 20, 2016 Jacqueline Rebel
Jul 20, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2016 alida carletti
Jul 17, 2016 Negar Modgeddi
Jul 17, 2016 Susan Rano
Jul 16, 2016 Kristy Laino
Jul 16, 2016 Laura Sherwood
Jul 16, 2016 pauline ellis
Jul 15, 2016 Gail DRURY
Jul 15, 2016 ecaterina megyes
Jul 15, 2016 Cathy M Tonarelli
Jul 15, 2016 Eleonora Bacchini
Jul 15, 2016 Laurence Mong
Jul 14, 2016 Sigrid Fellner
Jul 14, 2016 Marga Star Protect Strays In Olympic Host Cities.
Jul 14, 2016 Christie Mello
Jul 13, 2016 Douglas Parker
Jul 13, 2016 AnnMarie DiNatale
Jul 13, 2016 rebecca dussetschleger
Jul 13, 2016 DeLisa Fields
Jul 13, 2016 KIM ATROSH
Jul 13, 2016 Marisol Estela
Jul 13, 2016 Maryjean Letham
Jul 12, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 12, 2016 Michele Skibneski I do not understand the inhumanity of we so called humans. Everything is disposable. It is a shame that humans don't use the intelligence we were given to care for all creation.

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