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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: 111,402
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

Jun 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2017 Vicki Hendricks
Jun 22, 2017 tammy collin
Jun 22, 2017 Maristela Machado
Jun 22, 2017 Beverly Brown
Jun 22, 2017 Ольга Малютина
Jun 20, 2017 ANNE Gilbert
Jun 20, 2017 Anne Matarin-Bessiron
Jun 20, 2017 emily dugan
Jun 19, 2017 Jana Williams
Jun 19, 2017 Vaughna Vananda
Jun 19, 2017 Selena Millman
Jun 19, 2017 Steven Schueller
Jun 19, 2017 Anna Krohn
Jun 19, 2017 Suzi Jackson
Jun 19, 2017 Sharon Porter
Jun 19, 2017 peggy file
Jun 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 19, 2017 M. Estella
Jun 19, 2017 Kristine Richter
Jun 19, 2017 Yolanda Hershey
Jun 19, 2017 melanie spires
Jun 18, 2017 Terry-Lynn Smith
Jun 18, 2017 Jax Doling
Jun 17, 2017 Vickie Dysard
Jun 16, 2017 Cyndee Jimenez
Jun 16, 2017 Jacqueline Straw
Jun 16, 2017 Debra Cassiero
Jun 16, 2017 Nancy Weiss
Jun 16, 2017 Rama Bharadwaj
Jun 16, 2017 julie munson
Jun 16, 2017 Bruce Nix
Jun 16, 2017 pearl wheeler
Jun 16, 2017 Sherie Holomuzki
Jun 15, 2017 SALI EVANS
Jun 15, 2017 Kathy Sweany
Jun 15, 2017 Manuela Nestler
Jun 13, 2017 Melissa Pacheco
Jun 12, 2017 Marilyn Quindo
Jun 12, 2017 Julie Minton
Jun 11, 2017 James Deschene
Jun 11, 2017 Jenniferacrey@gmail. Come m Acrey
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 7, 2017 Angela Strafkos
Jun 5, 2017 Jacqueline Draszt
Jun 5, 2017 Maiko Kushida
Jun 5, 2017 susan miller
Jun 5, 2017 Ellen Seeherman
Jun 5, 2017 Elisabeth Wouters

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