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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: 108,945
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

Sep 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 4, 2015 jolanda Brulez
Sep 4, 2015 Noemi Tello-Botdorf
Sep 4, 2015 charles torres
Sep 3, 2015 Mike Bogan
Sep 3, 2015 Dale McGrath
Sep 3, 2015 Susan Crane
Sep 2, 2015 frances lightfine
Sep 2, 2015 Diana Jones
Sep 2, 2015 Hilda Watkins
Sep 2, 2015 sylvie béclard
Sep 1, 2015 chris landman
Sep 1, 2015 Mary Harris
Aug 31, 2015 Cindy Norris
Aug 31, 2015 Rachel Walton
Aug 31, 2015 rebekah salandra
Aug 31, 2015 ARZU ERDOGAN
Aug 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2015 Roxanne Asel
Aug 29, 2015 Susan (Suni) Roberts-Ibarra there must be a watcher organization started for this too!!!!!!!!
Aug 29, 2015 Stacy Brandt
Aug 29, 2015 Sylvia Allen
Aug 29, 2015 Leanne Rathmell
Aug 28, 2015 Judy Spaulding
Aug 28, 2015 Melissa McCracken
Aug 28, 2015 Jo-Ann Boyle
Aug 28, 2015 Gillian Cockwill
Aug 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 27, 2015 maurizio slanzi
Aug 26, 2015 cecilia nevel
Aug 26, 2015 Stacey Riccardi
Aug 26, 2015 A. Elissen
Aug 26, 2015 Teresa Heiser
Aug 26, 2015 Angels Puig
Aug 26, 2015 Alexis Stengel
Aug 26, 2015 LINDA FANCHER
Aug 25, 2015 tina zouppas
Aug 25, 2015 Susan Lindsey
Aug 25, 2015 Theresia Styadinata
Aug 25, 2015 janet sifers
Aug 25, 2015 denyse miele
Aug 25, 2015 Lea Faulks
Aug 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 25, 2015 Dawn Templer
Aug 25, 2015 Joanne Zolk
Aug 25, 2015 daniela e
Aug 25, 2015 Leisa Baumann Considering the astronomical budget and extremely high revenue generated for decades after an Olympic game, there is no reason not to demand humane treatment of stray animals as part of the Olympic pre-requisiste rules and regulations.
Aug 25, 2015 Laura Dani

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