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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: 111,259
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

Apr 29, 2017 Buzz Buzaglo
Apr 28, 2017 lori cesareo
Apr 28, 2017 Katja Wybo
Apr 28, 2017 Carol Wellman
Apr 27, 2017 diana bryant
Apr 26, 2017 Kelli Sheflin
Apr 26, 2017 Lin Koester
Apr 26, 2017 cathy moore
Apr 26, 2017 Maria Staffieri
Apr 26, 2017 Jessenda Swartzwelder
Apr 25, 2017 Roberto Penaherrera
Apr 25, 2017 Christina Hearns
Apr 25, 2017 Kelley Harriss
Apr 25, 2017 Laura Barbera
Apr 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2017 Pat Redner
Apr 24, 2017 Yolanda Bernhard
Apr 24, 2017 Audrey Morgan
Apr 24, 2017 dawn longo
Apr 23, 2017 Kim Wiliams
Apr 23, 2017 Indira Nankoosingh
Apr 23, 2017 janet ayers
Apr 22, 2017 Karen Presson
Apr 22, 2017 Mary Hurley
Apr 22, 2017 Rebecca Bennett
Apr 22, 2017 Jane Munns
Apr 22, 2017 Elvira Trebesius
Apr 21, 2017 Simone Duffin
Apr 21, 2017 Kara Walmsley
Apr 21, 2017 Debbie Banditelli
Apr 21, 2017 AJ Weiss
Apr 21, 2017 Renee Raitano
Apr 21, 2017 Rebecca Maclean
Apr 21, 2017 Heather Cohen
Apr 20, 2017 Parri Assem
Apr 19, 2017 Dawn Ciszar
Apr 19, 2017 C Marais
Apr 19, 2017 Dave Garcin
Apr 19, 2017 anna myrha
Apr 18, 2017 Jerri Berg
Apr 18, 2017 Vanessa Ungaro
Apr 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2017 Jenice Minamide
Apr 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2017 Barbara Clukey
Apr 16, 2017 pascal federgrun
Apr 16, 2017 corinne federgrun
Apr 15, 2017 Susanne Stachel I'm against animal cruelty
Apr 15, 2017 Gity Grupe
Apr 15, 2017 Nathan Fisher

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