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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: 104,067
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


Jul 28, 2014 Autumn West Animals deserve to be treated kindly since they have been our companions since the beginning.
Jul 27, 2014 AKIKO SAKAGUCHI
Jul 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2014 Lavenna White
Jul 27, 2014 Joyce Hutcheson
Jul 27, 2014 Barbara Paschall Protect strays everywhere. They did not ask to not hae a home.
Jul 27, 2014 Elisabeth Björklund
Jul 26, 2014 Winifred Boyd Dipl, MS, LAc, RM
Jul 26, 2014 Amanda Mikalson
Jul 26, 2014 Leanne Lane
Jul 26, 2014 Andrea Lourenco gomes
Jul 26, 2014 luis silveira
Jul 25, 2014 Stacy Hunt
Jul 25, 2014 Kristina Aguilera
Jul 25, 2014 catherine jobling
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 kris gata
Jul 25, 2014 Kim Simone
Jul 25, 2014 Lisa Welchel
Jul 25, 2014 Susana Rodriguez
Jul 25, 2014 kaitlin Kennedy
Jul 25, 2014 Dawn West
Jul 25, 2014 j lewthwaite
Jul 25, 2014 Carl Macrae fukkin savages - how about we shoot you with poison.
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 Dania Rusanov
Jul 25, 2014 Marlene Smith
Jul 25, 2014 Iris Smith
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 Al Jo
Jul 25, 2014 Christa Dymarczyk
Jul 25, 2014 Marion Snyder
Jul 25, 2014 jean yves lefevre
Jul 25, 2014 jeanne zirkle
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 Sara Robins Please help those that can't help themselves.
Jul 25, 2014 Audrey Bujold
Jul 25, 2014 Vicky Sanders
Jul 25, 2014 Demetra Mihalopoulos
Jul 24, 2014 McKenna Holloway
Jul 24, 2014 Elizabeth Kohen
Jul 24, 2014 Holly Martinell
Jul 24, 2014 Olga Grovic
Jul 24, 2014 Rebecca Zenzola
Jul 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2014 Karen Wood
Jul 24, 2014 April Lerche
Jul 24, 2014 Cheryl McIvor
Jul 24, 2014 Rafa Albert
Jul 24, 2014 emma rugari

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