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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: 104,239
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

Aug 20, 2014 Alexnadra Tabler
Aug 19, 2014 anne carlson
Aug 19, 2014 laura ornella
Aug 19, 2014 Joseph Rzeczycki
Aug 18, 2014 Roxane Diago
Aug 18, 2014 Yuki Mueller
Aug 18, 2014 Suzanne Haley
Aug 18, 2014 William Bennett
Aug 17, 2014 KAAI FUJITANI
Aug 17, 2014 shawna segovia Doesn't say much for them or the United States because we should have not sent anyone over there to compete due to this sick practice. They were/are wrong but so were we. By going over their we condoned it. Shame on us!!!
Aug 17, 2014 Amber Taschner
Aug 17, 2014 Donna DiFrancesco
Aug 17, 2014 Carrie Garneau
Aug 16, 2014 Jessica McLeod
Aug 16, 2014 Amanda Schmitt
Aug 16, 2014 Jackie Allen
Aug 16, 2014 Marcia Bissett
Aug 16, 2014 (Name not displayed) I am realizing that some people just don't have a heart.
Aug 16, 2014 Ashley Jeffrey Animals need rights.
Aug 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 15, 2014 Brenda Cruz
Aug 15, 2014 sarah amaral
Aug 15, 2014 chantal Hamilton
Aug 15, 2014 Frenzzy Ewijk
Aug 15, 2014 kaylie meacham
Aug 15, 2014 Nadine Tränkle
Aug 15, 2014 Rachel Berg Stop animal abuse Worldwide !!! Wake up governments---animal abuse will not be tolerated any more !!!
Aug 15, 2014 Lynn Weeks
Aug 14, 2014 Tina Holt
Aug 14, 2014 missy nichols
Aug 14, 2014 Nicole Cominsky
Aug 14, 2014 Cookie Ford
Aug 14, 2014 nikki mcginnis
Aug 14, 2014 jessica nava
Aug 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 13, 2014 Kayla-rose Jules They never choose this life to become a stray..nobody would not love them so they try to survive on their own ...us humans are the real criminals by abusing these animals ..
Aug 13, 2014 Georgia Lee
Aug 13, 2014 Jen Fogel
Aug 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 13, 2014 Judith Ritsko
Aug 13, 2014 Carol Smith
Aug 13, 2014 roth woods
Aug 12, 2014 dipanwita dasgupta
Aug 12, 2014 Maria Miguel
Aug 12, 2014 Caroline Constantinou
Aug 12, 2014 AL Lapa
Aug 12, 2014 Dale Drouin
Aug 12, 2014 Evelyn Popejoy
Aug 12, 2014 Nicola Breen
Aug 12, 2014 June Ginger

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