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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: 105,467
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 28, 2014 Shubhali Bhatnagar Protect stray dogs please!
Aug 28, 2014 Natasha Foruzan
Aug 28, 2014 Scarlett Cooke
Aug 27, 2014 Brenda Pinto Animal welfare should be one of the priorities in future Olympic Games, animal have value and should be given to them. It's time to show some love and respect for these lovely creatures
Aug 27, 2014 pepper rundle
Aug 27, 2014 Sandra Brown Dogs arent animals,, their family, stop this senseless killing of helpless animals,
Aug 27, 2014 (Name not displayed) Pls stop killing of dogs.
Aug 27, 2014 amanda reyes
Aug 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 27, 2014 Donna Surette Stop this killing !!!
Aug 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 27, 2014 Brian Cerruto Please stop killing the dogs
Aug 27, 2014 Kelly Mars
Aug 27, 2014 Tammy Bennetts
Aug 27, 2014 Christopher Honeck
Aug 27, 2014 Monisha Saxena
Aug 27, 2014 Ellanda Waterman
Aug 27, 2014 Alana Kulp
Aug 27, 2014 Leonor Vaca
Aug 27, 2014 Vilma Villaver
Aug 27, 2014 (Name not displayed) S T O P killing helpless animals. They have a right to their lives too.
Aug 27, 2014 Renate Gärtner
Aug 27, 2014 rosemary colley stop this inhumane treatment of these dogs save and protect them
Aug 27, 2014 Stacey Otstot
Aug 27, 2014 Barb Halprin
Aug 27, 2014 (Name not displayed) Stop this monstrous atrocity at once. A dog is man's best friend and the most loving creature that God ever created. Save them and protect them
Aug 27, 2014 Simonae Kotze
Aug 27, 2014 Stephanie Dillon Stop the killing
Aug 27, 2014 Erica Akins
Aug 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 27, 2014 Patti Smith
Aug 27, 2014 kenneth wright we are in the 21st century not the dark ages use your influence to stop this sort of thing happening
Aug 27, 2014 marija griskevica
Aug 27, 2014 A U
Aug 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 27, 2014 Joanne Vietor Stop the killing
Aug 27, 2014 (Name not displayed) STOP
Aug 27, 2014 Dawn Marlowe
Aug 27, 2014 Karen Fitzpatrick
Aug 27, 2014 Radhika Awasthi I am against any kind of cruelty towards pets!
Aug 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 27, 2014 terry bates Stop the killing. Its wrong! None of u guys are god so who gave you the power to kill theses beautiful animals?..
Aug 27, 2014 Dyosa Antonio
Aug 27, 2014 (Name not displayed) Killing homeless dogs is just wrong because they don't kill the homeless people!!!!
Aug 27, 2014 Ludmila Rudaba Stop killing the stray dogs, they cannot speak for themselves, so must.
Aug 27, 2014 Lucia Baker
Aug 27, 2014 Rena Katz
Aug 27, 2014 katherine chamberlain
Aug 27, 2014 Gina Jones

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