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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: 104,004
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

Jul 21, 2014 Mia Dravis
Jul 21, 2014 Debbie Thompson
Jul 21, 2014 Edward Janus
Jul 21, 2014 Fernanda haberman
Jul 21, 2014 Leigh Salamon
Jul 21, 2014 Tali Salamon
Jul 21, 2014 Alina Chechik
Jul 21, 2014 Tina Oshea
Jul 21, 2014 Franck Gauthier
Jul 21, 2014 Dorothy Cherkas What kind of countries can do such murderous and inhumane acts! Humans are the ones at fault! Not the animals! Truth be told!
Jul 21, 2014 Claudia Alraun
Jul 21, 2014 Mette Marianne Meyer-Stensballe Those killigngs are cruel & inhuman ..boycut those Olympic Games in such countries ...!!!!!!
Jul 21, 2014 debbi reddish
Jul 21, 2014 Ginger Dahl
Jul 21, 2014 Ulrica Sjögren
Jul 21, 2014 christa merken
Jul 20, 2014 Huney Goh
Jul 20, 2014 Ann Bertens
Jul 20, 2014 Zoë Engle
Jul 20, 2014 Ellen Hall
Jul 19, 2014 michele kirk
Jul 19, 2014 josette ferralli
Jul 19, 2014 LuAnn Bearer
Jul 18, 2014 Stacey Thompson
Jul 18, 2014 Terrie Whiteley Just show's their greed and how callose they are about living things
Jul 18, 2014 Danielle Labasin
Jul 18, 2014 Rachel Moore
Jul 18, 2014 Renata Allocco
Jul 18, 2014 Karolina Tesarek
Jul 18, 2014 Kristin Lolli
Jul 17, 2014 Holly Corder
Jul 17, 2014 Earl Storms
Jul 17, 2014 jewel valmont
Jul 17, 2014 Tiffany Rhodes
Jul 17, 2014 Joan Del Grosso
Jul 17, 2014 Ilze Vakse
Jul 17, 2014 Binka Mukerji
Jul 17, 2014 Deborah French
Jul 16, 2014 Shannon Erickson
Jul 16, 2014 Kayla Brooks
Jul 16, 2014 Samantha Dysinger
Jul 16, 2014 Dawn Barrett
Jul 16, 2014 Jay Davey
Jul 16, 2014 Kathryn Fenn
Jul 16, 2014 diego fleita
Jul 16, 2014 Debbie McGee
Jul 16, 2014 jean lefevre
Jul 16, 2014 Christy Betley
Jul 16, 2014 Jennifer Paul

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