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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: 106,457
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

Nov 27, 2014 Frankie Seymour
Nov 27, 2014 kim walsh
Nov 27, 2014 Margit Maguire
Nov 27, 2014 namrata bhattacharya stop abusing animals
Nov 26, 2014 Carla Cicchi Cruelty by humans to animals never stops. Please don't let any city brutally remove strays. There are humane ways to take abandoned animals to safe, clean places, feed & care for them until adopted by good people. Set up a good program for adoption.
Nov 26, 2014 Kristy Russell
Nov 26, 2014 Kandy Chewning
Nov 26, 2014 shelley hirst
Nov 26, 2014 Carolina Chittofrati
Nov 26, 2014 Evelina Kopcheva
Nov 26, 2014 p wyatt
Nov 26, 2014 Sandra DeLong
Nov 26, 2014 Jeanine Mielke
Nov 26, 2014 Lisa Bax
Nov 26, 2014 anneli persson
Nov 25, 2014 sarah barcrlo This is THEIR HOME not yours to take away.
Nov 25, 2014 Carolyn Campbell
Nov 25, 2014 Gary Reno
Nov 25, 2014 Amanisha Mead
Nov 24, 2014 Melissa West How society cares for their pets speak volumes unfortunately we fall far behind and we are suppose to be the most intelligent of species.
Nov 24, 2014 jeff boden
Nov 23, 2014 christa pellikaan
Nov 23, 2014 marley mcdermott Please help
Nov 23, 2014 Patrice Stitt
Nov 22, 2014 Catherine Jones
Nov 22, 2014 Maribel Ortega
Nov 22, 2014 Olivia Petty
Nov 22, 2014 Elizabeth Miller
Nov 22, 2014 Pat Ferber
Nov 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 22, 2014 Magdalena Baricakova
Nov 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 21, 2014 Emilie Schaumburg
Nov 21, 2014 nicole rolland
Nov 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 20, 2014 Piero Masarati
Nov 19, 2014 Desirae Shaw
Nov 19, 2014 Anna Tolmacheva
Nov 19, 2014 Carla Winger
Nov 19, 2014 luba beganovic
Nov 19, 2014 Eleanor Martino
Nov 18, 2014 Carmen Calleja
Nov 18, 2014 Cathleen Cooks
Nov 17, 2014 mani anjel Plz stop all this type f crucials on animals
Nov 17, 2014 Christine Stever
Nov 17, 2014 Dana Belt
Nov 17, 2014 Jeremy Bailey
Nov 17, 2014 Dagmar Goebelbecker
Nov 17, 2014 Pauline Köhler

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