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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: 108,152
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

May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2015 Lorena Lee
May 24, 2015 Leslie Ann Rodarte
May 24, 2015 Amanda LeBlanc
May 24, 2015 nancy monaghan
May 24, 2015 Janet White Cruelty to animals shines a horrible shadow over the Olympics.
May 24, 2015 Terri McQuillen
May 23, 2015 Jess Francis
May 23, 2015 Mi Ok Bruining
May 23, 2015 Mary Hall
May 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 23, 2015 maria rosa suraci
May 23, 2015 Lynn Jessup Spay and neuter the dogs and cats and start a feeding program. Start a Free spay/neuter program so people will prevent their pets from adding to this burden--that is how it started to begin with. Spaying gets to the root of the problem!!
May 23, 2015 TAMARA BRAGG
May 23, 2015 Ku Rr
May 22, 2015 Donna Marie Tromans
May 22, 2015 Alison Sharpes
May 22, 2015 Beverly Terhune
May 22, 2015 Jean du Ross
May 22, 2015 Ann Braselton
May 22, 2015 pamela miller
May 22, 2015 Anna Golebieski
May 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2015 Kimberly Youngblood
May 21, 2015 hazel johnson
May 21, 2015 Jessie Gordon
May 21, 2015 Emilee Johnson
May 20, 2015 Janna Arrington
May 20, 2015 Tina Moreland
May 20, 2015 Marianna Benashvili
May 20, 2015 Janet Martinez
May 19, 2015 Andrea Schuster
May 19, 2015 Monique Treppe
May 19, 2015 fabs nacka
May 19, 2015 David Sickles
May 18, 2015 Danis Benguria-Valenzuela
May 18, 2015 Tara L The more i know people…the more I love animals!!!
May 18, 2015 Michaela Schmidt
May 18, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 18, 2015 Denise Ortiz
May 18, 2015 Judit Mészárosné Deák
May 18, 2015 Karin Sülzner
May 18, 2015 Janine Sanders
May 17, 2015 Andrea Howard
May 17, 2015 Tanya Owens
May 17, 2015 Beverly Horsfield
May 16, 2015 Sher Cheathem
May 16, 2015 Carol Sparks
May 16, 2015 Jhanel Kies Stop murdering and torturing innocent dogs. Build a shelter and spay/neuter
May 16, 2015 Magali GUILLOU

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