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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: 112,070
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

Apr 19, 2018 Jane Avallone
Apr 18, 2018 J Miller
Apr 18, 2018 Christine Fernando
Apr 18, 2018 geraldine antierens
Apr 17, 2018 Betty Chan
Apr 15, 2018 Jacqueline McGrath Curtis
Apr 14, 2018 Monica Huang
Apr 14, 2018 Aubrey Savaria
Apr 14, 2018 Lisa Carrara
Apr 14, 2018 Vittorio Renda
Apr 14, 2018 Stacey Smith
Apr 14, 2018 Paul Foulger
Apr 14, 2018 Wendy Dalton
Apr 14, 2018 galina Dzhaladyan
Apr 14, 2018 Ankita Jain Gupta
Apr 13, 2018 Susan Evans
Apr 13, 2018 sharon choong
Apr 13, 2018 Barbara Ellis
Apr 13, 2018 Debbie Conrad
Apr 13, 2018 Jacki Hileman
Apr 13, 2018 Anna Binakaj
Apr 13, 2018 theresa sonia
Apr 12, 2018 Amy Garza
Apr 12, 2018 Donna Arnold Boycott
Apr 12, 2018 Bonnie Claggett
Apr 12, 2018 Jacquelyn Barnes The Olympics are a celebration. How we celebrate anything at the expense of innocent animal lives
Apr 12, 2018 Anne Carlson
Apr 12, 2018 EMIR BOLUFFER
Apr 11, 2018 georgina italy
Apr 10, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 9, 2018 Joan Heezen
Apr 9, 2018 Danielle Reimer
Apr 9, 2018 Sharlene Bergart Stop harming stray dogs. There are humane ways to clear the streets.
Apr 8, 2018 Michael Stevenson
Apr 7, 2018 Lesley Adamson
Apr 7, 2018 Haley Svec
Apr 7, 2018 Sheila Dalton
Apr 7, 2018 Ruth Ann Sforza
Apr 7, 2018 Joanne Hart
Apr 7, 2018 liz s
Apr 6, 2018 ivy smith
Apr 6, 2018 antonina rossi imperato
Apr 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 5, 2018 Ruth Umayan
Apr 4, 2018 Claire McCullagh
Apr 4, 2018 Janet Christian
Apr 4, 2018 Shirley Cooksley
Apr 2, 2018 Megan Speight
Apr 2, 2018 Pamala Brown

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