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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: 110,603
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

Oct 23, 2016 naomi cohen
Oct 23, 2016 Olga Faletova
Oct 23, 2016 marie jardin
Oct 22, 2016 corinne beuchet
Oct 21, 2016 Tina Brewster
Oct 21, 2016 Despina Mordou
Oct 21, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2016 Sandra Gather
Oct 20, 2016 Victoria Apodaca
Oct 20, 2016 suzie achin
Oct 20, 2016 susan barta
Oct 20, 2016 Mimi Ngo
Oct 20, 2016 Nina Ocvirk
Oct 20, 2016 Melissa Hawn
Oct 18, 2016 Georgina Hughes
Oct 17, 2016 Tamara McCready
Oct 17, 2016 Sofia U
Oct 17, 2016 Kari Dyrdahl
Oct 17, 2016 Linda Groff
Oct 17, 2016 Stephanie Brake
Oct 17, 2016 Marie Bernier
Oct 17, 2016 Sunny Shelton
Oct 16, 2016 Marchia Stewart
Oct 16, 2016 Danuta Wojciechowska
Oct 16, 2016 Agnieszka Wojciechowska
Oct 16, 2016 Marian Hussenbux
Oct 14, 2016 Sara Camacho
Oct 14, 2016 Kacy Phan
Oct 14, 2016 Gillian Morton
Oct 14, 2016 Laudiceia Fonseca
Oct 13, 2016 natalie collins
Oct 13, 2016 Marc van de Waarseenburg
Oct 12, 2016 Bellinda Rolf-jansen
Oct 11, 2016 irene miller
Oct 11, 2016 Linda Cummings
Oct 11, 2016 Pippa Coles
Oct 10, 2016 Diego Vega
Oct 9, 2016 Charity Loveless
Oct 8, 2016 Janet Brandon
Oct 7, 2016 Laura Valentine
Oct 7, 2016 Doris Matte
Oct 7, 2016 Julia Koerth
Oct 7, 2016 ZUMAYNA Ebrahim
Oct 7, 2016 Beverly Leath
Oct 7, 2016 Jan Allen
Oct 7, 2016 Anne Prost
Oct 6, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 5, 2016 Catharine Erwin
Oct 5, 2016 (Name not displayed)

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