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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: 111,469
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 22, 2017 Sandy Tesar
Jul 21, 2017 Barbara Holdredge
Jul 20, 2017 Susan Bain
Jul 19, 2017 Estella Edwards
Jul 19, 2017 Lynette Nielsen
Jul 19, 2017 Penelope DeCoster Strays should not have to suffer and die because of Olympic trash! Strays are more important!!
Jul 19, 2017 Charmaine McCarroll
Jul 18, 2017 Fern Swecker
Jul 18, 2017 Emma Bloebaum
Jul 18, 2017 Helena Freeman
Jul 18, 2017 Kathleen Lovan
Jul 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 16, 2017 Christine Ciempola
Jul 16, 2017 Jirina Truneckova
Jul 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 15, 2017 Karen Lutz
Jul 14, 2017 Sue Razzaia
Jul 14, 2017 Melanie Cameron
Jul 14, 2017 Camille Barron
Jul 14, 2017 robin white
Jul 13, 2017 Zhena Borg
Jul 11, 2017 Kim Svien
Jul 11, 2017 Valerie Vazquez
Jul 10, 2017 Julie Berberi
Jul 10, 2017 Lori Kegler
Jul 10, 2017 Nicolo Bucaria
Jul 10, 2017 Joan Hise
Jul 10, 2017 Bob Bellamy
Jul 10, 2017 Carol Doud
Jul 10, 2017 Barbara Nistler
Jul 9, 2017 Tonya Raikes lets help and defend and protect all kinds and all types and all breeds of animals against from animal cruelty and animal abuse because these poor animals needs our help so lets help these animals people against these savages
Jul 9, 2017 Wanda Hornsby
Jul 8, 2017 Doug Horn
Jul 7, 2017 John Platania
Jul 7, 2017 Hannah Fusselman Kindness to animals will surely be much better accepted by the international public
Jul 7, 2017 Maria Prinsloo
Jul 7, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 6, 2017 Nata Ku
Jul 5, 2017 Pam Hermes
Jul 5, 2017 S G
Jul 5, 2017 Cassie Alford
Jul 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 4, 2017 charin Suárez
Jul 4, 2017 Sofia Jensen
Jul 4, 2017 Cyrille GOURMAUD
Jul 3, 2017 Hope Carl
Jul 3, 2017 Julie Zack

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