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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: 111,135
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.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Mar 29, 2017 Jenna Wilson
Mar 29, 2017 Madeleine Oliveland
Mar 29, 2017 Ewelina Szymanska
Mar 29, 2017 Hannah Crone
Mar 29, 2017 Antoinette Soderholm
Mar 29, 2017 Nan Warner
Mar 29, 2017 Sinje Fromme-Sachs
Mar 28, 2017 Wayne Micheal Cosby
Mar 28, 2017 Janice Bernard
Mar 28, 2017 Lori Neuman This cruelty to innocent dogs must STOP!! HEARTBREAKING!!
Mar 28, 2017 Audrey Farrelly
Mar 28, 2017 Kelly Nestelroad
Mar 25, 2017 Linda Giorgianni
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 24, 2017 JoLayne Fritz
Mar 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 24, 2017 Diane Sposili
Mar 23, 2017 Mario Guerrero
Mar 23, 2017 zaida guerrero
Mar 23, 2017 john guerrero
Mar 23, 2017 Dr.Sadie Lewis Violence, abuse, torture- sick and evil. We each need to positize our cover of the world.
Mar 23, 2017 Patrizia Lazzeri This cruel, 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. Use them instead NOW!!
Mar 23, 2017 JANE Rosa
Mar 23, 2017 Carrie Carlson
Mar 23, 2017 LINDA boyce
Mar 23, 2017 Georgia Roussis
Mar 22, 2017 Maggie Santiago
Mar 22, 2017 Julie Craig
Mar 22, 2017 Tatiana Gajdosova
Mar 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 21, 2017 Valéria Menicucci
Mar 20, 2017 butch Moto
Mar 20, 2017 Claudia Alraun
Mar 19, 2017 Ms. Carla Compton, Activist/Advocate
Mar 19, 2017 Ellen Prior
Mar 19, 2017 Darren Anderson
Mar 19, 2017 Linda Schumann
Mar 18, 2017 Rich Gilman
Mar 18, 2017 gwendolyn andary
Mar 18, 2017 athina garani
Mar 17, 2017 Dawn Tetrault Sather
Mar 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 16, 2017 John and Deborah Haynes
Mar 16, 2017 Susan Benavidez
Mar 16, 2017 Donna Trueblood
Mar 15, 2017 Donna Lampkin
Mar 15, 2017 Chay Krasner
Mar 15, 2017 mitzi c collins

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