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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: 110,102
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 24, 2016 Samantha Contreras
May 23, 2016 Rumen Aleksandrov
May 23, 2016 Alexis Adams I feel that the games should be stopped or moved to another country and that the sponsors that are donating time & money should put out and I personally have pushed for a ban on the games & the sponsors..
May 22, 2016 Jackylyn Mamador
May 22, 2016 Sandra Zaninovich
May 21, 2016 Jane Doe
May 21, 2016 Barbara Reeves
May 20, 2016 John Chambers
May 20, 2016 Marilyn Leon
May 20, 2016 Celina Silva
May 20, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2016 Dale Lipson
May 20, 2016 Holly Upton
May 20, 2016 Denise Hunter
May 19, 2016 Deborah Rollins
May 19, 2016 Laney Smith God please give people the heart to help the completely helpless and non deserving strays that never asked to be here but are so they need HELP NOW !
May 19, 2016 Carmen Blakely
May 19, 2016 Isabel Owen
May 19, 2016 Dat Tran
May 19, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2016 Deja Brown
May 19, 2016 Zennie Matematico
May 19, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2016 Emira Galan
May 18, 2016 Kathy Dorr
May 18, 2016 Sarah Stevens
May 17, 2016 Robert Covington
May 17, 2016 Charlene Beck
May 16, 2016 Patricia Ryon SHAME ON U!
May 16, 2016 Brenda Cox
May 14, 2016 Julia Windham
May 13, 2016 Rachel Rakaczky
May 13, 2016 aLeXX CooPeR
May 13, 2016 Maria Emilia Chora
May 13, 2016 Rosalilia Dorantes
May 13, 2016 Debbie Brent
May 13, 2016 Robert Jenkins
May 13, 2016 Melinda Robbins
May 13, 2016 Jill Alibrandi
May 13, 2016 Monika Pellegini
May 13, 2016 Lisa Lambrecht
May 13, 2016 DeLynda Brown
May 12, 2016 Marilena Rosa
May 11, 2016 Davee Gault
May 10, 2016 gail belfiore
May 10, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 10, 2016 Marion Weston
May 9, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 9, 2016 David Ben Haim

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