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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: 110,039
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 3, 2016 Jennifer Rider
May 3, 2016 Olya Almazova
May 1, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 1, 2016 NAOMI Richard It's about time! The Olympics are such a tainted, fraudulent business, any way, but animals deserve better thanwhat greed hands out to them.
May 1, 2016 Cyndee Kruggel
May 1, 2016 Idalia Padilla
Apr 30, 2016 marcy battershell
Apr 30, 2016 Karen Weston
Apr 29, 2016 Kristie Mamelli
Apr 28, 2016 Wendy Vanaeken
Apr 28, 2016 Michael Ernemann
Apr 28, 2016 Michel Ernemann
Apr 28, 2016 Judith Sanders Control excess dogs with spay/neuter.
Apr 28, 2016 Valeria Santos
Apr 28, 2016 Bonny Jean Austin Please help protect these abandoned animals. Protect them from the suffer the face at the hands of humans. The lonely and fearful life the face is unforgivable. No animal should be abused, abandoned or starve slowly to death.
Apr 28, 2016 Sherri Wiegman
Apr 28, 2016 Marisol Ackerman
Apr 28, 2016 Kathy Wallace
Apr 27, 2016 Jessica Canan
Apr 27, 2016 Janet Duran
Apr 27, 2016 Cindy Araya
Apr 27, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 26, 2016 Mary Mitchell
Apr 26, 2016 Pamela Didia
Apr 25, 2016 Melora Jackson
Apr 25, 2016 Patricia Costa
Apr 25, 2016 Linda Hilty-Tuttle
Apr 25, 2016 Monika Pellegrini
Apr 25, 2016 alice eitner
Apr 25, 2016 Carla Torti
Apr 24, 2016 Алексей Жезлов
Apr 24, 2016 Isolde Godman
Apr 23, 2016 Lucilla Bellucci
Apr 21, 2016 Corinne Gaulon
Apr 21, 2016 María Rodríguez
Apr 21, 2016 Andrés Aguilera
Apr 21, 2016 Claudio Bucci
Apr 21, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2016 Marta Tonthat
Apr 20, 2016 Betty Martin
Apr 20, 2016 Rebecca Andrew
Apr 19, 2016 yancy rowlette
Apr 19, 2016 Rebecca Meilinger
Apr 18, 2016 Claire mccullagh
Apr 18, 2016 Magdalena Czeblakow
Apr 18, 2016 Gulnara Syulgina
Apr 17, 2016 Robin Hall
Apr 16, 2016 Ally Trock

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