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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: 111,888
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

Jan 17, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
Jan 17, 2018 cara frame
Jan 16, 2018 aya oda
Jan 16, 2018 Donna Tanner
Jan 14, 2018 Sieglinda Preez
Jan 14, 2018 norma graciela varrone cancio
Jan 13, 2018 Sheri Nolen
Jan 13, 2018 Cathy Saunders
Jan 11, 2018 Lynn Gaudette
Jan 11, 2018 Margo Salone
Jan 9, 2018 Beth Hukill
Jan 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 6, 2018 Davina Lee
Jan 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 4, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 2, 2018 Chinanan Khurasee
Dec 30, 2017 Susan Bortolussi
Dec 30, 2017 Janice Vakili
Dec 29, 2017 Judy Budge
Dec 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 28, 2017 cathy nolane
Dec 27, 2017 Liz Seff
Dec 26, 2017 Marilyn Williams Please protect these unfortunate strays. No dog or cat wants to be a stray. Unloved and uncared for. Have a heart--protect them.
Dec 25, 2017 Jackee Goforth
Dec 23, 2017 Margie Hancock
Dec 22, 2017 Diane Chavez
Dec 21, 2017 T.J. Pitts
Dec 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 15, 2017 Donna Brock
Dec 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 12, 2017 Wendy Derner
Dec 9, 2017 Nico Dabajo
Dec 2, 2017 C.K. Nuetzie Jasiorkowski
Dec 2, 2017 Jenly Vizcaino
Nov 29, 2017 doris gonen
Nov 28, 2017 Michalla Mitchell
Nov 22, 2017 Kristel Soles
Nov 22, 2017 Trisha Soles
Nov 22, 2017 Nina Morales
Nov 22, 2017 Marge Schwartz
Nov 21, 2017 Lesley Bolton
Nov 21, 2017 Fabian Müller
Nov 21, 2017 Kathy Sutter
Nov 20, 2017 Myrian Monnet
Nov 20, 2017 Penny Fleischman
Nov 20, 2017 Dena Albright
Nov 19, 2017 Kaitlin Stroud
Nov 19, 2017 Beverly Schwarz
Nov 19, 2017 LINDA Hriczko

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