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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: 112,154
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 25, 2018 Mary Ellen Meli
May 25, 2018 Karena Kirk-Drain
May 25, 2018 Traci Farden
May 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2018 Sheryl DeSilva
May 25, 2018 Andreja Stimac
May 24, 2018 Robin Gonsoski Why does the Olympic committee pick locations that welcome animal abuse & torture?! I will boycott these Olympic Games also. Get it together & show the world we won’t tolerate animal abuse, neglect, torture & needless suffering for human entertainment!!!
May 24, 2018 Sugar Bouche
May 24, 2018 Denise Inkel
May 24, 2018 Evangeline Miranda
May 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 21, 2018 jen plishka
May 21, 2018 Elva Munro
May 21, 2018 Amy Plamann
May 21, 2018 Catherine Wilcox Shame on these countries - bring in a neutering project instead - don't kill these innocent animals
May 20, 2018 Patricia Nielsen
May 20, 2018 Rhonda Spaulding
May 19, 2018 Lisa Hayes
May 19, 2018 Sabrina Zilske
May 19, 2018 Julie Wild
May 19, 2018 Reidun Carstens
May 19, 2018 Rebecca Lee
May 19, 2018 pam f
May 18, 2018 Radojka Quail
May 18, 2018 Susan Diller
May 18, 2018 Sally Allen
May 18, 2018 Jaci Taylor
May 18, 2018 Lisa Delabre
May 18, 2018 Pam Steele
May 18, 2018 William Schultz
May 18, 2018 Donna Selquist
May 18, 2018 Linda Albright
May 17, 2018 faye munro
May 17, 2018 Megan Burkholder
May 17, 2018 Cristina Carvalho
May 16, 2018 Linda York Please stop this inhumane treatment of animals.
May 16, 2018 Penny Duke
May 16, 2018 Susan Prince
May 16, 2018 Viktoriya Chukhnina
May 16, 2018 Kiantha Shadduck
May 15, 2018 sheryl benning
May 15, 2018 Misty Blizzard
May 15, 2018 lia schxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxildmans
May 15, 2018 Lisa Cordova
May 15, 2018 Sara Vilhena
May 15, 2018 Elizabeth Mackey
May 15, 2018 Jacqueline Bojorquez
May 15, 2018 Axa Tolonen
May 15, 2018 Cheryl Craven

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