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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: 111,857
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

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
Nov 18, 2017 Marilyn Garrett
Nov 18, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 17, 2017 June Helker
Nov 17, 2017 linda Evans
Nov 17, 2017 Jeanette Desmond
Nov 17, 2017 Anna Maria Sergi
Nov 16, 2017 Myrna Alvarado
Nov 16, 2017 Kathy Woods
Nov 16, 2017 Jodi Ford
Nov 16, 2017 Glenda Valle
Nov 16, 2017 Rudolf Filip
Nov 16, 2017 Janis Ciofalo
Nov 16, 2017 dolores kitney
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 16, 2017 Gillian Shults
Nov 16, 2017 Stan Benton Please oppose all of the sickos in Sochi, or future Olympic game cities who somehow think murdering stray animals is wonderful (or even "necessary").
Nov 16, 2017 Ellen Gordon
Nov 16, 2017 Laura Trondina
Nov 16, 2017 wesley burnett
Nov 16, 2017 Becca Polka
Nov 15, 2017 Kailtin McGonigle
Nov 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 15, 2017 Jeannine de Baenst
Nov 15, 2017 Maria Fourie
Nov 15, 2017 sheila gilbert
Nov 14, 2017 наталья чернева
Nov 14, 2017 Janine Sanders
Nov 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 13, 2017 Clara Zhang
Nov 12, 2017 Diane Miller
Nov 11, 2017 Sierra Kersting

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