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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: 111,931
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

Feb 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2018 Beverley Holmes
Feb 20, 2018 Gloria Ortner
Feb 20, 2018 Sarah Mallows
Feb 20, 2018 Breka Gunn
Feb 19, 2018 sharon singh
Feb 19, 2018 Jamie Gonzales
Feb 19, 2018 Christine Geise
Feb 18, 2018 LINDA MILLER Hauling them dead OR ALIVE in a truck?! What a horrible thing. Olympic cities SHOULD be held to a higher standard.
Feb 18, 2018 Maria Arteaga
Feb 18, 2018 Wanda Anthony
Feb 18, 2018 Howard Fleming
Feb 18, 2018 Lynne Burnell
Feb 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 17, 2018 Kristen Guarino
Feb 17, 2018 Babak Sadegh-Zadeh
Feb 16, 2018 Maryann Carroll
Feb 16, 2018 Ken Wenzer
Feb 15, 2018 Karla Krohn
Feb 14, 2018 Rebecca Burnett
Feb 14, 2018 Jytte Boriths
Feb 14, 2018 Jane Mumford Dont kill these innocent vulnerable animals. Neuter instead...
Feb 14, 2018 Susan Fontanes
Feb 14, 2018 Robin VanOstrand
Feb 14, 2018 Rahila Mehdiyeva
Feb 13, 2018 Gina Lippa
Feb 12, 2018 Ellen Muth Everyone also everything's need love always
Feb 12, 2018 carla bond
Feb 12, 2018 sherry mainquist
Feb 11, 2018 Del Oro Consulting
Feb 11, 2018 Adeline Wong
Feb 10, 2018 Nalini Persad
Feb 10, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 10, 2018 Leigh Hilderbrandt
Feb 10, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2018 Peter Middleton
Feb 7, 2018 Diane Tabbott
Feb 5, 2018 Janice Banks
Feb 3, 2018 Doris Schaefer
Jan 30, 2018 June Macy
Jan 26, 2018 Shannon Niles
Jan 23, 2018 Jo Ann cook
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

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