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February 4th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Uncategorized

Sochi Olympics Stray Dogs

OMG! How can we stop this?
Stray dogs sit outside the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park course, a venue for the snowboarding and freestyle competitions of the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia on Monday. A pest control company which has been killing stray dogs in Sochi for years told The Associated Press on Monday that it has a contract to exterminate more of the animals throughout the Olympics.

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  • benny55

    Agh! This makes me sick!

    The ONLY thing that could pssible help s public awareness!

    Anyone with connections to some of the larger animal care organzations needs to get the ball rolling.

    I know it sounds like I’m passing the buck, but they’re the ones wth the media connections. I guess “protesting” outside the stadium in Russia is out of the question. This just has to get out to the sponsors somehow…we’ll boycott products…whatever..

    Thanks for posting. Maybe you coud put this over in the forums and get more solutions.

    Hugs to yoj and sweet Charlie Sato!

    Sally and Happy Hannah

  • benny55

    I just thought of one more thng…….there’s a journalizt on CNN…Jane Valdez-Mitchell. She’s very acrive in issues on behalf of animals and highlights things like this on her news show.

    Now, how to get the nfo. directly to her…….hmmmmm…..I wold think CNN would have so e access for the public on things li,e Tweeter and Facebook….neither of which I have any idea how to do.

    Just throwing it out there……..-

  • jerry

    Nooooooooo! This is awful! Everything about those games is just so not cool. Thank you for letting us know. The word has to get out.

  • jxmack

    We hope you can help spread the word. All the major international news agencies have reported it, but it’s not getting much play. Many, many dogs already have been killed. There have been murmurs about taking the dogs to an unnamed shelter, that no one can identify. The Olympic Games officials ought to be ashamed and take action!

  • penny4weims

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    April 18, 2013
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    Sochi Announces It Will Scuttle Stray Extermination Plan

    One comment I often hear from HSUS supporters who have traveled abroad is about the sadness and helplessness they feel when confronted with homeless dogs scavenging for food, or simply pleading for a warm caress. The handling of free-roaming populations of street dogs and cats is a common moral and public health concern of many nations. In the United States, we’ve conducted vaccination, sheltering and rescue programs, but in other parts of the world, it’s not uncommon to see poisoning, shooting and electrocution as a means of “disposing” of unwanted animals.

    Bhutan street dog
    Kathy Milani/HSI

    In the run-up to the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, there was talk of “beautifying” the city by wiping out the domesticated animals. Yesterday, USA Today reported on a similar proposal by organizers of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. We condemned the decision – and today the Black Sea coastal city announced it will abandon its plan to kill more than 2,000 stray dogs and cats. Humane Society International has offered to help Sochi with a humane population control program as an alternative. Our method relies not on building shelters, but on mass sterilization and vaccination of street dogs.

    With sufficient resources, we know how to get the job done. Humane Society International has been working in a number of countries to promote and implement such programs. In Bhutan, officials from the Queen Mother to the Leader of the Opposition praised the HSI street dog management program and the Kingdom will be spending its own funds to maintain the operation in the future. Following a visit from Rahul Sehgal, director of HSI Asia, government officials in Mauritius decided to end their street dog culling program and instead implement a sterilization and education program. In India, we are part of a four-organization consortium that received a large grant from the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust to implement a 3-year street dog management and rabies education program in Jamshedpur, the location of the Tata Steel Works. In the Philippines, public health veterinarians are implementing spay/neuter programs after taking the course on humane street dog management presented by HSI staff.

    There may be 300 million street dogs in the world. We must cast aside reckless killing and opt for humane management. We have the technology and the know-how; we just need the resources and the capacity to implement these ideas.

    If you would like to join our efforts in helping to protect street dogs around the world, please consider becoming a street dog defender.

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    Sochi Announces It Will Scuttle Stray Extermination Plan

    One comment I often hear from HSUS supporters who have traveled abroad is about the sadness and helplessness they feel when confronted with homeless dogs scavenging for food, or simply pleading for a warm caress. The handling of free-roaming populations of street dogs and cats is a common moral and public health concern of many nations. In the United States, we’ve conducted vaccination, sheltering and rescue programs, but in other parts of the world, it’s not uncommon to see poisoning, shooting and electrocution as a means of “disposing” of unwanted animals.

    Bhutan street dog
    Kathy Milani/HSI

    In the run-up to the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, there was talk of “beautifying” the city by wiping out the domesticated animals. Yesterday, USA Today reported on a similar proposal by organizers of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. We condemned the decision – and today the Black Sea coastal city announced it will abandon its plan to kill more than 2,000 stray dogs and cats. Humane Society International has offered to help Sochi with a humane population control program as an alternative. Our method relies not on building shelters, but on mass sterilization and vaccination of street dogs.

    With sufficient resources, we know how to get the job done. Humane Society International has been working in a number of countries to promote and implement such programs. In Bhutan, officials from the Queen Mother to the Leader of the Opposition praised the HSI street dog management program and the Kingdom will be spending its own funds to maintain the operation in the future. Following a visit from Rahul Sehgal, director of HSI Asia, government officials in Mauritius decided to end their street dog culling program and instead implement a sterilization and education program. In India, we are part of a four-organization consortium that received a large grant from the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust to implement a 3-year street dog management and rabies education program in Jamshedpur, the location of the Tata Steel Works. In the Philippines, public health veterinarians are implementing spay/neuter programs after taking the course on humane street dog management presented by HSI staff.

    There may be 300 million street dogs in the world. We must cast aside reckless killing and opt for humane management. We have the technology and the know-how; we just need the resources and the capacity to implement these ideas.

    If you would like to join our efforts in helping to protect street dogs around the world, please consider becoming a street dog defender.

  • penny4weims

    I tried to leave an article by the HSUS about their efforts to stop the extermination in Sochi. If you keep scrolling down you will find it.

  • jxmack

    Here’s today’s latest from the Boston Globe. Some people are trying to help, but it’s a finger in the dike. http://b.globe.com/N1Zqjp

  • jxmack

    And here’s one online petition protest: http://bit.ly/1c3DutC

  • benny55

    Thanks Penny and Charlie……

    Yes, Wayne Pacelle is a real good guy and has done a great job.

    I’ll click on the on-line petition and sign too.

    Thanks again Penny and Sato Charlie!

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