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Apr 20, 2013

Focus:Animal Welfare
Action Request:Protest
Location:Russian Federation
Subject: Russia, Sochi, 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Stray Animals
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Subject: Russia, Sochi, 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Stray Animals

Dear Sponsor of Winter Olympics 2014,

It has come to our attention that you will be participating in sponsoring this event, however, there are a few things you should know:

During his latest speech on the preparations for the Olympic games, the Mayor of Sochi himself, Anatoly Pakhomov, encouraged the city to 'take action against all the homeless, abandonned animals' by exterminating them.

Not only does he think it is OK to get citizens involved in this evil, cruel and medieval MASSACRE, he decided to reward those actions with 800 roebles for EACH DEAD STRAY. All this is taking place in his city  in the name of this 'sportive Olympics Event' ......  It is mind blowing that someone with such authority acts in such an unethical, utterly uncivilized and barbaric way by encouraging anti -social people to go killing defenseless, sentient, innocent, abandonned pets and to reward them for this....  Besides, the Russian dogs are wellknown worldwide, there have been no foreigners nor sportsmen/women complaining about their presence, so what's the problem? 

Furthermore, even in Russia, everybody knows that there are other, the correct methods- civilized and ethical- to take care of stray populations, such as spaying and neutering in (mobile) clinics, and fostering in no-kill, adopt-out shelters.                                                                                              Russian dogs are famous for their ability to adapt to changing circumstances.                      

If the authorities of Sochi are able to 'pay 800 roebles for every killed dog and cat' it would only make sense to spend this budget on a sterilization clinic and on no-kill shelters, which already exist. There are several European organizations, like 4 PAWS, which gladly help to regulate a Trap-Neuter-Return/ or sheltering program.                                                                                                                                                                                            This has been proven very successfull in other European countries, also in the Ukrain, which is comparable to Russia. There is time enough to have these correct plans carried out because this Olympic event will only take place in 2014.

Now, we all know that companies value their image and the image of their products as it translates into profits.                                                           Being involved in such a barbaric massacre surely would damage that image for ANY COMPANY, regardless of how big or small it is.                        The worldwide petitions which have been started to point out this kind of cruelty, are aimed at a Boycott of this 'sportive event' and of those companies  who support this. People will not allow such UNTHINKABLE acts of violence which cause intentional suffering of defenseless dogs and cats, to go unpunished.              We highly encourage you to rethink your position on sponsoring this event, which would ultimately be viewed as providing full support for this MASSACRE to take place.

Thank you.

Sincerely:  

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Posted: Saturday April 20, 2013, 10:28 am
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Jane B. (28)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 6:03 am
Emails sent thanks.

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 3:40 pm
Barbaric, please do not sponsor this massacre!!!!

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