- Anatoliy Nikolayevich PakhomovMayor of Sochi
Stop the extermination of stray dogs
According to AOL news "SOCHI, Russia (AP) - A pest control company which has been killing stray dogs in Sochi for years says it has a contract to exterminate more of the animals throughout the Olympics.
Alexei Sorokin, director general of pest control firm Basya Services, says his company is involved in what he described as "catching and disposing" of dogs. Sorokin refused to specify whether they shoot or poison dogs or say where they take their corpses.
Sorokin says his company is doing an important job because thousands of stray dogs are roaming the streets of Sochi, some of them "biting children."
Sochi city hall pledged last year to build shelters for stray dogs.
Authorities across Russia have been rejecting calls to sterilize dogs instead of killing them as a humane way of dealing with the issue"
When I read this on AOL news I was appalled that the city that is hosting the Olympic winter games would sanction such cruelty.
Please sign this petition so that Sochi follows through with its pledge to build shelters for the strays and not just kill them as if they were pests.
- Mayor of Sochi
Anatoliy Nikolayevich Pakhomov
Stop the extermination of stray dogs and build shelters, these poor animals have suffered enough to have them killed for the crime of having no home.
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