Winter Olympics: Stray Dogs Are Poisoned In Sochi

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 Winter Olympics: Stray Dogs Are Poisoned In Sochi

In this photo taken on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, a stray dog and its puppy sit behind the railings in the middle of a highway outside Sochi, Russia.
(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

In Sochi, the home of the Winter Olympics, the city fathers are routinely poisoning stray dogs.  What’s more, the company hired to kill them calls the unfortunate creatures “biological trash.”  Here’s the disturbing story:

(Newser) Visitors to the winter Olympics in Sochi won’t have to worry about stray dogs pestering them—because the city is killing them off with poison, Business Insider reports. Homeless dogs are a common feature throughout Russia, but now dog bodies are lying around Sochi and “don’t appear to be alive. Weird,” tweeted Yahoo journalist Charles Robinson. “A pretty disturbing scene,” he added. “Large dogs, too.” Alexei Sorokin, the owner of the company hired to cull the dogs, called the canines “biological trash” that threaten the Olympic games, ABC News reports.

“Imagine, if during an Olympic games, a ski jumper landed at 130 kilometers an hour [over 80 mph] and a dog runs into him when he lands,” Sorokin said. “It would be deadly for both a jumper and for the stray dog.” Typically his company traps or poisons dogs, but he denied that this amounted to cruelty. The stray-dog issue has come up before in Moscow, where pet owners and animal activists oppose “dog hunters” who kill dogs with poisoned meat. It’s clear whose side Sorokin is on: “Parks are dumping grounds for unwanted dogs,” he said. “We end up with many stray dogs who pose a threat to [the] population. “

Have they never heard of animal shelters in Russia?

 Winter Olympics: Stray Dogs Are Poisoned In Sochi
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2 Responses to Winter Olympics: Stray Dogs Are Poisoned In Sochi

  1. Marsha Woerner Reply

    February 3, 2014 at 10:12 am

    They’re only dogs, not humans. We can’t afford time or resources (other than poison, of course) on them! Tell me, how is it that Russia intends to pay for the Olympics? Tourism? Which tourists do they embrace? They’ve already dismissed homosexuals and now animal lovers. Not only do I find this a totally despicable act, but I truly think that Russia is cutting off its nose to spite its face (I know neither where Russia’s nose is NOR its face. I can mix metaphors with the best of them :-) )

    • Michael John Scott Reply

      February 3, 2014 at 11:02 am

      And you did a nice job indeed Marsha. I couldn’t agree more.

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