Tag Archives: Sochi

Olympian Hero Brings Home More Than a Medal

Well done to Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy for helping to save some of Sochi’s stray dogs.  Don’t forget to click through on the link in this article to the Today Show interview where Kenworthy and his friend talk about the challenges they faced in saving the dogs.

Olympian Hero Brings Home More Than a Medal.

Sochi dogged by canine issues; Olympic athletes try to help

A dog rests outside of the Bolshoy Ice Dome before the USA versus Russia hockey game for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) ( Nhat V. Meyer )

A dog rests outside of the Bolshoi Ice Dome before the USA versus Russia hockey game for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) ( Nhat V. Meyer )

A really good article about how the presence of dogs  in Sochi is affecting some Olympic athletes and what they would like to do to help.

Read it here

If Sochi’s dogs are biological trash, then I’m not watching the Olympics

Officials in Sochi have hired a private extermination company, Basya Service, to cull stray dogs from the streets in preparation for the Winter Olympics.

For months, animal welfare groups have been protesting against the poisoning of the dogs in the city, which has a large stray dog population.   There were promises that the practice would stop, but it appears Russian officials have decided that if they can’t poison the dogs, they’ll simply kill them another way.

The manager of Basya Service, Alexei Sorokin, has told the Associated Press that the dogs are ‘biological trash.’  Justifying the mass killing, he says that it would reflect badly on Russia if someone where attacked or bitten by a stray dog.

Clearly killing dogs is something that he doesn’t think will reflect badly on the country!

Well, if dogs are biological trash then this is one person who won’t be watching or supporting the Olympic Games, which open on Friday.  Join me in doing this and don’t support any products that are made or sourced in Russia.