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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Outrage at the killing of dogs at the Olympics

I may be a little late to the party on this one but WOW am I aggravated! I have heard about the killing of dogs in Sochi for the Olympics but I had no idea that the issue was as bad as it is. I saw this clip on Freakbook this morning and I was just horrified at the numbers, and infuriated at the lack of regard for these animals. Watch this 6 minute clip from Keith Olbermann's show on ESPN2 and explain to me how the entire world isn't completely outraged at what's happening to these dogs. Just to be truthful, there is nothing graphic in this video clip, but the end result is heartbreaking.


Video clip courtesy of DailyKos.com 

The sickest and saddest part is when he says that the friendliest dogs are the easiest to catch. They have NO idea what is about to happen to them. The Russian government should be ashamed, the IOC should most DEFINITELY be ashamed for turning a blind eye to what's happening and the world needs to have eyes opened to this travesty. Do they seriously expect the public to believe that there is a rabies epidemic in Sochi? It's insulting and pathetic that they would come up with excuses and expect the public to digest their lies.

Go hug your dog, your cat or whatever your favorite pet is, and just be thankful that they aren't running free in Russia. My heart breaks for those poor animals.

11 comments:

  1. Ugh, this is awful. I had NO IDEA this was happening. I'm a huge dog lover and this truly breaks my heart...

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  2. I also saw this and was appalled. It's so cruel and sad. As a dog lover I can't imagine doing that.

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    1. My 16 year old just broke into tears when she saw this, Phil. Heartbreaking.

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  3. I can't even BEGIN to imagine this. My heart aches. I need to go hug my pugs now….

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  4. It is SO HORRIBLE!!!! But I also saw this about someone who is helping.
    http://metro.co.uk/2014/02/10/sochis-stray-dogs-and-cats-successfully-saved-by-russian-billionaire-4298193/

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    1. That's wonderful to see, Katie!! Thanks for sharing it.

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  5. I just threw up a little. This is ridiculous, and then I found THIS little tidbit. I'm sorry, but that's not a suburb if it's 2 hrs away. Whole thing smells of corruption.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/russia-s-forgotten-city-of-the-sochi-games-192622719.html
    Ridiculous.

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  6. It's beyond horrible what's happening to these poor defenseless animals. So many reasons why Russia probably shouldn't have been awarded the Olympics hosting duties, and this tops the list.

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