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IOC: No healthy stray dogs being killed in Sochi

By: Associated Press
February 6, 2014 Updated: February 6, 2014 at 11:42 am
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photo - A stray dog walks past the Olympic Rings in Olympic Park, three days before the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. A pest control company which has been killing stray dogs in Sochi for years told The Associated Press on Monday that it has a contract to exterminate more of the animals throughout the Olympics. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
A stray dog walks past the Olympic Rings in Olympic Park, three days before the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. A pest control company which has been killing stray dogs in Sochi for years told The Associated Press on Monday that it has a contract to exterminate more of the animals throughout the Olympics. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) 

Note: Gazette sports columnist is in Sochi and he spotted a stray dog. Mobile users can watch his video here.

Subject is stray dogs. Includes footage of a genuine Russian stray dog.
Read more at http://gazette.com/olympic-talk-david-ramsey-finds-stray-dog/multimedia/video/3161522159001#hkpfkvM7Zy4mWdJ1.99

SOCHI, Russia — A campaign to kill stray dogs is putting Olympic organizers on the defensive.

The International Olympic Committee says only sick strays in host city Sochi are being exterminated, and others are just being taken away so they can't disrupt the Feb. 7-23 games.

IOC spokesman Mark Adams, pressed about the campaign, said the dogs are being "taken into custody" and only the sick or dying are being killed.

Sochi city hall orders killing of stray dogs

Humane Society International sent a letter asking President Vladimir Putin to stop the culling.

And a Scottish member of Parliament said the killing "stains the snow of Sochi with blood." Struan Stevenson said that while Putin cuddled a leopard in a show of environmental concern this week, he should have used some of the billions spent on the Olympics on animal shelters.

 

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