Animal abuse is something I WILL NEVER ACCEPT OR SUPPORT. The fact that Russia allowed the murder of many stray dogs in order to "clean up the streets" for the Olympics to move in disgusts me. It is NEVER ok to ruthlessly kill a dog who is just trying to survive because people just throw them out like trash. I am glad that animal welfare workers have tried their best to find these dogs homes and that the wonderful Oleg Deripaska put his hard earned money to a good cause and built a shelter for these dogs!
I wish there was something I could do for these animals. If I could I would fly out to Russia and take one home but that's just not plausible for me. I am glad that the press from the Olympics brought attention to the homeless dog problem and hopefully they can get more help in the future. Ever since I started working at an animal shelter I have become such an activist for animals. I see what these dogs in shelters go through and I want to dedicate my life to helping them in any way I can. It is my passion and I wish more people cared about all the homeless animals we have in the world. I wish more people would keep their pets for life and get them fixed. I wish people treated pets like they treat their family members. To me dogs are family and my dogs will never leave my side until they are old and lived a long healthy life.
All in all, I've never been a real big winter Olympics fan, but I absolutely refuse to watch or support it in any way because of the way these dogs were treated all for a bunch of sports. To me a creature's life is far more important than how far someone can fly off a ski jump.