The Russian city of Sochi city has hired a private company to exterminate stray dogs during the 2014 Winter Olympic games. Claiming that it has an "obligation to the international community," one politician from the regional parliament, Sergei Krivonossov, says that there is "an obvious problem with animals living on the streets" and that "exterminating is the fastest way to solve the problem."
The city of Sochi stands to make 42,500 euros on the killing of the animals.
Animal activists have been protesting the Sochi Government's decision to cull stray animals and called on other solutions, such as sterilization and the creation of shelters. While the authorities have said they would build shelters, activists contend that there is no evidence that any have been built.
In 2012, reports about the killing of stray dogs in Poland and Ukraine in advance of another major sports event, EK 2012, led to international outrage and even a boycott of the tournament.
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