The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi has been the subject of intense scrutiny due to Russia’s anti-gay laws, rampant homophobia and even culturally accepted violence towards homosexuals. Making matters worse, reports have now surfaced that Sochi has hired a company to carry out mass extermination of thousands of dogs and cats leading up to the winter games, sparking outrage from animal rights groups and basically anyone who isn’t a heartless sociopath. From the Independent:
Alexei Sorokin, director general of Basya Services, said that his company is involved in what he described as the “catching and disposing” of dogs. Sorokin refused to specify whether they shoot or poison dogs or say where they take the carcasses.
But Sorokin emphasised that the action is necessary to safeguard the sportsmen and women taking part in the games, after he attended a rehearsal of the Olympic opening ceremony last week and saw a stray dog walking in on the performers.
“A dog ran into the Fisht Stadium, we took it away,” he said. “God forbid something like this happens at the actual opening ceremony. This will be a disgrace for the whole country.”
With all due respect, if a dog were to run out into the field during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, it would literally be the GREATEST THING EVER TO HAPPEN IN THE HISTORY OF THE INTERNET, breaking it a million times over. So in addition to cruelly murdering thousands of poor defenseless animals, the Russians are also robbing us of potentially mankind’s greatest achievement of the viral meme ever. In either case, f*ck those guys. I won’t be watching.
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