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The Dogs of Sochi
By Odin Roark
Last edited: Thursday, February 06, 2014
Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2014

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Mr. Olberman still has a touch.

There's so many elements of this Winter Olympics that need fixing, but this matter of strays is despicable in its duplicitous masquerade.


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Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 2/12/2014
Masquerade is the word for Sochi and making it a world wide
ski resort. The poor stray dogs being killed is so sad.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 2/7/2014
It's a very fine report. We need more reporting like this. I am dismayed with people who say they don't want to get the news. Sure, we are bombarded by it, and we have to choose and know what the source is and the motives are for reporting it, but to hide our heads in sand and not pay attention is worse. No news is good news--right? These folks with their head in the sand are probably only getting hearsay from friends, relatives and neighbors. That's the worst kind of news, spread mouth-to-mouth with the story changing with every repeat.

As for the dog issue. I had to kill puppies when I was young because we couldn't have 10 dogs running around our farm house. That was the way we controlled dog populations in those days. Letting dogs run loose and having puppies that everyone loves and then rejects is a serious problem that can only be resolved when brought to the attention for its atrocity. That is what the news is doing. And I applaud that.

Reviewed by John Martin 2/7/2014
I can't watch animals suffering...But this whole thing is one of the dumbest things I've ever seen. I've never been to Sochi..but from what I've seen on the "news" (and I don't believe much of anything I see on the "news" these days) it looks like a great place to bring kids to for a birthday party...that is...if you really hate kids. i guess Iraq and Afghanistan were already booked and there were no other combat zones available. This may indeed be the very first Olympics where not only will gold medals be awarded ...but may be a few purple hearts too.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/7/2014
Although I like Keith Olberman, he also seems to miss the point about America’s Purebreed Dog Shows, as he denounces Russia for killing all of these stray dogs. He praises the dog shows, but unfortunately, most of the dog breeders who support and participate in these dog shows care very little about the millions of abandoned mutts and mongrels and purebred dogs that are being euthanized in America’s shelters today.

These Dog Shows even dropped Pedigree Dog Food from their official sponsor list because Pedigree supports shelter animals and pet adoptions over spending exorbitant amounts on purchasing purebred dogs from breeders.

I think the blame for how we horrendously treat pets today is planet wide.

And I sadly don't watch the Olympics or these dog shows anymore.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 2/6/2014
I don't even have to watch this, Odin, I've already seen enough on AOL. Despicable is the correct word.

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