February 6, 2014

"Either you take all the dogs from the Olympic Village or we will shoot them."

"It is true that there are stray dogs in Sochi, more stray dogs than in other cities.... The explanation is quite simple. When a big construction project is underway, dogs and puppies always appear whom the builders feed. Now the builders have left, but unfortunately, the dogs remain."


rehajm said...

The handling of the matter has also sharply undercut the image of a friendlier, welcoming Russia that President Vladimir V. Putin has sought to cultivate in recent months.

Hey, they softened the language from 'imperialist running dogs' to just 'dogs'- what more do you want?

David said...

In Istanbul they feed the stray dogs. They are a permanent population. This has been going on for a long time.

Perhaps Putin can lead the dog hunting group in Russia. He can take off his shirt and pose triumphantly over a dog carcass while brandishing his high powered rifle.

Then he can invite Obama to dinner for a little chat.

cubanbob said...

The Russians would be far better off killing stray communists instead of stray dogs. And so would we.

Oso Negro said...

From what we have heard of the hotels, the dogs might be a welcome addition to the menu.

Humperdink said...

Release them to streets of North Korea. They wouldn't last an hour. That is unless the Maximum Leader needs a few for the next execution.

Does North Korea have a humane society? Just wondering.

Scott said...

I lived in Kuala Lumpur for awhile in the 1990s.

The city's way of dealing with annoying starlings, crows, and monkeys is to hire retired Chinese guys to shoot them out of the trees with shotguns.

There is a refreshing clarity to this approach.

Rusty said...

I think anybody that wins a medal has to take a dog home.
Win win!

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

If I were a Russian, with full or partial knowledge of the human suffering that beleaguered nation has endured over the centuries, I'd tell those pampered whiny first-worlders wringing their pansy-assed hands over stray dogs to get bent.