Don’t Stray from This: PETA Needs to Get Involved in the Olympics


We discussed the kind of breed Vladimir Putin is yesterday. He is more than just the Major Domo of Russia. The guy is a veritable badass who walks outside more times with his shirt off than Miley Cyrus jonesin’ for the paparazzi.

One does not mess with the Prime Minister, but this latest news may force the zero-to-bat-ess-crazy-pimp-slap-action-hand of PETA:

A pest control company which has been killing stray dogs in Sochi for years told The Associated Press on Monday that it has a contract to exterminate more of the animals throughout the Olympics.

Yeah, I thought that would get some attention. More puppy-non-love after the jump…

I never thought I would ask for PETA’s help but there it is: Let’s see how active they can get with the Olympics.

It seems in a concentrated effort to rid Sochi of any problems that look third-worldish, ghetto or even low-rent tourism, a pest control company has been hired to “catch and dispose” of sweet puppies (and a few stray rabid ones) in the city.

Alexei Sorokin, director general of pest control firm Basya Services, said 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.

Peta-DogI heart my puppies and if one of them got out, I’d be frantic. Add to this, the threat of some schmuck licensed by the state to cap my dog with a sedative, I’d think about calling 911. You know, after I murderalize the guy. PETA wouldn’t even call. If they are um, “passionate” enough to do this advertisement, they will be booking a one-way ticket to Sochi tomorrow.

(And before you ask, that is not photoshopped. PETA actually high-fives after ads like that.)

Sorokin said 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.”

Disgrace? Yeah, if he splatters poor Fido all over live TV at the Prime Minister’s behest. Evidently, strays are very common in the greater Sochi community near construction sites where they are likely to get food and shelter from workers.

And then there’s this: Sorokin refused to say how many dogs they kill a year, calling it “a commercial secret.” If that don’t sound like some USSR shizzle, I don’t know what will. I’ve cajoled about it before, but I’m serious now.

PETA? Your move.