Prior to the official start of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, the administration of Sochi had planned to kill more than 2,000 stray dogs and cats to “ensure safety and improve the city’s image” for the start of the Sochi Winter Olympics beginning next February. The Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported that “Sochi was prepared to pay more than 1.7 million rubles (about $54,000) for “work to catch and dispose of” more than 2,000 dogs and cats in 2013-2015. The tender was posted in late March.”
Thankfully, that request has since been called off, thanks to the CEO of the Humane Society International getting involved and voicing obvious displeasure. No public bids were received to carry out the disgustingly planned execution.