Our Message to Sochi: Dogs Are Not “Biological Trash”

The latest response to the attempts by Sochi to slaughter more than 2,000 stray dogs living on the city streets comes, as these things often do, in the form of a Twitter tag. One of the most memorable aspects of the original report about the city in Russia where the Winter Olympics are to be held was how Alexi Sorokin, the owner of Basia Services, characterized the dogs that he’d been hired to kill. “Let’s call things by their real name. These dogs are biological trash,” Sorokin said, showing a stunning lack of media finesse.


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