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Meet the stray dogs of Sochi

Posted by Kristi Palma  February 7, 2014 08:26 AM

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All eyes are on Sochi as the Olympics begin. But much has been said about Sochi's dogs in the days leading up to the big event. Sochi has hired a company to kill the massive amounts of homeless dogs that wander the streets in an effort to clean up the streets for the Olympics, reports The Boston Globe. The Globe reports that at least 5,000 to 7,000 dogs have been killed.

This has prompted journalists and animal rights activists to point their cameras down at the dogs in an effort to raise awareness of their plight. Here are some of the dog photos that have been shared on Twitter.

People have even started Twitter accounts to give a voice to the dogs.

Here's a tweet from @DogFromSochi:

And here's one from @SochiDog:

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