The dog massacre at the Sochi Olympics is one of those stories that’s so horrible and disgraceful, it’s hard to comprehend. But, as Keith Olbermann explains, it’s true: thousands of stray dogs were killed just to get them out of the way for the Sochi Olympics. Apparently the thought of dogs running around, maybe even into the opening ceremonies themselves (do they not have doors there?) was so horrible to the Russian Olympic Committee, that they hired an exterminator to get rid of them.
No amount of stirring competition and Olympic glory can justify this. If any Olympic athletes truly want to be remembered, they can do something much more powerful than winning gold: drop out in protest.