by Ofunne Okwudiafor
September 30, 2011
Ukraine and Poland won the bid to host the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship. Government officials knew that major preparations needed to be arranged in the Ukraine in order to accomodate the thousands of people that attend the tournanment every year, but citizens were not aware that part of the preparation would include slaughtering stray animals.
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Since I'm taking this from a blog post, I'm only posting the first bit and hopefully you guys will click through and read the rest. There is a petition that will be sent to the Ukrainian president that has already reached the 400,000 signature goal.
I don't know about y'all but as a football fan I'm kind of disgusted by the actions the city officials of Lysychansk are taking toward their stray animal population to prepare for the tournament, and I'm wondering if there's more we as fans can do to stop this from happening. Any suggestions? People to contact who might want to cover it, that sort of thing. All suggestions welcome.
ETA: One of the commenters at Care2's site is a girl from Ukraine who put up links to the group she's involved with. They do have an English version of their site and twitter but there isn't much there yet: http://en.votvete.com and http://twitter.com/#!/votvete_en