“But animals need to be in homes, not running wild!” To this I say, they have a greater chance of finding homes if they are in our faces and not out of sight. When Americans watched the Olympics in Sochi and saw all the stray dogs, we were forced to deal with the fact that humans don’t take care of the problems they’ve created—but don’t think we’re any better than the Russians. In the U.S. we merely sweep the pet “homelessness” problem under the rug by stuffing the animals in shelters and killing them when no one is watching. Our system is much crueler, in my opinion. It is because there aren’t dogs running down the street or begging at door steps that allows us to pretend there isn’t a problem.