Friday, July 20, 2007

Michael Vick's cruelty to animals

I got an email from HSUS on NFL's Michael Vick and cruelty to animals. Here's the email message.

"The outrage is unprecedented, and for good reason: Two days after a federal grand jury indicted NFL star quarterback Michael Vick and three cohorts on felony dogfighting charges, more than 150,000 people have called on the NFL to suspend Vick immediately.

You can add your voice today. Please urge the NFL to suspend Michael Vick immediately.

In a case that The Humane Society of the United States has assisted with since the alleged cruelties came to light in Virigina last April, the 19-page indictment describes abuses that are almost beyond belief:

In or about March of 2003, Peace [one of Vick’s co-defendants], after consulting with VICK about the losing female pit bull's condition, executed the losing dog by wetting the dog down with water and electrocuting the animal.

In or about April 2007, Peace, Phillips, and Vick executed approximately 8 dogs that did not perform well in "testing" sessions...by various methods, including hanging, drowning, and slamming at least one dog's body to the ground."

The NFL expressed “disappointment” and said Tuesday that “we believe that all concerned should allow the legal process to determine the facts.”

Well, that’s just not good enough. These alleged acts were not petty or harmless; they were nothing short of gruesome and barbaric. And there is precedent for a suspension: Other NFL players, such as Pacman Jones and Chris Henry, have been suspended while they awaited trial and before they were convicted."

I really don't like to see his career ruined, but he's a celebrity and his actions can have influence on young children. With great power comes great responsibility.

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2 comments:

tippitappi said...

I don't know this guy but he is horrible and I totally agree with you...

dreamy said...

Hi thanks for visiting :)
he's very cruel I hope he will change.

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