Vick has been indicted on a felony. The details of the indictment against Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick that were released Wednesday.
The details of the indictment were shocking to some. Sad to say they did not shock me, the made me feel ill, but I was not shocked, it was just details of another low life abusing an animal for gain.
Many times I have found myself asking how can a human being inflict such cruelty on such a large scale and actually live with it? how can anyone take pleasure in watching something like that and not have nightmares? how can someone stick bare wires on another living creature, turn on the current, and watch that being die a slow painful death? (yes I always thought the gas chamber and the electric chair were barbaric too)
What Vick did is nothing new, it happens everyday on street corners, in empty houses and in buildings in our areas, because it is not in plain sight, we ignore it, we don’t watch for it, we walk away “ OH I knew there was something going on but I didn’t want to interfere” how many times has that been said.
The fact is ppl who fight dogs are the scum of the earth, lowlife, ignorant cowards that don’t have the gonads to get in the ring themselves. Wannbe macho hardmen, who think that cruelty is sport. I say they are an ignorant, stupid, waste of oxygen, these are the breed that should be banned, not the animals that they abuse.
I guess at the end of the day you can take the man out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of the man.
I hope, once convicted, Vick will be black balled and never a allowed to step on the playing field again, I hope he loses everything, he set himself up to be a good example to our children, he failed the task and chose to be a bad example instead, send a message to him and his like.. “YOU WILL NOT TEACH MY CHILDREN TO BE CRIMINALS.”
As for him saying sorry …. Not going to cut it this time.
Here are some details and suggestions of what you can do to show your disgust.
The documents alledge that before fights, dogs would be weighed and bathed to remove any poison or substance that may have been placed on the dog. Sometimes dogs were starved to make them hungry for the opposing dog. Fights ended when one dog died, or when a dog gave up. According to documents, losing dogs were sometimes put to death by drowning, strangulation, hanging, gunshot, electrocution, or body slamming them to the ground.”
The response to the situation by the Falcons was, in my opinion, grossly inappropriate. Their concern remains with the “best interests” of the team rather than the community of fans they serve. The NFL has the ability to suspend Vick under the NFL’s personal conduct policy. You can contact the NFL at 212-450-2000 to let your voice be heard. The phones have already been rolled over to voice message, but it is important that the NFL understands that Vick’s behavior will not be tolerated by the public and that not addressing the concerns of millions of dog owners will affect the bottom line of the Falcons, the NFL, and of each and every company that advertises with the NFL or uses Vick for endorsements. Some of the email addresses and phones numbers and contact information for these organizations are:
Roger Goodell’s info. (NFL commissioner):
email address: Roger.Goodell2@nfl.net
telephone #: (212)450-2027
The communications director (Reggie Roberts) for the Falcons telephone number is 1-800-241-3489.
The owner is Arthur Blank. (BTW, Mr. Blank owns Home Depot…you may wish to tell Mr. Blank that Lowe’s is looking like a pretty good place to shop!)
His office is: 404-367-2100
Michael Vick is sponsored by the following companies: (Nike has suspended the release of Michael Vick’s new shoe)
Nike USA, Inc.
P.O. Box 4027
you may wish to remind Nike of their promised commitment: “We’ve evolved how we frame, define and approach corporate responsibility”
www.rawlings.com (although his name is conspicuously missing from their pro roster now)
510 Maryville University Dr. Suite 110
St. Louis, MO63141
Easton Sports, Inc.
7855 Haskell Avenue
Van Nuys, CA91406-1902
Telephone: 1 (800) 632-7866
4063 Glencoe Avenue, Unit B
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Phone: (310) 578-7050
Fax : (310) 578-7077
The NFL broadcasts on all of the major television networks. Your concerns may be voiced to:
National Broadcasting Company, Inc.
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY
Cast your vote: http://www.nbcsports.com/nfl/index.html
Dogfighting is a problem that affects our own community. Last night in a televised interview, Det. Mike Duffey of the animal abuse taskforce, stated that PimaCounty has more breeders of dogs bred for fighting than anyplace else in the United States.
Thank you for your concern.