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Dan Shannon

Assistant Director of Campaigns People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

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PETA and millions of decent football fans around the world are disappointed that the Philadelphia Eagles have chosen to sign a man who hanged dogs from trees, electrocuted them with jumper cables, held them underwater until they drowned in his swimming pool, and even threw his own family dogs into the fighting pit to be torn to shreds while he laughed. What sort of message does this send to young fans who care about animals and don't want to see them be harmed?

PETA certainly hopes that Vick has learned his lesson and feels truly remorseful for his crimes--but since he's given no public indication that that's the case, only time will tell. At this point, all Eagles fans can do is cross their fingers and hope that they won't ever have to explain to their sons and daughters what a "rape rack" is and why their favorite player was using one, as Falcons fans once had to.

By Dan Shannon  |  August 14, 2009; 12:04 AM ET  | Category:  Atlanta Falcons , Crime , Fans , Michael Vick , NFL , Philadelphia Eagles , Quarterbacks , Roger Goodell Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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WTF, VICK THE LOW LIFE THUG IS GOING TO PLAY FOOTBALL AGAIN?
PETA AND HUMANE SOCIETY SHOULD ORGANIZE PROTEST AT THE PRACTICE ON DAY ONE.
I HOPE HE IS INJURIED ON THE FIRST DAY , AND DIE.

Posted by: hatevick | August 14, 2009 2:57 AM

http://blastmagazine.com/the-magazine/culturefashion/2009/04/peta-allegedly-kills-pets/

"According to a report released Thursday by the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) killed 95 percent of the adoptable pets in its care during 2008."

If you kill 95% of adoptable pets isn't Michael Vick your hero?

Posted by: ZeroHero0 | August 14, 2009 3:11 AM

ZeroHero says it all almost. PETA is about the most hypocritical organization in the world today behind organized religion.

Even if PETA were on the up and up, the way our system works is that once you pay your debt to society you've PAID YOUR DEBT.

I hope at some point you have to publicly live out the worst mistake you ever made every day of your life, for the rest of your life. THEN you may know what 's going on.

Also, your facts aren't even right. Michael Vick has REPEATEDLY spoken about the mistake and the remorse he feels for it. He is working with the humane society to go around the country to try to fight the 'underground appeal' of animal fighting(yes it's not just dogs).

Once again may you have to live publicly with your worst decision every day of your natural life. May everyone you know find out about it, and may it be the first thing you have to tell people as you meet them....

Posted by: cbearsfan420 | August 14, 2009 9:07 AM

Well said cbearsfan420! Wish you were a Giants fan LOL!

I hope all the hypocritical, judgemental PETA people and the "decent football" will never ever have their jobs/careers jeopardized for one (that's right one) non-job related stupid decision they made. I am always amazed at how horrible it is to kill an dog, but human life means nothing (see hatevick's comments). What's worse killing a non-human, non-tax paying animal or a human?

Posted by: ldey | August 14, 2009 4:12 PM

"millions of decent football fans" Come on and be real.

Posted by: jdbelt | August 14, 2009 4:48 PM

Dan Dan Dan....come on get real. Vick was punished more harshly than anyone has ever been punished for that crime. He has paid his debt and is working to make things better. You and your goofy group needs to leave him alone, you got what you wanted when he was jailed, it's time to let it go.

Posted by: fatbear781 | August 14, 2009 6:14 PM

Well, I am surprise Dan, Assistant Director of PETA that you did not follow the news which Vick apologized for his SINS! Dan move on to PETA's next prevention efforts. Maybe, the Vick situation is helping PETA with fundraising, etc. Maybe, you should step it up a bit work with law enforcement and Congress to come up with some type of legislation or something!!!! What about the persons or persons that place the dog in the trash can last week? Move on and really make a difference and stop beating the Vick situation for all you can.

Posted by: fortheloveof | August 14, 2009 6:53 PM

@Zerohero
The CCF is a front for industries representing restaurants,alcohol and tobacco and are a bunch of bigots. They attack PETA because they are scared of them. As for Vick he will have a hell of a job to prove himself a changed person!

Posted by: renewoods | August 15, 2009 6:12 PM

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