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Dan Shannon

Assistant Director of Campaigns People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

PETA: Eagles fumbled

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The Philadelphia Eagles fumbled when they gave Michael Vick the Ed Block Courage Award, which was named after a man who advocated in behalf of abused children. Michael Vick should not be the person anyone points to as a model of sportsmanship, even though he has now exchanged dogs for touchdowns after serving time for extreme cruelty to animals. We wish him well in educating others, but this is not appropriate and does not mark a joyous moment in NFL history.

By Dan Shannon  |  December 25, 2009; 9:09 AM ET  | Category:  Michael Vick , Philadelphia Eagles Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Animal lovers are the worst humans on the planet. They love animals because they themselves hate other people, and they only love animals when it serves their own selfish purposes. If Vick had organized Bum Fights instead of dog fights, he would never have never been in trouble.

Posted by: blasmaic | December 26, 2009 7:11 AM

Right-o. Living in DC, I live amongst the PeTA supporting nastilib types who spout vitriol and disdain for anyone who dare to carry a baby to full term! The nerve!

Posted by: rlmayville | December 26, 2009 1:41 PM

Animal lovers care about ALL animals, including people. They would no more condone "bum fights" any more than what Vick and his stooges did. Most of us don't consider abortion so flippantly, either.

Vick was prosecuted because dog fighting, a form of animal cruelty and gambling, is illegal, and he knew it. To say that it was because some "selfish" animal lovers "hate people" is complete B.S.

As for PETA, anyone with half a brain knows there's a vast difference between those vindictive extremists and the vast majority of animal-rights supporters who are speaking out against what Vick so willingly did.

To turn around and spew such ludicrous accusations against people who actually give a sh*t about more than themselves is merely a lame attempt to defend a fallen hero. He did all this to himself; man up and quit your sophomoric whining.


Posted by: EdgewoodVA | December 26, 2009 2:12 PM

Jesus said, "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."

PETA ... you might as well drop your rocks because your organization KILLS animals. All one has to do is google in order to uncover that information.

I love dogs. I have two of my own. Michael Vick has paid his debt to society. He has shown great remorse. However, PETA and holier-than-thou types like them, somehow feel he will never fully apologize to THEM. Get over yourselves!

Posted by: gitouttahere | December 26, 2009 8:21 PM

The issue here is NOT PETA vs. Vick...but rather the fact that cruelty to any living and helpless creature speaks to the lack of character of the THINKING human who could impose such horror on feeling creatures. Michael Vick can no more be rehabs thanh the worst coke addict in the world.

Posted by: tallygirl3 | December 26, 2009 8:47 PM

The issue here is NOT PETA vs. Vick...but rather the fact that cruelty to any living and helpless creature speaks to the lack of character of the THINKING human who could impose such horror on feeling creatures. Michael Vick can no more be rehabs thanh the worst coke addict in the world.
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Michael Vicks' ability to be rehabilitated is not in your hands, so it is not up to you to determine whether or not he can be rehabilitated.

Posted by: gitouttahere | December 26, 2009 9:54 PM

This equates with Obama getting the peace prize. Both awards(?)are a lot of crap.

Posted by: oldh | December 27, 2009 8:37 AM

I would think Mr Vick might have deserved this award if he had refused to give in to his baser nature years ago and refused to engage in the cruel and unacceptable treatment of animals.

It take more "courage" to say no in the first place than it does after the fact of prison,loss of wealth and such.

Posted by: travisg2 | December 27, 2009 11:57 AM

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