Plea from the Humane Society regarding Michael Vick

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Wolfpacker, Jul 18, 2007.

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  1. Wolfpacker

    Wolfpacker Songster

    Jul 7, 2007
    Just received this e-mail from the American Humane Society. When I try to click on the link provided, the window won't open. I suppose you could just Google "NFL" and go to their website.

    Tell the NFL to Suspend Michael Vick!

    Dear Wolfpacker,

    [Picture of a mutilated dog]
    This dog was one of 52 pit bulls seized from Michael Vick's property. [​IMG]The organization

    Late yesterday, a federal grand jury indicted NFL star quarterback Michael Vick and three cohorts on felony dogfighting charges. It’s the latest disturbing news in a case that The Humane Society of the United States has assisted with since the alleged cruelties came to light in Virginia last April.

    I hope you will take action today to urge the NFL to suspend Michael Vick indefinitely.

    The abuses described in the 19-page indictment 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" various methods, including hanging, drowning, and slamming at least one dog's body to the ground."

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

    Well, that’s just not good enough. These 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. Please contact the NFL today and urge the league to suspend Michael Vick.

    For details about the case and The organization’s role in assisting federal prosecutors with the investigation and the care of 52 pit bulls taken from Vick’s property, click here. And if you are able, please make a special donation today to help us care for those animals while the case is being pursued by federal authorities.

    Thank you for all you do for animals.


    Wayne Pacelle
    President & CEO
    The Humane Society of the United States

    UPDATE - Finally got the window to open, but it reads "Servers Busy." Perhaps everyone is e-mailing the NFL.
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2007
  2. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    wow [​IMG]
  3. Barb Schuetz

    Barb Schuetz Songster

    May 24, 2007
    Viroqua, WI
    I feel the need to say something.........but, I have no words.
  4. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
  5. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

    cheapcheap_jeepjeep Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Villa Grove
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] :thun
  6. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
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    edited to add:
    I hope he goes to prison for the rest of his LIFE and gets into some of his own "dog fights" with very large men.
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2007
  7. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    :thun [​IMG] Too many sick individuals in this world.
  8. Wolfpacker

    Wolfpacker Songster

    Jul 7, 2007
    I received a follow-up email from the Human Society last night apologizing. Their server crashed because they were inundated with people trying to email, via their server, the NFL. You could access a form letter on their site which they would then forward on your behalf to the NFL. They sent a new link and it worked.

    You can probably visit their website for more information. We give money to them, so we're on their email list.
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2007
  9. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    i saw a vidio of them fighting the dogs last night and about to start crying its just so sad they the resolte in violence just to git a kick out of it and maby money. [​IMG]
  10. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    very sad for any animal to be fought against another. i live in louisiana and we are at the bottom of alot of list i am said to say. and as you may or may not know we are the last to get rid of cock fighting. it will be against the law in aug. 2008. why a year from now, i don't know. but new mexico just got rid of it in the last year i think. but la. i love my state but i wish we were on the top of some good list, not the bottom! [​IMG]
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