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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Vick is Sick

Poor, poor bad boy Pete Rose got banned from baseball for life because of a betting scandal.

What's going to happen to probably the sickest human being ever to play football, Atlanta Falcon's quarterback Michael Vick and the rest of his cohorts in the brutal dogfighting operation? Yeah, yeah, he hasn't been convicted yet, but the indictment in its detail spells out the gruesome crime, going on for YEARS.

As animal lovers, we know dogfighting is a horror, but the level of abuse, torture and psycho-level treatment of the poor innocent dogs in the Vick case is beyond human comprehension. And that's the point. Those people don't have the comprehension or soul of a normal human or any other creature living on this planet.

I won't repeat the horrifying details, as we all know what they are. They haven't left my mind since the scandal broke. I replay the horrors and imagine what those poor dogs must have endured for so long, especially the sweet innocent puppies who are trained so young. God rest their souls.

What kind of human beings enjoy such disgust? Sociopaths, that's who. People without one iota of decency.

No, humans are definitely NOT the higher form of life. They are undoubtedly the cruelest.

And dogfighting exists across the country. People even take their kids to the fights for "entertainment." Same with cockfights. The saddest part is that the penalties are so minor for animal cruelty, because, its just an "animal." If and when he is found guilty, he should do hard time and pay millions in fines--fines that go to animal welfare organizations. Sadly,the penatlies for such crimes are not stiff enough.

The NFL cares about its bottom line first and foremost. Vick, should be banned for life from anything related to football. Can you imagine if he ever shows his face on a field? Everyone in the stands will be throwing down anything they can get their hands on. He should live the rest of his life in forgotten obscurity, shunned by society.

Vick lost some endorsements before this happened, as he's had problems in the past. I'm sure any and every company using him will drop him, as they should.

Oh, let's pray there is true Karma in this universe so that he will be tortured, electrocuted, beaten and bitten to the depths of his soul for all of eternity.

Any human involved in such cruelty takes that sick mindset into society. None of them can be a good husband, father, friend, employee, because there is something missing in their souls.

And on a lesser level, you have other such use of animals for human entertainment. The recent Running of the Bulls, or as I call it, The Running of the Fools. Those injured in such an asinine event deserve what they get if gored by a bull. Same with bull fighting. But I digress.

Yes, there is true evil in the world, and most recently, it has shown its true self in the face of Michael Vick and his cruel "hobby." Someone with millions of dollars who can do anything with that money, chooses such a vile pursuit. Disgusting.

You can find links on the Humane Society of the United States and ASPCA Web sites to weigh in on Vick to the NFL and those who have given him endorsement contracts.

All football fans, no matter what team, should join the campaign to rid the NFL of this thing (can't call him a man)FOREVER.

posted by Sandy at 7/19/2007 03:18:00 PM


Blogger Stacey said...

AMEN! I don't have time right now to offer more than that, but I agree 100% (and more). Let's do this thing, Pet People! Tell the NFL, the Falcons, and all those companies (Nike, Powerade, etc) that use this pathetic loser as their spokesperson. Tell them exactly what kind of "role model" this hotshot NFL player is for the children of our society now.

Thursday, July 19, 2007 3:55:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

I think that all punishments should fit the crime. If you fight dogs, you should be attacked by dogs to understand there pain. Same for child molesters, they should have there members chopped off!

Thursday, July 19, 2007 7:03:00 PM  
Blogger k9rescue said...

I've contacted the NFL & advised them that my family & I will not watch ONE SECOND of NFL football until they suspend this SOB indefinitely. I know I'm just one person (at least they can call ME human), but hopefully millions of others will send the NFL the same message.

Thursday, July 19, 2007 7:12:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

No, he shouldn't be suspended " No more football PERIOD.

And if Vick gives some boo-hoo whining crap later it'll be because his handlers told him to. Someone who would do such things doesn't suddenly change their mind and feelings. They are sick to the core.

Some things don't deserve second chances.

Thursday, July 19, 2007 8:01:00 PM  
Blogger dragon said...

Too disgusting to articulate on the blog. As Adrienne said "I think that the punishments should fit the crime."

Maybe find a thong, no boxer shorts, made out of beef jerky, has to put them on, and get in a ring with two hungry pit bulls.

Change his attitude real quick.

Ooooop's, I articulated didn't I.

I did tell the NFL, and the Falcons, he has got to go!

Thursday, July 19, 2007 8:24:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

I am living in GA and believe me, the GA public around me have no use for Vick after this horrible story showed up! I am sick as Sandy thinking about the poor dogs. All they wanted was to be loved, eat kibble and milk bones and look what life he and his kind gave to those poor babies! I am with you all. I say an eye for an eye and I vote for the ring and jerky thong for the jerk! Argggggggg

Thursday, July 19, 2007 8:46:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

My heart is aching so much for the poor dogs who have already gone through so much and those who have been tortured and killed. They said that one dog had water poured on it then exucuted! I only wish we could all get together and do this same thing to Michael Vick and all who was with him through all this dog fighting. He is such a low form of life. This kind of person does not deserve to be a NFL role model to young people.He is so below scum and deserves to be kicked off the NFL!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is just a piece of sh-t! And that is actually too good to call him! I've prayed for all those sweet animals he has put through this terrible ordeal! God bless all those who did not survive as well as those who have. I pray the remaining ones will get loving homes with good families! I'm just so sick over this whole thing!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 19, 2007 9:16:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

P.S. I did send my letter to the NFl too!

Thursday, July 19, 2007 9:16:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

How I'd electrocute him? Wires to his family jewels, make HIM stand in water and give HIM a shock like those in his dogfighting ring shocked those poor dogs. THEN tie him up, smear food on him and let something vicious like a lion have at him. AND every one involved.

Will the excuse be he didn't actually DO the dirty deeds? Had others do it since he's a millionaire?

I did hear a lawyer say on TV that even if he didn't actually kill and torture a dog himself, he's still guilty. His set up, his knowledge. IT was a BIG time illegal operation.

I seriously hope the Atlanta fans and the entire city AND state of Ga. demand he be banned permanantly to rid their city of the stench of someone who doesn't belong in the game.

And when the NFL sees the reaction and feel it in their pockets, he'll be gone. They should have done it now.

As someone in sports said here, the Titan's Pacman was suspended for the entire year because of that club shooting, where it's not even known yet if he was guilty. The sports world doesn't have to wait for a jury verdict, they can get rid of people that ruin their image, period.

As someone on the radio said--all people, including football fans,love their dogs more than football. Nuff said.

Thursday, July 19, 2007 10:46:00 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I am disgusted by Michael Vick. I am a sports addict and listen to sports radio all day and everyone that calls in finds him subhuman. Not only did he eletrocute dogs, he also hung some and drown some as well. I think they should start by letting the dogs rip him apart (that's what he trained them to do... he might as well see how tough they really are). Then if he doesn't "perform" well against that, they should electrocute him for a while and then hang him. And it better be in front of all his lowlife cronies too.

Usually when I get mad about something, I complain about it with my family and friends, but rarely ever do much about it. Not this time. I have contact the Falcons, the NFL, done research to find his endorsements, and contacted Nike, Rawlings and Powerade as well. I will not buy a single product from those companies until they drop him as a sponsor (thank god he doesn't endorse Kraft anymore - we might starve.... but I would to prove my point!) I urge you to also boycott these companies - the $200-$400 we spend a year on Nike products is peanuts to them, but if lots of people do the same, we will gett the point across. Why can't they get a spokesperson like LaDanian Tomlinson from the Chargers who broke the rushing TD record and is a humble, thankful person for his opportunity. That is a role model, not Vick, who is a true slimeball!

Friday, July 20, 2007 9:05:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

The paper here in GA (Augusta Chronicle) reported that Nike will not release a fifth signature shoe, the Air Zoom Vick V this summer. But the 4 shoe products and 3 shirts that currently bear Vick’s name will remain in the stores. Let hope no one buys them!

Cartoon in the opinion section was of Vick trying to pass a football as a vicious dog was biting him on the A$$! The dog is wearing a sign which reads, “Dog fighting indictment”. Vick is hollering for the “Medic”!

Friday, July 20, 2007 9:36:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I couldn't get on the Nike website. Hopefully it's because it is being bombarded by people who want to complain about Vicko the Sicko.

What would be GREAT is if some national group like PETA or the HSUS encouraged everyone to mail to Nike all their Nike products. I'll send my shoes!

The cartoon should have had the dog biting him on the FRONT END.

Skeeter, please keep us posted on the fallout in the Atlanta area and in Ga.

Friday, July 20, 2007 11:14:00 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I would send my shoes too, they are probably all ratty and smell terrible. That would show them!! Ha!

Keep trying the nike website. You can also go to also and go to the contact page. You can email from there too.

Friday, July 20, 2007 1:20:00 PM  
Blogger Daisylouu said...

I sent letters via email, but I need snail-mail addresses also before my mother has a heart attack. Then we must pass those around too.

Friday, July 20, 2007 7:47:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Daisylouu, here you go:

Phone: 1-800-344-6453, option 5
Mail: Nike Consumer Services, One Boweman Drive, Beaverton, OR 97005.

Phone: 1-800-RAWLINGS and tell them you would like to leave a message about the Michael Vick situation.
Mail: Rawlings Group, 510 Maryville University Drive, Suite 110, Saint Louis, MO 63141

Atlanta Falcons
Mailing Address:
Atlanta Falcons, 4400 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542

Phone Number:

NFL Public Relations: (212) 450-2000

National Football League, 280 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017

Friday, July 20, 2007 9:49:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

I wish stores who still ahve the three products of Vicks would agree to not sell them. In fact I wish they were animalovers and would do a public burning of them! I think Pacman is also a bad role model and piece of CRAP but he is not even in the same league as low life Vick! I wish we could all get together and shock him as well as smear him with raw meat and whatever else attracts animals to attact then just sit back and watch and listen to him beg for help!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Although he doesn't deserve any. Actually I think the best punishment he could ever have would be if he would develope a deep sorrow and regret that haunts his every waking hour and wakes him up during the night. If he could just be constantly reminded of all he has ever done or had done to all those dogs and not be able to get it out of his mind and want to make it up by helping animals causes that would be the worst punishment he could have. God forgive me for all the bad things I am wishing on this horrible piece of human waste!

Friday, July 20, 2007 9:51:00 PM  
Blogger Daisylouu said...

Thanks Stacey!!! We all need to write snail main IN ADDITION to email!

Saturday, July 21, 2007 3:43:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Wanted to tell you all about Dick's Sporting Goods. My very best friend is a manager for them in CO. He made the decision to pull all of the Vick merchandise in his store. He said less than 10 minutes later ALL Dick's across the country received a notice to pull all Vick merchandise. They are waiting for the call to send it all back. So thankfully something is being done by some major companies. Lets hope it continues!

Saturday, July 21, 2007 10:10:00 PM  
Blogger dragon said...

Just saw this on Fox Sports and wanted to let you all know the latest. Keep writing those letters and emails to be sure it doesn't stop here. Our voices are being heard. It is working. Let's start planning now, in case he does come to Nashville for the game in October against the Titans. We should organize our protest early, so we can make sure this sick SOB knows that he is not welcome here.

"Goodell orders Vick to skip Falcons camp"

The first of what could be a handful of actions taken against Michael Vick by the commissioner's office has been decided.

Commissioner Roger Goodell has ordered the Atlanta Falcons quarterback not to attend the team's training camp as his first step in determining Vick's future in the league. That would give the league office more time to assess the facts and judge additional facts that may come to light in the next month.

"While it is for the criminal justice system to determine your guilt or innocence, it is my responsibility as commissioner of the National Football League to determine whether your conduct, even if not criminal, nonetheless violated league policies, including the Personal Conduct Policy," Goodell said in a letter to the quarterback.

The NFL said Vick would still get his preseason pay and Goodell told the Falcons to withhold any disciplinary action of their own until the league's review was completed.

This is just the first part of what could be an extensive punishment for Vick's alleged involvement in a gruesome dogfighting operation.

There could also be a strong push to sit Vick down for the year while he clears up his personal problems. In fact, this action could even convince Vick to take a year-long leave of absence, which would certainly be the simplest resolution for all parties.

Meanwhile, Falcons owner Arthur Blank issued a statement Thursday, saying the organization is "working diligently on exploring our options."

"This is an emotionally charged and complicated matter," Blank said. "There are a wide range of interests and legal issues that need to be carefully considered as we move ahead, including our need to respect the due process that Michael is entitled to. Also, this situation affects everyone — our club, our players and associates, our sponsors, our fans and the Atlanta community among them — so we must consider all of our customers in making any decisions.

"Given the differing perspectives and strong feelings around this issue, we probably won't make everyone happy, but we are committed to doing the right thing. As the owner of this club that's, ultimately, my responsibility."

Blank added that he was "saddened and distressed about this — not for myself, for our fans and community who have been so loyal to us."

Earlier Monday, animal-rights advocates and their dogs gathered outside Falcons headquarters, calling for a suspension of Vick.

About four dozen people took part in the protest organized by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. They held signs reading "Kick Vick," "Tackle Cruelty" and "Sack Vick!"

Monday, July 23, 2007 9:12:00 PM  

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Sandy Britt, an animal welfare advocate and volunteer with Clarksville rescue organizations, takes care of three dogs: Zoe, Scooter and Peanut; two cats: Catfish and Tarzan; and one husband, Glen, and according to him she takes care of them in that order.

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