Disallow Michael Vick from the Cortland Campus
  • Petitioning Erik J. Bitterbaum

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President, SUNY Cortland
Erik J. Bitterbaum

Disallow Michael Vick from the Cortland Campus

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      SUNY Cortland

Michael Vick has recently become a member of the New York Jets football team, which practices on the SUNY Cortland campus.  Vick has served a short sentence for bankrolling a dogfighting conspiracy, but animal cruelty charges were dropped in return for his guilty plea.  This does not mean, however, that his crimes should be forgotten-  He tortured more than fifty dogs, attaching them to car batteries via jumper cables and throwing them into water to watch them drown, beating and hanging them, slamming their heads and spines into the ground until they died, setting them against each other in brutal fights, rendering them defenseless and using them as bait for training, and more.  He is a monster and a disgrace, and has never once apologized.  He has even admitted that he would continue to fight dogs if given the chance.

I love SUNY Cortland, and cannot abide welcoming this sociopath onto our campus with open arms.  We need to stand by what is right as a university by barring him from the grounds.  I don't want him anywhere near my beloved college or community.  We MUST send the message that we won't be party to the torture of animals by conveniently forgetting what he has done.  If we welcome Vick onto our campus, we are complicit in his crimes. 

If you agree and think that Michael Vick should not be allowed on SUNY Cortland property, please sign this petition and share it with your friends.

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    1. Reached 25,000 signatures
    2. Fox Sports Article

      Petition wants Michael Vick banned from Jets training camp site

      Petition wants Michael Vick banned from college hosting New York Jets training camp

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      Thank you all so much for your support; we are well on our way to reaching 3,000 signatures. Please, if you have a moment, share this petition via the social media platform of your choosing. Together we may be able to show Michael Vick, the Jets, and the NFL that animal abuse is not something that SUNY Cortland will tolerate. Thanks!!!!!

    4. Reached 2,500 signatures
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      I want to extend a thank you to everyone who has signed this petition - we are almost halfway there. Please, if you are able, share this petition via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or any other social media platform you have access to. We won't stand by and let Michael Vick's crimes go unnoticed. We have to be the voice of the animals he tortured.

    6. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Naz Black AUSTRALIA
      • about 4 hours ago

      This man is a pathetic excuse of a human being. Why he is still being allowed to play football is testament to the unjustness of the judicial system in the protection of animals against abuse and the greed of men in the NFL who condone this behaviour.

    • Pam Field MEREDITH, NH
      • about 5 hours ago

      He is a horrible human being, who never should have been allowed to play football, again! Since he was, a % of his salary should have been earmarked for dog rescues for howhower many years he played!!! The NFL dropped the ball on this one...

    • Trish O'Hara EDMONTON, CANADA
      • about 8 hours ago

      Dogs are sentient beings and he is an abuser - period!

    • Samantha Ritter WEST BABYLON, NY
      • about 15 hours ago

      Michael Vick is a horrible person

    • Dara Griffitts NEWARK, DE
      • about 17 hours ago

      Vick should be treated the way he treated those poor animals. He shouldn't be playing football at all. The NFL is basically condoning his behavior.


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