JCPenney has made great strides in social consciousness; carrying Michael Vick merchandise is a terrible lapse in judgment. Michael Vick was convicted of unspeakable cruelty to animals. He participated in dogfighting, used terrified, helpless family pets as bait and horribly murdered dogs that didn't perform up to his standards, using methods such as beating, electrocution, and strangulation. His 'reformation' is nothing more than his desire to continue making money. Promoting this sociopath as an object of admiration is deeply negligent, an act of hostility toward all those who work tirelessly to make the world a better, safer place for our innocent, loving companion animals.
JCPenney profits enough: compassion isn't for sale. The national love of sports simply cannot take precedence over the values and higher ideals humanity needs so desperately to nurture. You've established a reputation as a corporation with a conscience; please use your powerful, clear voice as one of America's favorite stores to make a clarion call for kindness and compassion for ALL creatures. Help the children of all the families who feel welcome there to choose role models who will encourage them to be the best human beings they can be. Please, do the right thing: stand up for the innocent and discontinue Michael Vick merchandise in your stores. You won't be sorry you did.
A stand against Michael Vick and all he represents is a step toward positive growth for the soul of America - and all humanity. Please, please be part of that. You can be instrumental in leading the way.
Signers: please call J.C. Penney now to remind America's favorite retailer that cruelty and horror should not be for sale in America's stores. Please, when you write or call, don't be hostile or direct the rage and anger you feel toward Michael Vick and others like him toward the J. C. Penney company. Instead, use love and positivity; it goes much, much further. Tell them that as it stands you can't continue to shop there, and encourage them to continue in the direction they've already shown themselves capable of going. Help them to see that they can be part of the change we wish to see in the world and encourage them to be a corporation that shoppers of conscience can be proud to patronize.
J.C. Penney, Customer Service – (972) 431-8200
J.C. Penney, Corporate Headquarters – (972) 431-1000