NFL: Drop Michael Vick!!
  • Petitioning People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
NFL
New York State Senate

NFL: Drop Michael Vick!!

    1. Kristen Carlo
    2. Petition by

      Kristen Carlo

      Howard Beach, NY

Animal fighting has been brought to the forefront of the nation’s attention by the highly publicized conviction of NFL star quarterback Michael Vick and three of his associates on federal and state charges related to illegal dogfighting. Vick and his associates operated the aptly named “Bad Newz Kennels,” which housed and trained over 50 pit bull dogs, staged dog fights, killed dogs, and ran a high stakes gambling ring with purses up to $26,000. The exposure of Bad Newz Kennels helped alert the nation to the viciousness of dogfighting that is commonplace in many communities despite the fact that dogfighting is outlawed in every state and, to some extent, by the federal government. Michael Vick is an athlete in the public eye. An athlete which thousands of people, including children, watch and even still idolize. And to allow him to continue to play in one of the countries most well known, and beloved sports is wrong. By allowing him to continue his career is just showing people and children that it is ok to commit a federal crime and get away with it. That its ok to harm innocent animals for their own pleasure. That it is ok to get away with murder!

To:
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
NFL
New York State Senate
Drop Michael Vick

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. CONTINUED....

      Kristen Carlo
      Petition Organizer

      But because its an animal its ok? How about the detailed description he gave when a dog wouldnt preform to his standards? How he would mutilate the poor thing. And thats supposed to be ok?

      Im sorry, but this is not right. And he should be stopped. AND RIPPED AWAY FROM THE ONE THING HE LOVES, FOOTBALL.

    3. Let it Go?!

      Kristen Carlo
      Petition Organizer

      I feel the need to voice this, because lately I have been hearing this all to much, and to be honest it PISSES ME OFF!!

      I have been a die heart New York Jet Fan my ENTIRE life. Thats 27 years of blood, sweat and mostly tears. (seeing as though my team isnt one to allow their fans to fully enjoy a game without pure panic & anxiety.) Now since this piece of garbage has been signed to the NYJ, many people I have come across share the same views and outlook as I do, as do many of the people here. But I have come across the few that truely believe he has "paid his dues," and to just "let it go!" Let it go? Let me as you this...if he put a gun to someones head and pulled the trigger, would that be ok? Should we just drop it? He had an incentive. He was clearly motivated. He was fully in the right state of mind. Would they get off with a couple of months in jail, and a slap on the wrist? I think not! He would be put in jail, withOUT parol for LIFE! And in some cases sentenced to death.

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      Kristen Carlo
      Petition Organizer

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    5. Reached 250 signatures

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    • Madison Arrowood ROCKAWAY PARK, NY
      • 16 days ago

      I'm signing because I love animals more than people!

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      • 3 months ago

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      • 3 months ago

      Porque estoy harta de tanta injusticia hacia los pobres animales

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    • Susana Cerda SANTIAGO, CHILE
      • 3 months ago

      This is wrong on so many levels. Animals are our responsibility and it's not okay to harm them just because that gave us some kind of sick pleasure. Our furry friends diserve respect and disgnity STOP THIS MADNESS

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    • Stella Baez MONTERREY, MEXICO
      • 3 months ago

      Porque me corta el aliento ver la cara de este pobre perrito, no es posible que este pseudohumano, sea un buen ejemplo para las personas!!

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