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Petitioning President, Pro Football Hall of Fame Stephen A. Perry

Keep Michael Vick Out of the Hall of Fame

On November 15, 2010, Michael Vick broke several NFL records in passing and rushing. As a result, the Pro Football Hall of Fame asked for his jersey to put on display. 

Three years ago, Michael Vick was convicted of felony dog fighting. Many people still question whether he's sorry for what he did or just sorry that he got caught. 

In the same presentation to kids where Vick admits to heinous acts of animal cruelty, he has stated that he misses having dogs. Kids in Philadelphia see him as their idol as dog fighting in the city is on the rise.

Vick's teammate, DeSean Jackson, told the AP that after a pre-game altercation with the other team, "We came back into the locker room pumped. We were like pit bulls, ready to get out of the cage."

Part of the Hall of Fame's mission is to "promote the positive values of the sport." Michael Vick continues to symbolize the cruelty of dog fighting, not only for animal activists, but for Philadelphia's youth, local dog fighters, and others.

Urge the Hall of Fame not to celebrate animal cruelty.

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