Do not allow Michael Vick to be honored in the 2020 NFL Pro Bowl

Just saw this on Facebook and was absolutely disgusted.  When is the NFL going to take any responsibility for the behavior of it's current and former players?  To honor a man who had zero regard for animals is unacceptable and I would like your help to make sure he is NOT honored at the 2020 NFL Pro Bowl.   Elizabeth Marie 14 hrsJust heard that the NFL announced Michael Vick will be one of four “legends captains” at the 2020 Pro Bowl. Does anyone else find it exhausting that the NFL constantly ignores their players criminal behavior?! Below is a snippet of The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption. “And then there was one last body that stood out from the rest. It had signs of of bruising on all four ankles and all along its side. Brownie had said that all the dogs that didn't die from being hanged were drowned, except one.As that dog lay on the ground fighting for air, Quanis Phillips grabbed its front legs and Michael Vick grabbed its hind legs. They swung the dog over their head like a jump rope then slammed it to the ground. The first impact didn't kill it. So [they] slammed it again. The two men kept at it, alternating back and forth, pounding the creature against the ground, until at last, the little red dog was dead.”

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NFL: Stop Michael Vick from being Pro Bowl Captain.

Mike Vick does not deserve the honor of being Pro Bowl Captain. He is a convicted felon and a known animal abuser, is this who we want our children to look up to? Disney, how could you condone this?? There are so many players that have made amazing contribution to society, however Michael Vick is not one of them.

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Do NOT remove Michael Vick as Pro Bowl Captain

Michael Vick was an amazing player during his time in the NFL. He committed a crime. He paid his debt for that crime. His crime doesn't negate his records and his contribution to the teams he played for. The same people who will preach about forgiveness for injustices against human life will hold grudges in regards to animals. Forgiveness is forgiveness. 

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We stand with Vick - 2020 Pro Bowl Captain

Unfortunately, there are people in this society that will not allow individuals to evolve and grow, but we are gonna counter act that position.  We understand that all men sin and fall short of the glory of God and deserve second chances.  We, the supporters of this petition stand with the NFL's selection to have Michael Vic be one of the captains at the 2020 Pro Bowl.  It is amazing how some people in society can somehow be forgiven for their crimes and be allowed to move forward with their lives while others fall prey to constant and continuous condemnation and scrutiny.  WE ARE NOT HAVING IT!  Just like he has individuals or groups that are against him, he has an ENTIRE VILLAGE that supports and stands with him!  For every action there is a reaction and this is ours. These collected signatures are evidence that HE IS NOT ALONE.   We will not sit back and continuously stand on the sidelines while we see these injustices play out before our eyes.  We have a voice, we have a position and this is our stand.  

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Have the Koala declared an endangered species!

Australian koalas are in danger of becoming extinct, and the Australian Government MUST do something about it.  I couldn’t look away from the horrific images of burnt and dying koalas coming from the recent bushfires all over the east coast of Australia. As my home country, Australia, experiences record-breaking drought and bushfires, koala populations have shrunk along with their natural habitat. The recent fires may have killed up to 1000 koalas. Please join me and help save the Koala. Deforestation has meant that the koalas were already under threat before the bushfires. Koalas only live in Australia, and rely on eucalyptus trees to survive. But the eucalyptus trees – the koalas’ only food source – are being destroyed at an alarming rate. Koalas are in peril but are yet to be listed as an endangered species. Koala populations in the states of New South Wales and Queensland fell 42% between 1990 and 2010, according to the Commonwealth Scientific Committee. Some experts say there will be no Koalas left by 2050!! We are urging the Australian Government to declare the Koala an endangered species immediately.

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Criminal charges for violent monsters who tortured innocent wildlife

Recently two monsters  from Brookville Pennsylvania, reportedly from Brookville, PA high school, were in the woods with Ill intent and wounded or found a wounded deer. They committed sickening acts of violence and tortured this helpless deer. The two of them took a video of the actions and are seen laughing while restricting the animal, crushing the animals face, repeatedly kicking and stomping the animal's face as the animal is desperately and helplessly seen trying to evade. Charges need to be pressed! Posting in case the original post gets deleted. CHARGES NEED to be FILED WITH MAXIMUM SENTENCING.  Especially with the new bills put into effect from the president making these acts federal offenses.

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Make NFL Replace Michael Vick in Pro Bowl

PLEASE TELL HIS SPONSORS NO MORE!!!  STOP GIVING ANY MONEY OR SUPPORT TO THESE BUSINESSES UNTIL THEY REPLACE MICHAEL VICK!  Sign this petition to tell them no more Vick!!! Michael Vick was named a Pro Bowl captain alongside three NFL icons not associated with torturing and slaughtering dogs.  He should NOT be celebrated.  He should NOT be on television.  He should NOT be honored by the NFL.  The NFL, Disney, ESPN, the city of Orlando, and Camping World Stadium should not be condoning the torture and murder of dogs by allowing Michael Vick to be involved in the Pro Bowl - or any other professional sport.  Please do not buy any products, merchandise, vacations, tickets, shows, etc. until they replace him. It is beyond baffling why they would possibly choose Michael Vick when there are so many players who are worthy of the honor and have not been convicted of torturing and murdering dogs!!!  PLEASE TELL HIS SPONSORS NO MORE!!!  STOP GIVING ANY MONEY OR SUPPORT TO THESE BUSINESSES UNTIL THEY REPLACE MICHAEL VICK!

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Ban Michael Vick from NFL and all NFL adjacent activities

We all know what Michael Vick did  - not “alleged to have done” - HE DID IT.  ALL OF IT.  He shows no remorse. Here are some highlights of his sadistic behavior: He executed a losing dog by “wetting the dog down with water and electrocuting the dog.” He executed dogs who didn't exhibit enough "fighting spirit" by "hanging, drowning, and slamming at least one dog's body to the ground." What a great role model for today’s kids.  I know I don’t want my kids to see him being honored by the NFL. I don’t want them seeing him, PERIOD. He should be held up as an example of what a depraved, vicious, cruel, barbaric person is and what NOT to do in life.  He is a sadist and a criminal.  He  should be shunned by the NFL, not honored.  The NFL wants this guy as a Captain in the 2020 Pro Bowl??  I know millions of animal lovers agree with me when I say that I’d rather boycott the NFL than support an organization who wants to honor such a horrible person.  

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Help us end child marriage in New York State

We are the Naila Amin Foundation. Naila Amin, our founder, is a New Yorker who was forced by her parents to marry her first cousin when she was just 13. The first petition for her marriage was approved by the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) when she was only 14 years old. Her ex-husband was 13 years older than her at the time of the Nikah (Islamic ceremony), and she was then forced to go overseas to live with him at age 15, where she was abused. All of this, however, was enabled by legal child marriage in New York State. Naila hopes to enact legislation to ban the exceptions that lead to her suffering and prevent others from having to endure the same. We seek to create a bill, very similar in style and content to the one recently passed in New Jersey. Child marriage occurs legally through loopholes and exceptions. In New York State, a person can be married as young as 17 with judicial review. This does not protect 17 year old's. Lets raise the age to 18 with no exceptions. If a 17 year old is married off and decides he/she is not happy, they have to wait to turn 18 to file for divorce, trapping them in abusive marriages and a shelter wont take anyone under 18. This is just a recipe for disaster. However often times, parents are the ones forcing the marriages rather than consenting to them. In fact, abuse, honor killings, or being disowned are the repercussions of refusal on the part of children. Because these victims are underage, abuse is inherent in these marriages. Since 2000, more than 200,000 youths have been legally married in the US. In the summer of 2017, NY changed its child marriage age from 14 to 17, this is not enough. Lets protect everyone under 18. 

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STOP WEAPONS BAN "BILL 354" in Kentucky

Representative Jeff Donohue (D) has proposed a bill banning "assault weapons" in Kentucky. These Laws are not only detrimental to law abiding citizens, but also unconstitutional and a violation of our 2nd Amendment Rights of the United States of America. The proposed bill will classify an "Assault Weapon" as the following; 1) A semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and has at least one (1) of the following characteristics: a. A folding or telescoping stock;b. A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon;c. A second handgrip or a protruding grip that can be held by the nontrigger hand;d. A thumbhole stock;e. A suppressor, flash suppressor, muzzle break, muzzle compensator, or threaded barrel designed to accommodate a flash suppressor, muzzle break, or muzzle compensator; orf. A grenade launcher. These classifications also extend to shotguns and handguns. After the effective date of this bill, a law abiding citizen will be found guilty of possession or transfer of a "large-capacity ammunition feeding device" (magazine) when; (a)  Possesses a large-capacity ammunition-feeding device;(b)  Transfers a large-capacity ammunition-feeding device to another person, except as provided in subsections (4)(c) and (d) of this section.Possession or transfer of a large-capacity ammunition-feeding device is a Class A misdemeanor.This section shall not apply to a person who is: (a)  A member of the Armed Forces of the United States, a reserve component thereof, or the National Guard; or(b)  A law enforcement officer as defined in KRS 15.310. After the effective date of this bill, a law abiding citizen must; (a) Remove the large-capacity ammunition-feeding device from the state;(b) Render the large-capacity ammunition-feeding device permanently inoperable;(c) Sell the large-capacity ammunition-feeding device to a federally licensed firearms dealer; or(d) Transfer the large-capacity ammunition-feeding device to law enforcement. If still in possession of these weapons or magazines you will be charged with a Class A Misdemeanor.  This bill also makes it to where your firearm must be "permanently inoperable"  As used in this section, "permanently inoperable" means that the assault weapon is altered in such a manner that it cannot be fired and that the owner or possessor of the firearm does not possess or have control over the parts necessary to make the firearm operable; and 2. As used in this section, "temporarily inoperable" means that when the assault weapon is not in the direct control of the registered owner, it is stored using an integrated design feature or attachable accessory that will prevent the use of the weapon by an unauthorized user. This means that even if you were to take the firing pin out of your rifle, it is still considered operable if you have said firing pin still located inside your home. You must now register your weapons in Kentucky within 1 year (currently no registration is required by the state). a. Register with the Department of Kentucky State Police as the certified owner of each assault weapon that the person elects to continue to possess; and b. Store the weapon with devices which render the weapon temporarily inoperable, in accordance with subsection (2) of this section; Transfer the assault weapon to any person lawfully entitled to own or possess the firearm;Transfer the assault weapon to the Department of Kentucky State Police buyback program in accordance with subsection (3) of this section; or Render the assault weapon permanently inoperable. Kentucky State Police will offer a buyback program that will be funded by registrations fees of weapons.  237.104 Rights to acquire, carry, and use deadly weapons not to be impaired -- Seizure of deadly weapons prohibited -- Application of section. No person, unit of government, or governmental organization shall, during a period of disaster or emergency as specified in KRS Chapter 39A or at any other time, have the right to revoke, suspend, limit the use of, or otherwise impair the validity of the right of any person to purchase, transfer, loan, own, possess, carry, or use a firearm, firearm part, ammunition, ammunition component, or any deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.(2)  No person, unit of government, or governmental organization shall, during a period of disaster or emergency as specified in KRS Chapter 39A or at any other time, take, seize, confiscate, or impound a firearm, firearm part, ammunition, ammunition component, or any deadly weapon or dangerous instrument from any person.(3)  The provisions of this section shall not apply to the taking of an item specified in subsection (1) or (2) of this section from a person who is: (a)  Forbidden to possess a firearm pursuant to KRS 527.040;(b)  Forbidden to possess a firearm pursuant to federal law;(c)  Violating KRS 527.020;(d)  In possession of a stolen firearm;(e)  Using a firearm in the commission of a separate criminal offense; or(f)  Using a firearm or other weapon in the commission of an offense under KRS Chapter 150. Effective: July 12, 2006History: Created 2006 Ky. Acts ch. 240, sec. 7, effective July 12, 2006. This Bill is Unconstitutional This bill is unconstitutional and a render of the safety of law abiding citizens through out the state of Kentucky. The 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution reads; "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." The United States Constitution restricts legislative bodies from prohibiting firearm possession, or at the very least, the Amendment renders prohibitory and restrictive regulation presumptively unconstitutional. The 2nd Amendment allows citizens of the United States to defend themselves against criminals and against government tyranny.  Safety of Citizens against tyranny by means of Disarming Citizens by Government.  In 2012 Venezuela banned their citizens from possessing firearms and ammunition similar to the Red Flag Laws we see today. Under the new law only Military and Police are allowed to own them. Disarming law abiding citizens is a dangerous act that allows greater power to the government. Crime in Venezuela has multiplied since these laws have taken place. The violent crime rate, already high, soared. Almost 28,000 people were murdered in 2015 – with the homicide rate becoming the world’s highest. Within the past few years Venezuela military are law enforcement have killed thousands of citizens who have protested their laws and tried defending their rights. These same gun control laws were used in Nazi Germany against their own citizens. IT'S YOUR RIGHT Kentucky has always been a supportive state for firearms. Just this past year we became one of the many states to support the right of "Constitutional Carry" allowing law abiding citizens to conceal carry weapons across the whole state. Kentucky is ranked one of the top states in the US for gun ownership. It is your constitutional right as an American to be able to process and own a firearm. It is your right to have the means necessary to defend yourself and your family against evil and criminals. Criminals don't care about laws and bills, these bills only effect law abiding citizens. No matter what bills are brought forward, crime rates are always going to be there. The only thing that will change is your capability to defend yourself, and you having your own rights given to you at birth by this Nation, TAKEN AWAY. DO YOUR PART BY SIGNING/SHARING THIS PETITION!  KEEP KENTUCKY SAFE!  

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