Making Michael Vick a Co-captain of the pro-Bowl Adds Another Layer of Violence to The NFL

Here’s the story and what we can do to make them listen.

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Michael Vick’s Record

Michael Vick missed the 2007 and 2008 seasons serving 18 months in jail for financing a dog-fighting ring. But the tales of pain and mutilation he inflicted outstrip the crime for which he was convicted. That’s because he and his co-conspirators were never tried for animal cruelty.

The Question of Rehabilitation

In Rehabilitating Animal Abuser Through the Use of Technology, published in The Benchmark Animal Rehabilitation Curriculum B.A.R.C. by the Justice Academy Journal; Law and Justice Executive Series, it states that:

Vick’s Record of Torture

Vick nailed a dog to a tree for losing; he pitted family pets against the trained dogs; he cut off one dog’s lips to make it look more fierce; and finally, he set-up a “rape” corner by tieing a female to a tree so the males could take their turns with her.

Lack of Consistency

Following his arraignment in July 2007, Roger Goodell wrote to Vick to express his disapproval. He stated that he had participated in conduct that was “not only illegal but also cruel and reprehensible.”

Hit them in the pocketbook

Vick didn’t make one bad mistake. Losing your temper is a mistake. Manslaughter is a mistake. Serial torture does not fall into the mistake category, nor does anything you do again and again.

Stop watching football

Don’t subscribe to DirectTV, CBS, NBC, Fox, or ESPN sports networks or NFL networks. TV is an enormous source of revenue. It is one of the most lucrative sources for the NFL and is expected to reach $25B by 2025.

  • Don’t buy NFL merchandise.
  • Boycott the NFL.

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Marilyn is a writer, yogi, and spiritual medium. Her favorite people are animals, especially ones that meow. She loves the ocean and hates one-use plastic.

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