Sunday, July 29, 2007

Nike ends ties with Vick; HSUS cheers

As Nike suspended their commercial relations with Atlanta Falcons' quarterback, Michael Vick, The Humane Society applauded the franchise, stating:

"We are very pleased that Nike has today signaled it has a zero tolerance policy for athletes who may be involved with staged animal fights and other forms of malicious animal cruelty by indefinitely suspending its relationship with Vick."

Vick has been allegedly involved in animal neglect and arranging illegal dogfighting bouts. Supposedly, Vick has been the money behind the operation for quite some time. When authorities searched Vick's property on April 25, they found over 60 dogs that had been malnourished and displaying scars and wounds typically seen from fighting dogs. The graphic picture below is of one of the actual dogs found on the site:

Dogfighting is considered to be illegal in 48 of the 50 states. If you suspect dogfighting to be occuring in your area, please contact the HSUS (email: for practical tips and advice.

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Hot(M)BC said...

Oh poor doggy. :( That guy should be stuck in a cage with hungry alligators. But I guess that would be as bad as dog fightin. *sigh*
Good for Nike! I'm going to go tell Mom to buy Nike shoes now (since I won't wear shoes for nothin).
your bud Pepi

DK & The Fluffies said...

Zeus, we just boxed up 4 snuggles for the HSUS.

The Meezers said...

oh my god. mommy is completely bawling over that pikshur. heartbreaking.

The Cat Realm said...

Sorry to say: but when we see pictures like this we are ready to kill some humans!
Then we try to remember that we are Buddhists and that would make us as bad as those cruel bastards.
So we try to find solace in the fact that every bad human who does harm to animals will be reincarnated as a lab research rat.