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Tribute to the Victimís of Michael Vickís Dog Fighting Ring
Top Dog Tips.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Diana Beth Miller

Posted on 05/28/2016 10:44:47 AM PDT by KeyLargo

You Need to See This Tribute to the Victim’s of Michael Vick’s Dog Fighting Ring By Diana Beth Miller - May 23, 2016

Dog fighting has been around for decades. We once may have thought of this practice as one of those faraway, unmentionable “sports” that takes place in the dark recesses of abandoned buildings with less-than-stellar characters at the helm.

But, when news broke of an American football quarterback, Michael Vick’s, horrendous practice of dog fighting within the confines of his “luxury” home and property, people were not only shocked and stunned, but also extremely angry that this high-profile person would stoop to such disgraceful acts.

But perhaps more disheartening, is the petty punishment that followed this lengthy legal battle. Unfortunately, despite the outcry of enraged animal activists, Vick’s punishment did not fit the crime. According to the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Vick was found guilty of beating, torturing, neglecting, killing and using dogs for the act of dog fighting for profit (among other charges).

For this heinous crime, Vick did some jail time (19 months), but upon his release has since been hired onto another pro football team and has also acquired another dog. I can only imagine what terrible fate may await this poor innocent creature.

What happened to the dozens of dogs that were abused and mistreated at his aptly named, Bad Newz Kennels?

Some were rehabilitated and found new homes, some went on to do therapy work and the other unlucky furry souls had to be euthanized.

As sad as the situation was, at least his property-of-torture has been turned around for the greater good.

The luxurious house that once homed a diabolic man is now a place of healing with the Dogs Deserve Better Good Newz Rehab Center. This animal shelter and medical/health center is being used to help those animals in need and to give hope and health back to the many furry friends that enter through its doors.

Although, the foreboding sheds where these horrific practices once took place are still standing, they are now being used for storage or just left empty. The secluded area out back that once held chained, terrified dogs, has been stripped clean and is now covered with beautiful yellow flowers.

And the best part? Fifty-one freshly planted dogwood trees have been placed in memory and honor of those poor dogs that suffered at the hands of this criminal. Even though the restructuring of Vick’s home and property, albeit a victorious step, is small in comparison to the hell these animals were put through, we as passionate animal activists still cry out in frustration.

When will the laws regarding animal cruelty, abuse, neglect and dog fighting become more fitting to the crime? We concerned citizens are doing our best to get these criminals stiffer penalties, but the fight is slow.

If you want to help put an end to animal abuse, be vigilant when you see abuse or neglect happening. Call your local ASPCA and report the crime. Together we can put an end to the torture of innocent animals at the hands of these despicable and heartless people


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Pets/Animals; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: abuse; blacklives; criminal; dogfighting; doggieping; doglivesmatter; killar; michaelvick; sociopath; thugculture; victims; virginia
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1 posted on 05/28/2016 10:44:48 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

You (editorially speaking) can say Vick was rehabilitated. I doubt that.


2 posted on 05/28/2016 10:46:11 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("They Say That Nobody's Perfect But Yet Here I Am")
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To: SkyDancer

I just watched this documentary on Netflix and it is excellent.

SYNOPSES OF THE CHAMPIONS
LOGLINE

All odds were stacked against the pit bulls rescued from NFL star quarterback Michael Vick’s notorious dogfighting ring. Forced to fight for their lives, they were considered so dangerous both PETA and the Humane Society of the United States wanted them euthanized. But no one could have predicted how the dogs would change the lives of those who risked everything to save them.

ONE PARAGRAPH SYNOPSIS

The Champions is an inspirational story about the pit bulls rescued from the brutal fighting ring of former Atlanta Falcon’s star quarterback Michael Vick, and those who risked it all to save them, despite pressure from PETA and The Humane Society of the United States to euthanize the dogs. It is a story of second-chances, redemption and hope. This uplifting documentary takes us on a journey about much more than just dogs—about prejudice, being misunderstood, the power of resilience, and the significance of the relationship we as humans have with animals.

http://www.championsdocumentary.com/watch-the-trailer/


3 posted on 05/28/2016 10:48:49 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: SkyDancer

He’s the same brutal sociopath he always was.


4 posted on 05/28/2016 10:50:36 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: KeyLargo
vick should never been allowed inside a stadium again let alone play in one...
5 posted on 05/28/2016 10:51:48 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -w- NO Pity for the LAZY - Luke, 22:36)
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To: KeyLargo

Dog fighting has been around for centuries.


6 posted on 05/28/2016 10:51:59 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: SkyDancer

No amount of rehab will pay for what that evil scum did.


7 posted on 05/28/2016 10:52:05 AM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We still do not know exactly how people are infected with Ebola")
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

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8 posted on 05/28/2016 10:53:15 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: fella

I’d rather put Vick in the pit and let the dogs watch him fight to the death.


9 posted on 05/28/2016 10:53:56 AM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: bgill

Vick should have been executed


10 posted on 05/28/2016 10:54:13 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever)
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To: Chode

FACEBOOK

Pittsburghers Against Michael Vick

Dog fighters belong in prison, not on pedestals. We believe that character matters. Michael Vick has no place on the Steelers or anywhere in the NFL.
Long Description

We believe that animal abusers should never be in a position that garners the admiration of our youth. We are committed to educating the public about what truly happened at Bad Newz Kennels and about the horrors of dog fighting. Michael Vick was a hands-on, active participant in the murder of under-performing dogs.

We advocate for stronger laws to combat animal cruelty and dog fighting. We want the public to know that dog fighting is everywhere; it’s in our own backyards. People need to know what to look for and what to do if dog fighting is suspected.

We believe that it requires many hands to win the war against animal cruelty and dog fighting. Organizations large and small as well as unaffiliated individuals must come together under a common goal if we are to succeed.

Mission
It is our mission to end dog fighting through education, legislation, and advocacy. We seek to make the facts of Michael Vick’s case known. We want to see him removed from the Steelers roster and the NFL as a whole.

https://www.facebook.com/Pittsburghersagainstmichaelvick/info/?tab=page_info


11 posted on 05/28/2016 10:59:17 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: chris37

Report: Michael Vick threw untrained family pets into dogfighting ring

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/report-michael-vick-threw-untrained-family-pets-dogfighting-ring-article-1.335942


12 posted on 05/28/2016 11:02:59 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: atc23

13 posted on 05/28/2016 11:07:59 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
100%!!! damn straight...
14 posted on 05/28/2016 11:14:46 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -w- NO Pity for the LAZY - Luke, 22:36)
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To: KeyLargo

That website needs an editor. The plural form of Victim is Victims, not Victim’s.


15 posted on 05/28/2016 11:34:15 AM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: trisham

Amen.

He is only sorry he got caught and nearly lost his big ass income.


16 posted on 05/28/2016 11:36:11 AM PDT by Salamander (Disco bloodbath boogie fever...)
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To: chris37

Hear, hear!


17 posted on 05/28/2016 11:36:51 AM PDT by Salamander (Disco bloodbath boogie fever...)
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To: KeyLargo

I feel sorry for the fans of teams who signed this loser. I’d never be a fan of a team that signed dog-killer Vick after his conviction.


18 posted on 05/28/2016 11:37:13 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ('''Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small''~ Theodore Dalrymple)
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To: KeyLargo

And others just like him still steal dogs from yards and use them to train their dogs.

One of Obeyme’s Sons just got nailed over the river in WV.

Huge operation, scores of dogs.

[expletives deleted] soulless evil bastards.


19 posted on 05/28/2016 11:40:17 AM PDT by Salamander (Disco bloodbath boogie fever...)
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To: Sans-Culotte

Report: Steelers won’t resign Michael Vick
http://pit.247sports.com/Bolt/Report-Steelers-wont-resign-Michael-Vick-45398409


20 posted on 05/28/2016 11:51:01 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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