NFL’s Michael Vick To Plead Guilty

pitbullpup1.jpgMichael Vick has accepted a plea deal and will plead guilty to federal conspiracy charges connected to dog fighting. His three co-defendants have already pleaded guilty and agreed to testify against Vick. Two of the co-defendants signed statements that Vick killed dogs that “underperformed” by drowning, hanging, or slamming them to the ground. Michael Vick could face 12 to 18 months in prison and a lifetime ban from the NFL. Fifty-three of the sixty-six dogs seized from Vick’s property will probably be euthanized.

The Michigan State University College of Law has a very informative page on dog fighting that covers the history, the training, the culture, the societal cost, the criminal links, laws and legal issues, and evidence, including less obvious things such as the drugs/vitamins/medical supplies used. You can also find out about the signs of dog fighting. And the Humane Society of the United States has a FAQ on dog fighting. (Note: None of the these pages have gruesome photos of dogs showing the barbarism of dog fighting. They do have a wealth of information.)

You can help make a change by educating yourself and by supporting these groups:

One Reply to “NFL’s Michael Vick To Plead Guilty”

  1. Please don’t kill them. Its not their fault, they have just been mistreated. I have taken some dogs that have been built for fighting before and they just need a new owner. Send me some pictures of the dogs and I’ll gladly save a few. Send me the pictures to my email. I would like to see some pictures of Blue Nose American Pit Bull Terriers. I would like to see puppy pictures but dogs less then 7 months old would be fine. Thank you.

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