Tuesday, August 25, 2009

NOW THE NFL IS REALLY BARBARIC

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Hey Hounders,
Jack here with a very important post today. Our friends Scout and Freyja had a really great post on their blog the other day and we think that it is importatnt enough to repost it here on our blog. This is something that you may or may not support. Either way, you should get your people to let the American National Football League (NFL) team Philadelphia Eagles ownership know one way or the other, how they feel about this issue. Did you know that in addition to the American Bull Terriers that Mr. Vick killed for "poor" performance, he also used mild mannered Golden Retrievers, not unlike the majority of us Bumpass Hounds, as "bait" dogs for the Bull Terriers to fight to the death in order to reinforce their fighting instincts. It seems that Goldens would not be able to hurt the Bull Terriers that were learning to fight to the death. Kind of like the Roman Emperors throwing Christians to the lions in the collesium. Here's what Scout and Freyja posted:
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SI cover: December 29, 2008 issue.

A Philadelphia-based animal welfare group is asking the Eagles to put their money where their mouth is.
DogPac, a political action committee and advocacy group, sent a letter to Eagles owner Jeff Lurie today asking him to match every dollar he pays Michael Vick with a donation to area animal shelters.
That means a total of $6.6 million over two years.
"The Philadelphia Eagles have repeatedly stated that they believe in giving second chances," said Tom Hickey Sr., chairman of
DogPAC and a member of the state Dog Law Advisory Board. "I believe this is a way for the Eagles to clearly demonstrate that they are willing to invest equally in giving a second chance to the dogs that are the victims of this brutal illegal activity."
In addition to the letter to Lurie, Hickey sent an email to the 23,000 people on the DogPAC list urging them to send emails to the Eagles and show their support for the donation request. As of noon 925 letters had been sent to Lurie, Hickey said.
Hickey said the Eagles contribution should go toward enforcing animal cruelty laws and helping care for and rehabilitate fighting dogs.
"With this matching contribution dogs that have been brutalized will be able to receive the necessary medical and behaviorial care that is necessary to give them that second chance of being adopted into a loving and caring home," he said.There has been no word from the Eagles on exactly what will be expected from Vick as far as his anti-dog fighting activities are concerned or what, if anything, the team plans to do to help the area's animals in the months and years ahead.
Here is the letter DogPac sent to its email list:

Are you as outraged as I am that the Philadelphia Eagles have signed Michael Vick? I’m sure that you are, and you have every right to be. Vick has admitted doing barbaric things to dogs, and the Eagles have shown horrible judgment by making him a member of their team.
The Eagles say that Vick will use his position to help save dogs and show kids that animal abuse is wrong. That simply is not good enough.
However, I believe that by working together we can make the Eagles put their money where their mouth is and do something very positive for dogs in Philadelphia.
That’s why I’ve sent a letter to Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie urging him to prove his team’s commitment to stopping dog abuse by donating AT LEAST the equivalent of Michael Vick’s salary to dog shelters and rescues every year that Vick is an Eagle. That would mean donations of $1.6 million this year and $5 million next year, if Vick is still on the team.
Now I need your help to put public pressure on the Eagles organization to make this happen. Please join me by sending an email to Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie telling him to prove his commitment to protecting dogs by agreeing to make these donations.

The Eagles have said that they are giving Michael Vick a “second chance” by putting him on the team. By making these substantial donations to rescues and shelters the Eagles could give a second chance to thousands of dogs that have been abused, maimed and tortured by dog fighting rings just like the one that Michael Vick ran.
If they believe that Vick’s second chance is worth $1.6 million this year, then we believe it’s worth at least that much to give second chances to thousands of innocent dogs who otherwise would be destroyed.
Thank you for your continuing support and for everything you do to help protect dogs in Pennsylvania.
Sincerely,
Tom Hickey, Sr.
DogPAC Chairman

If enough of us support this. If enough of us contact the Eagles. If enough of us speak for those who cannot - we CAN get something done - YES, WE CAN!
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OBTW: Radar's Birthday is January 25th, 2009 so that means that he is 7 months old today. Considering his birth condition and contraction of the Parvo Virus, that's many months more than was original expected.

10 comments:

Scout and Freyja said...

We're right there with you guys, you know that!

Momma put up a recipe that you just might want to have your mom take note of...just for you!

Bob said...

Our Dad is sending our letter right now.

Happy 7 month birthday to Radar may he have tons of them.


Hamish & Sophie

chicamom85 said...

We sent out a letter and will do anything we can to support those dogs who didn't have a choice.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Fred said...

Great great idea! Clicking now!

JackDaddy said...

Congratulations Radar! May you have many many more 'birthdays'.

Clive said...

Great to see that Radar is doing so well!

That's story is really horrific about the NFL - hope you get lots of support.

Take care
Clive

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We pawed THAT team last week -

ANYWAY, happier things: let's hear it fur Radar!

I'm sure many gave up on him!

All of WOO knew better!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Yes, we wonder the same thing about my mom!

Sierra Rose said...

Thank you for posting about Michael Vick! Mom has been speaking to fellas about football, and this situation. Hopefully, more and more folks will realize how wrong the situation is!!

And, THANKS for stopping by my site! Yes...actually, mom does plan to tucker me out as much as she can, so I don't snaggle-tooth the house apart....it seems to be working....mom says "haroooooO!"

www.goldensierrarose.blogspot.com

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Jenifer said...

Thank you for sending a note about Honey.
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Jenifer
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Jan's Funny Farm said...

Dogfighters are known to break a leg(s) of a bait dog so it couldn't defend itself if it tried. Vick is scum in our book!

As to Jan's brother being a Geek. Guess he is. He can go where your and our humans dare not to check out a computer. Without him, we'd be without a computer since last November. We will say Jan figured out part of the problem and almost got it going yesterday but it hung up for an hour and 20 minutes till he arrived. Whew!

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