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Stop reality show for Michael Vick
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Please help us send a message to sponsors of this show that we will boycott their products until they end their support of the program. You can click "Share" on this note and post it to your profile page, twitter and all social media to spread the word.
Stop sign petition so companies sponsoring withdraw, and please pass this petition around for signatures so we may contact network airing this show.
You made a decision to support Michael Vick. If Vick hadn't killed dogs, he'd never have this show. He's making money off his KILLING & TORTURING. STOP your support. On behalf of the dogs Michael Vick fought, kicked, shot, hanged, electrocuted, drowned and tortured. Thank You.
Vick is profiting from a lucrative reality television contract. Please also stop buying these companies' products immediately and tell your friends and family to do the same. Of all the shows on television, major corporation$ made a deci$ion to $upport Michael Vick.
If Vick hadn't killed dogs, he would never have this show. He's making money off his crime. He recently said the reason for the show is to clear his family name. He also said that he will not speak about dog fighting anymore after the show.
When Vick said he was going to dedicate his life to speaking out against dog fighting, apparently he meant he would do it twice per month for a year until people forgot about it and it was safe for him to be rich and famous again and profit from his crimes. He did a masterful job of using the HSUS to help him re-enter society. He was never sincere. He still thinks he's a victim as evidenced by his arrogant and callous remarks after being nominated for the Ed Block Courage Award:
"I've overcome a lot, more than probably one single individual can handle or bear," Vick said. "You ask certain people to walk through my shoes, they probably couldn't do. Probably 95 percent of the people in this world because nobody had to endure what I've been through, situations I've been put in..."
People say "everyone deserves a second chance...it's time to move on" and "everyone makes mistakes". Vick did not make a mistake; it was a conscious and calculated decision that he knew was wrong. Does he deserve to profit off of heinous and unspeakable crimes against animals. Those of us who speak for animals will not "move on" as Vick is emblematic of a larger problem in a society that shows disregard for the welfare of animals and believes lenient sentences and fines equate to justice. They do not when they led to profiting further from reality shows and more profit.
If people want to idolize him, cheer for him from the stands and wear his jersey, they can do it. We draw the line with a reality show that allows him to profit from his felonies. Let us send a clear message -- if you brutalize helpless animals, you will not be accepted back into society and return to fame and wealth without opposition. Our silence allows the opposite message to be sent. Complacency breeds acceptance. Acceptance leads to continued violence against animals. We do not have to accept things as they are and we will not. The First Amendment grants us the right to oppose and we will exercise that right.
Please help us send a message to the sponsors of this show that we will boycott their products until they end their support of the program. You can click "Share" on this note and post it to your profile page to spread the word. Thank you.
On behalf of the dogs Michael Vick fought, kicked, shot, hanged, electrocuted, drowned, and tortured.
The Stop reality show for Michael Vick petition to TV networks and sponsors of Michael Vick's show was written by June M Lay M.S. and is in the category Arts & Entertainment at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: michael vick, animal abuse, reality shows