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Protest at Falcons Training Camp

Written by PETA | July 23, 2007

Welcome to Day 7 of the Michael Vick dogfighting indictment. PETA is still being inundated with calls and emails about the case, and we’re still working round the clock to make sure that the NFL and Vick’s sponsors send a real message to fans about the cruelty of dogfighting, rather than just sitting around to see what will happen next. I’ll have some more updates for you in a little while, but in the meantime, here are some great photos from today’s PETA demonstration outside Falcons HQ. You can be certain that there’s more where that came from.

Ohio State Buckeyes fans out there will recognize the man on the left of this first photo—Bill Long, the QB for the Buckeyes in the 60s who led them to a national championship in 1968, is a longtime animal activist who’s been working this whole week in Atlanta on this campaign. Bill, you’re amazing.

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  • wendy strasheim says:

    I have more hate for Kent Vick than I ever thought possible to feel so much hate. He should be tortured for the rest of his life. I hope he burns in hell. They need to take all his money and give it to dog rescues. He is the most pitiful pathetic excuse for a person. This goes for anyone that participats in dog fighting. I hate you all and would kill you myself if I knew where to find you disgusting creatures.

  • JUDAH CYPHA says:

    I THINK ALL OF YOU SO CALL DOG LOVERS OUT THERE NEED TO WAKE UP. THE MIKE VIKE CASE IS NOT THAT SERIOUS.IN STEAD OF YOU ALL SUPPORTING MIKEYOU WOULD RATHER HATE BECAUSE YOU DONT WON’T TO SEE A YOUNG MAN SUCH AS HIM SELF MAKE IT IN LIFE. SO WHAT IF HE FOUGHT DOGS IN THE PASSTHAT DOESN’T MEAN THAT HE SHOULDN’T GET A FAIR TRIAL.WHAT ABOUT THAT MAN RAPEING THAT BABYI DON’T HEAR ANY ONE TALKING ABOUT THAT.ALSO PEOPLE FIGHT CHICKENS EVERY DAY.I DON’T HEAR ANY ONE SAYING ANYTHING ABOUT THAT.WAKE UP PEOPLE.

  • heather says:

    He should be skinned alive. Why would anyone EVEN WANT this man living…let alone play football or be someone children look up to!!?? He is the lowest form of life and needs to be removed from society.

  • JAKE says:

    Is it possible for people to state their opinion intelligently without having to put the word “Fuck” with every other word?

  • chenille says:

    This is to Audrey You say that Vick was a homeboy of yours??? Really cause with homefriends like you he needs NO enemies. Have you ever once stopped to think that maybe your “homeboy” could be innocent??? You could be PETA all by yourself but it just seems to me that you have something against Vick. Could that be a little hate in your system that we’re seeing??? I know if you were a friend of mine and this is the way you stood by me at a time like this I would most defitnitely take you off the christmas card list. The man is INNOCENT until proven GUILTY people so please let the judicial system do it’s job.

  • Dustin says:

    Oaktown101…Ok so maybe since you’d like to see Michael Vick fight to the death maybe you should fight him and we’ll see who wins. I can gurantee that he would win. You Peta people need to get a real job. Thousands of people dogfight so you just go after the black young rich athlete that has more money than everyone in Peta put together. And for the person who said they’d rather see a human die then a dog what’s wrong with you. If your life was on the line would you rather kill your best friend or a dog!!think a little bit you stupid ass peta pieces of shit…i can’t wait till vick is proven innocent. when he is he should be able to have a “dogfight” with all you people and kick all of your dumbasses!!

  • Tracy says:

    I can’t believe the crap some of you PETA people are writing on here insulting VICK supporters. INSULTING people because of their educational background and concluding that they must be “thugs”. How can you even begin to say this is NOT a racial issue? I’m reading the snide comments about the shift at KFC not getting off in time for VICK fans to go support him and the other racially motivated comments. I’m apalled at the levels people will stoop to just make a point. If you are so concerned about the educational background lifestyle of the people supporting Vick instead of spending money on senseless animals you should try to help underprivileged kids in rundown neighborhoods to help them advance. Oh wait you want to keep them down. You wouldn’t feel better than everyone if we were all trully equal. The fact is THERE IS NO CONVICTION. Last time I checked the Bible I don’t think anyone is in a position to judge. So I think you people need to get off your high horses…oh wait that’s probably cruelty to animals too. FYI I am a singleparent WHITE female with a degree in actuarial science so don’t try to play the undereducated thug card on me for expressing my opinions.

  • ann says:

    the problem with convicting vick the thug is he is a very rich man he can easily pay off his criminal bros to put all the blame on them use the money to make them not to disclose he is totally involved. everyone knows that $$$$$$$$talksif he pays these criminal bros lets say $10 mil each which is like peanuts to him he can easily fight the justice. i just hope the federal agents have enough evidence to nail his sorry a$$.

  • ann says:

    black panther i thought with ur grand name at least u should hv some courage but all i can see is u can only hide behind ur big ” race card “. r u american?if yeslet me tell u something probably u never had the chance to learn in ur household that is no matter ur skin is blk brown white blue or purple as long as ur american u need to OBEY THE LAW. do u even understand what does “obey the law” mean? it means NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW. and that includ both u and ur bro vick the thug. understant? if not then may be u should go back to ur elemantry school find a first grade teacher explain to u.

  • Chris Hill says:

    I don’t care if the guy is purple this is NOT a race issue you egocentric ass!! How would YOU feel electrocuted wet killed for not performing up to par for your job if you have one? This guy was my homeboy. We’re from the same town followed his and Marcus’ career from Warwick High School literally less than 2 miles from my thenhome til now this time it’s not Marcus who really messed up. Saw him in the Norfolk airport earlier this year he was gracious kind. He was my hero could do NO wrong no matter what BS controversy surrounded him…I would defend him rightly or wrongly. Until now. Please allow me this 1 post to vent Revenge is K9! Sons of Bitches! PArole Model On tha roadkill again Fight Knight Hall of Blamer 1 Draft Prick Animal Fights Activist DogChain of Fools PrisonHouse Blues Brothas Prison Terms of Endearment Indictments For Dummies Barkin’ Up the wrong League League of their bone FreedomLESS Fighters Animal Lover of Abuse Model Prisoner of own stupidity Drive me to THINK! Buns of Steel bars VICKtory is Slime! QuaterbackLESS CONVick Free Agent Provocateur A Home fit for a STING VICKtomless Prime Michelectrodes Vick’s Vapor blood rePETA Offender Hey Mikeperhaps if you rhymes with Vicked their balls instead of killing the ones who underperformed were you projecting there just a bit? they might have done a whole lot better! Don’t worry you’ll get lots of practice soon. This is one time our tax dollars will be wellspent in the criminal justice system. Thank you guys!

  • AUDREY says:

    I am appauled at how some have put racism to blame for the rosponses of Mike Vick’s indictment. He has been charged for a Federal offense so there is clearly some evidence that leads to his accusations. Don’t you think? I can respect your knowledge of the law that the facts should be recognized before passing judgement on one’s indictment but it’s Federal people! The law doesn’t judge by race but by facts the fact is this “Mike Vick” this “NFL God” has been accused of a serious offense. So it is human nature to grow hatred for someone that has been accused for such a cruel inhumane act. With that said I think that ignorance overides race any day!!

  • BG says:

    I think many need to understand the difference between killing animals for food and the killing of animals for fun. Dogfighting is a sick and disgusting sport helpless animals suffering for the entertainment of man. How can anyone confuse survival with pleasure. I support Peta 100. Perhaps Mr. Vick would understand if he were “wetted down” and shocked after missing a throw. Somehow I doubt he gets it…..

  • BlackPanther says:

    Hey PETA If you all had regular paying nice jobs I bet you would not have time to picket the Atlanta facilities all day. Get a job!!!

  • Daylight says:

    oaktown 101 i start to ask myself who on this blog is the racist i know the american history well and it was not just the black people who suffered you cannot through all the centuries hide yourself and your crimes behind a once occurred bad treatment also a black criminal is a criminal never mind what colour he has! the colour has nothing to do with a person and the blacks were abused not because of their black color this was just a pretext but because they were sold in africa by their own people and the abusers in the new world didn’t abuse them because of their colour they knew exactly that a human being is a human being but because they couldn’t defend themselves and they did the job. the natives never did the job they never could put them to slavery they rather died! but this is another chapter! ok human is human and animal is animal and we have to respect the two! every living being has the right for a respectful life and a respectful death! ok?

  • Julie says:

    What on earth does Michael Vick’s skin colour have to do with any of this??? The man is accused of a crime and you are either trying to minimize it or use a civil rights defense?? The man lacks moral fibre. There have been women assaulted at his home and dog carcasses found behind his house. Maybe running down a field with a ball is fun to watch but there are actually people of all races and genders who use their time to better the plight of mankind.It isn’t corporate endorsements that make the man. It is day to day conduct that that we are defined by. Were PETA ancestors involved in gaining rights for the black when they were being tortured and beaten. Well actually yes they were. Anyone who attempts to help the oppressed and weak have been met with abuse such as the anti peta comments I have read on this blog. You have early rights activists to thank for being able to do that.

  • Johnine says:

    All of theand I CANT CALL YOU ‘PEOPLE’so Ill be polite call you indigent lowlifes who wrote in to tell us to CHILLDROP DEAD!! I hope you suffer 100x worse than those poor innocent sweet ‘babies’ did!! They are with GOD I KNOW THIS WITHOUT ANY QUESTION!! YOU NO DOUBT UNSCHOOLED BRAINDEADS WHO HAVE 2 PICK ON THOSE WHO CANNOT DEFEND THEMSELVES HAVE TO REALIZE THAT THEY DO THIS BECAUSE OF THEIR OWN SHORTCOMINGS! YOU HAVE NO SELF ESTEEM OR WORTH SO U PICK ON INNOCENTS!! YOU WILL PAY DEARLY WHEN THE TIME COMES BUT UNTIL THEN ESPECIALLY MEN OR SHOULD I SAY SCUMScause ur NOT REAL MEN…I WISH U PREMATURE EJACULATIONif u ever get someone pitiful enough to be with uHA HA HA!!! JC…XXXOOO

  • Nick says:

    THIS IS NOT A CASE OF INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY! This man associated himself with dog fighting by allowing his home to be used. It is such a sick and cruel act that even being associated with someone that participates in this act disqualifies you from being part of any organization that sells a “family product”. The man’s career is over and I wouldn’t be too surprised if people start attacking him in the street. He is a sick person and deserves no less in my opinion.

  • Robert Thomas says:

    I think that all you people that don’t have a problem with dog fighting should be subjected to the same treatment that the dogs are getting!I’d pay to see that myself.You people are so misinformed its pathetic!!

  • Michele says:

    Okay Oaktown101 and others can you really be that stupid? Though I am sure that most PETA staff members and supporters would agree that killing people is wrong this is an ANIMAL rights organization people do not donate to PETA so that their money can be used for humans the A in PETA stands for “ANIMALS”!!! You are idiots! And big boo hoo that Vick will be taken away from his team he should have thought about the consequences of his utterly barbaric actions long before now. The pit bulls that he tortured and kiss my ass about this “innocent until proven guilty” shit there is no way that he is innocent based on the evidence that they actually found on HIS property did not have a choice in what happened to them. They had to suffer the consequences of some vile psychopathic greedy bastards. It is just sickening! If you don’t want to read about PETA supporters and their protests against Mike Vick the NFL and Nike then get the fuck off of this site!

  • Michelle says:

    BOYCOTT the Falcons the NFL Nike Home Depot owned by Arthur Blank and any other moneymaking business associated with this pathetic shameful barbaric individual called Vick.

  • VestaGirl says:

    Hey Oaktown101 Guess what? I’m a jew! Do you think I should start protesting against Nazi Germans some time soon? Were your ancestors protesting against the Concentration Camps?!? Why not?!? Fair’s fair! BTW human rights and animal rights are not mutually exclusive. I know those a some big words and concepts for you to handle …oh and it’s indulge not endulge. Primative Vick will be convicted.

  • vick says:

    I love dogs. They taste like chicken!!!

  • cathy Kent says:

    I think michael vick and all his thug friends are the lowest form of human life I have ever heard of. I think he should go to dog fight training camp and fight like he made his dogs fight. That would be sport. I hope he burns in hell for what he has done and Arthur Blanc is with him for not taking action sooner.

  • Oaktown101 says:

    PETA I would like to see your organization protest a persons that endugle in killing people. Many years ago black men were tortured and hanged. Did your PETA ancestors protest that? And now you protest to get a black man away from his team. DUE PROCESS. It is apparent you have convicted him based on television andor paper media.

  • Shannon says:

    Dear “Imperfect” This asshole made his bed now he can sleep in it. Being in the NFL comes with having moral character. This dumb ass does not have that. This is a sport that millions of kids look for role models in. I have NO sympathy for him. I hope he rots in hell for the suffering he has caused.

  • jay says:

    FYI to rachel yes if vick is convicted he would go to jail but and thats a huge but. He with the money he makes can choose when he can go to prison just like Jamal Lewis Who took his jail plea after the season. Vick will play this year. And If the falcons cut him hes owed 45 million in guaranteed moneyalso if he’s aquitted not only will the falcon fans base drop but they will be on PETA’s ass all day and night. Remember he’s not found guilty and pretty much i believe he had something to do with this issue but hes not going to jail for it. There has been tons of athletesartist that do this and everyone is going after Vick which isnt right. Once this is over its all gonna be put back in the face of PETA JUST Shut The FUCK UP. One person said on the radio that i rather see a human being die than an animal are you serious who would you rather accidentally run over a human being or an dog i mean be serious.This is stupid

  • Mackenzie says:

    Keith are you a heartless robot? You motherfucker! Vick was a stupid good for nothing idiotic whore!!! You are a bitch and you know it. You need to pull your head out of your ass and wipe the shit out of your eyes you dumb ”prick” Same for you John R Mind you own you’re a fucking whore and jay and all of you fucking retards that need to fucking pull your head out of your ass. And wipe your fucking shit out of your eyes.

  • kelly says:

    Hey Imperfect! When do you think Mike Vick is going to pay back the money in TAXES that he stole from you and everyone else in America? He was making millions through the gambling and breedingselling every year for years and he didn’t pay one cent in TAXES. He ripped you off and laughed about it stupid. You really are imperfect.

  • BullyDawg says:

    Goodness gracious you proVick people don’t let up do you? Let me explain something. I have heard the Duke Lacrosse case brought up over and over again by those who support Mike Vick. Well look at the facts in the Duke scandal all they had was the word of the supposed “victim.” The DNA tests exonerated the accused the accuser’s story was blown and the D.A was disbarred. Now in Vick’s case there is an 18page indictment four eyewitnesses a huge mound of physical evidence…shall I go on? The Duke case and the Vick case DON’T EVEN COMPARE. And I really hate to bring up race but the fact of the matter is some AfricanAmericans have come to this board and accused PETA of racism for wanting Vick suspended. I have to ask you did you give the Duke Lacrosse players the same benefit of the doubt? I highly doubt it. Unfortunately we live in a country with the type of history where EVERYTHING is a race issue. Race permeates everything whether we like it or not. But it doesn’t seem to affect PETA. People of ALL races ethnicities genders sexual orientations religions political parties yes there is such a thing as a conservative Republican animal rights activist! etc. are welcomed wanted and needed. Andre 3000 of Outkast Salim Stoudamire of the NBA Kevin Eubanks of the “Tonight Show” Russell Simmons Al Sharpton…the list is endless. WHY you ask when so many humans need help too? Because the animals can’t speak out…because compassion for animals usually equals compassion for humans. In a way helping animals IS helping humanity. One last thing about the Duke vs. Vick argument…unlike the young woman in the Duke case a pitbull can’t call the police and file a complaint true false or otherwise.

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