Setting the Record Straight on Michael Vick

Published by PETA.


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Michael Vick

Now that he’s about to get out of jail, it looks like Michael Vick is trying to revamp his image, according to Advertising Age. But it won’t be with any help from us.

PETA withdrew our offer to do a TV spot with Michael Vick last December when a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report on Vick’s dogfighting activities revealed that he enjoyed placing “family pets” in the ring with fighting pit bulls and that he laughed as dogs ripped each other apart. PETA believes that this revelation, along with other factors in the report, fit the established profile for anti-social personality disorder (APD), so in January we called on NFL Commissioner Goodell to require that Vick undergo a brain scan and a full psychological evaluation before any decisions are made about the future of his football career.

What can I say? You can’t believe everything you read.

Written by Shawna Flavell

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