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August 16, 2009

Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles; are you really surprised?

Filed under: Animal Rights, Media — Keith Carney @ 6:42 pm

VicksdogabuseThe acceptance of any person back into a position of public influence, after helping torture and murder animals for thrills and personal gain, is something that should weigh heavily on the conscience of anyone who still retains some form of human decency. At the same time, it is also something that should put the unrestricted powers of profit into sharp perspective, at least for those of us that are still concerned about more then just touchdowns and super bowl rings. After all, Pete Rose was banned from baseball simply for betting on games. I guess that means money is worth far more than the lives of animals and humility. At least that’s what I’m getting out of it.

As a person with a deep and life long appreciation for nature and the many animals that we share this planet with, my disgust for the actions of Michael Vick along side the NFL and the Philadelphia Eagles is more than overwhelming; it’s sickening. But to be honest, what else would you expect from these types of people, really? The NFL, much like every other professional sports association, media outlet, and corporate institution, is nothing more than a machine driven by the endless quest for greed and fame, regardless of the effects it has on society in the long run.

But the question that we should really be asking ourselves is why the inexcusable actions of propped up, over paid celebrities (whether they are actors, athletes or musicians) are continuously overlooked and accepted by average citizens? Is it simply because they provide us with a form of entertainment and that we’re obsessed to the point of mindlessness? Or is it that we have become so numb to these types of events because they normally don’t have an immediate impact on us and our surroundings? I think it’s an even mixture combined with the fact that we have become far too comfortable and too lazy to actually do anything about them.

But just like all other form of tolerance, it is that type of behavior that truly worries me. Hopefully the outcries we’ve seen against the Philadelphia Eagles, the NFL and Michael Vick so far are just the tip of the iceberg. I know that all of us here are more than willing to lend our support.

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6 Comments »

  1. Says a lot about the lack of content in his character. Not just a one time mistake,it went on for SIX years! His friends and team mates knew and thier silence just condoned his abhorrent behavior. Typical black bullshit as we say up north, but an accepted pass time in Georgia. Jefferson said” The most ignoble man is merciless to his beast.”

    Comment by Andrew — August 16, 2009 @ 8:46 pm

  2. I think all ticket holders should not renew with the Eagles until this bastard is out of the team and the NFL for life. I will nt wear the colors of this team while he is wearing the green jersey. A boicot on eagles merchandising specially on his jersey should be applyied all over the State and New Jersey.

    Comment by Der Angriff — August 17, 2009 @ 9:17 pm

  3. Will there be groups protesting the Eagles over this? And not just nutjobs like PETA and crap, but places like the ASPCA and Humane Society? I hope so.

    For the last point I remember that time the eagle’s front office called a radio show asking for the mother of her 13 kids who left them at Vets stadium to come pick them up, they were beating the Eagles 14-10

    Comment by COTransplant — August 17, 2009 @ 9:20 pm

  4. While being a Philly fan, the local news media seems to be covering the same issue, which is the question of integrity of the Eagles staffing. Sure he can be an asset, at what cost though? All I continue to hear about is “second chances.” This is a particularly difficult issue in our household as my entire family is largely Philly sports fans.

    While I may find myself tuning in a game from time to time, I will not be wearing any team brand clothes. Until these ramifications are mended; which I will not hold my breath.

    I guess I should hold out for the Union to start play…

    Comment by Douglas Myers — August 19, 2009 @ 3:56 pm

  5. This whole thing is disgusting! The kind of person who can do things like this to dogs and sleep at night is the same type of sadistic degenerate who would do the same to a child. In watching the press conference, you could tell from the look in Vick’s eyes that he felt no remorse. But then Philly is the kind of place that embraces people like him. Six months from now people will have forgotten all about it and be walking around wearing his jersey.

    Comment by Justin Adams — August 21, 2009 @ 1:50 pm

  6. I think all professional sports should be boycotted. Hardworking people donating money to these rich swine is absurd.

    Comment by Joseph Curwen — September 2, 2009 @ 9:39 pm


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