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Vick

Scores with PETA

10/2/2007 4:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


1002_michael_vick_getty-1PETA announced today that Michael Vick, the embattled Atlanta Falcons quarterback who plead guilty to dog fighting charges, completed an eight-hour class in empathy and animal protection. A little late, no?

Vick took the course at PETA's Norfolk, Virginia headquarters on September 18, was given home study materials, and came back a third time to take a test. PETA is asking the NFL to make empathy training mandatory for all players.

If you would like to repair your public image following an embarrassing federal trial, you can find all the materials at PETA.org.

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Laurie    

PETA opposes using animals for medical research. For the people whose lives have been saved or improved by the fruits of animal research, "empathy" is not quite the right word for what PETA preaches. "Euthanasia" is closer.

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P-Type    

Don't buy it- he just did it for show- his whole facade is a show. Rot you dirty anus- ROT!!!!!

2389 days ago
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Doglover    

What is wrong with Peta ? They should know that it takes more than 8 hrs to teach somone to be kind to animals and not to exploit them. It takes a childhood of teaching from ones PARENTS. Children learn from watching their parents and listening to them. If the parents are cruel or non-caring to animals, the child will be the same way. The only thing Vick is sorry about is being caught. His cruelty to those dogs was so extreme, I doubt that he is capable of compassion for animals. He is 28 years old. Trying to un-teach a lifelong mind set is much harder than teaching a child the right way from the beginning. According to the people who should know, a child's character is built during the first seven years of their life.

2389 days ago
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Joyce    

8 HOURS! WHAT A SHAM. ONCE A DOG KILLER ALWAYS A DOG KILLER.

2389 days ago
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Sharona    

Sorry Vick, no sympathy here. Your active involvement and obvious enjoyment in torturing the "loser dogs" to horrible, prolonged deaths is extremely disturbing. Plus, you just tested dirty for drugs. I would kiss the football career goodbye at this point. You had a chance at greatness, and you tossed it away.

2389 days ago
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Terry    


Now we hear from Peta?.
I cant stand that organization, They are cowards and very selective of who they go after. Not just any animal abuser catches hell from them, certainly not this one.

2389 days ago
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stuckupsnob    

ME AGAINS comment just proved my point, what a sick twisted person wishes ill will to animals they dont know b/c they dont like someones response to their ignorant posts?

2389 days ago
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luvly    

I wounder (nan mcclain) do you fell the same way about Ms. Williams being tortured? a Dogs Life is in know way close to the comparison of the life of a human being. you must be very Confused! so sad.

2389 days ago
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soncouhou    

I CAN'T BELIEVE i AM WASTING ANYMORE TYPING TIME ON THIS MISERABLE VICK HE IS SUB HUMAN AND WON'T EVER CHANGE ,BET HIS MOM IS MISSING HER MEAL TICKET TOO...THAT IS WHAT SHE GETS FOR RAISING A SOCIAPATHE (SP?)

2389 days ago
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Doglover    

Nicmart: It is no longer neccessary, and has not been for some time, to use animals in research; just cheaper. The reputable institutions that do research are using lifelike copies of animals that are far more accurate and humane. Animals and humans differ in many ways and wasting the lives of millions of God's creatures for MAYBE one success every thirty years or so is immoral. If you don't believe me, check out how many cures have actually been found by using animals in research.

2389 days ago
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Terry    


How disturbing that Peta to took on such a useless token challenge as Vick.
8 hours or 8 years will not erase the violent evil that lays beneath a person. Did they give him a cookie and Starbucks coupon too? Idiots.

2389 days ago
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Doglover    

Crocodile: I don't know where you get your info, but it is WRONG. Peta has never recommended giving children beer instead of milk.

2389 days ago
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soncouhou    

HEY..LET'S STUFF VICK IN PETA BREAD AND FEED HIM TO THE DOGS!!!!!!

2389 days ago
74.

Shelly    

What SHOULD PETA and Vick do? At least they are trying to deal with this...

C'mon - baby steps!

I am, by no means, making excuses - but up until now Vick has only shown regret for being caught.

Hopefully now, thanks to PETA, he realizes WHY dog-fighting is wrong.

Sounds as if you all would prefer he keep on being a sadistic dog abuser....just so you can feel holier.

2389 days ago
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Doglover    

Max61: Like your post. I think the quote you were looking for is: You can fool all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time. Abe Lincoln

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