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24 January 2010


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Exactly Gina.


excellent point, Gina.. in fact AKC has probably opened themselves up to a libel suit should Vick's handlers chose to focus further attention on this.

"these" atrocities clearly refer to the drowning etc in the preceding sentence. If they had just written "atrocities" it could have referred to the crimes for which he WAS convicted.

Jade Hawks

As ususual, the real stuff is swept under the carpet with these people and it's business as awards. When people are still joking about this situation on TV, the seriousness has not be realized by many - and giving him this award is a slap in the face of every person who walked on his property and found the carnage. He doesn't deserve that award!


Thumb's up!

Gina Spadafori

I'm glad the AKC did this, and good on them. But would it be too much to ask that someone check the facts before sending the letter? Vick was not convicted of the atrocities his associates said he participated in with delight. He copped to lesser charges.

That distinction is important, to counter all those who say, "he did his time."

No, he did not. He got off easy, and is now making the big bucks again, mouthing the carefully crafted words of image-handlers hired to put a pretty new veneer on this rotted soul of depravity and cruelty.


I still don't get how his team mates selected this Vick anyway. They want to forgive and let live. Serve his time so no more crime. In my heart of hearts I do not believe Vick comprehends the atrocities he committed and evidently neither do his fellow football players.

But kudos to the AKC.


Kudos to the AKC - and thanks for bringing it to wider attention.

Susan Fox

And now Vick apparently has a ten-part tv series coming up. Ready, set, boycott.

Ark Lady

Giving up sanity for ratings. In what universe is this okay? Never mind what he did or did not get convicted of--he was associated with animal abuse which has been linked as a precursor to child/human abuse--someone puh-lease get that on those higher levels.

He will be laughing all the way to the back.


H. Houlahan

How'd that one get by the spam filter?

It is, in fact, the header text for this person's new "blog."

Darlene Harris

We have been fighting here in Baltimore to also get this award revoked. If this does not happen, we will be protesting the night of the dinner. Please sign up at the causes website on Facebook! This man is not courage material!

Sharon Devine

I was appalled to actually hear that someone had the nerve to vote Vick in for this award.

The man placed himself in a very infamous/notorious position and does not deserve a Courage Award!!!

Chris Jubic

I cross-posted this blurb and someone reported me for copyright infringement (see message received below)...I will be very disappointed and am hoping it wasent PetConnection who reported me as I believe the idea is to GET THE WORD out so cross-post may fall within the fair use act; Please advise if it was NOT you who would stoop so low as to complain about someone cross-posting your blurb FOR THE CAUSE

"...We have received a DMCA complaint for your blog, Animal-Kin-Folk-News. An e-mail with the details of the complaint was sent to you on Feb 4, 2010 , and we reset the post status to "Draft"; you can edit it here. You may republish the post with the offending content and/or link(s) removed. If you believe you have the rights to post this content, you can file a counter-claim with us. For more on our DMCA policy, please click here. Thank you for your prompt attention...."

Gina Spadafori

First: "Stoop so low?" You STOLE from us, and you're complaining that someone popped you for it? Puh-lease.

Second: It wasn't us. I never even heard of your blog until you contacted us. Believe me, if we looked for people who routinely lift our work we'd never get any work done.

However, "cross-posting" is in fact against the law -- it's the stealing of another's work. There's no "for the cause" here, so don't hide behind that: "Fair use" guidelines allow you to spread the word legally.

The solution is simple: Review the "fair use" rules and follow them. We do on our blog.

It's not up to writers to request that you remove a post. That's like hiring a detective to figure out who stole your car so you can ask the thief to please give it back.

Quit stealing entire posts off other blogs and you won't have a problem. Keep stealing them, and you'll likely have more DMCA complaints.

Though, again, this complaint is not from us. We don't have the time to deal with content thieves.

Does make kinda me curious who DOES have the time. And considering how lawyered up Michael Vick is ... hmmmmm?

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