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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

We All Knew It! Vick is still Lying! USDA releases confidential Vick documents

This story was reported on the "OHMIDOG!" Blog tonight. Finally it's out...We all knew it, but still Vick will not accept ANY responsiblity for his cruelty. He still side steps the fact that he KILLED Dogs & Enjoyed It! Here's the proof that I'm sure he did not want made public.

The United States Department of Agriculture, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, released hundreds of pages of new evidence last week from its investigation of NFL quarterback Michael Vick to Atlanta’s WSBTV.

The documents include summaries of interrogations by federal investigators with member of Vick’s dogfighting ring and confidential informants in the case.

Among the revelations:

• A confidential informant told investigators that Vick drowned dogs, shot them to death and killed others “with a shovel.”

• A Delta Airlines employee from Virginia was fired “when he attempted to get Vick around security” during the peak of the dog fighting operation. Vick “felt responsible” and went on to hire the employee.

• In 2003, Vick and two other men attended a dog fight in Blackstone, Va., bringing with them two pit bulls. Both lost so the dogs were left with the owner of the property. Vick did not keep dogs that lost matches.

• In April 2007, Vick tested several dogs to determine if they had the predisposition to fight. He ordered six or eight dogs destroyed because they did not meet his standards. The witness said Vick personally helped drown three or four dogs, a process that took two people to hold the animal’s legs while the dog’s head was held under water. Vick also hung dogs.

• The witness told investigators Vick “seemed to get an ‘adrenaline high’ when killing the dogs.”

Vick served nearly two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to a federal animal fighting charge. He was released in 2009 and joined the Philadelphia Eagles.

WSBTV.COM submitted the request for the records in March 2008. The information was delivered by the USDA last week.

Shame on Michael Vick for his lies & Shame on the HSUS for their involvement in his so called "rehabilitation". Vick tried to kill the dogs by his own hands & the HSUS fought hard to have ALL the dogs killed after they were confiscated in the raid on Vicks property. Now they stand hand in hand...making millions & smiling all the way to the bank. Support the folks who actually helped save these dogs & fight for them still. BadRap, the ASPCA, Best Friends, Our Pack Inc, Brandon Bond, and many others who had a real hand in saving these dogs, who are now much loved Family Pets & Certified Therapy Dogs. Kudos to these folks!


Carol Roll said...

Truly disgusting and revolting! I'll say it again Starla, it takes years and years for people to be rehabilitated for stuff like this if they even can be "fixed" Shame on the people who help him cover this up and shame on those who think there is nothing wrong with this type of barbaric activity.

Fields of Linen & White said...

Bless you for posting on this issue. I have two pit bulls. Shame on M. Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles for putting him back to playing. He should be involved in a program that teaches kids/children that this is NOT acceptable, especially those in hard hit areas, that may turn to this for an income. Yes, the organizations that helped these dogs, bless them over and over again. And, may they always be able to continue to help animals.

Dogpatch Primitives said...

well, just like sex offenders, people who enjoy hurting lving, breathing, feelings creatures (yes, that would include dogs), cannot be rehabilitated, I will never believe they can! They have a barbaric inhumane sick mentality (core), and are not capable of feeling compassion nor empathy for another. It's a shame they walk amongst us, and are even regarded as human, much less someone another is supposed to look up to. He's sorry only that he got caught and for what it cost him, and his family, he is NOT sorry for the suffering the dogs incurred at his hands. He needs to go down in the Hall of SHAME and so do the Eagles for not only taking him but for giving him the Courage award, the man has no courage whatsoever!! I hope he is like Bad luck Shleprock to that team or any other team who happens to let him play!

~GoldieLoo Woodworks~ said...

It makes me cry every time I think of what that monster did. I will never believe he has any remorse for what he did,only that he got caught.
Sadly my Lucy pit would lick him in the face if she ever met him, silly Lucy. ;)

Prim and Proper Folks said...

Thank you for posting this Starla. I don't think many know how cruel this guy really is at heart. Here in ATL, they still cheer for him and wear his jersey and it disgusts me.

A big hoorah for the folks saving these animals everyday. Susan

8 am Photography said...

this is just sickening..
i can't believe they let him come back to play football..
my heart just breaks for all of those dogs...

Uncle Sam & Rocket Dog Pull Toy

Uncle Sam & Rocket Dog Pull Toy
This is one of my all time favorite pieces. I used my APBT Phil as the model for Rocket Dog.

~*Rebecca's Thyme Primitives*~

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Reece & Polly Dog out for a stroll

Reece & Polly Dog out for a stroll
Apollo has been to obedience school. Can't say the same for Mr. Reece...LOL!

Did I mention I have a Grand-Kitty too?

Did I mention I have a Grand-Kitty too?
Reece gives Mr Kittlesworth a hug....

Wyatt gets luv from Phil

Wyatt gets luv from Phil