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Monday, July 30th, 2007

I wonder if taking animals from one kill shelter to another is nothing more than shuffling animals, er I mean merchandise, to give the appearance of good will. HSI is suffering from it’s own misadventures in animal sheltering, even currently endorsing on it’s website the killing of animals for population control (calling it euthanasia so is it not a matter of time before 40% of these Rushville dogs will meet their demise at the end of a needle? Who will be monitoring the outcome of the fate of these dogs at the end of the day?

Would it have been so hard for the Rushville shelter administration to have taken it upon themselves to assure that the animals under their watch went to guaranteed placement organizations?

Thanks for the nice story. Let’s also also be sure we are looking at the big picture.


Michael Vick Indicted

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has been indicted along with others for dor fighting. A large scale dog fighting operation on his rural Virginia property has been under federal investigation for several months. The 18 page indictment details his participation in housing, training, gambling and killing of pit bull fight dogs. Vick is a former #1 NFL draft pick; his jersey is a bestseller. Initial reaction is heavily against him in the sports and general media. Vick may face suspension by NFL commissioner Goodell or his team owner and could lose endorsement contracts. The Humane Society of the United States has condemned this form of despicable animal cruelty and now calls for Vick’s suspension. Move to ACT strongly opposes dog fighting in Indianapolis. The Vick case will hopefully put local dog fighting back in the public’s conciousness. MtA agains calls for Indianapolis’ professional sports teams to publically oppose dog fighting.

ESPN: Michael Vick Unlikely to be Indicted

Friday, July 6th, 2007

ESPN reports that despite Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick’s involvement in a large dogfighting operation in Virginia he is unlikely to be indicted. 56 pit bulls were found during an April raid at a rural house owned by Vick. Federal agents have recently excavated a suspected pit bull burial site for evidence. Vick has claimed to be unaware of dogfighting on his property blaming other family members. He has since sold the property. A Sports Illustrated report alleges rather widespread involvement of professional atheletes in dogfighting. MtA vigorously opposes dogfighting in Indianapolis. An opportunity now exists for our teams-the Colts and Pacers-to step up and support efforts to end dogfighting locally. Their players would be very credible spokepersons in such a campaign. Comments?