PETA Slams New York Jets For Signing Michael Vick

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The New York Jets and newly signed quarterback Michael Vick are being criticized by PETA for Vick's treatment of dogs.
The New York Jets and newly signed quarterback Michael Vick are being criticized by PETA for Vick's treatment of dogs. Photo Credit: Fanfoto

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The animal rights activist group PETA took to Twitter to criticize the New York Jets for signing quarterback Michael Vick, who served nearly two years in prison for staging dog fights and brutalizing and killing the animals.

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Do you think the New York Jets should have signed Michael Vick?

  • No. Vick is not the right fit for New York after how he treated his dogs.

    46%
  • Yes. Vick served his time in prison and deserves a chance to play.

    40%
  • I'm a Giants fan and don't care.

    10%
  • I'm a Jets fan and would like to see of he can help the team.

    4%
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Vick, a former member of the Philadelphia Eagles who  was signed after the Jets released quarterback Mark Sanchez, pleaded guilty in 2007 to running an illegal interstate dog-fighting ring.

"Michael Vick can’t make a football cower and shake, and he can’t drown, electrocute, hang, or shoot it — so that’s the good news. But no decent human being would be able to hold his or her head up in public after doing all that to “man’s best friend," PETA wrote on its website and via Twitter.

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Vick is not the right choice for quarterback with the Jets. He lost the skills that made him a star earlier in his career and his new teammates know it. While in theory he did his time for the puppy thing and deserves a break, fans and teammates see it differently. Time for the Jets to change their coaching and management team and select players more suitable for the game. With Vick, they are buying time, not a solution.

Vick did his time and worked in rehabilitated himself through many youth and animal welfare activities.

There are more fetuses killed every week in New York and they are more deserving of our attention.