Several dog lovers will be outside Century Link Field today protesting the Pittsburgh Steelers’ decision to put
dog abuser Michael Vick on its roster. Vick was signed as the team’s second string quarterback but has been playing more recently due to an injury to starter Ben Rothlisberger.
In case you aren’t familiar with Vick, he funded a particularly cruel dog fighting operation on his property in Virginia. Eyewitnesses have said Vick actively participated in the dog fighting activities, including electrocuting, drowning, and beating dog to death. He was also seen throwing his family’s pets into dog fighting rings to be killed by vicious dogs.
Vick did serve jail time, but he was never convicted of animal cruelty. Instead he took a plea bargain in which he pled guilty to bankrolling a dog fighter operation.
The group, No More Vicktims – Seattle Animal Lovers Against Mike Vick, said all dog lovers are invited to participate in the protest regardless if you’re a Seahawks or Steelers fan.
The group asked people with a pit bull to bring it to the protest with a sign that says “No More Vicktims.” People with other breeds and mutts welcome to join as well and are encouraged to bring signs showing support for “their pit bull friends.”
The protest starts at 10:30 AM in Pioneer Square Park at the corner of First Ave. and Yesler Way near the stadium. The protest will end sometime after the game begins starts about 1:30 PM.
Thanks to these dedicated activists that refuse to let the public forget about this detestable dog abuser and dog fight promoter.