Several dog lovers will be outside Century Link Field today protesting the Pittsburgh Steelers’ decision to put dog abuser Michael Vick on its roster.
The team signed Vick as the team’s second string quarterback.
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. Witnesses also saw him throw his family’s pets into dog fighting rings where vicious dogs killed them.
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 pit bull owners to bring their dogs with a sign that says “No More Vicktims.”
People with other breeds and mutts can also join. Organizers encourage them 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.