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PETA Slams New York Jets' Signing Of Michael Vick

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

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The animal rights activist group PETA took to Twitter on Saturday, March 22, to criticize the New York Jets for signing quarterback Michael Vick, who served almost two years in prison for staging dog fights and brutalizing and killing the animals.

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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