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March 3 2011

Adopter of Vick's Dog Appalled that Vick Receives Key to the City

Richard Hunter happens to have adopted one of Michael Vick’s victim. He met Vick at a news conference and was rebuffed by Vick (see for yourself). What’s more Vick, a convicted felon, was given a key to the City by Dallas, TX Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway. Hunter, in this clip, speaks to the City…

February 22 2011

Illinois Considers Lifting A Ban on Breed Specific Legislation

Illinois State Representative John Bradley wants to take away the right to have the dog of our choice, remove the right to rescue Pit Bulls (saving lives and euthanaisia dollars). Illinois State Representative John Bradley, who looks like a good guy here and probably is, says on his home page he wants to protect our…

February 17 2011

Michael Vick Rebuffs Adopter Of A Bad Newz Dog

By Steve Dale Mel never barks (except in his sleep), and he shakes with terror when strangers enter the house. He has good reason to be fearful. Mel’s previous owner was Michael Vick. Mel Mel’s detailed history is unknown. However, it’s clear that he was used as a kind of dog-fighting training dog. He has…

February 14 2011

The Real Michael Vick?

So, how does Michael Vick feel about those surviving dogs from Bad Newz Kennels?  Richard Hunter, a reporter in Dallas, attended the bizarre event of the Mayor Pro Tem honoring Vick with a key to the city (without permission or consultation of the Mayor or City Council). Hunter and his wife adopted one of the…

January 15 2011

Michael Vick Is No Hero

Some of my Facebook fans suggested I post (in full) my most recent Tribune Media Services story of January 5 about Michael Vick and my views on President Obama speaking out for Vick, and his yearning to have a family dog. So, here it is. Michael Vick is no hero I understand President Obama’s choice…

January 3 2011

Seven People Nabbed in Dogfighting Bust

Seven people were arrested and two dogs rescued by sheriff’s police during a raid on a Maywood home, according to WMAQ-TV. On suspicion of animal cruelty and neglect, officers of the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Animal Crimes Unit (who are pretty incredible) were in the process of executing a search warrant on the home Dec.…

December 31 2010

I'm Glad the President Spoke Out About Vick: It's Just What He Said That Bothered Me

I understand President Obama’s choice to speak out on Michael Vick. The President reportedly phoned to congratulate Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie for giving the convicted felon a second chance.  President Obama explained that a level playing field rarely exists for prisoners who have completed their sentences. Vick’s success gives all of them hope. And…

December 29 2010

Bar Boycotts Vick, Are they Overdoing It?

For me, Steve Coffman is an animal advocate of the year. Steve Who? Coffman owns Slates Primetime Grille, a sports bar, in Sandpoint, Idaho.  And all through the football season, they’ve boycotted anything having to do with Michael Vick. Slates Prime Time Grill The bar reportedly won’t play Philadelphia Eagles games on their TV’s, or…

December 25 2010

HSUS Auctioned Off Vick's Press Conference Notes. Are There Two Sides to Vick's Plea to Own a Dog?

I know this happened back in 2007, but I believe it’s relevant to today given Michael Vick’s wishes to get a dog, and the position taken by the Humane Society of the United States. Michael Vick The HSUS auctioned notes from Vick’s first big press conference. This is from AP story from September 6, 2007:…

December 19 2010

WLS Podcast: The Michaael Vick Lost Dogs

All this week, I’m highlighting my favorite 890-AM WLS Podcasts of 2010. Click here to listen to author Jim Gorant and legendary behaviorist Stephen Zawistowski of the ASPCA. So, Michael Vick’s been in the news – Vick says getting a dog would help him with his rehabilitation. What about the dogs who were at Vick’s…

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