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TackleMeBen
10-03-2007, 08:46 AM
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Michael Vick (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/player/69083) was attentive and inquisitive during an eight-hour class in empathy and animal protection at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals headquarters, a PETA spokesman said Tuesday.


Dan Shannon was with the suspended Atlanta Falcons (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/team/67038) quarterback for the duration of the class, taught by several PETA staff members. Vick is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 10 on a federal dogfighting conspiracy conviction. He also has been indicted on state dogfighting charges.
Vick was the only student for the Sept. 18 class, Shannon said. "He was asking questions, following up on points we were making, taking notes," Shannon said. "He seemed to be putting an honest effort into trying to get something out of the course."


Shannon said Vick told him "he wished he had gotten to take a course like this five years ago."
Vick first visited PETA's offices in Norfolk on Sept. 7 and met with Ingrid Newkirk, the group's president. According to PETA's Web site, Vick apologized for his abuse of dogs.
Newkirk offered to make the course available to Vick, Shannon said.
"Actually, we were very surprised he took us up on it," he said. "We made it clear to him that this was something he needed to try to get something out of. We weren't interested in some kind of PR ploy."
He said PETA officials also told Vick they still believe he deserves prison time. Vick faces up to five years in prison in the federal case.
Shannon said Vick passed a "very rigorous" written test at the conclusion of the course.
PETA wants the NFL to require the course, or one like it, for all players, Shannon said.

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fansince'76
10-03-2007, 12:16 PM
OK, he'll never abuse dogs again now. :rolleyes: Now there's the little sticking point of getting popped on a piss test while awaiting sentencing..... :scratchchin:

TroysBadDawg
10-15-2007, 09:53 AM
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Michael Vick (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/player/69083)
PETA wants the NFL to require the course, or one like it, for all players, Shannon said.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7291132

They are now trying to send their message to the world of protecting the animals, yet they go to dog shows and deliberertly poisen caged dogs. Something is not right in their heads.

GBMelBlount
10-15-2007, 07:58 PM
"Vicks" & "Class" in the same sentence....hmmm.

jjpro11
10-15-2007, 09:01 PM
his animal rights classes should include having a pit bull bite him in the nuts. he wont forget that lesson... and he wont be able to spread herpes anymore! :sofunny:

I-Want-Troy's-Hair
10-15-2007, 10:45 PM
They are now trying to send their message to the world of protecting the animals, yet they go to dog shows and deliberately poison caged dogs. Something is not right in their heads.

Here in California about 10 years ago PETA was on the show grounds deliberately opening crates and letting the dogs out because the crate was "cruel." But that same dog could run a muck in traffic and risk getting hurt or killed makes perfect sense to me.
:dang:

Preacher
10-15-2007, 10:53 PM
You know....

Good for him for going...

Better for him to be going to jail as well.