RIP Sweet Jasmin
Baltimore, MD - Back in March, Best Friends Animal Society nearly lost one of the 21 pit bulls they received in the Michael Vick arrangement after it ingested a toy. The dog, Denzel, next suffered from a post-operative infection. A month earlier, Best Friends announced that Bonita, another of their Vick dogs, died during a dental surgery. Due to "anesthesia complications," the dog never woke up. This Tuesday, Sweet Jasmin, yet another former Vick dog, was st… [Read full blog post]
Best Friends shamelessly "merchandised" the Vick dogs after receiving them.
DogsBite.org - We've gathered a collection of posts that relate to our coverage of Utah-based fighting dog advocates, Best Friends Animal Society. The collection includes distinct posts pertaining to Best Friends, as well as posts about "rehabilitating" fighting dogs, Michael Vick's pit bulls, the National Football League and professional athletes with "pit bull problems." We've also inc… [Read full blog post]
Letter to Commissioner Goodell | PDF
DogsBite.org - Prior to Michael Vick's reinstatement to the National Football League and in the wake of James Harrison's pet pit bull unleashing a violent attack on his 2-year old son and wife, DogsBite.org sent a letter to Commissioner Goodell1. We asked in our July 23 letter that the NFL take a stand against the ownership of pit bulls by its players or risk this prized All-American sport going to the "pits." We also asked that Vick address t… [Read full blog post]
Dogfighting Raids Double
ESPN - Michael Vick was released from federal custody Monday, with the 23-month sentence for his role in a Virginia dogfighting operation expiring. On Sunday, ESPN's Outside the Lines took an in-depth look at the impact of the Vick case on dogfighting. One professional "dog man" known as Victor Lopez appeared in shadow only and told ESPN's Mark Schwartz that Vick's arrest "devastated" the dogfighting business. "I'm a professional dog man," Lopez… [Read full blog post]