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Motives for Michael Vick and HSUS Affiliation Revealed at Town Hall Meeting

Motives for Michael Vick and HSUS Affiliation Revealed at Town Hall Meeting

Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States explained in detail the motives for his organizationís new affiliation with Michael Vick Ė the man they helped put behind bars only a couple of years ago.

Arriving in a stretch limousine with three security guards at his side, Wayne Pacelle walked into a packed room in a suburban neighborhood of Las Vegas, NV.†† Pacelle was in town to speak to HSUS supporters and other local animal welfare and rescue groups as part of his cross country Town Hall Meeting Tour.

Pacelle had lots of material to cover, but in light of the news that Michael Vick had been hired by the Philadelphia Eagles, he spent quite a bit of time explaining the reasons behind HSUSí new partnership with the convicted NFL player.† I have to admit that I sat for the first few minutes of the speech as a skeptic, but after hearing Pacelleís intentions; I became a believer.

Pacelle said that Vick contacted him about possibly working with HSUS while he was still in prison.† Pacelle was reluctant to take that meeting. He stated that his first instinct was to say no and stay angry with the man that had been responsible for horrendous cruelty to animals.†

But after some soul searching and discussions with his Board, the decision was made to meet with Vick and determine if he was sincere in his offer. You see, HSUS has been trying to infiltrate a new kind of dog fighting thatís run by young boys.† Itís called ďstreet fightingĒ and HSUS estimates that more than 100,000 pre-teen and teenage boys are involved in cities across the U.S.† The practice brings Pit bull dogs to public streets where they are taunted into fighting to the death.† It also increases violence and crime and desensitizes the boys about the suffering of the dogs. The organization hasnít had much luck reaching these kids, but they thought Michael Vick could have a great impact.

So Wayne Pacelle met with Michael Vick.† He said the first thing Vick did was to apologize, wholeheartedly, for his behavior and explained how he and some friends had been keeping fighting dogs at an abandoned house from the time he was 8-years-old.†† He explained that he wasnít taught any other way to be with animals, but now he was sorry and wanted to be part of the solution.†

Apparently HSUS wasnít entirely convinced of Vickís motives because they locked him into a plan that has him working with them for the next 3-4 years. They want to make sure this isnít a publicity stunt.†

Michael Vick made his first appearance for HSUS this week at a church in an at-risk neighborhood in Englewood, IL.† This is a community where many kids are involved in street fighting.† Pacelle said the church was full to capacity and the boys sat on the edge of their seats listening to every word of remorse Vick had to say.†

The boys didnít come to learn about dog fighting, they came because they wanted to see Michael Vick.† HSUS is O.K. with that, because somewhere during the presentation the message got through to the kids.† Pacelle believes the kids left the meeting with an understanding of what it is like to have empathy for an animal. He also believes Vick had the impact on the kids that he was hoping to achieve.† Pacelle said a lot of the boys came over to Vick after the presentation and told him they would never hurt an animal again.

So day one of the new affiliation went well.† Pacelle says HSUS will be using Vick in all sorts of areas.† Only time will tell if they made a wise choice.

Photo: Meryl, one of Michael Vick’s former dogs.

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2:56PM PST on Dec 9, 2012

Interesting article and comments.

2:55PM PST on Dec 9, 2012

Interesting article and comments.

10:04PM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

Guess what Maurice I was not here & neither were you in 1864 or before.
This is 2012 & this thread is about Michael Vick & the dogs he tortured.
Time to live in the present & forget the past....Time to think about the double life Michael Vick was leading while making millions of $$$$$$$$.
You need to grow up real fast & develope some common sense.

Wherever you go there once was a forest.
Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.

9:46PM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

Maurice.....In case you can't comprehend it this thread is about Michael Vick & it is not about you, me or the link you posted.
Get off your self absorbed history & show some concern about what the lunatic Vick did & his pitiful unforgiving torture of helpless dogs for a petty few dollars.
If you want to toot your horn about slavery go somewhere else. The guilt trips are old & don't work anymore & try staying on the topic of this thread.

Wherever you go there once was a forest.
Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.

9:17PM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

Bettie here is the savage treatment that you are guilty of http://withoutsanctuary.org/main.html

8:36PM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

Maurice....Here's another fact you probably don't know, Robert E. Lee donated all of his land to the U.S. & now is known as Arlington National Cemetary.
Lee had a very soft & considerate personality. And you can thank that ruthless Grant for your freedom. Grant didn't have a gentlemanly bone in his body just like Vick.

Your comments regarding me shows you are not thinking of what Vick did to those dogs. Apparently I should not speak my mind about this savage when all others can & that tells me quite a bit about where you are getting your information from.
How about you stick with Vick & his immature actions & con job of being sorry.
Vick is free & those dead dogs are not living free!!!!

Wherever you go there once was a forest.
Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.

6:48PM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

TY MAURICE.......What you wrote only proves how right I'am....And Adrianne is completely right.
I would put an animals life first & formost above & beyond most of yours because your own just can't stop whinning & guilt tripping based on events of years ago. And remember thousands & thousands of men from the north died to free your ass from slavery. And, there has always been slavery since man first stood up and there has always been slavery among your own in A.F.R.I.C.A. now & for thousands of years before your own ever came to the U.S. shore.
Get off your self pitying stool & act educated & wise if it is possible for you to do it!!!!!!!!!
As for Vick he was raised by a bunch of savages therefore he is a savage too making millions every year. Seems he pulled off a good stunt their for a bunch of white lawyers to spare him a much longer sentence......Vick should have gotten ten years at the most for his insane money making hidden vice!!!!!! And he was making tons of money on top of the petting betting sport of cruelty to defenseless dogs!!!!!!!!
Now, stick all that in your loaded pipe & smoke it.

Wherever you go there once was a forest.
Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.

5:01PM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

Maurice Muhammed, that is a load of garbage your peddling there. I drove the buses to get you all out of there I took care of the people in the shelters through the Red Cross in Dallas and when I arrived with fresh food, clean linens, you all sat down along the curb and watched me unload so don't tell me we didnt care in New Orleans. I drove meds to airports for "YOUR PEOPLE" And if I was late because no one would help unload the things for you I had one man threaten to whip my behind, (being nice) if I was late again. These are just a few of the lip lashings i got from a bunch of ungrateful people. It wasn't just a pick up truck it was box truck full. Some got up to help me but not many. Then when you all got your Fema cards you all headed for Oklahoma to the Casinos and Shreveport. So don't sit back with excuses..I was there Tell me how you all are so oppressed. Michael Vick is nothing but a sewer rat. And Wayne Pacelle is attention seeker, who is wasting HSUS money. HSUS AND Peta are walking hand in hand trying to banish responsible dog owners of their rights. Not just white or black all of them. Time and again you see their ads on tv..just wonder how many people believe the hype.

10:58AM PDT on Jul 23, 2012

It's a difficult thing to be disgusted and hopeful at the same time. I don't know how I feel about this yet.

2:56PM PDT on Jul 22, 2012

HSUS is pandering to filth. They've lost my support

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