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Vick Pleas Guilty To Dogfighting Charges In Federal Court

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DogExplorer.com News – Michael Vick’s guilty plea agreement is now a part of the public record. The quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons admitted in the federal court filing to conspiracy as part of a dogfighting ring and playing a role in killing pit bulls that failed to win dog fights. His plea makes clear that Vick and two co-defendants killed 6-8 dogs by either hanging or drowning them. Today the NFL suspended Michael Vick indefinitely without pay, the commissioner calling Vick’s conduct “reprehensible.” See the video: Dog Video Please visit this thread in our forum for discussion about this dog fighting and animal welfare story: Michael Vick Dogfighting Charges. Looking for premium dog food for your special friends? We have a great selection of Sojourner Farms raw dog food, Karma Organics dog food, and premium Merrick dog food for...

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Knicks Marbury Says Michael Vick OK, Dogfighting a Sport

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DogExplorer.com News – Published reports claim New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury told a New York TV station that dogfighting is a sport no different than hunting and that Michael Vick is “… a good human being.” The comments were made during an event to promote Marbury’s basketball shoe. Please visit this thread in our forum for discussion about this dog fighting and animal welfare story: Michael Vick Dogfighting Charges. Looking for premium dog food for your special friends? We have a great selection of Sojourner Farms raw dog food, Karma Organics dog food, and premium Merrick dog food for you to consider. The dog picture contest has now ended for the...

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Vick Will Plead Guilty To Dogfighting

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DogExplorer.com News – NFL star quarterback Michael Vick’s lawyer has issued a statement saying “I announce today that he (Vick) has reached an agreement with federal prosecutors regarding the charges pending against him, ” defense attorney Billy Martin stated. “Mr. Vick has agreed to enter a plea of guilty to those charges and accept full responsibility for his actions and the mistakes he has made” Vick’s co-defendants have all plead guilty and signed statements implicating Vick in dog fight activities, as well as acts of cruelty in the deaths of unsuccessful dogs owned by Vick’s dogfighting enterprise. Please visit this thread in our forum for discussion about this dog fighting and animal welfare story: Michael Vick Dogfighting Charges. Looking for premium dog food for your special friends? We have a great selection of Sojourner Farms raw dog food, Karma...

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Michael Vick Dogfighting Charges Update

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DogExplorer.com News – The pot of legal and financial troubles stemming from allegations and charges of dogfighting continue to boil for NFL player Michael Vick, an Atlanta Falcons’ quarterback. Charges were brought in Virginia against Vick and several co-defendants on July 17, 2007. All four at first plead not guilty of conspiracy to travel in interstate commerce in aid of unlawful activities and to sponsor a dog in an animal-fighting venture. One defendant, Tony Taylor, changed his plea to guilty and filed documents with the court alleging Michael Vick played the dominant role in financing the alleged dog fighting enterprise. Endorsement or merchandising deals between Vick and sponsors Nike, Rawlings and Reebok have all been suspended or canceled pending the outcome of the trial. Earlier NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell ordered that Michael Vick not attend the Atlanta Falcons’ training...

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Amazon.com Sued Over Dog Fight Video Sales By Humane Society of United States

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www.DogExplorer.com News — The Humane Society of United States has sued online merchant Amazon.com At a press conference held in Seattle on February 8, 2007, and in a press release, the Humane Society (HSUS) alleged that Amazon.com is selling two pitbull dog fighting videos (DVDs). According to the HSUS statement they have been requesting the removal of what they characterize as “illegal animal fighting materials” for more than a year and a half. A check of the Amazon.com website mid-afternoon (PT) on February 8, 2007, found that one title described by HSUS, while displayed as...

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