February 08, 2011

Michael Vick -- Is Still Bad News

Anyone who can stomach reading how Vick tortured and mutilated and killed dogs for fun and profit needs to read "The Lost Dogs -- Michael Vick's Dogs and  Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption" by Jim Gorant. This was not a simple case of dog fighting, as repellent as that is. It was a case of a sick mind who got pleasure out of  causing pain to our animal relations. Gorant is a senior editor at Sports Illustrated. His book makes us all remember why we fight for the rights of animals. And why we don't believe that it is possible for Vick to redeem himself with a short prison term and speaking engagements. Rest In Peace little red dog. (Read the book and you'll see what we mean.)

February 8, 2011 10:31 AM
Tribune News Services

NORFOLK, Va. -- A Pennsylvania-based animal rights group is raising money to buy NFL star Michael Vick's former dogfighting compound and turn it into a rehabilitation center for chained and penned dogs.

Dogs Deserve Better of Tipton, Pa. says it has until March 20 to raise nearly $600,000 to buy the 4,600-square-foot house in Surry County, Va.

The house and the 15 acres it sits on served as headquarters for the Bad Newz Kennels dogfighting operation.

Dogs Deserve Better says its ultimate goal is to raise $3 million to buy the site, install fencing and build a facility for the dogs.

The house would be used for offices.

The property has five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, two fireplaces, cathedral ceilings, walk-in closets and an attached, two-car garage.

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