Friday, May 22, 2009

ISAR vs. Michael Vick

Upon dog fighting ring leader Michael Vick's recent release from prison, ISAR received an e-bulletin from The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) stating that HSUS is going to "provide an opportunity for Michael Vick to get involved in some of their anti-dog fighting outreach programs."

Lest anyone forget some of the details about dog-abuser Michael Vick's brutal conduct, we all must remember that according to a United States government report Vick found dog fighting "funny to watch" and, proving that he is no better than a savage, actually threw family pets in the ring with pit bulls and watched the trained killers injure or kill the helpless dogs-so a witness told federal investigators during the dog fighting investigation that brought Vick down and deservedly sent him to prison. That's the kind of reason ISAR has taken it upon ourselves to lead the fight against Vick profiting from the celebrity he acquired by being a savage abuser of dogs.

ISAR has since been circulating our petition "Don't Let Michael Vick Benefit By Abusing Dogs". Each time ISAR learns that Vick has, or is about to, benefit from his criminal "celebrity," we'll send our "Don't Let Michael Vick Benefit By Abusing Dogs" Petition to everyone who's trying to help him. We'll also send an email to all Petition signers informing them that we've done it.

Vick's sentence, a mere two years in prison, was insufficient punishment for his savage acts. ISAR's Petition is a grass roots effort to further punish Vick for his abominable conduct, and we vow to keep after him even after he has faded from public view (and the sooner the better).

We ask only two simple things from caring individuals and humane organizations around the world.

If you haven't already, please sign our Petition.

Please forward this e-newsletter containing ISAR's Petition to everyone on your mailing list, and ask all recipients to do the same.

To deal with HSUS and their newfound relationship with notorious dog abuser Michael Vick, ISAR has first decided to contact HSUS President Wayne Pacelle with a letter questioning their latest move. You can read ISAR's letter to Mr. Pacelle below:

Dear Wayne:

ISAR, along with many others in our movement, has received your "What's next for Michael Vick" essay. You make a persuasive argument that Vick could, and I repeat could, be a force for good regarding the obscene practice of dog fighting. ISAR's fear, however, and that of many of our colleagues in the animal protection movement, is that the allegedly repentant Michael Vick is actually the sociopath Michael Vick who is using HSUS to further his own professional and financial goals. Is Mr. Hyde still there, behind the fa├žade of Dr. Jekyll?

You rightly raise the question of whether Vick is "serious," and assure the animal protection movement that HSUS will "soon find out," but you do not explain how.

Frankly, ISAR is dubious. We don't believe that given Vick's criminal conduct, and the lack of information (let alone evidence) to explain his apparently Leavenworth-induced epiphany, the dog abuser has suddenly become the dog lover.

Accordingly, ISAR will watch HSUS while you watch Vick.

While we hope you're correct, ISAR will continue our petition drive seeking to prevent Vick from benefiting from the celebrity he acquired through abusing and killing animals. Just in case, and until Vick conclusively, through obvious and meaningful conduct over the long term, earns his way back from the sewer which he inhabited before his incarceration.

Sincerely,
Susan Dapsis
President



Non-profit organizations usually solicit contributions to support their activities through direct mail campaigns.

But that doesn't make sense for ISAR.

For one thing, today's costs of direct mail solicitation by organizations like ISAR which lack multi-million dollar budgets greatly exceed a reasonable return. Frankly, ISAR would rather use the money we have in support of our humane education programs (www.isaronline.org) , rather than spend it on paper suppliers, copy writers, and the United States Post Office.

Second, we believe that what we do-from our published monographs, to our litigation, to our efforts preventing Michael Vick from benefiting by abusing dogs, and much more (www.isaronline.org) - speaks for itself.

ISAR needs ongoing contributions to continue and broaden its animal rights programs. It's as simple as that.

If you like what we do, PLEASE DONATE!



Among the many blessings of the Internet is the phenomenon called the "Weblog"--- or "Blog" for short.

Originally mostly a vehicle for the expression of the author's personal views on any subject that interested him, Blogs have evolved into a means for organizations such as ISAR to communicate with its supporters and others who may be interested in the Blogger's activities.

Essays include such topics as "Great Success for Animal Legal Defense Fund...and Hundreds of Dogs", "Animals Today Announcement: Program of May 17, 2009", "Another Milestone For Animal Rights Law", "'Animals Today' Announcement: Program of May 10,2009", "'Animals Today' Announcement: Program of May 3, 2009", "'Animals Today' Announcement: Program of April 26, 2009", "ISAR In The Supreme Court Of The United States", "Another ISAR Legislative Idea is Copied", "'Animals Today' Announcement: Program of April 12, 2009", "ISAR and 'Animals Today' Radio Show", "Only ISAR 'Gets It' About Mandatory Spay/Neuter", "Free Speech and Cruelty to Animals", "Half a Loaf", "ISAR's International Homeless Animals' Day™ 2008", "ISAR's Model Mandatory Spay/Neuter Statute Garnering Attention", "UBS and Other Generous Matching Donations", "Important New Publication: Stanford Journal of Animal Law and Policy", "Annotated Text of ISAR's Model Mandatory Spay/Neuter Statute", "Websites Providing Information About Animal Law", "Overview of ISAR's Revolutionary Model Mandatory Spay/Neuter Statute", "The Case Against Zoos", "ISAR's Revolutionary Model Mandatory Spay/Neuter Statute", "Vive Brigitte Bardot", "ISAR's 'Harming Companion Animals' Monograph To Be Used In Law School 'Animal Law And Rights Course'", "ISAR and Animal Rights in Europe", "Harming Companion Animals: Liability and Damages", "Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation in America by Nathan J. Winograd", "Get Political for Animals and Win the Laws They Need by Julie E. Lewin", "Suing on Behalf of Animals: New Case", "Capitol Hill's Animal Friends", "ISAR as Friend-of-the-Court", "Harming Companion Animals", "Celebrities and Animal Abuse", "ISAR's Brand New Website", "Animal Rights Books for Sale", "Decartes is Dead", "ISAR in Action", "Mother Jones Meets an ISAR Billboard", "Token Mandatory Spay/Neuter in Palm Beach, Florida", "Another Municipal Adoption of ISAR's Model Mandatory Spay/Neuter Statute", "Heart Bleeding for Vick, But Not His Victims", "What made Michael Vick?"

Individuals and organizations who want to receive our complimentary Blog need only request to be placed on ISAR's mailing list at www.isaronline.blogspot.com.


Contributions to ISAR make possible the Society's work for Animal Rights. ISAR is a non-profit organization and is tax exempt under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. We depend solely on our dedicated supporters to enable us to continue and expand our work on behalf of animals. For more information about our work, please visit http://www.isaronline.org.

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