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October 3, 2007

Should Michael Vick get sentencing credit for PETA passage?

Over at CNN is this AP piece about recent doings by Michael Vick, entitled "PETA: Vick passes 'rigorous' be-nice-to-animals test."  Here are details:

Vick accepted the offer of Ingrid Newkirk, president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, to take a course in empathy and animal protection . The course lasted eight hours and was followed by a "rigorous" test. "Actually, we were very surprised he took us up on it," PETA spokesman Dan Shannon said Tuesday.  "We made it clear to him that this was something he needed to try to get something out of. We weren't interested in some kind of PR ploy."

PETA, one of the most outspoken organizations against Vick as details of the grisly enterprise emerged, also told Vick it still thought he needed to go to prison for his crimes against animals in six years' involvement in the dogfighting operation. But Vick still showed up September 18, listened to speakers from around the country, watched videos, took notes and even asked questions, Shannon said.  And when he took a written test later, he passed, Shannon said.

So, dear readers, should Vick's PETA work merit at least some minor credit at his upcoming sentencing due to his positive rehabilitation efforts?

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If your a Falcons fan you probably still want an upward departure based on the Falcons dismal record.

Posted by: dweedle | Oct 4, 2007 12:19:41 PM

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