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Why The Humane Society President Changed His Mind About Working With Michael Vick

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.24.2016 | OWN

When NFL star Michael Vick pled guilty to running a dog fighting ring on his property in 2007, he sparked instant and intense outrage across the count...

Survivors Of Michael Vick's Fighting Ring Grow Old And Happy

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.11.2016 | Good News

It was nearly nine years ago that police raided the home of famed NFL quarterback Michael Vick with a search warrant for drugs....

'Unlikely Advocate' Michael Vick Lobbies For Law Protecting Dogs

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 12.09.2015 | Sports

Pennsylvania pets have found a surprising ally in Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Michael Vick. Vick appeared at the state Capitol on Tuesday to lobby...

Irremediable Psychological Suffering? There's No Such Thing.

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 12.04.2016 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

There is no such thing as an animal who is irremediably psychologically or behaviorally suffering. There is no such thing as an animal who is so traumatized that he wants to die.

Pit Bulls, Headlines and Good News

Marthina McClay | Posted 10.12.2016 | Green
Marthina McClay

The good news is that things are so much better these days for pit bulls in spite of all the bad news out there. Many people do see pit bulls differently now. Much of this had to do with the Michael Vick case in 2007 and the good work of many rescue groups.

Why This Dude Rescues Dogs and Wears High Heels

Steffen Baldwin | Posted 09.01.2016 | Impact
Steffen Baldwin

My team, and my life, does revolve around animals today. We've rescued hundreds and hundreds of animals from horrific situations with little more than a rusty pick-up truck and a load of determination in the beginning.

MMA Fighter Offers Dog-Loving Steelers Fans A Way To Protest Michael Vick Joining The Team

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.28.2015 | Weird News

Gordon "Shotgun" Shell is a retired mixed martial arts fighter with a second career as a vigilante dogfight buster, pit bull advocate and semi-profess...

The New York Giants Should Sign Ray Rice

Eric Marmon | Posted 06.21.2015 | Sports
Eric Marmon

For those who see the advantages to rehabilitation and redemption, be it from one horrible mistake or a deeply-rooted lifetime of wickedness, you should be hoping that Rice's hometown team, the New York Giants, puts him on their roster today.

Giving Michael Vick's Former Dogs a 'Fighting' Chance Changed the Face of Animal Welfare

Jacqueline Johnson | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Jacqueline Johnson

The Bad Newz Kennels bust captured the attention of dog lovers all across the country. Eight years later, these 48 dogs have proven, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that fighting was something that was forced on them -- not something they were born to do. Once they had the opportunity to become companions, they took it and ran with it.

Sport and Society for Arete: Rice and Goodell

Richard Crepeau | Posted 01.29.2015 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

For those who wonder why the owners have supported Goodell through the recent missteps and blunders it is only necessary to look at what the labor settlement and television contracts have done to team values. A lot of money has been delivered to the owners by Roger Goodell's achievements.

Honoring Those Who Make a Difference for Animals

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 01.17.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Last week, we recognized some of the most remarkable people and animals on the front lines of that effort by bestowing our annual ASPCA Humane Awards.

ESPN Announcer Confuses Cam Newton For Michael Vick

Awful Announcing | Posted 11.12.2014 | Sports

By Josh Gold-Smith, Awful Announcing ESPN’s Mike Tirico isn’t known for making too many mistakes, but this one was hard to ignore. The Mond...

The Sad Cycle of Being a New York Jets Fan

David Juskow | Posted 01.10.2015 | Comedy
David Juskow

I'm very worried about being a New York Jets fan. I'm not talking about the usual nonsense of what it is to be a Jets fan but, the usual nonsense of being a complete pessimist the day after the draft.

Why It Matters That PetSmart Discriminates Against Pit Bulls

Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.29.2014 | Green
Arin Greenwood

PetSmart's policy helps reinforce the incorrect belief that pit bulls are different from other dogs. That they are dangerous and can't be trusted, just because of the shape of their head. That they don't deserve to be treated as well as other dogs. This belief has consequences.

Former Michael Vick Pit Bull Has Cancer

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.10.2014 | Green

This is Hector the pit bull, a former Michael Vick dog, who lived the first couple of years of life in hell and the seven after proving -- over and ov...

Violence Against Women Affects All Women -- Even You

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 12.07.2014 | Women
Marilyn Nagel

We need to be true to our sisters, even when they don't stand up for themselves. We have to be the voice that says we demand dignity and refuse to support a sport that does not take women -- all women -- seriously.

WATCH: Jets Quarterback Caught Cursing Out Fan

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 09.29.2014 | Sports

Many fans at MetLife Stadium had seen enough of New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith. At least one of them caught the 23-year-old's attention after th...

Vick, Incognito, Rice, Peterson, and the Power of Symbols

Mark Osler | Posted 11.17.2014 | Sports
Mark Osler

Make no mistake about one thing: the NFL is a business, created to make money. It's not a church or a prosecutor's office. Still, it is a business that is rooted in the creation of symbols and the building-up of heroes.

Ray Rice Isn't the Only Monster in the NFL

Scott Benner | Posted 11.09.2014 | Sports
Scott Benner

It seems that we can only count on the National Football League and it's teams to do the right thing when there are no more lies to hide behind. The money they make and the appearances that they try so hard to keep up are their main focus.

Jordan Schultz

The NFL Storylines Of 2014 That You Need To Know | Jordan Schultz | Posted 09.04.2014 | Sports

The 2014 NFL season is upon us, which is about the greatest news we can ask for after the dog days of summer. That means the annual speculation about ...

Jordan Schultz

5 Things NFL Fans Will Be Sick Of Hearing About By Week 1 | Jordan Schultz | Posted 08.06.2014 | Sports

Part of the NFL preseason experience is undoubtedly the firestorm of recycled stories, and 2014 is no different. Three cheers for football fans counti...

Dear NFL: Aren't Women Worth as Much as Dogs?

Richelle Carey | Posted 10.06.2014 | Sports
Richelle Carey

Goodell claims he's "being consistent." How about consistently sending a message to players and fans that violence against women won't be tolerated?

2 More States May Give Abused Pit Bulls A Fighting Chance

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.20.2014 | Green

Biscuits and belly rubs for two state legislatures! Michigan and Delaware are both considering bills that would give abused pit bulls a fighting chanc...

LOOK: How Painting Michael Vick's Dogs Changed Her Life

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.06.2014 | Green

Levity Tomkinson is a Kentucky artist and dog lover who's about a fifth of the way through painting every single one of the 51 dogs seized from Michae...

Brothel Bans Donald Sterling For Life

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.30.2014 | Weird News

Donald Sterling is not only banned for life from the Los Angeles Clippers and the NBA, a Nevada brothel owner also wants nothing to do with him. De...