The Humane Society of Canada has always been opposed to all animal fighting.
NFL player, Michael Vick, has not, and will never be a spokesman for our organization.
More specifically, in a 2007 interview with Maclean's magazine, The Humane Society of Canada’s Chairman & CEO, Michael O’Sullivan said in part:
“Can anybody tell me the names of the fifty dogs that were involved? It’s all been about Michael Vick. I think that this guy – rightly or wrongly – has become the poster child for dogfighting, but in my opinion if nobody can tell me the names of the dogs that suffered, then we’re focusing too much attention on Michael Vick and not enough on the dogs that he mistreated.”
“Because there’s a proven link between people abusing animals, and being violent towards people. In fact the FBI considers cruelty to animals as one of the three primary indicators of criminal behaviour, and that’s been my experience over the last forty years as well.”
“… in all the cases, the common denominator is that the people involved are brutal, cowardly criminals. And the dogs suffer as a result.”
The entire article can be found here
. A Washington, D.C. based organization, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), with which we have no connection, has decided to use Michael Vick and we invite you to contact their President directly:
President The Humane Society of the United States
2100 L Street NW
Washington DC 20037