[ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: Another update...GOOD news!!!!

  • From: "Rachel Anderson" <gsdk9rat@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: <showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 08:49:31 -0400

Remembering and appreciating that in the USA we are innocent until proven 
guilty:

>From AP Sports News:
"NFL star Michael Vick was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on 
charges of sponsoring a dogfighting operation so grisly the losers either 
died in the pit or sometimes were electrocuted, drowned, hanged or shot.
After a March 2003 loss by a female pit bull, codefendant Purnell Peace, 
"after consulting with Vick," electrocuted the animal. In April, prosecutors 
allege, Vick, Peace, and Quanis Phillips, "executed approximately 8 dogs 
that did not perform well in 'testing' sessions." These animals, the 
indictment claims, were killed "by various methods, including hanging, 
drowning, and slamming at least one dog's body to the ground."

The indictment also outlined a rough chronology:

_ In March 2003, after a pit bull from Bad Newz Kennels lost in a fight, it 
said Peace consulted with Vick about the losing dog's condition, then 
executed it by wetting it with water and electrocuting it;

_ In March 2003, after two Bad Newz Kennels dog lost fights to dogs owned by 
a cooperating witness, it alleged that Vick retrieved a bag containing 
$23,000 and gave it to the owner of the winning dogs. One of the fights had 
a $20,000 purse;

_ In the fall of 2003, a person witnessing a dog fight involving one of the 
dogs trained by Bad Newz Kennels incurred the ire of another cooperating 
witness by yelling out Vick's name in front of the crowd during the fight.

It also said that after establishing Bad Newz Kennels in early 2002, Vick 
and the others obtained shirts and headbands promoting their affiliation 
with the kennel.

After a police raid on the property in April, Vick said he was rarely at the 
house, had no idea it may have been used in a criminal enterprise. He blamed 
family members for taking advantage of his generosity.

On Vick's Web site, he lists his birthplace as Newport News, "a.k.a. 
BadNews."

At the start, authorities seized 66 dogs, including 55 pit bulls, and 
equipment commonly used in dogfighting. About half the dogs were tethered to 
car axles with heavy chains that allowed the dogs to get close to each 
other, but not to have contact _ an arrangement typical for fighting dogs, 
according to the search warrant affidavit.

Before fights, participating dogs of the same sex would be weighed and 
bathed, according to the filings. Opposing dogs would be washed to remove 
any poison or narcotic placed on the dog's coat that could affect the other 
dog's performance."



Rachel Anderson
Proud Blue Star Mom of PFC Aaron Anderson, USMC
http://aaronswoodsarabians.homestead.com
http://www.k9-workshop.com
http://segensreich.homestead.com

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