By Sloane Quealy-Miner
CALL TO ACTION:
Contact Barnes & Noble and let them know what you think. If you happen to be near a Barnes & Noble Store please go inside and place a copy of The Lost Dogs over a copy of Puppy Killer Michael Vick’s book.
UPDATE 3/12/13 –BSL News has learned that B&N canceled Michael Vick in-store book signings. They have cited threats of physical violence as the reason. We do not condone threats of physical violence and feel it is too bad that B&N didn’t cancel for ethical reasons and that it took such extreme measures for them to do the right thing.
To Barnes & Noble Decision Makers,
Either you forgot or you just don’t care that Michael Vick murdered countless innocent dogs. Maybe you feel that dogs don’t count. I, along with many other animal rights activists and advocates are here to tell you that they do. If Barnes & Noble wouldn’t have books signings for a serial killer whose victims were human, then you shouldn’t have book signings for one whose victims were animals.
Michael Vick fought dogs for sport, and when his players (dogs) didn’t win him money he hung, drowned, electrocuted or shot them. He tied innocent dogs to rape stands for the brutal practice of mating. Not to mention the beatings and the syringes full of drugs forcibly injected into the dogs. It was hell on earth for the dogs at Bad Newz Kennels who had no say in their actions.
Even though some of the dogs made it out alive, many of those dogs continue to suffer to this day. Yes, Michael Vick spent time behind bars. But his minute prison stint is a joke in comparison to his heinous crimes. He should not continue to be celebrated, idolized and rewarded for his bad behavior by making millions in blood money.
Whether for business or leisure I will never buy anything from Barnes & Noble again. Shame on you for contributing to Sick Vick’s success.