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Francione - Why is Michael Vick Different than Meat Eaters?

Dear Colleagues:

As you know, I have since 2007 been wondering about why anyone thinks that Michael Vick is any worse than anyone else who consumes or uses animal products. (See 1, 2, 3)

In any event, Vick was released from prison in May, 2009, and on July 27, 2009, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell conditionally reinstated Vick. The Philadelphia Eagles have given Vick a one-year deal with an option for a second year.

Judging from media reports and blog essays, many animal advocates are outraged and some advocates are calling for a boycott of the NFL.

In this Commentary, I explain why I think the Michal Vick matter is not really about Michael Vick or dog fighting. It is about fundamental moral principles that we claim as a society to accept.

© 2009 Gary L. Francione

Related posts:

  1. A Note About Michael Vick
  2. The Santería Case: Michael Vick, Part 2
  3. Some Further Thoughts on Michael Vick


Original audio source (20090814-araa-commentary-3.mp3)


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