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