Seems between members and bloggers, PETA has had quite a change of heart over using a convicted dog-killer. Calling him a dog killer is not strong enough, but I am at a loss for words in describing this sick, sick individual. And the fact that he's likely short n sanity is what worries PETA.
Again, from Advertising Age...
NEW YORK -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, perhaps feeling the same backlash from its own members that is popping up on message boards and chat rooms, said it is no longer in talks with jailed former NFL superstar Michael Vick to appear in public-service announcements for the animal-rights group.
Dan Shannon, director of youth outreach and campaigns for PETA, told AdAge.com the group wanted to work with Mr. Vick if the disgraced star -- due to be released from prison on May 20 after being convicted of running an illegal dog-fighting ring -- was willing to take a psychological evaluation for anti-social personality disorder.
Mr. Shannon now says, "In retrospect, I feel like I didn't convey the proper tense of all of this. It was back in December of last year when we called on him to submit for this psychological evaluation, when we put out the ultimatum, or we're not interested in moving forward. It didn't happen, and we took that to mean that the talks were kind of dead in the water."
So, yeah, they think Vick is crazy, and he made no effort to prove them wrong.
I hope the NFL is paying attention to all this. As if they care about anything other than the money.