It’s been reported that Michael Vick is going to appear on the February 22nd taping of the Oprah Winfrey show, and Change.org drafted an excellent letter that you can send to the show, voicing your concern about this interview. They also created a petition asking that Oprah donate the money that she gets for the Michael Vick interview to the Vick Dog’s at the Best Friends Animal Society or BAD RAP.
“Success on the football field shouldn’t overshadow the fact that Michael Vick not only enjoyed watching dogs maim and kill each other, but was also charged with taking part in brutally killing dogs by hanging, shooting, electrocuting and drowning the animals. Others have received sentences of 5 to 10 years in prison for this kind of crime; Vick was behind bars for less than two and was immediately reinstated to his privileged professional football career.” – read the whole letter here.
I doubt Oprah will end up on our list of douchebags by having Vick on her show. Of course we’ll wait and see how the interview plays out before we make that call.