ASPCA President & CEO Issues Statement Following Philadelphia Eagles' Signing of Michael Vick to 2-Year Contract

    NEW YORK, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ed Sayres, President and CEO
of The ASPCA  (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals )
issued the following statement today following the announcement that Michael
Vick has signed a two-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles:

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    "Commissioner Roger Goodell and the Philadelphia Eagles have granted
Michael Vick a second chance, and the ASPCA expects Mr. Vick to express
remorse for his actions, as well as display more compassion and sound judgment
this time around than he did during his previous tenure with the NFL. We hope
that Mr. Vick uses his stature for the betterment of the community and the
advancement of the issue of animal cruelty."

    About the ASPCA
    Founded in 1866, the ASPCA  (The American Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals ) is the first humane organization established in the
Americas and serves as the nation's leading voice for animal welfare. One
million supporters strong, the ASPCA's mission is to provide effective means
for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a
501 [c] [3] not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the
areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. The
ASPCA, which is headquartered in New York City, offers a wide range of
programs, including a mobile clinic outreach initiative, its own humane law
enforcement team, and a groundbreaking veterinary forensics team and mobile
animal CSI unit. For more information, please visit


For further information:

For further information: Andy Izquierdo, Vice President, Media &
Communications, ASPCA, +1-917-484-0240 (cell), Web Site:

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