Convicted dog fighter Michael Vick is being rewarded again for his behavior. He is now starring in "The Michael Vick Project," a reality show based on him and his return to the NFL. This show only exists because Vick bankrolled a dog fighting ring and personally participated in the torture and killing of dogs who didn't perform up to standards. If he was just a regular NFL quarterback without the dog fighting conviction, he certainly would not have been offered this show. So, he is, in effect, being rewarded for being a convicted felon and animal abuser.
I am disappointed in BET for producing and airing this show. But no matter our level of protests, I don't think they'll stop airing it.
But we can stop the show by stopping the advertising during the show. Letters of concern have already convinced Denny's to pull its ads off the air during the show. Your letters, emails and phone calls can convince other sponsors to pull their ads, too. With no advertising support, BET would have no option but to pull the show.
Your two minute email can make a difference. Please email, write or call the sponsors below and ask them to stop advertising during "The Michael Vick Project."
Bally Fitness - http://www.ballyfitness.com/
Nationwide Insurance - http://www.nationwide.com/
Applebee's - http://www.applebees.com/
Broadview Security (formerly Brinks Security) - http://www.broadviewsecurity-
Dave and Buster's - http://www.daveandbusters.com/