Two Packers Veterans Speak Out Against Dogfighting

Two Packers players, WR Robert Ferguson and DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila,  have spoken out against dogfighting in light of the recent indictment of Falcons star Michael Vick (If you somehow hadn’t heard, Michael Vick has been charged with involvement in a dogfighting business that took place on his property). 

While both Ferguson and Gbaja-Biamila declined to comment specifically on Vick’s case, the two players both spoke out against dogfighting in general.  Ferguson, who grew up in a rough neighborhood in Houston, recalls witnessing dogfighting on his street and remembers he and his friends trying to rescue the animals.  In 2003, Ferguson started an anti-dogfighting organization that also advocated the pitbull breed.  Their slogan was, “Punish the deed, not the breed.”

Gbaja-Biamila, a self-proclaimed dog lover and spokesman for the Green Bay Area Humane Society  said the following about dogfighting:  “God created all these creatures, and it’s our responsibility to take care of them, to keep them safe, and not put them in a situation where they get hurt. You don’t treat any living thing like that. It’s inhumane.”

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2 responses to “Two Packers Veterans Speak Out Against Dogfighting

  1. I’m glad to see that these guys had the courage to speak up and tell people how they feel about the dog fighting incident. A lot of players in the NFL are reluctant to express their views when another player does something immoral or illegal.

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  2. Sportsattitude

    I agree. This is great to see the other side of the story – NFL players who are taking a stand against this type of activity.

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