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.”