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

August 14, 2009

NEW YORK — 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:

"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."