NORFOLK, Va. -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
has created a holiday e-card featuring former Atlanta Falcons
quarterback Michael Vick, who is serving a 23-month federal
sentence for a dogfighting conspiracy.
Vick and three co-defendants raised pit bulls and trained them
for fighting at a house Vick owned in rural Surry County. Several
dogs that didn't perform well in test fights were executed.
In the card, a cartoon version of Vick paces across a prison
yard inside a snow globe as gun-toting guards and their barking
dogs keep watch. He's wearing an orange prison jumpsuit and
football helmet and dragging a ball and chain.
When a visitor to PETA's Web site shakes the snow globe by
dragging a mouse, Vick bounces around and crashes against the
globe's dome as a commentator announces, "They got to the
quarterback's blind side there. He never had a chance."
"We're having a bit of fun, but prison is no lark and we're
hoping that Michael will use his time behind bars this holiday
season to think about goodwill and peace for all," PETA assistant
director Dan Shannon said in a statement Tuesday.
Other famous people getting the snow-globe treatment include
Dick Cheney, Kate Moss and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.