Vick: Man's Best Friend's Worst Enemy

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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IN THE DOGHOUSE Vick (Photo: Getty Images)

If the dogfighting allegations against Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick and the subsequent Senate floor tirade by Robert Byrd (D-WV) prove anything, it's this: No one screws with America's pooches.

They might not yet have the right to vote, but our furry, four-legged compadres have plenty of lobbyists. According to Humane Society executive vice president Michael Markarian, over 130,000 people have contacted the NFL demanding that Vick be suspended for hosting an interstate gambling/dogfighting ring at a home he paid for in Smithfield, Virginia—the most vocal response to an incident of animal abuse in history.

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