Vick Chew Toy Gives Dogs Chance For Revenge

Vick dog chew toyIf your dog wants a chance to get back at Michael Vick for his alleged dogfighting conspiracy charges, then the Vick Dog Chew Toy may just be for him. (Humans can even use it to kick around too!)

This online business has started selling Michael Vick dog chew toys and will begin filling out orders today.

Their website states: “Is it different you ask? You bet it is! The Vick Dog Chew Toy is made of state of the art “dog” material. The Vick Toy Doll is so strong and flexible, it will challenge even the most aggressive breeds. Especially The Pit Bull. Unlike Slick Vick, our manufacturer is so sure of its durability they guarantee it against the most aggressive dog destruction.”

The company also claims that they will donate portions of the proceeds to the Jacksonville, Florida Humane Society to help shed light on the horrible crime of dogfighting.

Although when one media source called the Jacksonville Humane Society, a spokeswoman said that she hasn’t spoken to anyone from the Vick dog chew toy company about proceeds going to their shelter. Although she is very interested in speaking to them because the shelter desperately needs financial help.

It’s uncertain how long these $7.99 dog chew toys will be on the market since this product breaks some copyright laws because the company uses Vick’s name and likeness and a Falcons jersey without permission. But, I think Vick may have more important issues to worry about.

UPDATE: When we wrote this story on Monday, the website stated that the price was $7.99 for the Vick dog chew. Now, as of Tuesday, the website says that the price is now $10.99 plus $2 for shipping.

Also, as of Tuesday, the website has changed their statement on what they will be doing with the donations. They have removed their claim that they will donate the proceeds. “Due to unforeseeable circumstances. Because of squabbling over charitable donations. Our Statement claiming we will donate proceeds from the “Vick Dog Chew Toy“ has been removed. We will now do so anonymously. However we urge you to continue supporting your local animal shelters, and do something to STOP animal abuse.”


(Thanks to many reader tips)

12 Responses to “Vick Chew Toy Gives Dogs Chance For Revenge”

  1. Gayle Phillips says:

    Excellent! Absolutely excellent.

  2. Roberto P. says:

    I hope they give money to the Humane Society! It sounds like they will be closed down quite quickly and are just taking advantage of the negative publicity surrounding Vick.

  3. straybaby says:

    hmmm, the price on the site is listed as 10.99 + 2.00 SH. and they’ve changed their donation statement.

    i have a real problem with anyone making money off of this and not donating it ALL to animal charities.

    ITCHMO ADMIN: Interesting. They were only charging $7.99 on the site yesterday. Thanks for the update.

  4. Gayle Phillips says:

    Agreed! It should ALL be donated. It’s pretty low class to profit off the backs of abused animals. I DO think it’s an excellent come-back on Mr. Vick and cronies. I’d buy one for my dogs if I knew the money would be donated in full.

  5. Gayle Phillips says:

    Agreed! It should all be donated to animal rights organizations or shelters/rescues. Pretty low class to make a profit on the backs of abused animals if that is the case. I’m just evil enough to love the stab/come-back at Vick and cronies. *g* I’d buy a few for my dogs if I knew that the funds would be donated.

  6. 3FURS says:

    Where is it made??? What’s in the paint that might be toxic??Take the $12.99 and give it directly to an animal shelter.

  7. 3FURS says:

    Take the $12.99 and give it directly to an animal shelter.

  8. straybaby says:

    3Furs, I was wondering if it was a China product also. Not sure if they would have had enough time for production and shipping from there unless they used a pre-existing mold, which is entirely possible from looking at it.

  9. Anonymous says:

    time to chew on the petfood industry again and their PR henchmen:
    Great to see feline diabetes getting attention but what agency of censorship deleted all reference to the noxious grains/carb-laced products that pay petfood industry CEOs big bonuses while killing our pets?
    TIME TO GET THE TRUTH OUT. American Veterinary Medical Association:
    “THE CARNIVORE CONNECTION TO NUTRITION IN CATS” by Debra L. Zoran, DVM, PhD, DACVIM. JAVMA December 1, 2002 (Volume 221, No. 11)

    brief excerpt:
    “It is clear that cats have a greater need than dogs or other omnivores for protein in their diet. Cats also have several physiologic adaptations that reflect their expected low CHO intake. The first of these is that cats lack salivary amylase, the enzyme responsible for initiating CHO digestion.25 In addition, cats also have low activities of intestinal and pancreatic amylase and reduced activities of intestinal disaccharidases that break down CHOs in the small intestines.25,26 These specific differences do not mean cats cannot use starch. In fact, cats are extremely efficient in their use of simple sugars. However, it does underscore their development as carnivores and the expected low amounts of grain in their typical diet. These digestive differences may mean that high amounts of CHO in diets may have untoward effects on cats”

    “….. In cats, the liver also has several distinct features that influence disaccharide metabolism. In most animals, hepatic hexokinase (a constitutive enzyme) and glucokinase (an inducible enzyme) are active and responsible for phosphorylation of glucose for storage or oxidation. Cats differ in that they have minimal function of hepatic glucokinase, and the activity is not adaptive (ie, activity cannot be up-regulated when the diet contains large amounts of CHO).28,29 In addition, cats also have minimal activity of hepatic glycogen synthetase (the enzyme responsible for converting glucose to glycogen for storage in the liver).2 Again, the likely reason for low hepatic glucokinase and glycogen synthetase activity in cats is a metabolic program that uses gluconeogenic amino acids and fat, rather than starch, in their diet for energy. As a result, cats have limited ability to rapidly minimize hyperglycemia from a large dietary glucose load. In carnivores, blood glucose concentrations are more consistent (eg, less postprandial fluctuations), because glucose is released in small continuous boluses over a longer time frame as a result of gluconeogenic catabolism of proteins. Thus, additional starch in the diet that is not stored as muscle glycogen or used for energy is stored as fat. The liver in cats also does not contain fructokinase, an enzyme necessary for metabolism of simple sugars. Lack of this enzyme was documented in a study30 in which cats that consumed diets high in simple sugars became hyperglycemic and fructosuric.

    good work itchmo.

  10. sukismom says:

    How disgusting that someone is using the Vick case to make a few bucks. Donate your money to your local no kill shelter, humane society or pit bull rescue instead!

  11. cheryl says:

    Has anybody considered the fact that Vicks will end up with at least some of the money from this? It is his likeness and it is copywrited at the least by the NFL if not Vicks himself. I wouldn’t waste my $ on it.

  12. chris says:

    These things are selling on ebay for over $50.00.

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