January 22, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) -- PETA has withdrawn an offer to televise an anti-dogfighting public service announcement with Michael Vick after his release from prison.
The Norfolk, Virginia-based organization says an agreement was reached with Vick's representatives to shoot the spot. But PETA says Vick's attorneys sought assurance that it would support Vick's return to the NFL.
PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk says that doesn't cut it.
Newkirk says the NFL's commissioner has an obligation to the league and to millions of fans to make sure that Vick is mentally capable of remorse.
PETA is urging that Vick undergo a brain scan and a full psychiatric evaluation.
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