A full-page ad from HumaneWatch.org, a watchdog project through the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom, recently appeared in the New York Times, criticizing the claim of Wayne Pacelle, the President of the Humane Society of the United States, that convicted dog abuser Michael Vick “would do a good job as a pet owner.” The ad condemns HSUS for supporting the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback’s ownership of dogs.

The watchdog group points to the Eagles’ $50,000 donation to HSUS in 2010 as one possible motivation for Pacelle’s suggestion that Vick should be allowed to own more dogs.

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“It’s absolutely shocking that the leader of America’s biggest animal rights group would side with a convicted dog fighting felon instead of with helpless pets,” said David Martosko, CCF’s director of research and the editor of HumaneWatch.org.