Michael Vick killed dogs. Now the canines are fighting back.
Well, in a manner of speaking. TMZ obtained the court documents filed today by representatives of 11 animal rights groups who want the four-legged Vick-tims to have a say in the sentencing of the star quarterback. Woof! Woof!
They may be barking up the wrong tree, but attorneys filed a brief on behalf of the many dogs "which were brutally slaughtered by Michael Vick and cohorts."
The brief, which outlines the horrifying abuse pups endured while involved in dog fighting, requests that the proceeds of any fines paid by Michael Vick go to provide care and rehabilitation for the surviving canine victims.
It also asks that any fines paid by Vick go toward establishing a no-kill shelter or sanctuary to care for abused dogs, and to fund an awareness program designed to educate the public on the "abhorrent nature of dogfighting."
The dogs also ask that Michael Vick be sentenced to nearly six years in jail.
Lastly, the dogs demanded that the Yorkie puppy Britney Spears got earlier this summer be freed ASAP, and added that they hope O.J. Simpson rots in hell.
You know, just because.