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Shadow NPC,- MDM

Ban the Deed - Not the Breed
 
 
Barked: Wed Aug 19, '09 2:15pm PST 
We wanted to start this thread for our members to share the types of responses that they are getting from the companies they are contacting regarding the Vick situation. Please feel free to share the responses that you are getting.
Shadow NPC,- MDM

Ban the Deed - Not the Breed
 
 
Barked: Wed Aug 19, '09 2:22pm PST 
So far, mine responses have all been the same 'canned responses' that others have reported getting:
US Airways -
Dear Mrs. Rieber

US Airways entered into a sponsorship with the Philadelphia Eagles in
February 2006. We did this as a show of support for the great city of
Philadelphia, as well as to foster pride for our employees who live and
work in our Hub. We were, and remain, proud of our association with the
Eagles. It is not appropriate for us to take a position on the Eagles'
individual player staffing decisions; rather we support them as a team
that is committed to setting a positive example in their community, just
as US Airways is.

Sincerely,

Customer Relations
US Airways Corporate Office

Gatorade:
Tania:

Thanks for contacting us and letting us know your feelings about Michael Vick. As you may know, Gatorade does not have an individual sponsorship relationship with him.

The NFL has said that Mr. Vick has been reinstated to the league on a conditional basis and will be considered for full reinstatement in October based on the progress he makes in his transition plan. As sponsors of the NFL, we have the utmost confidence that the senior leadership at the NFL will continue to appropriately address this issue.

Please be assured that your comments will be shared with the appropriate individuals at Gatorade as we take the utmost pride in our sponsorships, whether with an athlete, team, or organization such as the NFL.

Jennifer
Gatorade Consumer Relations
Ref# 026959852A

Rite Aide:
Tania,

Thank you for contacting Rite Aid. We appreciate your feedback.

We certainly do not condone Michael Vick's previous conduct. And while we
know Michael Vick's reinstatement can be upsetting, the NFL said it is on a
conditional basis and he will be considered for full reinstatement in
October based on the progress he makes on his transition plan. We understand
that transition plan includes working directly with the Humane Society to
speak to children about preventing animal abuse. Since we are not in a
position to determine who plays for the Eagles, we will follow the guidance
of the NFL leadership and expect they will appropriately address this issue.


Please be assured your comments have been shared with the appropriate
individuals in our company.

Carrie
Customer Support

Verizon Wireless:
Dear Tania Rieber,



Good day to you. My name is Kristin, and I appreciate the valuable time you have taken to contact us regarding to this matter.



We appreciate your comments and will share them with those who make these type of decisions.



Thank you for giving me the opportunity to assist you today. We appreciate your business and thank you for using Verizon Wireless. Have a wonderful day!



Sincerely,



Kristin

Verizon Wireless

Customer Service

Anheuser/Busch:
Tania,



Thank you for contacting Anheuser-Busch regarding the Philadelphia Eagles’ recent signing of Michael Vick. We always appreciate hearing from the public even when it comes in the form of constructive criticism.



Although our relationship with the team existed long before the signing, your comments have been noted; and will be kept in mind as consider our plans for the remainder of 2009 and beyond.



As a company, please be assured that Anheuser-Busch cares about animal rights. We have spent more than a century developing our reputation in this area and have taken a leadership role in animal protection, animal rescue and rehabilitation, and wildlife habitat preservation. Our company is a major sponsor of organizations such as the Wildlife Habitat Council, The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and Ducks Unlimited among others. Throughout the years we have partnered with and contributed millions of dollars in support of conservation and wildlife programs. Consider the following:



§ Since 1970, Anheuser-Busch’s SeaWorld and Busch Gardens adventure parks have rescued more than 14,000 animals, many injured or ill due to human causes. In addition, the non-profit SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund was recently launched to expand these efforts. Since 2003, the Fund has given $3.5 million to 286 projects in more than 60 countries.



§ Eight Anheuser-Busch facilities have obtained Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) certification for managing company-owned lands for the benefit of wildlife. Anheuser-Busch employees volunteer countless hours to ensure that the facility lands are managed with wildlife in mind.



As we take the concerns of our consumers very seriously, we thank you again for sharing your thoughts on this issue. In addition, we hope that you have a better understanding about our commitment and reputation for treating animals with respect, and more importantly, our commitment to the unwavering principles of responsibility in all that we do.



Sincerely,



Your Friends at Anheuser-Busch

www.anheuser-busch.com

ACME:
Dear Tania Rieber,

Thank you for your inquiry. As a company, Acme supports many organizations in our local community, but our sponsorship of these organizations does not imply an endorsement of their individual members, their personal actions or views. Animal welfare is important to Acme, and we are committed to the humane treatment of animals at all times.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our customer service center at 1-877-932-7948.

Sincerely,


Curtis S.
Acme Markets
Customer Care Specialist

Pepsi:
Dear Tania,

Thank you for contacting Pepsi-Cola Company. We certainly appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts with us.

As you may know, Pepsi does not have a relationship with Michael Vick. In fact, we have never worked with this individual. However, we do agree with the NFL that Michael Vick’s illegal activities, for which he was convicted in 2007, were cruel and degrading.

The NFL has said that Mr. Vick has been reinstated to the league on a conditional basis and will be considered for full reinstatement by mid-October based on the progress he makes in his transition plan. As sponsors of the NFL, we have the utmost confidence that the senior leadership at the NFL will continue to appropriately address this issue.

Once again, many thanks for contacting us and please be assured that your comments have been shared with the appropriate individuals within the Company.


Pepsi Consumer Relations

012098095A

Miller/Coors:
Thank you for contacting MillerCoors.

Customer commentary is extremely important to us. While we are a sponsor of the Philadelphia Eagles, we are not involved in the team’s player selection process. Like any company that purchases commercial advertisements, we sponsor only events that they perform in. All editorial decisions are the sole responsibility of the program. Your comments will be shared with the appropriate personnel. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Sincerely,

MillerCoors Consumer Affairs Department
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