We’ve all heard about the many dogs murdered by Vick and his friends. But what about Kilo? Kilo was murdered by Vick’s fellow Atlanta Falcon, Jonathan Babineaux.
You can help get justice for the murdered Kilo by signing this petition.
Here’s some of the information from the petition:
On February 18, 2007, Atlanta Falcons’ Jonathan Babineaux beat to death his live-in girlfriend’s dog, Kilo, a one-year-old pit bull mix. The motive was apparent retaliation against his girlfriend, Blair Anderson, for an argument she and Babineaux had earlier that same night.
After the argument, Anderson left the house, leaving her two dogs, Kilo and Ace, with the Falcons’ defensive lineman. Not long after, Babineaux phoned Anderson to inform her that something was wrong with Kilo. He advised that she should come home and check on him. Anderson returned home to find Kilo in extreme physical distress. Anderson rushed Kilo to the vet but he was dead on arrival. Autopsy results showed Kilo died from blunt force trauma to the head, leading Gwinnett County police to arrest and charge Babineaux with felony cruelty to animals. The second dog, Ace, was later removed from the Babineaux household and placed in the care of Animal Control.
In spite of the felony charge, Babineaux remains free on $2,300 bond and is still actively playing for the Falcons. To date, Babineaux has received no punishment or suspension from either the Falcons or the NFL.
Blogger William K. Wolfrum aptly sums up the glaring hypocrisy which now enshrouds the Atlanta Falcons:
“Babineaux is currently in the Falcons pre-season camp, obviously keeping a low profile.
Simply put, however, as long as Babineaux is allowed to play with the Falcons while Vick is forced to sit out, the NFL’s and the Falcons’ treatment of Vick can only be seen as a PR ploy. It has nothing to do with ethics, or a standard of character they want from their players.