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It’s Confirmed: Michael Vick Has a New Dog

Friday, October 12, 2012 - 5:45pm

It’s confirmed: Michael Vick has a new dog. To truly become a model of the type of behavior Vick wishes to teach his children—that animals deserve to be treated with compassion and respect—Vick should take the opportunity to “break the cycle” and “be an instrument of positive change” by expressing remorse about the dogs he brutalized and killed with his own hands. This is something that we’ve never heard him do publically.

Because of this, we have serious concerns about Vick’s ability to be a responsible pet owner. We can only hope that he will set the right example for his children by teaching them to foster humane habits and a lifelong bond with their family pet. 

What’s your opinion?

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Comments

putting Sandusky in charge of a Boy Scout troupe!

April

Does everyone feel the same about hunters or the people who slaughter cattle for our food, pigs for our food, chickens for our food? Are they held to the same standards you are holding Vick to? Are ALL of you who feel this way about Vick vegetarians? I highly doubt this. If you're going to put dogs into the same category as people, (which in itself is ridiculous)then ALL animals should be right up there with them. I would love to hear your responses.

Debbie

I find this so disturbing and wrong. It angers me to my core. No one should have the right to sentence a dog to live with that monster. Anyone who agrees that he should once again be afforded the privilege of having a dog should also be prepared to be just as guilty when he tortures or kills another innocent dog. He is a psychopath. People who believe he has paid his debt, oftentimes think he was "only" involved in dogfighting. They have no idea of the brutality, torture and abuse those poor dogs suffered at his hands. Before they defend him, they should educate themselves of the real horrors he subjected his dogs to. He will pay his debt when he rots in hell!

kathie Griman

I think that is a very poor decision on behalf of the ASPCA. I don't agree that he was given the opportunity to move on with his career as if it didn't matter, but allowing him to own a dog is insane. He already showed the world how much regard he had for all of the ones that he murdered. Go figure!

Dianna

I think he should never have another dog, but since he does he should be visited by someone from the ASPCS on a regular basis to check onhim.

Tammy Lozano

Isnt there a law against animal killers owning pets again. Im sure his kids are demons just like him, same blood coarses through their veins. That poor dog will be brutalized now by Vick and his little snot noses. How did this happen!!!!!!!!!

Tammy Lozano

Isnt there a law against animal killers owning pets again. Im sure his kids are demons just like him, same blood coarses through their veins. That poor dog will be brutalized now by Vick and his little snot noses. How did this happen!!!!!!!!!

Angie

I am willing to give him the chance to in fact break the cycle. What a great story if Vick can teach his children about taking care of life.

Maria Ali

First they let him back into NFL, which should not have happen!! What is that teaching the children?? That if you are good at Football all is forgiven!! Guess they have no values. Then after he killed Pit Bulls and added to the fear of these gentle Dogs they let him have a dog!! The poor Pit Bull has a worst reputation then he does and it is NOT The Breed it is the Owner!! So Sad, the wrong message is being send :(

Vonda

This man has paid his debt to society and lost everything in life.....he can do anything with his life, we do not live in a communist country.....thank goodness! Even though we don't like it, child abusers still continue to have children unfortunately. People who can't afford to take care of children, to feed, clothed, nurture them still continue to have them and we allow it......this is America. Mike was not convicted as a child molester who has to register as one for life. Damn, I love my dog dearly and I feel he deserves a second chance to love one as well as his children. You people are ridiculous and probably racists as well.....

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