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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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Vonda

You all sound like such Christian folks....,you know like the good old south boys that implemented the Jim crow laws, like the KKK, and the White supremist.....I hear such hatred in your remarks, what ashame.....shame on you a$$holes......

Victoria

Hope the dog bites him and runs away. hehe

ShelbyJ

I doubt Vic would jeopardize himself with another Dog Fighting incident. Frankly? He LOST the Privledge of being a pet owner. Period. I'd bet? The dog would probably have a nice home, a pretty good life: I don't personally believe he is DUE that particular life pleasure!!!
You abuse an animal or a child- ONE TIME! You do not get "A Do Over".

Elleen Arand

Vick is, and always will be an abuser. There is no miracle pill to make him all better. Abusers manipulate people into thinking they are remorseful so they can continue to abuse. Now he will just learn to hide it better. He should never again own a dog much less have his kids.

Deb

Boycott Nike. They sponsor this scumbag.

Marie

I also have serious concerns about this. While it's nice to think that this time around he will get to see dogs in a different light & know the love, trust & loyalty of a dog, I'm worried about him resorting back to his previous behavior. What happens when the dog has an accident in the house, or chews someone's shoe, or nips at someone's hand while playing? Is he going to resort back to his previous tactics? That's not a risk worth taking. Frankly, I'd rather he explain to his children exactly why they shouldn't have a dog.

Linda Thomas

The key word here, is pet! The poor dogs he fought and murdered, were "money", "objects", "property", and were not family dogs that cuddled with his children! The "culture" of some African Americans growing up in the "hood", isn't the same as many Americans growing up society! Don't get me wrong! I'm not condoning, accepting, or forgetting what Michael Vick did! He did however, pay his debt to society and "getting caught", was the first step in his healing as well. Many family members were also involved in the dog fighting business, and I wonder about them! Did all of you read the book about the Vick dogs? I'd urge you to do so, and consider the counseling Vick received, and still does. He says he wants his children to have a dog and I can only pray he teaches the right example. Vick's children will be growing up in a very different culture then he did! His children however, will one day need to hear from their father why he murdered and tortured dogs! If the courts did not prohit future "pet" ownership, it is not our call make! The ASPCA will surely monitor, and it's time for us to move on! Hate in our hearts for any man, does nothing but poison our souls! As defender's of animal rights and protection, we need to be compassionate to all God's creation! We need to lead by example!

penny

what dumb ass judge allowed him to own a beautiful dog? i think he should have been kept in a cage and never been let out he kills dogs then ets one where to hell is the justice?

penny

what dumb ass judge allowed him to own a beautiful dog? i think he should have been kept in a cage and never been let out he kills dogs then ets one where to hell is the justice?

He should not have been allowed to get another dog. If it was a normal person they would be banned from owning animals after such crude acts.
If he wanted to "repay his debt" and teach a lesson to his kids, he should only be allowed to foster, not adopt. At least by forstering, he is watched more closely and his kids can see what dogs that are pulled for situations like those their "dad" encouraged have to go through and see how much rescues have to go through to rehabilitate these animals. And he should definately not be allowed with any large breed animal that can be used for fighting.

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