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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. 

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Kashkillz

How about this... all of you idiots who feel parenthood is synonymous with pet ownership should absolutely NOT be allowed to have children! The comparison is what's known in logical discourse as a 'straw man fallacy'. It is a flawed and absurd argument, and ultimately cannot be taken seriously.

Now, I'm sure ill generate a slew of angry rebuttals. But, that doesn't change laws of logic. And, anyone using such an argument is really only shooting through the bottom of their own boat.

Chelsea

I really don't think it looks good upon him to do this. He shouldn't have had ANY more pets, because obviously if you are willing to participate in dog fighting, you have no concern about the safety and well being of pets or animals. This infruiates me the fact someone would let him have another pet. I definitely think if you participate in animal cruelty you should NEVER be allowed to have a pet again! What a cruel human being.

Lynda Morgan

If this little brown pit mix is Michael Vick's dog, I think it is safe to say that he probably has not learned a darn thing and will probably be back at it soon.

Jennie

Why is it ok to forgive him? That's not our job. It's God's. So while he's here, I think he should still adhere to the no dogs rule. Sure kids should have dogs. Should have thought of that when you were killing and fighting your own. No one else gets forgiven this easily for ANY mistake. Live w/ what you have done.

margaret levack

Only in USA can a snob, with money,outstanding in the sports field, Dog Murderer go in front of a Judge and get a slap on the wrist and disgust Society and then turn around and get another dog and IT IS PART PIT BULL. Is it female? how many are in the garage in training and when is the first fight and using his kids as an excuse to have a dog is CRAP. MICHAEL VICK YOU'RE A SCUM BAG.

Kashkillz

Furthermore, abuse convictions do NOT strip people of their 'parenting' license, despite what most of you seem to think. A much more worthy injustice to rally against, wouldn't you say?
One more thing... I assume you're ALL vegan, right? I mean if dogs=children, then I guess cows, chickens & bees also deserve to live their lives with full protection of their 'human' rights, too. Right?

Marianne

The judge in this case should have banned him from ever owning a dog again. Do not elect this judge for another term!

joanne

HOW AND WHO LET VICK ADOPT A PET. HOW'S NOW GOING TO PROTECT THE DOG. HE SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO HAVE PETS. THIS IS NEGLECT ON THE AGENCY OR PERSON WHO LET HIM ADOPT THE DOG.

beaglelady

I guess we're supposed to sit back and relax, and see if he starts killing dogs again? Maybe he will, maybe he won't?

Elaine Allison

I think it would be OK for him to have a dog if he looked that little brown dog in the eyes and apologized..no wait he can't because he slammed her to the ground until she died...there is a BIG difference in someone who was not a good dog owner and the type of dog owner he was..I would be surprised if he got his new pet from a shelter..further example of a lack of empathy for the pet dog population...

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