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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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Frances Byhower

Mr. Vick should not be allowed to have a dog OR a child. He has lost that right and cannot be trusted under any circumstances with their life. He has foregone his right to this privilege. .

vick is disgusting

....it has been studied many times that animal abusers usually go on to abuse children, wives, or harm others......maybe they should also be closely watching the wellfare of his wife and children!

Connie Owens

What he did was truly unforgivable. He may have changed but it takes an evil person to do what he did to helpless animals. He should never have a dog again. I agree with the the lady who asked if we would forgive someone who killed a child. Or raped a child. We keep child predators away from children, right? We should keep animal abusers away from animals. I have such disdain for this man.

DJ

I wonder what happens "behind closed doors" when the dog gets in the way??

Lisa

He shouldn't have the dog or the children, he's not worthy of either!!!

carrie

If I made it public what I think and would do to animal abusers, I would be in jail----lol

megan

He has paid his debt, however any person that has it in him to commit such unspeakable cruelty obviously has personality/mental problems. This doesn't change. It's part of him. He may be able to adjust his behavior but what about when the pup pees on his carpet and he loses control? Secondly, 18 months is far too short a penalty period. I advocate for animal abuse to be charged as a felony with mandatory sentencing.

Stephanie

I thought as part of his punishment that he was barred from dog ownership. Was it only for a period of time??? If so it should have definately been permanent. While I do agree sometimes people deserve a second chance I don't think micheal vick deserves or has earned one. This isn't a person who went to one fight he was helping to run this dog fighting ring and if I remember correctly he had over 100 dogs on his property, some already dead and others in such poor shape they had to be euthanized. I think he has more than proven he cannot be a responsible pet owner.

Gigi

After meeting someone who took in one of the Vick dogs and seeing how scared this beautiful creature is of humans other than his family, I am sickened by the fact that this idiot is allowed to have a dog.

Catarina

I wonder how many of these pet lovers are pro -choice

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