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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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Dana

Please...anyone who can be so cruel to helpless animals has no soul, therefore, no ability to change. I think he should forever be banned as a pet owner and a father.

Christine Neuendorf

I don't believe that any person that can treat dogs like he did, can ever truely love, care for and appreciate what dogs are really about. It almost sounds like he may be doing this out of spite. If he truely is sorry and remorseful for what he has done, then he should physically be working to make amends by volunteering for a Pit Bull rescue or a local Humane Society. Cleaning cages, washing, grooming, walking, and learning how to really treat, care for, and love our canine campanions. I know he has donated money to try and show his remorse but money is nothing to him and proves nothing to me that he is sincere. Maybe after a couple hundred hours of physically working with rescues, I would give him a second chance.

Tom

Vick is a dog killing sociopath who should never again be allowed to own a dog or any other animal. He personally killed hundreds of dogs, sometimes with his bare hands choking them to death. He never did any time for these crimes - he was in jail for his dog fighting ring conspiracy. The actual cruelty he personally engaged in was never punished.

Sabrina Nicholson

This is wrong on so many levels it's disgusting. Some please shoot this man or at least rescue the dog!

Julie

Be careful when you judge because we're all Michael Vick. View the video that I have posted, you'll bear witness to 'food' animals that are being as cruelly treated as Vick's dogs. Let me know after you viewed the video, if I'm telling the truth or not? http://www.meatvideo.com/

Nath

A psychopath will always be a psychopath...they are pretty good at manipulating people...Let's just hope he doesn't upgrade to killing people now...

mary

you all realize that had he not been "caught"
he would still be doing it and this dog might have been one of them! ==--this is all for his public image---that's all-he seems to think we are all stupid that we would buy his bullshit--he is what he is---an animal abuser--always will be but now he is being watched!!!!

Justine Higerd

I'm not sure on what to say about this matter. While I believe that we should always give second chances, I also feel like this man doesn't have the right to own another dog. I feel he should be monitored and take classes on abuse, dog handling, and spend time at shelters dealing with animals suffering from abuse. I guess only time will tell on this choice.

Linda

There are other ways Michael Vick could teach his children to respect animals without owning one. Why doesn't he and his family volunteer time at animal shelters or raise money to help abused and neglected animals. I think that one would a good start without putting any innocent animals at risk.

Karen

Absolutely horrified that this individual has a new dog. The apologies and remorse were because he got caught. I hope the local authorities are keeping a very watchful eye on the wellbeing of this dog.

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