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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

DP

We never knows what goes on behind closed doors , I pray that his current dog or dogs are safe. Teach his kids an example ?? Yes, good idea , go do family volunteer functions, volunteer at shelters , watch the poor dogs who come in abused and left for dead by people like himself, be hands on fixing and saving those poor dogs- that would mean more than a million apologies . Sorry Getting a puppy doesn't cut it !! And our legal system is a joke from the top down.

Stephanie

That's so wrong on so many levels. People need to use their brains. What's next allowing sex offenders to teach at schools?

maz

We might as well let paedophiles adopt then. Can he legally own a dog?

T

He is sorry...sorry that he got caught, otherwise he would still be doing it. If were up to me, he would still be in jail, and never allowed out. If were any of us who did what we did, we would still be in jail and never get another chance. He only got what he what b/c of his name. It also pisses me off that there are other football players out there just as good, if not BETTER, than he is, and they cannot get a chance to play in the NFL. The justice system in this country is a disgrace.

jglow

this low life scum bag lied about having a new dog-he doesn't deserve a dog-i hope the dog turns on him and bites his fool head off.the only reason that i watch his football games is for the hope that someone will break his neck on the field

Eija Vogel

I would like to think he will atone for his past... That being said, I hope the dog bites him!

sarah

Paid his dues? It hasnt been years or something. He is a millionaire. Im sorry if he is told he cant have something like a pet. Take a look at the photos, listen to the transcripts of what he did. He got off easy. He is getting ready to launch a clothing line. Are any of us so fortunate? He is an awful human. We r supposed to protect the earth and its creatures. He continues to take and take.

Jessica

So happy those with money keep on getting the attention! It is all about the recognition and everyone keep feeding into it!! Next he will be praised for the amazing training or therapy dogs he creates.....very sad society keeps buying into it.

Sherry C.

Sure, he apologized and acted all remorseful. What else would he do if he wanted to try to save his public image? NO, in no way should he ever be allowed to have a pet of any kind! And I agree with the comment above regarding him taking his kids to volunteer and shelters and teaching them WHY he lost his ability to have pets. They need to understand the reality of how bad their dad was (and probably still is in his heart). And he also should--for the rest of his life--be required to donate...oh, say, at least 50% of his income to saving animals. Same thing goes for any other low-life who abuses, harms, or kills animals. He cannot earn the respect of decent people, people who are better in every way than he is, unless he devotes the remainder of his life to the health, well-being, and rescue of animals. Being a football player or any other public figure means nothing, has no value, and is completely pointless unless that notority is used to do good in the world. So far, he's blown it completely and is a worthless individual.

I don't know how he got another dog considering his past with his fighting pit bulls. He ought to be kicked out of the NFL with no more being treated as a good football player. He sould go back to jail again, for more time then he got the last time. He also needs to go on probation after that. That isn't even enough for what he is doing and has done. Those poor animals, no wonder they have the reputation that they do. Is this his dog that he has now in the picture above. The dog should be taken from him and give him a good home with people who will love him. Honestly, these are all mild comments considering what he is doing and getting away with it at the same time. I would just put him back in jail with no trial, he was found guilty before, and just turned around and did again. These kind of people never learn their lesson.

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