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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

Debbie Craig

I am so saddened that he has been allowed to have another dog! After reading what he did to those dogs I don't think he should ever, ever be allowed to own any animal! I also feel he should have to give a percentage of his earnings for the rest of his life to help dogs! There is something totally mentally wrong with someone that could do the things he did n allowed to b done to those dogs n u don't change that much! I wish he could have been on the receiving end of some of the same treatment he gave those poor dogs! He makes me sick!

fordpurdy

you have to be kidding me...? this guy should have gotten the same sentence he gave to his other dogs...do you think people like this get "rehabilitated"? I don't think so.

Roxann

What "different sort of culture" would that be? Animal abuse is a horrible crime. It's not acceptable to human culture.

Elaine Guss

It is true "some people" deserve a second chance. However; he is not one of them. His crimes were some of the worst the ASPCA has ever seen according to the ASPCA Magazine. He served jail time (not enough) he paid his fines (not enough) animal cruelty should be a felony! I also thought that part of what the court set down for him was "he was never " to own an animal again! He said he was sorry really? Why? because he got caught. He has no remorse who is he kidding. Where ever he is living I hope there humane society will have officers checking on him several times a week. I do know that where ever he gose in Philadelphia people will be watching his every move.

Joni Bott

I think it is disgraceful that Vick has been allowed to have a dog. If he had abused and murdered a human he would most likely be serving a life sentence. I am a volunteer for a rescue organization for Beagles. This breed is often used as bait for training the Pit bulls to fight. We have had several Beagles rescued from dog fighting rings. It is appalling what is done to these dogs. The suffering inflicted on them is inexcusable. It is our responsibility to protect these animals and to punish those who abuse them. And let me be clear, both breeds are the victims here.
In no way did Michael Vick pay his debt to society, it is not possible to make up for his heinous crimes.

HEIDI

I DON'T CARE HOW MUCH HE CLAIMS HE HAS CHANGED! I FEEL THAT IF U R FOUND GUITLY OF A CRIME AGAINST ANY ANIMAL U SHOULD NEVER EVER BE ABLE 2 OWN ANOTHER PERIOD!THAT BASTERED SHOULD HAVE DIED THE SAME WAY HE 2 THOSE POOR DOGS! GOD DAM IT THAT PISSES ME OFF ROYALLY! I WAS JACKED AT THE NFL FOR DEALING W/ THE ASSHOLE NOW THIS JUST PLAIN OUT MAKES ME ILL! I FEEL HE SHOULD HAVE FELT THE SAME PAIN HE PUT THOSE DOGS THREW...

sisteronthewall

As much as I do not support the unethical treatment of animals, your position is so discouraging. Will that man ever be redeemable? What must he do? We are more forgiving toward people who decide to end pregnacies based upon a matter of choice why is human sacrifice less important to our society? And why are we so unforgiving to some?

HEIDI

PLEASE SOMEONE WITH SOME LEGAL STAND HAVE A ONLINE PETITION AGAINST THIS !!! SERIOUSLY NOW I DO BELIEVE THE WORLD IS COMING TO A END WITH HIM BEING ALOUD TO HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH DOGS IS JUST INSANE!!! THIS MAN SHOULD HAVE HAD THE ELECTRIC CHAIR ALSO I THINK AT LEAST HALF OF HIS NFL EARNINGS NEED TO GO TO PROTECT THESE POOR CREATURES AGAINST ASSHOLES LIKE HIMSELF

michele

If anyone would like to sign my petition on dog fighting. Please go to facebook look up michele dunsworth go to my cares. It will lonk you to petitions look under animal abuse dog fighting. Thank you for signing

annie

not a good idea. wouldn't trust him as far as I could see him.

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