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Michael Vick to Adopt a New Dog? Not So Fast!

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 1:30pm

It's true. We don't think Michael Vick would make a good doggie parent. The NFL superstar recently claimed on Piers Morgan Tonight that he's interested in getting a dog. Call us crazy, but we don't think it's a good idea. Far from it.

Despite spending 19 months in prison for running an illegal interstate dog fighting business, Vick hasn't expressed a shred of empathy toward the dogs he brutalized and killed. And rather than talk about the horrors of dog fighting, he has consistently chosen to focus on the consequences of getting caught.

In a nutshell, his actions are self-serving. We've seen little remorse and even less compassion. And let's not forget, he caused unspeakable suffering to hundreds of innocent dogs. Frankly, the ASPCA has serious concerns about Vick's ability to be a responsible pet parent.

Don't you? 

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Absolutely Not

No way should anyone allow him to adopt an animal. He's proven how little he thinks of animals.

morgan

I truly believe Vick should NOT have another chance at being a pet parent, he abused dogs once and he will do it again. Yall much be kidding!!

Brenda Legere

No way in HELL should he be allowed to adopt any animal. After what he did to those innocent dogs, NO WAY. He is animal abuser period and doesn't care about anyone but himself.

Elias

But he served time and paid a bigger fine than most anyone ever has(losing over 100 million dollars). I'm never going to be a fan of his, but I'm also not going to spend time worrying about this when there are far more important things in regards to animal welfare to be concerned about. If anything, it will probably be a good thing for him to own a dog after all he's done....it's safe to assume he'll never engage in dogfighting again, and maybe he'll understand why it was so wrong with a new perspective. Again, there are much more important things for the ASPCA to bring attention to, this seems more like the ASPCA trying to get attention by attaching themselves to him rather than Vick trying to get attention and forgiveness.

Elias

You can't just disagree respectfully? That shows YOUR ignorance.

I am a shelter volunteer, and a life long dog lover. When the news story first broke, I was pissed and wanted Vick made an example of, IMO the courts did that. But I'm not some irrational and over emotional person who can't look at things objectively, which you unfortunately seem to be. You attack my credibility in your first lines, and then offer a half truth in the third line stating that "It has been proven time and again that child molesters and people who are capable of barbaric acts against animals ARE NOT REFORMABLE"...that is a half truth because while it has been shown that pedophiles aren't able to be reformed, you are just pulling the second half of that statement out of your ass. Again, if you want to disagree, that is fine...perhaps even reasonable given certain arguments, but you're are just shouting, you aren't debating or conversing. Reactions like yours reinforce arguments like mine, you are just giving a knee jerk reaction and are not objective. I know what he did was horrible, sadly so is your attitude.

angela

@ Patrick....He has a second chance...being able to play football again and all the endoresements he has from companies. That's his second chance. If he truly felt bad for the horror he inflicted on those dogs he would give some of his millions to stop dog abuse or build shelters or do something to help homeless and/or abused dogs. He is the lowest of the low...and NO he should never own a dog for the rest of his life.

Tracy

That POS should not be allowed to even LOOK at a dog much less adopt one! Who in their right mind would allow that?!

Amanda

Did he ever finish paying the $900,000 restitution that was court ordered??

Tonya Tonya

Dear Lord, what can be done to stop Vick from being allowed to own a dog or even be around another animal? He does not posses the intelligence or compassion to comprehend how to properly or kindly care for an animal. He IS an animal, so he cannot be allowed to own one. Come on America, we must stop this travesty.

lindsay

That's right. Three years. If anyone has a problem with the sentencing and his rights...get an education and go inside the actual courtroom to change the legal sentence he had gotten. If you don't....keep your ignorant thoughts and comments to yourself unless it's for support. If your against the government and its laws and rulings then maybe you should be tagged as a terrorist. Unless you are Mr. Vicky himself...you don't understand how sorry he is.....that's why none of you are a judge in real life. Aspca is a hater organization that will steal peoples money for fake donating...get your own act in line first.

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