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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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Jennifer

This "man" should never be allowed to have a pet of any kind.

O. N. Foster

They shouldn't even be pondering if he can have another animal. The man is obviously a psychopath. Anyone who abuses and makes dogs fight should not be allowed to roam free.

Robert

Very simple, owning a dog(s) is a privilege not necessarily a right. A man who would beat, drown, electrocute and force fights between dogs has given up any right to own another dog. Michael Vick is once again seeing if he can get away with using his status and his money to abuse yet more animals at the cost of the reputation of the ASPCA and it's supporters!!!

Ali

I absolutely do NOT think he should be able to adopt ANY pet. Ever since the story came out about him running illegal dogfights, I have been sickened by him and everyone involved. There has been no remorse or compassion from him toward the animals he harmed, tortured and killed. The only thing he regrets is getting caught! There should be a law against people like him getting animals. If it were up to me, he'd be rotting in prison for the rest of his life.

Virgilsmama

NO! NOT NOW! NOT EVER!

Joann gg

He should never be able to have a pet period. What is this world coming to!

jasey

any person with this recond should be denied any ownership of dogs and other animals for the rest of their life. you filthy .... i wont go there as it will drag on and on and on. but you get the general idea. I SAY NO and any one who would give him any pet should be jailed as an accomplice.

Stacy

Whoever gives Vick a pet is out of their freakin mind!!! They must not have as much respect for the animals they adopt out!

Honestly I believe Vick has been rehabilitated and wont go back to his past. Just my OP

Alyssa Hagerty

I am appalled that Vick has the gall to even talk about getting another dog. He should be banned for life from taking care of any other living creature. The cruelty that he inflicted upon these innocent creatures clearly shows that he is a psychopath. I can only hope that one day someone treats him the same way he treated those dogs.

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