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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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Lindsey

Wayne Pacelle is a jerk. I have no respect whatsoever for him.

Benjamin

I agree with anyone who thinks that the animal should be checked on regularly by a vet or other professional who deals with animals, but should we really deny him the right to own a dog? There are millions of animals out there in need of a loving home. The ASPCA constantly reminds us through commercials and ads. Beggars can't be choosers. Who knows, maybe a loving home is exactly what Michael Vick could provide for a dog in need.

Abi Eiger

Let MVs daughter have a dog if she wants one. Is it right to impose a sins of the father clause on her? NO!

Jerilynn Jensen

Sadly, we all must live with the consequences for the choices we make in life and very often those consequences come back in negative ways that also affect those around us. It is unfortunate that Vick's daughter will suffer for her father's actions but IF he is indeed remorseful, he can explain to her why she can not have a pet (in a delicate manner so as not to scar her for life). Then when she gets old enough she can adopt one herself if she still feel compelled. But putting an animal at risk is too big a chance to take with this brut. Someone above was right when they called him a thug. He's NOT sorry for his brutality, he's only sorry he got caught. This is a man with a hole in his soul. He can not be trusted and should be forced to live with ALL the consequences of his actions - including explaining to his daughter why she can't have a pet.

Lindsey

AMEN!

Maria

He threw his own family pets in the ring and laughed as they were torn apart,! He killed them in so many sick ways! And you think he should have a dog!!! Let him tell his kids what he really did What' is is reallylike

Lindsey

Mary, Please read "The Lost Dogs". Vick WAS personally involved with dog fighting. He brutally tortured and killed numerous dogs with his own hands in the most horrific ways.
He did not simply " err" and what he did was not human. It was sick, depraved, monstrous. By all means, forgive him if you want to, but never forget what he did and what he is - a dangerous and depraved being.

Denise

Michael Vick is scum. As far as I'm concerned, his conviction should have been the end of his NFL career. He shouldn't be allowed to own a hamster, let alone a dog.

ANGIE

PERSONALLY I DON'T THINK HE DESERVES THE AIR HE BREATHES. IF HE IS ABLE TO GET A DOG IT'S GONNA SEND A MESSAGE TO ALL THE OTHERS WHO HAVE ABUSED ANIMALS THAT IT IS O.K. TO FIGHT & KILL DOGS, THEN BE ABLE TO GET ANOTHER DOG. BY "NO" MEANS SHOULD HE BE ABLE TO ADOPT ANY KIND OF ANIMAL!!!!!

Molly Dugger Brennan

I followed the Vick case very carefully and I am certain that the court stipulated that he is not eligible to own dogs. I do not remember if it was forever, or just for a set period. It would have been helpful if the article author had researched this point.

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