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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

Michael Vick is an animal abuser and a waste of life. He should never be allowed to care for any animal PERIOD!!

donna

Well said Jennifer.

Lacey

No way should he be allowed to own a pet. He does not see what he has done wrong. He thinks the justice system has done wrong by him. He needs a reality check to realize that was wrong. He does not care the animals. Only about the fighting. He will in some way, find a place to fight these new dogs and end up killing them again. Michael Vick needs to be told no and the people need to stand by that ruling.

GB

Let him first endure and Ultimate Fighting Challenge blindfolded and handcuffed!!!! He is cruel, inhumane and does not deserve the love of any animal. Any dog is better off loved by shelter voluteers than in his hands. I think I would throw up and then start major protests.

Lacey

No way should he be allowed to own a pet. He does not see what he has done wrong. He thinks the justice system has done wrong by him. He needs a reality check to realize that was wrong. He does not care the animals. Only about the fighting. He will in some way, find a place to fight these new dogs and end up killing them again. Michael Vick needs to be told no and the people need to stand by that ruling.

Wendy

That is like a convicted child rapist being permitted to adopt a child!

Jeri

I do not think Michael Vick should ever have another animal, for any reason. It may be possible that he is sorry for his actions, and I do believe some people deserve second chances, but if one is a person who is capable of enjoying that type of suffering and gore, it is not just a behavioral problem; it is a character issue, and a stain on the heart and soul. He is who he is, and there are no apologies and no amount of expensive p/r can change it.
While I do feel sorry for his children in that they want a pet, I feel it in the way I feel sorry for any child whose parent engages in illegal and morally reprehensible activity. I think Mr. Vick is wrong to use the needs of his children for public sympathy.
On the Piers Morgan show, Vick said of a possible pet for his kids, “I can't take that dream away from them. That's selfish on my behalf."
He should have been thinking of his children BEFORE he did those things.

Teresa Hebebrand

I am all for people getting a second chance after doing wrong and doing their time. However, some evil deeds do not warrant a second chance. We do not allow pedifiles to work in our schools and daycares. We should not allow an animal abuser to claim ownership of any animal. Michael Vick not only fought and abused dogs, he tortured many to death. Torture is an act of pure evil and shows a severe instability in character and soul. He has shownn no real remorse for his horrible crimes. Instead, he is focusing on profiting from his book written of his experiences and talking about how the whole ordeal has effected him. He could do so much to help others and show he truly is remorseful and has learned a lesson. Instead, he focuses on his pain and what he went through. Until this happens, he has no business of owning another animal of any sort.
I truly feel for his children, but for the sake of saving further dogs from suffering at his hands, he cannot be allowed to ever own another animal.

suegingold

vick must never ever be allowed to have a living animal, ever for any reason EVER. NEVER. He never got what was coming to him and he should never have peace in this lifetime. He needs to be monitored for the rest of his life to prevent him from secretely acquiring yet another victim.

Candice

I hope anyone with a bit of common sense NEVER gives this MONSTER another living creature. He doesn't even deserve a roach as a pet. He talked about how he wants people to understand him. I think we all understand how much of a sick minded ignorant piece of crap he is. He says he feels bad because his kids want a dog but he can't own one because of what he did and it isn't fair his children need to suffer. He's right. They shouldn't have to suffer but if he really cared and wasn't a monster, he wouldn't have harmed those dogs in the first place. If we don't let abusive people adopt or keep their children it should be on different for those who abuse animals especially in such a way as he did.

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