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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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He should be shot.
I have no respect for a person who can brutally murder a man.
They should have locked him up for life.


Unfortunately animals are considered "property". My thought is, Vick has been given opportunities that he does NOT deserve. The fact that he's still playing in the NFL sickens me, but for him to be allowed to have another dog is just outrageous! He tortured and murdered so many of them! If a convicted child molester wanted to adopt a child after he "did his time", would that be appropriate? Of course not! And yes, I realize most people don't consider dogs as important as children, but the fact is, they're both innocent beings that don't deserve being at the mercy of a violent abuser! If Vick wants to teach his kids about animals, maybe he should start by sending some of his money to animal shelters!!

Dee S

I feel his sentence should have also included the stipulation of NO DOG OWNERSHIP by Vick! I don't care how much he says he has changed. I feel he has and always will have no kinship and affection for dogs, especially what he did. I have seen many, many gruesome pictures on facebook of maimed dogs being saved by various animal activist groups helping these dogs recover from their awful wounds. It is horrific the pain & suffering these animals had to endure because of people like Vick who received the thrill of watching these horrific dog fights. I fear for any dog he owns!

Katy And Bob Pe...

There should be a Megan's Law for animals and it should be called Vick's Law. I hope the people who helped him try to reform are aware of this as well as the local animal authorities.


This is ridiculous he should never be allow to have a dog. What he did with these poor defenseless creatures was atrocious. He was never sorry for what he did but he was only sorry because he got cut! I have to agreed with the comment above some debts are never paid!!!

Patty Kuhner

I am appalled at the fact Michael Vick apparently got a slap on the wrist and is allowed to own a poor innocent dog. The HSUS promoting him and said he changed was a poor judgment on their part. He is not sorry and is arrogant and should not own a dog after financing the blatent torture of those dogs.


Just because he SHOULD be a role model and people wish they could like him as an athlete and turn their head away on the rest...what he did should not be forgiven and certainly not forgotten and ignored. Taking proper care of any animal is a value, not a quality that can punished into you.


Michael Vick, should never be allowed to own another dog. After what he did to those poor innocent dogs, tortured him, starved them, beat them, and when they did not perform killed them, all for fun and money.....Michael Vick own another dog....WHEN HELL FREEZES OVER!


I don't believe you can change a heart that has no compassion or empathy for other living things. You can't build these things into someone's character. It's called personality disorder and it's a lifelong disorder.


Michael Vick is still a coward and a murderer, even if he "paid his debt" to the human idea of "justice". Let's face it: TRUE justice would have been to throw him to a large pack of hungry wild dogs...

No matter what any human law says, Vick is still guilty of barbarism and murder. He shouldn't even be allowed to be anywhere near children, in my opinion, but he has definitely lost the privilege to own animals FOREVER. That much, at least, is simple.