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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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becky

Amen to these comments. What a joke and frankly it makes me sick that he wants to adopt. He didn't love the animals he had. Infact he abused, hurt, and killed them without remorse. This is all another public approval stunt!!!! He gets a dog and now can parade the dog around showing how "he's changed" which is complete BS. You can't go from heartless dog murderer to loving dog parent just cause he didn't know better.

michelle

i agree, but he shouldnt even get to have a fish, knowing him he would get Beta's and stick them in a tank together so they would kill each other, AND he would find a way to make money off that.

JB Maberry

There's no way he should be allowed to own a dog. The article is right, he's not shown the first hint of shame or remorse for the horrors that his dogs went through and has only expressed regrets about being caught. That's not turning his life around and that's rehabilitation!

Kara

And why does he "deserve" that? Because he spent a little time in jail? He killed and tortured multiple dogs over years.
Would you think a sex offender should deserve another chance at babysitting? How many chances would you give this guy? Not only for what hes done, but he doesn't even seem sorry. That right there tells you hes not and clearly has issues, yet your ready to give him another dog.
Thats really scary.

Dana Pietrantonio

He should NOT be allowed to have a dog again... ever. How quickly the horror of what he did is forgotten.

Arienne Libbrecht

I thought the court told him no personal pets. I think I heard somewhere that the court banned him from having any pets at all.

Tanya Griffin

This was a court order for 3 years, which is ending this month I believe! I'm livid. I think it should have been for ever!

elaine

if someone gives him a dog i no longer have faith in humanity

Matt

Hes a self serving, egotistical, thug. Plain and simple. His entire life he has been in trouble and people say he deserves a second chance? Hes had too many chances and his last chance caused the death of tons of innocent dogs.

Deb

No way should he have any type of animals!!!!!!! He should still be behind bars.

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