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Michael Vick Wants a Dog

Written by PETA | December 15, 2010

Yes, you read that right. The guy whose name has become synonymous with hanging, electrocuting, drowning, and shooting dogs and forcing them to rip each other to pieces in dogfighting rings is now bemoaning the fact that he can’t have a canine companion.

No need for immediate concern. Vick has been banned from owning dogs for three years as part of his probation. PETA believes that no one who abuses dogs as Vick did should ever be allowed to have access to vulnerable animals again. And really, being prohibited from experiencing the unconditional love of a dog is a tiny price to pay—much smaller than the ultimate price paid by the dogs Vick abused and killed at Bad Newz Kennels.

Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post

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  • Robyn says:

    Why is he even playing on my football team no I don’t own it! You know the philadelphia eagles! I live in the city of philadelphia my dad thinks we should forgive him! WHY SHOULD WE! Michael knew better but then again I ate bacon knowing about the condition the pigs face! I’m so ashamed ready to cry! Hoping to be vegan this summer when I get to choose my diet no food I like in front of me! Mabye I should try to be vegan this week!

  • Deejman says:

    Mike VIck Owns a Dog!!!!!! congrats for him on moving on from his troubled past.

  • Susanne says:

    A creep who killed a dog or another animal is not far from hurting a child. He is not human anymore.

  • Paul says:

    You are all sick on so many levels. Michael Vick served his time. Was what he did wrong? Absolutely! But he did his time in prison, and is working on getting his life back on track. I say working on it, because he owes money from lawsuits. It will be different now that he has a new contract, but last year he was living on less than every single one of you idiots. I am a proud dog owner, and I am also proud to say that Michael Vick is my FAVORITE football player. He’s gone through the legal system, now get off his back. P.S. I work at a doggy daycare facility. One of the dogs that we see on a regular basis is a Vick rescue dog. She plays fine with the other dogs, and is very sociable. Not all of the dogs that went through that ring are “broken” beyond repair.

  • Jennifer says:

    Has Peta done anything recently to prevent him from having any contact with any animals at all? He makes me sick..

  • JACKIE says:

    TODAY I WATCHED NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WILD DOGTOWN, SAVING MICHAEL VICKS DOGS… I TRIED TO SIT AND WITH AN OPEN MIND THAT MAYBE VICK LEARNED HIS LESSON, BUT AFTER WATCHING THIS SHOW LET ME PUT THIS PLAINLY NO WAY IN HEEL SHOULD THIS BASTARD HAVE ANOTHER ANIMAL IN HIS CARE!! THESE POOR DOGS HAVE ISSUES THAT WILL BE WITH THEM FOREVER!!!!! GEORGIA A BEAUTIFUL SOUL THAT HAD TO FIGHT FOR HER LIFE! SHE WAS BRED SO MANY TIMES THAT HER TEETH WERE REMOVED SO SHE WOULD NOT BITE THE MALE…SHE MIGHT HAVE EVEN BEEN A VICTIM OF THE RAPE RACK!! DENZEL HAD A PARASITE FROM A DEEP BITE FROM HIS FIGHTING DAYS. DENZEL NEEDED A TRANSFUSION AND WAS SICK FOR WEEKS. CHERRY WAS A BAIT DOG AFRAID OF HIS OWN SHADOW, AFRAID OF HUMANS. HE WAS TIMID, SKIDDISH, TERRIFIED AND JUST SCARED TO DEATH! THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE LIVES THAT BASTARD RUINED. DOGTOWN CARE GIVERS KUDOS TO YOU AND THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THE ATROCITY AND RAMIFICATIONS OF THE AFTER EFFECT OF DOG FIGHTING. VISIT NATGEOTV.COM/DOGTOWN

  • Alan Ra says:

    Micheal Vick.. You want to own another dog to aid in your rehab??? You have dogs! Vick, you have dogs already. You step up and go visit those dogs you so abused. THOSE are your dogs. They are YOUR dogs. And right now, you haven’t even given them a second of your time since you’ve been released from your imprisonment. Whats that say about your responsibility level in owning another dog?? They are being cared for by Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah. Come on, Vick.. Give a little money, give a little care to the dogs you sent in to the battle ring. Dogs you sent to fight to the death. Your grand champion, Lucas, is still alive and is at BFAS and is recovering, but can never be adopted out. Others are there and recovering as well, albiet a much slower recovery than your return. FOR GODS SAKE, Go care for the dogs you already have!!

  • Mediattack! Mp4 and Multimedia says:

    Poor man even poorer dog. Something similar recently happened to me excepet I was the dog. Yes he should do his time but keep in mind animal abusers cannot help controlling their abuse. Alot of them love and care for animals but were abused and possibly raped also. It;s not selling out but we have to consider human rights also in abuse cases like this or we wouldn’t be a free or ethical country to begin with. Actually I was looking to get an answer about Nystatin.

  • Matt says:

    I don’t think people realize the environment he grew up in, either. Where he was raised, he wasn’t taught that dog fighting was wrong. A lot of people did it, and he never really knew that it was wrong. Now he does know, and he regrets it. Shame on the ignorant person who doesn’t think he deserves a second chance. It’s outrageous that people are comparing this man to someone who killed another man.

  • tommycee says:

    He should never be allowed to own a dog EVER! Everyone says he paid his dues!! Well ignorance is bliss my friends MIchael Vick only spent time in jail for gambling charges not for animal cruelty!!!!!

  • Sandy says:

    I don’t feel he should EVER be allowed a dog. He makes me sick – he should NOT be allowed in the NFL. Obama now praises the Eagles for giving him a second chance – that is bs and now PETA praises the Pres. for doing so. That is also wrong. Those animals suffer every day trying to adjust to life and Vichole just strolls along making millions. Very unfair IMHO.

  • Judyjudykay says:

    To Go Eagles and CJ: Some people,like pedophiles, and serial killers, and animal abusers can never be rehabilitated.Their brains are screwed up.They don’t think like compassionate people and should never be trusted around those they victimized ever again.Look at Vick smirk at the end of his interview on ABC News.He can hardly contain his laughter about how he is pulling one over on everyone.He should never be trusted around animals again. Mark my word, he will do something horrendous again in the future to an animal or a human being. I worked in the prison and got to know all kinds of prisoners personally. There are many who are basically good human beings who made a mistake. This man is not one of those.

  • Val says:

    If Micheal Vick is truly repentant about what he did, then I say yes, let him go on. I really have my doubts however. I say he should take half of his salary every year and split it between animal welfare organizations, like PETA, the Humane Society and the SPCA. Then pay $100,000 per year for 5 years to the families who took his dogs. Then I might believe that he is sincere about his rehabilitation. PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS MICHEAL VICK!!!!! I doubt if he steps up and does this…So, in that case. Tell the daughters WHY “daddy” can’t have a dog, show them the pictures of what “daddy” did to his previous dogs, and let them draw back in fear of “daddy” the monster!! Oh, and CJ, Vick should be back in the ghetto robbing Mini Marts for a living where her belongs!!! p.s. I was not one of those families who took in any of your dogs.

  • Tyler says:

    I honestly hope that you people have children one day and one day your child is convicted of a felony. So that he or she and you will realize the hardships people go through in order to get a second chance in life.  If you are criticizing Obama or anybody that supports people getting a second chance, then a big SHAME ON YOU!  Athletes that come from poverty stricken neighborhoods are not taught how to properly function in life and we are in part to blame for that.  It is people that buy tabloids and follow TMZ that give these people the feeling of superiority, which impart leads to mistakes.  Shame on all of you and I can only hope that you will one day feel the pain of not getting a second chance in life and realize that this is a story you should be happy about.

  • Christine says:

    Michael Vick deserves the same justice, compassion and treatment that he extended to all the innocent, beautiful dogs he tortured and destroyed. He should not be allowed near a child, a cat, a dog or anything that cannot defend itself against him. He is a sad excuse for a human being and I can only hope he meets the same end that he doled out to those he was entrusted to protect.

  • PEBBLES says:

    THIS IS CRAZY ANY PERSON LIKE MIKE VICK SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO EVEN LIVE NEXT TO A DOG, TO ME HE SHOULD STILL BE LOCKED UP BUT HE SHOULD MOST OF ALL NEVER BE ALLOWED TO OWN A DOG NOT EVEN HIS CHILDEREN, FOR ANYONE NOT TO KNOW THAT ANIMALS ARE A GIFT IS TO STUPID TO BE IN SOCIETY HE IS ALLOWED TO PLAY FOOTBALL LIVE WITH THAT A$$WIPE!!!!

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