Michael Vick Wants a Dog

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Posted December 16, 2010 by peta2 staff

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 17: Injured Quarterback Michael Vick of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on in the tunnel before the game against the Atlanta Falcons during their game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 17, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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

Thank goodness Vick has been banned from owning dogs for three years as part of his probation (too bad he wasn’t banned for life). 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.

Just keepin’ it real,
Sunny


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  • 1568 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Vick’s claim to want a dog means one of two things, though both serve the same purpose: 1) Either Vick really has changed, realized his sins, and wants to prove it by getting a dog and treating it well (however unlikely that may be), or 2) it is just a publicity stunt to “prove” that he has changed and that he can treat a dog well. Either way, he wants to regain they support of the people and make it appear that he has reconciled, whether or not he actually has.

  • 1588 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    He should not be able to have another dog for that matter any pet as long as he lives. He should get another dog so he can abuse it too? I DON’T THINK SO!!!!! He should still be in prison!! He didn’t get enough time in ther. Got away with a slap on the hand!!

  • 1594 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Vick should never be allowed to have any animal within 100 feet of him. No one should give hiw a free pass for the evil things he did to innocent lives.

  • 1598 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Animals are amazing cuz they love you easily and all they want is your love. This jerk takes advantage of that and how helpless they are. He shouldnt be allowed to own ANY animal EVER!

  • 1599 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    WOW… what judge only gave him 3 years w.o a dog… he shouldnt be aloud to own any animals… and Obama is an idiot for saying vick has changed… something like that doesnt change.. he should have gotten the electric chair or life in prison… idiot!

  • 1599 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    vick doesn’t deserve any animals….he’s the worst animal out there. no matter how much jail time he served, nor any of the crap that spew out of his mouth with apologies, he should have lost his priviledges for the rest of his life. i love the nfl, but have NO respect for eagles coach. andy threw out any relationship with his thug sons, and kissing vicks ass won’t make andy reed a better father. he’s certainly made a mockery of football. of course, this starts witht the commissioner…he was the first to cave for the almighty dollar. some acts you just can’t ever win back the public approval…and this is one of them. So, may all you who place greed over human/animal suffering may you end up in hell electrified for all eternity.

  • 1599 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I agree with all that’s been said regarding laws that pertain to human abuse and the correlation between human abuse and animal abuse. Regardless of whether or not he has apologized or indeed fells any remorse for his actions, sometimes second chances cannot be given; especially for the sake of those who can’t speak up for themselves in the face of abuse. Is there anyone we can petition to keep Vick from ever owning a dog? Perhaps a letter writing campaign?

  • 1599 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I stand by my earlier statement. I saw a tape of him talking to school students, and he discussed how when you are in a prominent position people will watch you and try to bring you down and destroy your career. That’s the reason he gave why the students should avoid doing illegal acts. He never once said that what he did was actaully wrong, just that it leads to bad consequences. HE IS NOT SORRY, AND HE DOES NOT HAVE REAL REMORSE!

  • 1601 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    What happened to forgiveness? Michael Vick seems to be honestly and whole-heartedly sorry for what he did. He has personally decided to go out to schools, etc. to talk about how wrong what he did was, and how sorry he is that he did it. God said to forgive, period. Not to hold a grudge against someone for something they did 3 years ago, 10 years ago, 1 year ago, or even a week ago. I’m sure the animals would forgive – they usually do.

  • 1603 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Isn’t there a way to get the courts to prohibit all these people who abuse and kill animals to never being able to own them??

  • 1604 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Only 3 years!
    He shouldn’t be near any animal for all his life.. after all he did, and now he wants a dog.. go to hell!!!

  • 1604 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    The problem for me is he has never once apologized for what he did, he has NO remorse. Every apology I have ever heard from him goes along the lines of, “I’m so sorry I had to spend all that time in prison.” Going back to playing football at a high level in no way atones for what he did. He needs to make a real apology, where he actually admits that what he did was wrong, malum in se. If he actually realized what he did was wrong, he would be glad he got caught and sent to prison because it stopped the suffering of the innocent and defenseless animals he was abusing.

  • 1605 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    On T.V. today they showed an excerpt of Obama’s Speech in reference to his support of Michael Vick. The President stated that he, “Felt that everyone deserves a second chance”. Michael Vicks girlfriend stated, “that Michael Vick said that… if he were ever to get a second chance…..he would never blow it and disappoint his supporters or family again”. I feel that Michael Vick got more than a second chance by being allowed to come back and pick up where he left off with his football career but does that me that we should give him the key to owning another animal at the risk of that animals life? Even though convicted child molesters eventually served their time and get out for their “SECOND CHANCE” do we allow them to be around children or even an Elementary School? Hell no, we even put them on a “Sex Offenders” list to warn the Public about them. Michael Vick was ORDERED NEVER TO HAVE IN HIS POSSESSION OR TO OWN ANOTHER ANIMAL by the Judge so tell me now……with Obama in his corner as his “Supporter” will that Judge now reverse his ruling and now allow Michael Vick to own a dog? The Judge may now feel pressured to reverse his origional decision now because Obama is in Michael Vicks corner. We need to push and put pressure on that Judge NOT TO REVERSE his origional decision in reference to Michael Vick ever owning another animal or dog. Michael Vick got his second chance when he was allowed to re-join in and take part once again in Football but to give him free rain to own another animal is sending them to the slaughter house

  • 1605 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    He shouldn’t be allowed near any animal or children. I wonder if he abuses his kids. The authorities should into child abuse issues. Animal abuse and child abuse tend to go hand in hand.

  • 1605 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    No animals for mr dick he is a cruel jerk

  • 1605 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Damn him!! Get that rotten person off this earth!! He never suffered or felt the pain and torture and fear he bestowed on those poor dogs! Vick you are the worst of humanity!!

  • 1605 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    He had one shot to have a dog and blew it by torturing them! What in Gods name does he think that he deserves a DOG of all things? And hes bummed out because he cant have one? Um hello Vick there is people out there that wants some dog to live,not to be brutally tortured and killed.What might happened if that dog took a leak in the house by accident? I think the dog might die right on the spot,I strongly oppose of this greatly and hopes that he doesnt hurt another innocent creature again!

  • 1605 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    What a sad state of affairs. Vicks a miniscule trogladite, of course he deserves a heck of a lot more than he recieved and he should never be allowed any companion animal, but he’ll get another one. There’s a million vicks out there and the greater problem needs to be addressed! The laws need to become stricter, money has to matter less than the greater good, the moral structure of our country needs to be addressed when the president pardons a convicted, obviously pshycopathic, murderer. When one of the biggest “all-american” corporations forgives and forgets such a vile act so readily. Practically turning him into a martyr, just what we need another cowardly hero. Just as well, most of the morally upsidedown, zombified, upc coded public, already had as well. There’s work to be done people. Vick will get what’s coming to him, don’t support him or the team he plays for. If there’s a game near you round up a protest if we keep it up they will eventually have to listen

  • 1605 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I agree with JoAnne, also. When I saw Vick’s team on TV last night I turned it off. My hatred for him has extended to his team, as well and even though I know they had nothing to do with Vick’s crimes I can’t help wishing that they lose whenever they play. As long as he is on their team I hope the Eagles are defeated.
    Not only should Michael NEVER have a dog, He should never have a pet of ANY kind!

  • 1605 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Oh come now Justin. Something has to look human to be human?
    What about ET’s that appear to be human?
    Are they?
    Why is it so difficult for you to believe animals aren’t human?
    What makes a human a human?

    Regarding Vick,he should never ever be allowed to even be around a dog or any animal for that matter.
    He should be in jail still.
    If most people did the horrendous acts Vick did they’d still be in prison.

    Seems like someone on an opposing (football) team would kick his butt all the way to the IC Unit.

  • 1605 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Michael Vick is nothing but a piece of sh*t. I hope he gets tackled so hard he breaks his neck, is paralyzed from the neck down and spends the rest of his miserable life in a wheel chair. Then he can rot in Hell for all of Eternity. I’m sick to death of the media and everyone else who have forgiven him and say that he deserves a second chance. BS. Those dogs he tortured and murdered didn’t get a second chance. Why should he? One of the other comments mentioned that in our society today people are rewarded for bad behavior. And they’re right. Get these sorry Reality T.V. shows off the air. All they do is promote bad behavior. Look at what’s happening to our society.

  • 1605 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    AND ON TOP OF ALL OF THIS MR. OBAMA ALONG WITH PETA REWARD VICK EVEN FURTHER BY COMMENDING HIM FOR HIS REHABILITAVE EFFORT AND BELIEVE BY GIVING HIM A SECOND CHANCE IT WILL MAKE UP FOR WHAT HE HAS DONE.

    DID VICK GIVE THE ANIMALS IN HIS CARE A SECOND CHANCE–HECK NO HE DIDN’T SO WHY SHOULD WE GIVE HIM ONE WHEN HE RECEIVED THE MOST MINIMAL SENTENCE POSSIBLE.

    I HAVE WRITTEN MR. OBAMA IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS MY FEELINGS ON THE MATTER WHICH ARE NOT CONGRATULATROY AND I CAN’T UNDERSTAND WHY PETA GOES ALONG WITH MR. OBAMA.

    IF ANY OF YOU WANT TO CONTACT MR. OBAMA, THE BEST AND LEAST EXPENSIVE WAY IS TO CONTACT HIM IS THROUGH HIS E-MAIL CONTACT FORM. DON’T BOTHER PHONING HIM, THE LINES ARE ALWAYS BUSY AND WHEN ARE NOT THE SERVICE IS SHUT DOWN FOR THE NIGHT.

    THE LINK IS: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

  • 1606 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Obama says he’s OK now. He should let his daughters spend the summer with him.

  • 1606 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Come on Marie, “animals are human too.”? You sound like an idiot. I agree with your feelings towards Vick but your not helping by making moronic statements like that. If animals are human than animals are essentially people. Then a cattle slaughter house is equivelant to a nazi death camp. Then what are you doing posting comments on peta? If there was a nazi death camp in my nation it would be my sole mission in life to blow that place off the map. Lets get real. Animals aren’t people Marie.

  • 1606 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I agree wholeheartedly with JoAnne.

    All of this monster’s fortune should have been taken, and been donated to shelters around the world, to help save the lives of poor dogs who suffered the same fates from other low-life pieces of trash.

    He should have also spent LIFE in prison. Why is it that a dog’s life means less than that of a human’s?… What wrongs do dogs commit? An occasional accidental slip-up, like loving on their master’s shoe [or underwear, or couch]… but they give you unconditional love, and forgive horrendous acts that would send humans into therapy or insanity. Look at the dogs of Katrina, the pitbulls at Villalobos Rescue Center, despite the trauma they endured… And someone who could hurt and torture and manipulate such sweet, loving creatures?… On the level, in my mind, of child && women abusers, rapists, child molesters, and other creatures of twisted, sick, mindsets. The ability to be ABLE to do such things shows evidence to a shocking, disturbing mentality. Manson’s gang did horrible things to people, and they all received hefty, serious sentences. So why does Vick engage in such contemptible actions, and spend a small period of time in jail, and then receive his castle and crown back as though nothing happened… with a television show and additional exposure to boot?

    I think he should have received a long-term, serious sentence, not the slap on the wrist he got… and if he’d been allowed to see the light of day again after that, been engrained with a fear to be in public for fear of society’s retaliation and scorn against him as well.

    If he could commit these crimes on loving, innocent dogs… what’s to stop him from graduating to children, or women, or so-forth?…

  • Lib

    1606 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    He should not be allowed near dogs except for volunteer duties at shelters/rescues. He can feed them, clean cages and kennels, walk them short distances around the shelters, but no companion dog for him. He has no respect for animals obviously.

  • 1606 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    NO DEFINITELY NOT. THIS EVIL CREATURE ONLY SEEKS TO FURTHER TORMENT ANIMALS. HE WANTS TO TAKE REVENGE ON THE LAW BY MISTREATING THEM IN PRIVATE BECAUSE HE HAS BEEN PUBLICLY REBUKED. NEVER NEVER NEVER LET THIS MONSTER HAVE THE CHANCE TO BE ALONE WITH ANOTHER DOG. THEY HAVE NO PROTECTION FROM HIM ONCE THE MEDIA CAMERA IS OFF. HE IS ONLY WANTING REVENGE-AND BELIEVE ME HIS TYPE WILL TAKE IT. ONLY A FOOL WOULD EVER GIVE HIM ANOTHER ANIMAL. HE WHO GIVES HIM AN ANIMAL IS GUILTY WITH HIM FOR ENABLING HIM TO TORTURE YET ANOTHER INOCENT BEING. CDA

  • 1606 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    He should get a doll. We will see his maker and God will ask him about his life on earth when he tells him he won’t like it. He won’t work at rainbow bridge. Because most of the dogs that are there he killed and my three pet children I don’t want him around.

  • 1606 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This person, and I use that term very loosely, should still be in prison. He deserves nothing. He is a low life and hopefully he will pay his dues in the future. Maybe dropping him in a pit of rattle snakes would be a fitting place for him. That still would not be as bad as the pit rings he forced his animals into.

  • 1606 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    “Judge not, that ye be not judged”

    Animals are heavenly sweet, and he shall also deserve a second chance now that he has learned his lessons.

  • 1606 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I will just quote eminem : “Michael Vick is a BITCH”

  • 1606 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Michael Vick wants a dog? Why? To do it over again? To electrocute,, body slam, torture? These poor dogs fought for him, to please him, they loved their master,,,and when they didnt win, he proceeded to torture them, and make the pain they just received, much worse, and their little eyes had to look at their master, not knowing why he would and could inflict the final death blow to them. Shame on this man. He obviously has something very wrong, deep inside his brain to be able to do this torture to a dog, mans best friend, a friend that gives its life for its owner. This action and blood thirst did NOT go away because of a few months in jail, and a small fine,,, never once did I see a tear of remorse. He was only repentant to recover his fame and fortune, which everyone gave back to him. Are they crazy? How could people restore him to his former glory, for heaven sakes think about what he did. He didnt “fix” a game, and bet against his team,,, he murdered, tortured, maimed, body slammed defenseless animals, dogs that loved him and fought to the death for him. His fine should have been, rejection from NFL for life,,,, and tremendous cash pay back to all the hurting shelters, the kill shelters that need to be bigger, and cant because of money. Money we are giving to this man. Imagine what he could do for animals,,, with the money we give him to run around with a ball. Well, the damage is done, for now,,,, it is in his soul to behave like this,,, a few months in jail doesnt fix an animal abuser. It is part of him, part of his heart, and part of his past, and part of his soul, and everytime I hear his name, that is what I think of. The screams, the crying, the fear, the abandonment and the monster that caused it. Atleast they are all in a loving Gods hands now, and all their wounds are healed. But Michael Vick is not, theres more, this man is not right, in his brain. It made me ill, when my little Grandson wanted a Vick jersey for Christmas. Today, he is well informed about Vick. I wish I had a podium. Shame shame on this man, his actions have been that of a monster. And theres more out there!! We need to find them. Vicks penalty should have been great,,, to put fear into those that follow in his footsteps. I wonder how many fighting rings he has personally blown the wistle on? I’ll bet, NONE! They all know,,, who eachother is,,, and WE ALL KNOW WHO and WHAT HE IS.

  • 1606 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    He should lose everything he has. Animals depend on you and this is what he did to them. Why in the world is he still earning millions. Nowadays people are rewared for bad behavior. Just like Obama saying, It was good that the Eagles forgave Michael Vick and he commended them. WTF!! That’s like slapping them on the hand and saying that’s okay that you tortured dogs.

  • 1606 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I think Vick should still be in jail? Wanting another dog? What is wrong with this picture. Oh yeah, our great president said Vick was a changed man and should own another dog????

  • 1614 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    HE SHOULD NOT DESERVE TO GET ANOTHER PET LET ALONE A DOG. HE SHOULD OF SPENT MORE TIME IN PRISON — HE DIDNOT SERVE ENOUGH TIME FOR WHAT HE DID TO THOSE INNOCENT DOGS. THE WORLD IS COMING TO AN END WE GIVE HIM A JOB AND ANOTHER CHANCE . DID THOSE DOGS GET ANOTHER CHANCE. SHAME ON YOU I HOPE YOU HAVE A MISERABLE LIFE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1616 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I get that everyone makes mistakes, but the dogs he killed prior to getting caught will never get another chance — so why should he? I do feel bad for his children having to pay for his father’s mistake, but that’s on him. Actions must have consequences.

  • 1617 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    wow…Vick definetly does NOT deserve to be allowed any animals period!

  • 1617 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    never give him a animal animals are human too

  • 1617 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Vick: Get a human companion. At least they’ll be able to speak out if you abuse them.

  • 1617 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Michel vick mare like michel DICK

  • 1618 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I personally don’t think Vick should be able to own any animals . We all know what he has done to his dog but what about the other animals he might be able to own. He is a very bad person and doesn’t deserve the love animals have to give.

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