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Michael Vick: Dog Is “Well Cared For”

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Michael Vick has released a statement about his family’s new pet, saying the dog is well cared for and that while he understands the public’s concern, he just wants to ensure that his children are taught the proper way to treat an animal…which can’t be a bad thing.

“I understand the strong emotions by some people about our family’s decision to care for a pet,” Vick said. “As a father, it is important to make sure my children develop a healthy relationship with animals. I want to ensure that my children establish a loving bond and treat all of God’s creatures with kindness and respect. Our pet is well cared for and loved as a member of our family.”

Vick, who plead guilty to felony charges in 2007 after it was revealed he took part in an illegal dog-fighting ring, has been in the news recently after revealing that he’s nearly broke, having filed for bankruptcy in 2008. Now, the headlines are equally unflattering, as the news that he is responsible for a dog is upsetting to fans and activists alike.

The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback says he’s turning over a new leaf to “break the cycle”, however, and deserves a chance to prove himself after serving time in prison and on probation.

“I’m not a psychopath. I’m not crazy. I’m a human being,” Vick once told The Associated Press about wanting to own a dog. “What happened in my past and what I did in the culture I grew up in doesn’t shape and mold me as the person I am now.”

Michael Vick: Dog Is “Well Cared For”
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  • jim

    If his family has the dog then you can be assured the kids and wife will keep Michael from doing anything to it. He is right, he went to prison, he has been publicly humiliated, he lost his career and millions of dollars in endorsements, he lost respect etc…. There congressman who have done worse and people still re elect them, Michael didn’t hurt hurt a person, he didn’t rape anyone like a certain other NFL quarterback was accused of yet his 100k fans scream for him every week and his millions are safe. Time to give Mr. Vick a break and his life back. He has worked for it and he has paid his debt to society.

    • chris

      Vick paid his dues (18 months – why did they bother), ummmmm, no, Jim, he didn’t lose his career and millions — he’s playing for the Eagles and getting paid (millions) for it. BTW, he’s playing pretty lousy and costing his team victories. I say they do what he did to this dogs — water him down, hook him up to a live battery and see if his performance improves.

      • 7geez

        Amen, Chris.

  • Seth Bowman

    You are as sick as Vick is! What Congressman tortured, electrocuted, mutilated and murdered a living thing.You and Vick are both depraved and need psychiatric help.

  • Kat.

    There is a special hell for scum lke Micheal Vick and Jerry Sandusky.
    Anyone who harms innocent animals and chlidren are the lowest form of humans on this earth.
    If Michael Vick is allowed to have animals I can guaratee eventually it will be abused.

  • Thanks Jim

    I am a fan of that very franchise and agree with you completely. At the others however let’s be clear there are parts of the world where dog, cats, puppies, kittens are just another food source. So they must be scum too using such irrational reasoning. I think I’ll start a kennel take great care of all my animals make sure they are nice and fat. Then ship them off to countries where my fat dogs and cats will be deliciously appreciated and I promise not to harm a hair on their heads.

    • Sharon

      Michael Vic should have never been allowed back in professional football where players are idols that our children hold as role models….most animal abusers are sociopaths that go from harming them ( animals) to hurting humans….It is a sick society that will allow Michael Vic to hold a position of that nature…I myself, have boycotted anything having to do with Michael Vic…

  • Suzanne Rosenorn

    That scumbag Vick should have been banned from ever owning any animal again. In addition his career should have been finished.

  • Deborah Baxtrom

    Jim, you’re as evil and heartless as Vick. Maybe you’ll be roommates in hell.

    • jon

      MICHAEL VICK OWNING DOGS AGAIN, MIGHT AS WELL SET O.J. SIMPSON FREE AND GIVE HIM A KNIFE

  • Mike

    How long does this guy have to pay for this! People abuse and children are allowed to have more kids.He paid his debit! Know let it go! After all Its a dog

    • 7geez

      Mike, show me a person who says, “It’s ONLY a dog” and I’ll show you an inhumane, cruel, illiterate redneck who doesn’t treat people much better. Dogs can suffer, dumba$$ and if it can suffer it deserves EXACTLY the same compassion as we give human beings.

    • sybil ward

      H eshould have never been allowed in sports again and certianly no dog until his daughter could buy one or get a shelter dog on her own.

  • ferdonandebull

    “What happened in the past and what I did in the culture I was raised in does not shape me into the person I am now”

    Okay this is obvious an idiot who doesn’t understand what the roll of culture and your past does.

    I really don’t care about the dog fighting crap or the fact that he owns a dog. I do care about the stupidity of statements like this.

    Of course the past molded him into the person he is today. If he had not been caught he would still be fighting dogs. He did not have a moment of growth that told him it was wrong he had a moment of arrest and conviction that taught him that he needed to change his activity.

  • Julie

    Be careful when you judge because we’re all Michael Vick. View the video that I have posted, you’ll bear witness to ‘food’ animals that are being as cruelly treated as Vick’s dogs. Let me know after you viewed the video, if I’m telling the truth or not? http://www.meatvideo.com/

  • 7geez

    Why was it not a condition of his punishment that he never be allowed to own an animal again? There’s no way in hell that statement was made by Michael Vick, by the way; the man is as illiterate as a stump and can’t string 3 intelligible words together. What a joke!

  • Mrs. Doe

    Dogs…..U people are fools who would completely step over a human in favor of an dog. Leave Vick alone! He paid his dues…pit bulls are monsters that are breed to kill. They should all be….

    • chris

      Mrs. Doe, I won’t judge your reply or say you’ve never had an animal but I will tell you I know something of abusers, the four-legged abused and people…I Hospice dogs that have had owners like Michael Vick. They are permanently physically damaged from the starvation and beatings yet they still have a tremendous capacity for love and devotion. When was the last time you knew a person to drag their dying self to the door when you came home; how many times do people not acknowledge when you do something nice for them. And, BTW, at least two of Vick’s “killer” pit bulls are rehab dogs doing wonderful things for people. Research before you speak is all I’m saying.

    • sybil ward

      Your statement is so full of errors and lies and ignorance where to begin to address you stupid statement.

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