Those Against Michael Vick Getting a Dog

"Quarterback Michael Vick of the Philadelphia Eagles has gone through a lot of ups and downs in his life over the past five years. Vick served jail time for his role in illegal dog fighting and was also banned from owning a dog for three years. With that ban about to expire, Vick told Piers Morgan in an interview on July 17, 2012 that he'd like to own another dog some day. During the interview, Vick explained how he expresses his love for dogs in his new book entitled "Michael Vick: Finally Free, An Autobiography." Even though he was involved with the dog fighting ring, Vick says its not like he has a dislike for dogs. Morgan asked Vick if he will get a new dog once the ban expires next month. He responded in defense of his children: "I can’t take that dream away from them," Vick explains. "That’s selfish on my behalf. You know, so, gotta find a way to make it right and, you know, I put everything in God’s hands to make it right." That answer will likely be quite unsettling to many animal-lovers around the world. Morgan asked him what kind of dog he would like to adopt for his kids: "I would let them [his children] pick it out. Certainly wouldn’t be a pit bull," Vick replied." This excerpt was taken from an article by the Examiner: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This petition was created AGAINST Michael Vick getting another dog. With the horrendously cruel and inhumane things he did to the dogs on his ranch, this man should never own a living thing again in his life. Michael Vick tortured, abused, and killed dogs in his car by strangulation, electrocution, hanging, shooting, and slamming them into concrete, amongst other things. There is speculation that he even killed his family dog. To let Michael Vick have another dog in his care is like giving a recovering alcoholic a drink. Say NO to Michael Vick owning another dog by signing this petition. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ASPCA – The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals fights cruelty of all animals. They were instrumental in the investigation that led to Vick’s arrest. After his release from prison, Vick looked for a charity to partner with in order to improve his image. The ASCPA did the right thing and turned him down. Best Friends Animal Society – This organization took in 22 pit bulls seized from Michael Vick’s property. These dogs, abused and forced to fight to the death, got a second chance at life thanks to Best Friends. Bad Rap Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pit bulls) also took in many of the Vick dogs. These dogs have since been adopted out to loving homes.


Melissa Mariner, Founder Bella-Reed Pit Bull Network



  • Dee Vallas The man is missing a soul and should never have ANY animal.

  • Kelley Modlin I do believe that some people are capable of change and that some people are deserving of a second chance in life, Michael Vick is NOT one of these people. I do not believe that he has been rehabilitated by prison, I do not believe he is remorseful about what he did to those dogs that trusted him and I do not believe that he is deserving of the life style of a rock star like he lives while working for the NFL. Perhaps it is a little bit harsh, but I do not think this man should be allowed to have animals as pets, he should not be allowed to care for children at any age and he should not be allowed to parade around on a football field essentially telling today's youth that you can commit heinous atrocities toward a being that is weaker and less intelligent than a human and still live the celebrity life with all of the accolades that brings him. That tells our youth that it is Okay what he did and that we will collectively look the other way now. We need an animal abuse registry like we have a sex offender registry! We as a society need to stand firm on what we are going to allow citizens to 'get away with' and I think this is a very good case to set a precedent that we do not allow this kind of behavior and there are consequences to be paid when you cross the line.

  • DBLACK Hey, dogs (or cats for you). Stick to Goodall and other vermin...that's all your fit for.

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