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Michael Vick talks about owning a dog

Posted on: December 15, 2010 2:12 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

On the surface, it sounds like one of the most audacious statements in the history of mankind. "I would love to get another dog in the future," Michael Vick told TheGrio.com. Vick, you may have heard, doesn’t have a great track record with dog ownership. A court order rule prohibits him from owning a canine.
M. Vick (US Presswire)
But the Vick of today obviously views dog ownership in a different light than did the Vick of four years ago. "I think it would be a big step for me in the rehabilitation process. I think just to have a pet in my household and to show people that I genuinely care, and my love, and my passion for animals."

Strange as it is, Vick’s dogfighting trial was one of the best things to ever happen to pit bulls. It pulled back the curtain on the heinous underground activity and brought about a wave of public awareness and sympathy for the animals. Vick’s work with the Humane Society – including the work he has done not by legal obligation but by choice – has had a similar impact. And, perhaps most important, it has eliminated the pretext that dogfighting is simply part of back roads culture.

"I hate to use our culture as an excuse, but it is what it is and that's what happened and that's the way I thought about it growing up," Vick said. "This is just the way we were brought up."

Not anymore. Thanks to Vick, there isn’t a person in America who sees dogfighting in shades of grey.

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Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: December 15, 2010 4:59 pm
 

Michael Vick talks about owning a dog

Mike Vick owning a dog is analogous to Roethlisberger having legit sex with a woman over 19, A Cromartie not fathering another 2 kids this year, or Vincent Jackson teaching a DUI/Traffic school class.  




Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: December 15, 2010 4:15 pm
 

Michael Vick talks about owning a dog

But who's pension fund can he rob so he can afford dog food, vet bills..........



Since: May 27, 2007
Posted on: December 15, 2010 3:57 pm
 

Michael Vick talks about owning a dog

Vick should volunteer to clean out the dog kennels at the local animal shelter to acclimate him  being around dogs without abusing them.


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Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: December 15, 2010 3:37 pm
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Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: December 15, 2010 3:34 pm
 

Michael Vick talks about owning a dog



Vick is going to continue to do what Vick has always done. Win football games. That is what he cares about the most. I don't even think we as fans know what he can really do. If he wants to stay focused and live his life for his family and friends then the sky is the limit for this young man. We don't even know what he is capable of doing.



Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: December 15, 2010 3:30 pm
 

Michael Vick talks about owning a dog

Maybe he should practice with a Goldfish first.

That being said, I will offer up my neighbors dog, would love to stop hearing barking at 3AM.



Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: December 15, 2010 3:30 pm
 

Michael Vick talks about owning a dog


@Elduderino74

      
;     Is that comment for the people who like Vick? or for Vick himself? Either way no one ACTUALLY gives a ____ about your opinion.



Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: December 15, 2010 3:24 pm
 

Michael Vick talks about owning a dog

Absolutely not. Vick may have "paid his debt to society," but that's not good enough for the dogs he killed.



Since: Aug 14, 2006
Posted on: December 15, 2010 3:24 pm
 

Michael Vick talks about owning a dog

i hope your kidding. Donte dtallworth and ray lewis can take another human beings life and not have their image shattered at all, and not face nearly the jail time vick did. but michael vick kills some dogs, i repeat, dogs, dogs that cant talk, raise a family, become a father and yet he gets all the publicity as the garbage. Humans vs. dogs. il take the dog killer any day.



Since: Sep 9, 2009
Posted on: December 15, 2010 3:12 pm
 

Michael Vick talks about owning a dog

This guy is a piece of garbage excuse for a human being.


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