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Thoughts on Michael Vick as an Eagle

Posted on: August 15, 2009 2:35 pm
 
When I found out that the Eagles had landed Michael Vick, I was surprised. Not surprised at the signing but surprised at how much I loved the move. Vick is not going to get a lot of love or support, sure, but he instantly becomes the best backup quarterback in the game. Kevin Kolb might be the #2 QB now, but there's no way that he maintains it over Vick.

Vick spent his time in prison, which he definitely needed. Now that he's out of prison, I firmly believe his attitude will improve tremendously. Hopefully NFL fans will give him a chance to see if he's changed.

You can't deny that Vick was a great quarterback when he was in the league. He's athletic, can run the ball, and bring some new looks to the already dangerous Philly offense.

I think this move will also help Donovan McNabb. Vick and McNabb are both competitive players that want to be the best quarterback on the field, and as a result, I see both giving 110%, something McNabb has not always done.

Vick's versatility and skill set are going to be great in Philadelphia. It may take some time, but I think Michael Vick could be a huge asset to the team.
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Since: Aug 15, 2009
Posted on: January 8, 2010 6:25 pm
 

Thoughts on Michael Vick as an Eagle

MICHAEL VICK SHOULD BE BANDED FROM THE NFL. HE BEATED DOGS, SOME PEOPLE LOOK UP TO HIM.ONE GUY IN MY FANTASY GROUP PICKED HIM.




Since: Aug 15, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2009 12:02 am
 

Thoughts on Michael Vick as an Eagle

WTH??  HE BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF DOGS SOMEBODY IN MY LEAGUE PICKED HIM HE SHOULD NOT GONE BACK I LOVE DOGSS SO HE DID A WORSE THAN DONTA STALWERTH MY DAD AND MY MOMS FRIEND HAD A DABATE THAT IS STILL GOING ON **** HIM!!




Since: Aug 25, 2009
Posted on: August 25, 2009 5:20 pm
 

Thoughts on Michael Vick as an Eagle

  1. <cite>Kodi </cite>posted a comment on

    It seems that the “animal community” is already well aware of these horrible acts and the fact that they need to stop. Now we need to focus on the communities that aren’t as well informed, and maybe not as educated. Just because you have money to spend on dog fighting rings doesn’t mean you are affluent. I feel we need to start with the youth of this nation. Especially in the poorer parts of the country. We need to not only teach them that dog fighting is wrong but also that ANIMAL CRUELTY in general is wrong. I feel the youth of today aren’t as compassionate as I was when I was younger ( I am in my 20s so it wasn’t that long ago for me). We need to teach these kids compassion before they get a chance to become cruel. This is true in all communities, not just in the poor. I have watched as a five year old ran up to my dog at a dog park and slapped him across the face as his mom just giggled behind him. Where did he learn that was okay? I think I was the first person in that boy’s life to repremand him, I feel sorry for the dog they owned.

    In conclusion, I think it all starts with the youth and educating them at a young age to be compassionate about the animals and people around them.

    Kodi

  2. <cite>PJ </cite>posted a comment on

    I think Michael Vick is the SCUM of the earth and I hope that if he is reinstated, he suffers a concusion that will leave him a vegetable.

  3. <cite>Tara </cite>posted a comment on

    I have lived in Philly for 4 years now and I never really was a Eagles fan but now I despise that team and the NFL. I am boycotting all things eagles and getting people together to Boycott it all. This is a sad time when people that kill dogs can still make millions in sports.

  4. <cite>sari </cite>posted a comment on

    it boils my blood that he is even holding a pup in this picture. did anyone read his apology and how he was planning to changed? well no need, it still sounded un-remorseful!. no animal should be part of this person’s life or near him. There is zero compasion or kindness that runs in this man’s blood. i would be very afraid!

  5. <cite>Christine </cite>posted a comment on

    Being an owner and lover of American Pit Bull Terriers no one more than I was as hurt and furious at Michael Vick for his inhumane actions. However, I am not above forgiving someone…We need to stop acting like unrealistic, intolerant folks and FORGIVE…If not, how are we any better than the very people we are angry at?

    People have put more effort in hating Vick, than actually helping the dogs! How do you change things? You educate, you get up off your rumps, stop pointing fingers, and actually do something!

    Signed,

    Tired of folks whining and waiting for your actions!

  6. <cite>Bogey </cite>posted a comment on

    As an animal lover and a Philadelphia Eagle fan this decision stabbed me in the heart. How could MY team do this? VERY dissapointed that we were the ones giving him the 2nd chance. Vick got caught - he had to do the time. Does that make him rehabilitated?? I know our coach has softened after both of his sons have had run-ins with the law, so he is open to second chances. But I am not opened to paying this guy million(s) and forgetting what he did.

  7. <cite>Gail F </cite>posted a comment on

    I hope the NFL suffers a great financial loss for reinstating Michael Vick - this is just unacceptable. If he had been convicted of murder and “completed” his sentence, would he be allowed to play for the NFL then too?

  8. <cite>CG </cite>posted a comment on

    I think he is saying what he thinks people want to hear. He has to prove himself. How do you do a complete 360 and go from hurting and killing dogs to wanting to help. I have to see it to believe it.

  9. <cite>2bpurring </cite>posted a comment on

    I can’t answer what’s next…I still can’t process the fact they are letting Vick back into the spot light with the ablility to make millions of dollars. As far as stopping further dog fighting rings, it needs to start with this countries youth. They have continued to show less and less compassion for all living things and must be taught to care for and protect animals. If we can not learn to treat the animals in this nation better, what possible chance is there for it’s people!

  10. <cite>Beth </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick is a jerk and there are so many like him. There has to be harsher laws. I have a neighbor that I have reported for neglecting and beating his dogs. Not to mention they have no shots and have not been fixed. I feed them as they are hungry and thirsty. I spend a few minutes loving them but they still end up in an abusive home. The animal control in Tucson AZ has done nothing about it. There are dog fights through out this community and nothing is done. There is a ramped amount of abused animals and still nothing is done. It’s just like gangs and drugs, everyone closes and their eyes. No one steps up to the plate even when you report what is going on. There needs to be huge fines and JAIL time for animal abusers. There should be something mandatory and enforced to have animals neutered and to have their shots. More funding needs to be provided to animal rescue and shelters as well. We need to put pressure on our local governments on up. How can I help?

  11. <cite>Frieda </cite>posted a comment on

    I think it is an atrocity that Michael Vick is being welcomed with open arms into the NFL. I don’t think they are sending a good message to young people about the consequences of their actions if they break the law. Money seems to be the only thing the NFL is interested in. I doubt if it would happen, but If the Philadelphia fans are as outraged as they claim they are, they will boycott the games and put a huge dent in that organizations pockets. I’m not going to hold my breath, though.

  12. <cite>Dogster Rules </cite>posted a comment on

    It seems that it has been made a minor hand slap! Now he gets to play football again and the money he gets is way too much even if they think it’s nothing!
    Michael Vick’s dogs careers ended in a horrible and cruel way if they did something wrong! I think Michael Vick’s career should have ended too, but of course now we see that sports are much more important in this country than animals!!!!!
    Michael Vick is discusting! I do not think that his picture should grace the pages of Dogster and Catster!

  13. <cite>Adrianne </cite>posted a comment on

    I think one very important way to stop this is to have much stiffer jail terms, I would like to see the punishment for abusing an inoccent animal be equal to the punishment for abusing a child.
    All the torture he did and all he got was a little over a year in jail and starting his life over? Ridiculous!

  14. <cite>Ali </cite>posted a comment on

    I despise the NFL decision, he doesn’t deserve a second chance, the dogs did not get a second chance. I hope that his career ends in no time.

  15. <cite>Gail </cite>posted a comment on

    On the one hand, I do think that once one has “done one’s time” that a second chance should be given. On the other hand, it makes me sick to think he can just go back to the NFL and in a few years maybe all will be forgotten. I’m disappointed in the Eagles. I think that, as part of his reinstatement, he should be made to donate a substantial portion of his ridiculous income to animal charities and he should have to do PSAs and make appearances to talk about how terrible dog-fighting is. He should be made to work in a shelter in the hopes that he will learn that no animal should be treated in such a way. He’s getting off too easy and now he gets to go back to his cushy life.

  16. <cite>Flip </cite>posted a comment on

    I wish somebody would do to Michael Vick exactly what he did to those poor animals : I live in Mexico where bullfighting goes on all the time , so what can I say . I don’t know how people can get away with such horrible cruel customs. As for Michael Vick ,I find him a deplorable person .

  17. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    There is no place for Michael Vick in the NFL. He did not serve time for the slaughter of dogs, he only did time (on a plea bargain) for racketeering. Many people, especially those that support Vicks return to his million dollar “job” do not know the extent of his crimes. Where was the second chance for the dogs he beat, shot, drown, electrocuted and burned and burried?

  18. <cite>Lynne </cite>posted a comment on

    I want to know the names of the sponsors of all of his games. I intend to start a Facebook page and put pressure on the sponsors that if Vick plays, i will encourage people to boycott their products.

  19. <cite>Naomi </cite>posted a comment on

    I think he is one of the most disgusting people. He has no epthy for the pain he caused these animals. He should be made to CARE for these animals. To feed, clean, pay for their home and food. Of course all to be done UNDER supervision. What a jerk. I won’t ever watch any team he plays on. He gives ANIMALS a bad name. They are more human than him and any other jerks like him. Grrrrrrrrrrr

  20. <cite>Arriana </cite>posted a comment on

    i think everyone is aware of dog fighting as someone had mentionned. What exactly are we teaching our kids? if you are well known as Michael Vick, you start a dog fighting ring, you go to jail , get released and bamb you are able to go back to making money and doing the thing you love most, in this case play football. What kind of message is that sending people? Animals cannot speak for themselves and i think it is our job to do so on their part. It disgusts me that people are running these rings around the world. I read an article that detailed what Michael Vick and partners did to these animals ( how they trained them, and killed them) I was in tears by the end.

    It is NOT okay to do this. We need to educate everyone about how animal cruelty is wrong and not tolerated. If you do something to animal that is cruel and inhumane you will be punished for it and NO you will not be praised to return to a normal life when you get out of jail. Parents need to teach their children respect to not only people but to animals as well. I’ve watched children hurting dogs and cats while the parents stand by and find this funny. It sickens me to the point where I have told the child to stop. I got yelled at by the parent but i also called my local pet save and reported this to them. It is clear that the child learned this from someone and it is clear that the animal has been abused before. the point i am trying to make is that people need to be pro-active in trying to educate and stop this sort of torture.
    WE MUST MAKE THE PUBLIC AWARE THAT THIS SORT OF THING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. . Telling someone that there are dog fighting rings isn’t doing anything . we know there are. what we need to do is join together and fight back.

  21. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    What he did disgust me. However, I do believe he learned a very valuable lesson: love from a dog. A person can make more friends loving dogs, cats, etc than fighting them.I think he should continue to speak out on animal abuse. I also agree with Kodi’s statement. We need to teach our children to respect animals.

  22. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I’m not proud to say I was raised in Philly. Bad decision Eagles, I assume it had to do with the bottom line..

    To end dogfighting, I think it’s all about education and stiffer laws. And we can all help make a difference.

  23. <cite>Sarah </cite>posted a comment on

    I think what he did was horrible, but what better way to honor the dogs he tortured then to have HIM raise awareness? I think having him talk to those young at risk youth is def. going to help, both in spreading the word and getting other communities involved as well. The HSUS has this pit bull training team, and what it does in the community is amazing, I recommend checking it out

  24. <cite>Gail </cite>posted a comment on

    I hate Michael Vick for what he did. I cannot wish him enough ill will.

  25. <cite>Linda </cite>posted a comment on

    I really think the ball is in Michael Vick’s court now. He has all the power and the money to take a stand against Dog Fighting and do something about it. He has found Jesus, according to him, and has reformed.
    Well, Michael, show us! Use your influence and your money to show us you are reformed. Show us what is right to do in this situation. Do a 180 turn-about and help the poor animals you have hurt in the past. It is in your power to do so.

  26. <cite>Laura </cite>posted a comment on

    My husband has been a lifetime Eagles fan, as well as a football player. Not any more. With the signing of this individual, he is no longer supporting his hometown team.

    We have two pit bulls as part of our family, along with a slew of cats, and we foster cats/kittens for a local rescue.

    I do not want to see this ex con promoting any kind of animal charities; it’s a travesty and a very cruel joke.

  27. <cite>joan simon </cite>posted a comment on

    I hate the Eagles’ decision. I now watch the games and make note of the sponsors and email them, call them or write letters. Some of the sponsors say they are getting a lot of negative responses. I am also boycotting the companies that sponsor the Eagles. I don’t know if we protesters can make a difference but I couldn’t sleep at night if I didn’t try. My response to cable companies and phone companies who say Vick deserves a second chance is that does the company support second chances for their employees. If so, I don’t want excons in my house and will not use that company’s services.

  28. <cite>Sandy </cite>posted a comment on

    I do not believe that Michael Vick should be reinstated. He is a cruel man, and should not be aloud to play football ever again. Why should he live the good life, when he killed so many loving animals. He should be locked up for good.

  29. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick should have to donate the money he makes to authorities in charge of hunting down the people involved in dog fighting. They are criminals and should be treated as such.

  30. <cite>Andrea </cite>posted a comment on

    I feel that people who abuse dogs in ANY form, especially dog fighting, should have the same treatment done to them. I am disgusted by people who use animals for their own morbid entertainment.

  31. <cite>Toni </cite>posted a comment on

    I think that America needs to wake up and use firm punishment for any animal abuse, it starts in childhood and if our children are not punished they will turn into the Michael Vicks of the world. Maybe if we were to treat the humans as they treat animals - for the punishment to fit the crime per se! I also think that anyone who causes harm to a animal is not fit to be in my world

  32. <cite>Debbie </cite>posted a comment on

    What a good example for the youth of America. There is definately something wrong with this picture. He doesn’t deserve my spit. I can not believe that the NFL thinks that he is reformed. Sorry, this is not answering the question, but have been wanting to get this off my chest for sometime.

  33. <cite>Nuria </cite>posted a comment on

    Where do we go from here? Forward.

    It’s obvious many people don’t care. They believe he did his time so let him now get on with his life. Too bad the dogs he owned can’t do the same, since many of them are dead thanks to him.

    I firmly believe the only thing this thing is sorry about is being caught.

    What we do from now on is keep reminding people that pets are not a form of entertainment, well not beyond throwing a ball and having it brought back, or dangling a feather at your cat.

    That team should be boycotted, people need to voice their disapproval, and he needs to be held more accountable for what he did.

  34. <cite>chris </cite>posted a comment on

    I live in Pa. and am ashamed that Vick the dog KILLER is playing with the eagles. He should not be allowed to play in the NFL ever! The problem with the NFL is most of the players are criminals anyway, so bringing him back doesn’t really matter. I know there are different taverns in the USA that will not play the eagles games on tv and will not serve coors lite beer. I hope everyone doesn’t give up signing petitions against him playing football. I WILL NEVER WATCH AN EAGLES GAME AGAIN!!!!!! I also will contact the sponsors with my feelings. Vick is a loser, his mother must so proud of both her sons. I hope Vick gets some of what he did to those poor dogs 100x over!
    ROT IN HELL VICK YOU MAGGOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. <cite>michelle </cite>posted a comment on

    I think it’s disgusting. But it’s the fans who are going to put money in the pocket of him and the organizations that are allowing him to play. Obviously, not that many people care. As for the forgiveness comment above, who says he won’t do it tomorrow if he thinks he can do it again without getting caught? There’s a reason people in prison are called “repeat offenders”. Do we never learn? I might sound heartless, but let’s think of the animals. They’re the real “victims.”

  36. <cite>Charla </cite>posted a comment on

    I think abuse of any innocent being is unforgiveable, whether it’s children, animals or the elderly. For the almighty dollar football has let him back. Yes, technically he’s paid his debt to society but not to me. I will never attend another NFL game because of him. I cried and lost sleep because of him when this all came to light. He owes me.

  37. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    BOYCOTT ALL PHILADELPHIA EAGLE GAMES! If we support the team that only shows we don’t care. If it hurts the teams pocket book - they will re consider! Michael Vick should not be allowed to profit.

  38. <cite>HRH QueenCat </cite>posted a comment on

    to be blunt - eff all is being done;

    the bigger Q is what CAN be done, other than sign petitions …

  39. <cite>Bill </cite>posted a comment on

    I would like to see Michael Vick fight a pit bull. We could televise it.

  40. <cite>Bogey </cite>posted a comment on

    Eagles were jealous of all the press the Phillies were getting. There is no need for FOUR quarterbacks!!!

  41. <cite>Bill </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick is a phony — NOT SORRY AT ALL.

  42. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Ban the NFL. If most people now have to pass a criminal background check in order to get work, the NFL should have even higher standards.

  43. <cite>ANNA </cite>posted a comment on

    I THINK HE SHOULD BE PUT IN A ROOM FILLED WITH ANGRY DOGS AND LET THEM RIP HIM TO SHREDS.

  44. <cite>Kim </cite>posted a comment on

    Not only is it unthinkable that he should be, in effect, should be allowed to get his privileged life back - but what sort of message does that send to people, especially kids?

  45. <cite>THERESA </cite>posted a comment on

    I WANT VICK OUT OF THE NFL FOREVER. I DON’T CARE WHAT HE SAYS HE’S GOING TO DO OR HOW MUCH $ HE’S DONATING TO ANIMAL SHELTERS. I’M FROM PHILLY AND EVERY DAY THE MEDIA SAYS SOMETHING THAT VICK IS DOING JUST SO PEOPLE KEEP THERE MOUTH SHUT. THE PRESSURE IS ON VICK.HE’S A DISGRACE. SACK VICK!

  46. <cite>Lisa </cite>posted a comment on

    This is unacceptable. Michael Vick should NOT be reinstated into the NFL, but should go back to JAIL. Anyone who abuses any animal has the makings of a serial killer and should not be part of society. Let’s throw Michael Vicks to the DOGS and see if he likes to be mauled and picked on. Remember one thing, ANIMALS have no voice. We are their voice. I will continue to protect animals… they have feelings too. Michael Vick has no backbone… he’s a COWARD.

  47. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    The history of killing animals is strongly linked to
    the killing of humans.

    It breaks my heart to think of what he did. Bu;t, all
    dogs go to heaven

  48. <cite>Chandra </cite>posted a comment on

    I can’t believe he got a second chance… as a vet tech and devoted animal lover, he should be chained to a tree and let his own dogs take revenge. The Eagles are stupid and I hope they loose all respect for taking on such a low life. It is jerks like him that give Pitts a bad rep. It is not the dogs but the owners that make them bad. He needs to suffer the way those poor dogs did. They have feelings too. I anger rages more than anyone could ever know! I don’t think he served a just sentence…. He has not paid his duty. Why is it much harsher punishment for beat a kid? What is the difference? Animals depend on us too! I just happen to like animals more, they are better behaved than most people’s kids today.

  49. <cite>I fight 4 animals </cite>posted a comment on

    The time is now to call, email and write to the Philadelphia Eagles and tell them how you feel. It is nice to vent on a blog but without tell the Eagles and the NFL how you feel, your words will go no where. I think, as the other bloggers, Michael Vick is the scum of the earth. He deserves to be treated the way he treated those beautiful dogs. What he earns should be sent to the dogs that are now in care. By the way, he never said he was sorry. He has never apologized. It is time to say it.

  50. <cite>Tammy in NC </cite>posted a comment on

    I do not know that there is anything that a___hole could ever do that would make me feel like he deserves to live & to be “free” to play football & make $$ doing so. He should have to donate all $$ he makes back to animal welfare organizations. I am not sure that he can do any good! He needs to die!

  51. <cite>Glenna </cite>posted a comment on

    I am disgusted at the NFL! Those players make a lot of money, and if Michael Vick had been convicted of murdering a human being, he would NEVER have been allowed to play football again, so WHY is he being allowed to play football after murdering dogs? I think we should all boycott the NFL! It is disgusting that he can just go on with his life and make all kinds of money when he has done such a horrible crime! No punishment that he received makes what he did right, and he is a disgrace to football and the NFL!

  52. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    First of all ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN, SECONDLY
    IF YOU KILL ANIMALS YOU HAVE A STRONG
    TENDENCY TO KILL HUMANS, THINK ABOUT IT

  53. <cite>jessica </cite>posted a comment on

    as far as I am concerned, his pushment did not fit the crime. We must encourage a stiffer punishment than a few months in jail..And then with Vick, getting reinstated with a football team, just wiped it all away..
    He was playing football, he should have been ban from playing football again….I am disgusted with the system
    for letting this happen. Where are the values and moral
    ethics of just being humane to all creatures, great and small..We need to fix the system…Education starts at home AND at school….Children will be the answer to ending this nightmare….

  54. <cite>Karen </cite>posted a comment on

    What Michael Vick did is about his feelings of inadequacy as a human being. He has no sense of self or connection to others. How else could he murder innocent beings the way he has?

    Michael Vick’s soul is void. What we can do in this world to prevent animal cruelty is to try to make sure that children grow up with a sense of self that is healthy and that they learn compassion for the world around them. The giggling Mom Kodi describes in his post is becoming more and more prevalent in this world. With the dog-slapping youth of this world being parented in such a way — we can expect to see many more Michael Vicks in our future.

  55. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I totally agree with Kodi, educating children is crucial. time and again when they catch some murderer it turns out there was a history of childhood animal cruelty. the cycle needs to be broken.

    in the meantime, Vick should NOT be allowed back into football. that is a position that children respect and look up to, and it is entirely inappropriate for him to be permitted back in line at the pro sports ATM. it just goes to show that it really is all about money and nothing else. I am apalled.

    I’m going to look into writing the NFL about this. I didn’t realize there was still another possibility to block his reinstatement and I intend to make my voice heard.

  56. <cite>Jules </cite>posted a comment on

    I think Vick should still be in prison, the profile for almost every serial killer has been animal abuse, now he is out, what next?? We cannot bring all those little dear hearts back, but we can keep fighting for harsher punishments for the people that have dog fighting,, their clients also, puppy millls etc, we need long prison terms, right now someone smoking pot gets longer jail time then someone killing animals, something is wrong there. I and everyone I know are boycotting the sports channels with Vick ,NFL and the Eagles, shame on them.

  57. <cite>MIKE </cite>posted a comment on

    All you VICK HATERS need to stop wishing harmful things to this guy. AND FOCUS YOUR ENERGY ON THE DOGS BEING VICTIMIZED. HOW MANY OF YOU HATERS HAVE ACTUALLY RESCUED A DOG THAT WAS A FIGHTING DOG.STOP COMPLAINING AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. FYI I HAVE 4 PITS THAT I RESCUED.

  58. <cite>Christine </cite>posted a comment on

    It’s disgusting that he be allowed to play again. He should have to pay at least half of his earnings to a foundation who can use the money for public awareness, law enforcement, or any other means to help stop dogfighting. Yes he’s a celebrity and maybe it sounds harsh… but regular joes who do this should also have all future wages garnished (and all moneys obtained illegally) go towards the same charity/foundation. Get the right people the money they need to do their jobs and really squash this problem.

  59. <cite>Mick </cite>posted a comment on

    I hope Philly fans pummel him with batteries.

  60. <cite>Bogey </cite>posted a comment on

    eagles fans are torn on this issue - this city has a bad enough rap for the fans…this will only make us looke worse. There a lot of great charities in the city that do good for animals and that is a shame. If anything, we will get some Vick $$ for our needy pets and release him in the off seaseon

  61. <cite>Bill </cite>posted a comment on

    People SHOULD boycott the Eagles but they care more about their stupid sports than they do about our country going to you know where…

  62. <cite>Mary Lynch </cite>posted a comment on

    I will not be watching any Eagles games while Mr. Vick is playing for them. And I was a big fan. My sister has suggested starting petitions to the sponsors of the Eagles and circulating them to all the animal groups I belong to online. The following are some of the sponsors:

    Radio rights holder 94-WYSP (Philadelphia, PA)
    PepsiCo Inc.
    Reebok (maker of Mr. Vick’s jersey for sale)
    Lincoln Financial Group

    Anyone who knows of any others or who can find out any others, please let me know. Also please feel free to pick up this idea and run with it on your own.

  63. <cite>chris </cite>posted a comment on

    WANTED TO ADD THE SPONSORS FOR VICK OR THE EAGLES!

    Call the Eagles Corporate sponsors and BOYCOTT their products!

    Comcast Corporation Brian Roberts 215-286-1700

    Verizon Wireless Lowell McAdam 212-395-1000

    KFC David Novak 502-874-8300

    Sovereign Bancorp Andrew Gully 617-757-5513 office 617-645-9894 mobile

    Lincoln Financial Dennis Glass 484-583-1400

    PepsiCo Indra Nooyi 914-253-2000

    Sprint Nextel Corp Daniel Hesse 800-829-0965

  64. <cite>Isabella Miram </cite>posted a comment on

    Any person that participates in the abuse of animals, that exploit for gainful purposes such as Michael Vick, should be held responsible and not be ‘honored’ by the NFL. Shame on them as well. It’s a green God they pray too, that has no morals.
    People should not allow this. This guy is no more remorseful causing the death of dogs and not caring about the lives of innocent animals.
    Dogs are our friends They die for us. They work alongside in rescue work, lead the blind and assist the lame. I adore them.
    We do not teach our children early enough to respect and be kind to animals. This ongoing education starts in the home and should be continued in school.
    People who do not respect animals - do not respect other people.
    Michael Vick should never be allowed again to become anything else but a mean human. He should perform public service in a shelter, caring for the animals.
    I am disgusted and furious.

  65. <cite>A voice for those without </cite>posted a comment on

    he, as repeating his name doesn’t add any value here, isn’t human, isn’t even a man. he hasn’t served his time, he hasn’t repaid his debt. the only possible way he could come close is to have to work at a vet clinic here in Ontario were “pitbulls” are outlawed. Then he can take the dogs home, supervised of course, be forced to care for them, meet all their needs and then be the one that uthanizes the dog because of other stupid men that passed the breed man law here in Ontario. his name belongs with bin laden, oj simpson, hilter amoungst others. he will not be remembered, he will be forgotten as a waste of a human life. he is less than dirt, dirt gives life, he only took and damaged lives, he is the toxic waste that governments don’t even know what to do with, he is even less than that. Now I feel sick to my stomach and I hope to never hear than excuse for a cowardly little nothing again.

  66. <cite>Lorriane Anderson </cite>posted a comment on

    I think that we should all ban anything to do with the Eagles. The only way to really get these people is through their pocketbooks!

  67. <cite>Lily </cite>posted a comment on

    This is further Lseeing how
    Money seems to bring a different type of justice to those with it. Rather then those without it…. Money that is!
    Disgusting! That is the only word, He should not ever play again!!!!!!!

    I cannot type the words I really want to call him and all the foot ball crazys who are bringing him back into their fold. I hope he fails miserably upon his return!!!

  68. <cite>Joan Kinn </cite>posted a comment on

    anyone that has seen and heard Michael Vick knows without a doubt that he has NOT changed. It’s all a big act so he can go back to football

  69. <cite>Marsha </cite>posted a comment on

    I think its pathetic that he can just go on like nothing ever happened. Do you really think he’s sorry about what happened to all those dogs, or just sorry he got caught?

  70. <cite>Bogey </cite>posted a comment on

    dawkins hit +Vick = out

  71. <cite>CAROL </cite>posted a comment on

    Be as aggressive as humanly possible and recruit National Guards to help arrest persons responsible for funding and holding these awful games and the Guard can also help round up the dogs and get to “no death shelters.”

  72. <cite>cj </cite>posted a comment on

    I think when someone is convicted of animal abuse, he/she should have to registered as an “animal abuser”. Much like a sex offender. And they can never ever be around or own pets of any kind.

  73. <cite>Heidi </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick is not the only person in this country to participate in organized animal cruelty. He took the fall for thousands of others who are not well known, and unfortunately, probably still support and participate in this criminal activity. Dont spend your energy hating Michael Vick, use it instead to expose the others who are continuing on in this legacy of cruelty!
    I agree with Linda, Michael, show us the change!

  74. <cite>Samantha </cite>posted a comment on

    I WAS an Eagle fan–until he is out of that uniform I can’t even watch a game that they are playing in. What is the lesson learned? NOTHING!!! Do what you want go to jail get out and get back what you had. I thought that when you were convicted of a crime it was supposed to be a punishment–the only punishment was to the poor dogs that he abused & killed.

  75. <cite>Shelley </cite>posted a comment on

    I think he should have to pay with the money he’s making in the NFL, also he should be taking classes and doing PSA about what he did to those dogs, he should go to the place where they are doing rehab on the dogs and look at them and see what he did to them. He needs to spend time with the dogs, get to know them, make him see what he did, if he dosen’t walk away in tears, then the man has no soul…or heart..
    Time will tell, I just hope that he remembers, and we the public NEVER let him forget!…

  76. <cite>Ellen </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael V should have to give 1/2 of his salary each year to the SPCA for every year he was involved in dog fighting! SHAME ON HIM!! Shame on the NFL for giving him a job!! He should be treated the same as he treated the dogs….

  77. <cite>stupidamerkin </cite>posted a comment on

    It is an atrocity how man abuses animals for self greed or twisted entertainment, but not shocking. Look at what he does to his fellow man. We have thousands of issues that need to be addressed, but unless we stop the agenda for mass murder genocide under the guise of health care and vaccinations, dog fighting and all the other dark and evil events will be insignificant because most if not all will be dead. Wake up. We have some very sick, demented and twisted men dead set on taking out 80% of the world’s population and if this sounds crazy, I wish it was, but I will leave you with the following quote.

    “A truth’s initial commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie was believed. When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and
    its speaker, a raving lunatic.” –Dresden James

  78. <cite>Eddy </cite>posted a comment on

    I’m not watching the NFL this year. I’m not buying tickets or any of their merchandise. I’ve been a football fan for years, but it’s easy to give up when I think about the dogs. Sunday’s will be for long dog walks instead of watching football. There are too many thugs in the NFL anyway. I don’t want my money or my time going there anymore.

  79. <cite>Bill </cite>posted a comment on

    Yeah Heidi, some f*ing fall.

  80. <cite>Emily </cite>posted a comment on

    I HATE VICK! he should have never had a dog, pitbulls are mean because he mistreated them, he abused them, he is EVIL, he should stay in prison for 25 million years. I LOVE PITBULLS!!!! i want their breed name to change to wrinklecron hound dogs

  81. <cite>cw </cite>posted a comment on

    i say put the perpetrators in the ring…let them know what it feels like to be mauled to death.

  82. <cite>chris </cite>posted a comment on

    MIKE posted a comment on August 25th, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    All you VICK HATERS need to stop wishing harmful things to this guy. AND FOCUS YOUR ENERGY ON THE DOGS BEING VICTIMIZED. HOW MANY OF YOU HATERS HAVE ACTUALLY RESCUED A DOG THAT WAS A FIGHTING DOG.STOP COMPLAINING AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. FYI I HAVE 4 PITS THAT I RESCUED.

    I DO DOG RESCUE AND HAVE SEEN SOME OF THE WORSE CASES, MY SONS ALSO HAVE PITS THAT CAME FROM A NOT SO GREAT PLACE. SO JUST BECAUSE WE ARE POSTING OUR THOUGHTS ON HERE DOES NOT MEAN WE ARE DOING NOTHING. SO BEFORE YOU JUDGE ANYONE MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT!!!!!!!!!!!

  83. <cite>Linda </cite>posted a comment on

    I understand Michael Vick served his time in prison for what he did and many think he has paid the price. I think he should continue to pay and here’s how. With his 1.6 Million from the Eagles, he has a little chump change in his pockets.

    I think we should make a reward system for those that tell and report to authorities of current and active dog fighting rings. When those offenders are sentenced for their crimes, Michael Vick has to pay the reward…say maybe $1,000 or $1,500 for each conviction! That gives incentive to those gambling and gets authorities in action.

  84. <cite>LC </cite>posted a comment on

    Although I do not agree with Vick’s poor choices, I have to say that I am surprised that people are not as concerned with all the professional athletes who have beaten/killed/shot humans. Take Donte Stallworth for example. I guarantee less than half of you have heard of him. He killed a person in a drunk driving accident. His BAC was a .126, well over the .08 limit in Florida. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and two years of house arrest. The NFL has suspended him for this season only. The issue to me is not how the NFL has responded to this deplorable conduct by professional athletes, but the fact that the media and general public have latched onto Vick’s story vs. Stallworth’s. I am an animal lover myself and I am no way condoning violence to animals. I just think we should give equal negative publicity to all athletes/celebrities who committ unthinkable crimes.

  85. <cite>Jason </cite>posted a comment on

    I hate what Michael Vick did and believe it was wrong, cruel and inexcusable. But honestly, I’d rather see him reinstated and have the NFL ban the multitude of players who have been convicted of DUI, domestic abuse and worse. Vick’s reinstatement should not be shock to anyone who knows the felony-forgiving ways of the NFL. If they’re willing to overlook man’s inhumanity to man, of course they’ll overlook this.

  86. <cite>Sarah </cite>posted a comment on

    It is a sad commentary on our lives that Michael Vick the NFL star has a much greater chance of being heard by people who are where he has been than Michael Vick the no-name carpenter with no money. Moreover, the stupilations of his freedom AND his reinstatement call for him to proactively fight against dog fighting, to put his money on the table, and to put time and effort that shows he is a changed man. He will have more monetary resources than the ASPCA can muster. But most importantly, he know where and how to find the perpertrators. He knows their modus operandi, he knows their reasons and he knows how to talk their language.

    I hate to say it but if he truly is a changed man, he is the best man for the task.

    That doesn’t mean I LIKE it, nor that I like the Eagles for hiring him, but if he does put money and mouth into action for the good of the dogs, then why not let him?

  87. <cite>Megan Williams </cite>posted a comment on

    I am so disgusted that Philly has chosen to sign Michael Vick. I think he a pice of SH*T and I hope he gets his ass kicked. It makes me not even want to root for the Eagles AT ALL.

  88. <cite>ldn1026 </cite>posted a comment on

    I just want to say I use to like the Eagles until they did this stupid thing. I know he has served his time but you can see in his eyes there is no remorse. I don’t understand how anyone adult or child can be cruel to any animal. When I look at my cats I see two of the most precious creatures in the world and could not fathom them being harmed. To purposely hurt an animal tells me that a person is capable of anything. They are cold inside and need to be taught how it feels to be treated like that. I think that would be a good way to curb these horrible types of abuse, treat the abuser the same as the abused and see how they like it. God created all creatures, not just mankind. I would believe he did not intend us to be so arrogant in the way we treat so many different animals. I hope the Eagles are boycotted and have the worse season ever for letting such a despicable person be a part of their team. All this tells Michael Vick is that what he did was ok. Hopefully he will get his payback.

  89. <cite>Paula </cite>posted a comment on

    Yes, what Michael Vick did was wrong. He was arrested, convicted and served time. It will not make up for the poor animals who died and were injured from the illegal fighting, but it’s time to move forward on this. I’ve grown up with dogs and cats my whole life and I view my current pet as one of my children. I’ve also been raised to forgive people. That doesn’t mean one doesn’t need to serve the consequences!

    This anger and hatred toward him is not helping the poor animals out there. Instead of being so negative, go out and do something positive for the abused animals.

  90. <cite>deb </cite>posted a comment on

    I think what Vick did is horrible but you have to understand from the point of view as gross as it was he grew up thinking this was just something you do. I know that there is a lot of people that won’t like what I’m about to say but in the United States of America the law says you did the time and you should be able to go on with your life. I think that Vick could have a good influence on these people of the south since that is where he grew up. I’m not saying I want to be best friends with the man but he did the crime and he paid for it. We need to believe that he has been educated as to why this is a bad thing and what he did was horrible. He can’t say he is sorry enough but actions speak louder then words.

  91. <cite>Bogey </cite>posted a comment on

    Stallworth did not do this intentionally, over years and years…Not that it makes it right but he will be out of the NFL for 2 years. And the vicitms family setteled out of court with the decision.

  92. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    The inequity of this decision is appauling. Michael Vick , a DOG KILLER is allowed to play football again but Pete Rose, who hurt no one but himself, is barred from the Hall of Fame because of gambling!!
    I just can’t understand the mindlessness behind both these decisions

  93. <cite>Sally </cite>posted a comment on

    Unfortunately, Dog Fighting is an acceptable form of entertainment in some cultures as is Cock Fighting.
    Until there is no more money or glory to be made off this sick sport, it will continue.

    The Michael Vick Crime brought this secret and shameful “sport” out of the shadows and into the headlines. Thankfully, the dogs (the majority) were rescued and rehabilitated. Vick was made to pay for their care and the American public was made aware of this heinous activity.

    It is up to each of us to report animal cruelty. The poor animals don’t have cell phones, but we do. Use them next time you see or hear something “suspicious”.

  94. <cite>Brittney </cite>posted a comment on

    The NFL reinstating him says a lot about their owner the what the organization really stands for. Money, of course.

    They should require him to actually GIVE something back… like using his fame to influence others not to go down that path…. exposing the ways of the awful underground scene.

    Laws and restrictions need to be put in place to catch up with this growing epidemic.

  95. <cite>Jude Cancelliere </cite>posted a comment on

    As soon as I heard that Michael Vic was even selected by the Phila. Eagles, I emailed the Commissioner of the NFL to object and the Philadelphia Eagles and my local TV news stations. I think there should be a petition on Facebook etc. for people to let the NFL Commissioner & the President of the Philadelphia Eagles know just how offensive his crimes were. Those dogs suffered tremendous pain and Vic got off with a little slap on the wrist. I thought his punishment was insignificant to the crime he committed and allowing him to play pro-ball is disgusting. It sends a message that it was okay because he said he was sorry! I don’t think he was sorry for his actions, he was only sorry he got caught.

  96. <cite>Carolee </cite>posted a comment on

    Same song, different verse. If you are an overrated, overpaid and (many times) overjuiced jock, you have a sense of entitlement the size of Nebraska. These guys can commit henious crimes and think a little lip service (”Gee, I’m sorry.”) makes it all better. If Vick is so sorry for what he’s done, let him put his money where his mouth is. Education is the answer. When he gets off his gazillion dollar butt and gets down and dirty in the streets to show these dog fighting *%^&#&*#s the error of their ways, then maybe he;’ll have a modicum of credibility. As for the Eagles signing him, I don’t watch football anyway.

  97. <cite>Andrea </cite>posted a comment on

    I believe as part of his sentencing they should have stipulated that his wages above a certain amount needed for living expenses should be garnished and donated to a charity or charities working to stop dogfighting. Yes, Vick has served his sentence, but now I feel he is being rewarded with a multi million dollar contract. He needs to feel it where it hurts, in his pocketbook.

  98. <cite>Dr. Shannon Ewing </cite>posted a comment on

    What I think of Vick can not be published. However, after being involved in the political arena the way I believe to shut him down is to go to the advertiser who advertise during the Vikings games. Also, to those who advertise with the NFL, who as far as I’m concerned, is as guilty as Vick of immoral character. When the advertisers find out there are millions who refuse to buy their products, and it will take millions, they will look other areas to advertise. I am an avid football fan, however, I can guarantee you, I will be boycotting all of NFL football as well as their advertisers until Vick is no longer involved in the sport. As far as I’m concerned he did not serve enough time nor did he pay his penance. I do believe he has yet to see it “come back around”.

  99. <cite>Lisa </cite>posted a comment on

    Well, I can’t wait to see him get on the NFL field personally. There are enough “REAL” men still left in that game that can not stand Vick or what he represents; they are dying to get a piece of him! I bet he is injured in less than half a season. SO much money goes into this sport anyway, just let the betting and gambling get put on these BIG DOGS in the NFL and see how interesting it gets. Someone is going to pay to have him “put down”, no pun intended, really. His stupidity has already helped the views of dog fighting and pit bulls so much, time will tell the rest! LOVE TO ALL THE BULLIES AND BULLY LOVERS!

  100. <cite>Linda </cite>posted a comment on

    I think the only thing Michael Vick is sorry for is getting caught! It’s a sad society when someone convicted of a crime against animals is allowed to get out of prison and carry on with their cushy lives like nothing ever happened.

  101. <cite>JoAnne </cite>posted a comment on

    He should rot in hell, nuff said. Only remorseful because he got caught. Should be banned for LIFE from the NFL!!!

  102. <cite>Laura </cite>posted a comment on

    Do you think Vick - who has participated in the act of killing and tortureing dogs from a young age would have stopped if someone when to his high school and told him it was a bad thing? NO WAY. Just having him telling others about how bad it is will do nothing!!!! Look here I am I did it and now I’m back. All anyone will learn is don’t get caught. Look at his face - the only thing he regrets is being caught!

  103. <cite>E </cite>posted a comment on

    Give the guy a chance to turn around. Being such a big influence on younger people today, he may be able to help save so many other dogs in the future. I’ve rescued two abused dogs, their owners are horrible people but I’m happy that these dogs have a good life now and I’m not going to focus my energy on their past or on their owners, just them.

  104. <cite>Kerry </cite>posted a comment on

    Shame on Roger Goodell, NFL Commisioner, for allowing this evil man to play football. Once again, almighty dollar is more important than what is morally right. Vick has shown no remorse…oh wait, yes he has - he regrets that he was “so stupid to throw away all he had”…….all he feels badly about is his football career. Pity, empathy or regret for the way the dogs were treated? Absolutely none. The only way he can ever redeem himself somewhat is to really help any organization that helps animals by blowing the whistle on other dogfighting rings.

  105. <cite>Bonnie Buddy </cite>posted a comment on

    He should not be able to play football ! He is a killer!
    and those poor dogs who died because of that Killer
    need us to stand up against these dog haters.

  106. <cite>F. E. Blay </cite>posted a comment on

    I firmly believe that Michael Vick deserves to pay for what he has done until the day he dies… I would not support any football team that employed him nor would I attend any games of that team until everyone who decided to employ him was FIRED!!!

  107. <cite>Wendi </cite>posted a comment on

    God will have the last word on this and hopefully he will pay more for his crimes on the final day of judgement.

  108. <cite>Katrina </cite>posted a comment on

    The first poster is correct - the Dogster/ Catster community is already on board with any and all educational efforts against animal cruelty of any kind. We need to reach beyond our own circle and into other communities and cultures from the top down to ever have a hope of stamping out such cruel passtimes.

    Most of all, laws need to be tightened all over the country - not just in certain states - and the penalties have to be very serious. Crime is not supposed to pay!

    I always suspected Vick would play again. He’s just too good a player and there’s too much money to be made out of him as a commodity…a fact that makes my blood boil but is true nonetheless. The fact that the NFL has allowed Vick back into their family is no surprise, but it’s upsetting that he will step straight back into a mega-earnings, priviledged lifestyle as if nothing had happened. While some say he has paid his debt to society, I say he will never be able to repay Dogkind.

    At the VERY LEAST, the NFL could have been creative and set a profound educational example at the same time. They could have limited his earnings to that of a normal mortal, and allocated the balance of his ridiculous salary to fund anti-dog fighting task forces or rehabilitation for rescued animals.

    Just think what that kind of money could buy…

    But the opportunity has been lost. I doubt Vick will volunteer the majority of his salary for the same cause.

  109. <cite>Dr. Shannon Ewing </cite>posted a comment on

    I stand corrected, it is not the vikings, but the Eagles who have signed Vick. However, the NFL has allowed him to come back into the “brotherhood”, thereby also stating their ethics, or lack of as well.

  110. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    my only comment is for micheal vic and the nfl for letting him work again. he should burn in hell and be forced to leave every penny he has earned to all dog breed rescues .although no amount of money will save the lives of the dogs that he has already destroyed , it will help a lot of animals in the same situation.

  111. <cite>Ron P. Short </cite>posted a comment on

    Dogfighting????? This so called sport will never end, no matter what you do. The sad fact is……as long as there are humans on the earth…some of them are going to be evil and do bad things to animals…..be it dogs, cats, roosters, bulls, fish and even each other. Look at the popularity of “Death Match in the Octagon”!!! You Tube…..teenagers fighting.

    Pro sports only Mantra is to win! Vick is a good player who will win games. The Toronto Blue Jays have two wanted criminals on their roster…but as long as they win games for the team…they are safe. We can only keep reporting and busting the cruelty rings when we find them. Our elected officals and law makers don’t care about animals……only their fat paychecks and fame. KEEP UP THE FIGHT…….Past the Torch to the young. I recommend you all try this website……www.humanedu
    rham.com and read what happened to “Phoenix” …..this will make you cry and rage out.

  112. <cite>Lennie </cite>posted a comment on

    This is appauling and I am saddened that the NFL will reward this sub-human. This sick individual did not do not do steroids or drugs, or anything to harm himself. No he instead did willfully take pleasure in torturing and mutilating animals. And with a smile he says oops my bad. grrrrr

  113. <cite>Laddie </cite>posted a comment on

    Although I absolutely deplore and find his actions beyond reprehensible and do not believe that he should be reinstated into the NFL, I do believe that we must forgive. Michael Vick is young and easily influenced…he apparently has a very weak character. He has allowed all kinds of horrible people to influence him in his decisions to do what he did. He is obviously not the brightest light in the box.
    I cannot wish on him the horrible things that he did to defenseless creatures. I say, let God sort it out.
    We, as protectors of animals, need to forget this guy and stop expending energy on him…he will eventually get what he deserves…and concentrate on stopping this evil and horrible thing. It’s crazy enough that human beings get in a ring and beat the stuffings out of each other - that’s their consciuos decision…but for human beings to put innocent, precious animals in a ring is unconscionable. Michael Vick is not worth our time and energy…the dogs ARE.

  114. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    If, big if, he is truly going to do what he says and that is to work with kids to change their thinking towards dogfighting, than we might believe he has repented. But words are cheap, actions make the difference. It still won’t make up for all the lost dogs he destroyed, but might save a few more. Time will tell.

  115. <cite>Bill Richardson </cite>posted a comment on

    I am for rounding these guys up and making THEM FIGHT TO THE DEATH.. If that is not applicable, call me, I will come to their own house and deliver the death blow myself.

  116. <cite>Hope Wicken </cite>posted a comment on

    I was outraged when the NFL let him back on a team. I thought when all this happened they banned him for life… so much for that. It’s all about the money…

    I do not feel we do enough to stop the fighting. It’s a bad mark on us as humans..and very sad and unfortunate that we don’t think enough about it to pass stronger laws to prevent it.

    Do I think Micheal Vick should be a spokesman - now that he’s mended is ways… NO. I do not. Honestly, I doubt that he has any remorse for the dogs he killed - his only remorse is that he got caught…

  117. <cite>Nancy </cite>posted a comment on

    I think Dogster should launch a campaign to educate everyone (at least in the USA) that animal fighting is cruel and wrong. Animal lovers everywhere will rally to this call. And Michael Vick should be a big contributor.

  118. <cite>Jay </cite>posted a comment on

    While I’m all for people getting a second chance, I think Vick’s second chance should have come after one more year out of the NFL so that he could do more public speaking, etc. against dog fighting. It will be interesting to see within the next year how much he has done.

  119. <cite>Diane </cite>posted a comment on

    I think longer jail terms for ALL , no slap on the wrist , Mike Vick should take 20% of his contract any money for the rest of his life and put the money into the community that need the education and awareness of the horrors of dog fighting , also do money rewards to lead the law enforcement to the people who are doing it ..
    And yes this turn my stomach just to think of it …

  120. <cite>dteacher </cite>posted a comment on

    Finally, someone is doing something. PETA and The Humane Society are just as guilty as the NFL. Someone definitely is getting paid under the table. I say protest, protest, protest….no one is talking about the fact that VICKious MURDERED…over and over…not to mention his acts are a proven precurser for all kinds of heinous crimes towards children and other defenseless beings. eVICKT him!

  121. <cite>Elizabeth </cite>posted a comment on

    The Law has to change. These people get a slap on the wrist. These criminals should regret what they did for LIFE. Make them suffer and make them PAY large. The LARGE fines can go to shelters etc. to help with abused animals. MAKE THESE HORRIBLE SICKO’S PAY FOR THEIR ACTIONS!!! Label them for life!!!

  122. <cite>MKH </cite>posted a comment on

    I think M. Vick should have been banned from the NFL and I don’t think he should be allowed to play. I think it is disgusting that the Philadelphia Eagles signed him and I am so glad I am no longer a ticket holder. Philadelphia has a horrible dog fighting problem and I just have a feeling he’ll either get involved or that those already involved will feel that their behavior is somehow condoned. Truly upsetting!

  123. <cite>Finished with the NFL </cite>posted a comment on

    NFL is willing to reinstate that disgusting piece of *!@!

    NFL has lost all of my respect, I am outraged that they are supporting him and his &$%$%!! ways. As earlier poster stated, if you can harm animals, you don’t care about ppl. We should start before school I agree, I also believe there should be a humanities course you take throughout school in which this issue is incorporated for kids to learn who to grow up to be good citizens of the world.

    I believe in karma. It is so hard to write this and not want to think or write about what I’d like inflicted on him.

    I am now going to write to the NFL.

  124. <cite>Tim Oliver </cite>posted a comment on

    I think it is regrettable and very unfortunate that your opening sentence in your e-mail addresses Michael Vick as “Convicted criminal Michael Vick”. It is VERY sad what he and his cohorts did to and with those dogs but lets not overlook the fact that Michael Vick:

    1) Admitted his guilt
    2) Paid $928,073.00 for the upkeep of the dogs that were rescued
    3) Served nearly 2 years behind bars
    4) Lost almost everything he had including his home, wealth, social status, etc. except his ability to play football.

    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! You have your hunk of flesh. He made an admitted mistake now it is time for everyone to get on with their lives and stop convicting and punishing him over and over. Michael Vick has agreed to be a spokesperson against dog fighting and this kind of cruelty to animals so lets just all take a break and let this man get on with the business of rebuilding his life. He paid his debt to society. I do not know where forgiveness has gone in this ‘Christian’ country but I sure wish we would remember we are all humans and re-gain a little brotherly love, humanity and tolerance. Let him who is without sin throw the 1st stone. Maybe we should learn a lesson from our dogs and live in the moment. Dogs seem to forgive and give 2nd chances as is evidenced by the Vick dogs who are now being placed in homes. I sure wish us humans could do the same.

    Sincerely,
    Tim Oliver
    Proud owner of two of the best dogs ever: Collie (Jolly) and Irish Setter (Kelly)

  125. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I think if Michael Vick had been a dentist or a doctor or any number of other professionals, he would find it hard to get his job back. Only professional performers get that pass. Yes, forgive him after he has brought forth “fruits meet of repentence..” I listened carefully to his news conference, and he stated that when they slammed the iron door on him, he realized he had messed up. Was he sorry for his cruelty to man’s best friend; (I just had to put my best friend to sleep after a very happy life of care and ease because he was very sick), or was he sorry that he had to pay something for his cruelty? I am sorry, but I just am not convinced and I won’t watch a game he plays in. I want to see stiffer penalties for all cruelty to animals. I just saw a local story on TV this week about a puppy that some mean, sick person burned over much of its body. The vets were trying to ease its pain and save its life. That puppy knows that some awful creature hurt it on purpose. Is he smarter than the NFL and the court system? God had rules of conduct for the treatment of animals. A person wasn’t allowed under Jewish law to stew a lamb in its own mother’s milk. God thought it cruelty. Adam was given the charge to be over all the beasts of the earth and rights to cruelty were not included. No Eagles shirts on our backs!!

  126. <cite>Phoebe </cite>posted a comment on

    Give me a break!!!! Pete Rose is still banned - for gambling. This guy deliberating killed a living creature, and lied about it. Second chance? No way. He should be picking up garbage on the side of the road in an orange suit.

  127. <cite>denise turner </cite>posted a comment on

    they should be put on the ring and let the dog attack them to see what the other poor dog is feeling.they have no heart or soul, the saying is do and to others as do to you. if the dogs could talk they would tell them this is not why i came into this world, i came to someones friend and champion.not a fighter.

  128. <cite>Bill Richardson </cite>posted a comment on

    Round up the dog fight afficiado, put them in a big cage and make them fight to the DEATH. If required, I will build the cage, charge admission and give all of the money to the shelters.

  129. <cite>John L </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick as served his sentence and therefore should be given a new start. There is something called forgiveness and everyone has the right to be remorseful and start over.
    So for all you so called self righteous animal nuts.. You need to get a hobby, I too, have dogs and love animals.. but believe in second chances. You can persecute him the second time.

  130. <cite>Sharron </cite>posted a comment on

    I am also a proud owner of an American Pit Bull terrier whom I have had since he was 5 weeks old and he is now 7 years old. He is the most loyal, most loveable dog I have ever owned and I have had quite a few dogs. People like Michael Vick give the pit bulls a bad reputation and for those of us who love our pit bulls it is so sad.

    What Michael Vick did was deplorable and they should have kept him in jail longer. He should never be allowed to play football again - it is totally unacceptable!

    I agree that this situation is not teaching our children anything except “do something wrong - there are no repercussions.”

    I also agree that the younger generation needs to be taught to respect and love animals.

    I hope that we can all make a difference and get this dog fighting stopped once and for all.

  131. <cite>Phemia </cite>posted a comment on

    This is horrible, and a shame.
    This man is a PURE DISGRACE.
    I am totally devastated.
    And now, what does that tells us about our society????

  132. <cite>Mitchie </cite>posted a comment on

    I totally agree with Lennie. I wanna know how long he was in jail. Probably a shorter time than those people who organize dog fights and get caught, because he’s famous. The only difference they’re not like, ‘Oh-Em-Gee! You get years and years in prison!” They say, “You’re good for a month!” Or somethin’ like that.

    xoxo and <333,
    Mitchie

  133. <cite>Delaina Waite </cite>posted a comment on

    I keep hearing “Michael Vick did his time, now let him be”. Yes, he did his time, but I don’t think it was long enough for him to think about what horrible things he did to innocent animals or to change his ways. He’s just going to try to hide it better this time. It was the NFL that helped him fund his crime, even if they did it without knowing…so they take him back!?!?!? I have banned all things Eagles from my home, even when they play my team…The Dallas Cowboys…it won’t be on the television in my home. I’ve raised Pits in the past and they are loving beautiful animals. Read the books on Pits…they are bred to be neutral unless or until trained differently, attacked or abused. Someone TRAINED Vick the wrong way.

  134. <cite>CrazyCat </cite>posted a comment on

    No Brainer - let the opposing team wear spiked dog collars - and everyone go for HIS THROAT.

    Take this POS out.

  135. <cite>jmuhj </cite>posted a comment on

    The way to stop cruelty is to teach compassion, pure and simple, in the home, in the religious places, in the schools, and even in the workplace. The education should never stop; it should be ongoing and remedial, as we all need reminders and refreshers, especially in such a violent, uncompassionate society as this one is. And we need to think about where we spend our money and what we give our tacit approval to. Violent movies? I boycott them. Any “entertainment” depicting acts of cruelty? I won’t patronize them. Computer games that glorify violence? No thanks. Any kind of media that does this? I’ll never buy it. And I speak out against it. There’s nothing chic, fashionable or good about cruelty. PERIOD.
    As for Mr. Vick, he’s done his time, possibly undergone a positive change, and let’s see what he can do. People can and do change. Give him a chance. He could do a LOT of good for animals with his image and high profile. Don’t throw that away.

  136. <cite>natalie </cite>posted a comment on

    Well, we really don’t have a choice in the matter now. But we can continue to fight for this and prevent and stop dog fighting. WE live in a very inconsistent screwed up world. We let this man play ball again and we let a terroist out of prison to die at home or control his operations from home. WOW!

  137. <cite>R. Hunter </cite>posted a comment on

    My husband and I will not be going to any NFL games or watching football on tv till Vick gets permanently booted. Sports figures are people children tend to look up to. My nephew, raised in middle class America, just HAD to have a rotty and has asked me how you make them mean! NFL–you discredited all football players with the admission of Vick. In fact, if this is what football is, giving 2nd chances to those who ALREADY knew better, then let’s cut football programs from our schools and put it towards classes in social responsibility and humanity! Vick said on 60 Minutes he was wrong and he was sorry but I NEVER heard him say it hurt him to see those dogs and what he did to them. I do poodle rescue, but love dogs in general and it is a shame what some people are doing to and with such loyal breeds as pitbulls.

  138. <cite>Tracey </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick is a pig. I do not believe him when he says he is sorry for what he has done. The NFL should have never allowed Michael Vick the dog killer to ever play football again, he doesn’t deserve it. The animals did not get justice. I agree with Susie, Michael Vick should burn in hell.

  139. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Though I don’t agree with the dog fighting And I have Adopted Male Rottweiler dogs that was fighter I believe what was done in the Micheal Vike Case is the only thing that can be done. The officer that lost his job because he was took the case to the fed is also a loser. It just goes to show what Dog fighting is apart of the of our culture. The local Government doesn’t want to prosecute these people. I was happy to see that most of the dogs that were rescued have been rehab.

  140. <cite>Lynne </cite>posted a comment on

    Dog Fighting should be made a FELONY, then the animal cops regular cops can get search warrants and bust all these dog fighting rings, they can start with actor Ving Rhames.

  141. <cite>emory powell </cite>posted a comment on

    I understand that Michael Vick did “did his time” and paid his debt to society as determined by the law. I personally think that his punishment should have been similar to the treatment of the dogs that he participated in. I think he got off easy. We should all rise up in protest toward the Philadelphia Eagles and demand a boycott of the Eagles if not the entire NFL. His entire salary minus a bare minimum equal to minimum wage should be forfeited and given to animal charities.

  142. <cite>nicole </cite>posted a comment on

    well, i have always been a philadelphia eagles fan, because thats where i was born and lived 27 years of my life. HOWEVER, since the eagles signed vick..i have vowed to not attend, watch or purchase anything to do with the eagles games for the next two years. the eagles should be ashamed of themselves. i feel like vick is only sorry he got caught and had to serve time, i really do not feel he is sorry for his actions. i have even returned an eagles jersey i bought for my nephew for christmas this year. i will not wear my eagles tshirts, they have been shoved to the back of my closet. they have one less fan in me.

  143. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    This man committed a vile, vile act against these poor dogs. What he did to these dogs makes me want to cry. Dogs are just such beautiful, wonderful and unconditionally loving creatures. Vick did not serve enough time for this crime and does not deserve to be reinstated into the NFL. The fear and pain that these dogs must have suffered is absolutely unimaginable to me. What makes it worse is that the man didn’t do it for the money because he had money. He did it for purely sadistic reasons is what I feel.

  144. <cite>Diane </cite>posted a comment on

    He served his time. So if you commit a crime you are not allowed to go back to work??? He shows remorse. I think he has learned his lesson. Its not his fault if dog fights continue but it would be to his benefit to maybe become a spoken person against dog fighting. Hoping that he gets hurt makes me think that the person that said that needs some anger management. Maybe this has been a plus as awareness of dog fighting has increased.

  145. <cite>lou </cite>posted a comment on

    i think he deserves nothing at this point….. He has done nothing to redeem himself and his treatment to animals was cruel, barbaric, and unusually brutal!!!! Let him grow some compassion for living creatures before he can get on a football field and make millions once again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  146. <cite>Chasity Christie </cite>posted a comment on

    It is an outrage that he would even be considered to be reinstated!! We have come so far with animal rights to just be knocked back….PLEASE do not let this happen.

  147. <cite>Judy Marshall </cite>posted a comment on

    SHAME ON THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES!!

  148. <cite>Rkuhr </cite>posted a comment on

    If Vick is really as sorry as he claims he is, he should devote time proving it. Help close down these dog fighting clubs. He certainly could name names with all the connections he had. He could spend the rest of his life trying to prove he is sorry and it wouldn’t be enough for me. These are living, breathing, and sometimes helpless creatures that count on us to be their voice not their demise.

  149. <cite>Debra & Chuckles </cite>posted a comment on

    I THINK THE SON OF A BITCH SHOULD “FRY”!!! AND SO DOES MY DOG!!!! HE SHOULD BE BANNED FROM FOOTBALL–RETIREMENT–AND
    WORK AT MCDONALDS FROM HERE ON OUT!!!

  150. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Until we change the laws in this country and others to make dog fighting a felony, along with other acts of cruelty tp animals, nothing is going to change, here or in other countries. Our leaders must stiep up to the plate with these messages , if you commit an act of violence upon an animal, then you face felony consequences, no plea bargaining, no early release. Also if a person in a supervisory position is found to be ignoring , or not dealing in the proper way with these acts of violence, then they should be removed from office at once no questions asked. and face losing all their benefits, as well as their retirements, as punishment also. Only when we can change the laws and the people who enforce them, can we change these atrocities.

  151. <cite>Anthony </cite>posted a comment on

    Vick has served his time. Whats done is done. Maybe everyone should take a peek at other countries for a second because things like this is common on an everyday basis. Not saying its right but its just apart of life. Clearly if your upset about this your not going to have your dogs fighting but neither am I. But things happen dogfights are just one of the many things that people bet on. Most that have to do with animals are cruel

  152. <cite>Phyllis </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick is a thug, he has been that way all of his sorry life, so are his brothers, they make the news also. As long as the sport teams overlook whatever the players do, nothing will change. What things are we teaching our children? I doubt that Michael Vick ever changes. What a sad world we live in.

  153. <cite>brenda skyes </cite>posted a comment on

    What Vick was involed with, shouldnt keep him from playing football again. If he had been a shoe saleman, before prison, he would naturally go back to selling shoes when he got out, THATS all he knows. He has embarrassed himself enough, not to do it again. I think he should play football.

  154. <cite>Andy </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick is a thug. Pure and simple. And thugs do not change. He’d sacrifice any other well-being than his own. I only hope he encounters some poorly mistreated animal (human or otherwise) that was subjected to the cruelty he championed. The best thing he could do right now is donate a huge percentage of his salary to the protection of animals. But don’t hold your breath. He is too used to making money off of innocent animals, to allow anyone to make money off of him, a guilty (and fundamentally unrepentant) animal.

  155. <cite>Susan </cite>posted a comment on

    I am mortified to be living in the Philadelphia area now the the Eagles have signed Vick. There are no words to do justice to how I feel about the Eagles and the NFL. Professional sports has dipped to an all time low.

    1) I read on CNN.com about a bar out in the west that has discontinued serving Miller Lite and Coors beer because they are sponsors of the Eagles. They are off my shopping list.
    2) For those who don’t live in Philly, Modell’s Sporting Goods couldn’t wait to welcome Vick, they had jerseys made up in record time and sold them. I am boycotting Modell’s Sports.
    3) I am contemplating boycotting the networks that air Eagles Games.

    If anyone has any other good ways to hit the Eagles and their sponsors where it hurts, in the pocket book, toss them out! No, I am not delusional - I know what I do is barely a drop in the bucket. But I feel better about it.

  156. <cite>Lynn </cite>posted a comment on

    I am so upset that Michael Vick is going to be allowed to play again in the NFL. One thing I think that would go a long way (with me and others) for his redemption, would be to have him as a spokesperson AGAINDT this horrible “Sport”. Perhaps if he was sincerely repentent, he would do a number of Public Service Announcements condeming dog fighting and telling everyone that would listen to STOP this horrible thing. I think it should be mandatory for his reinstatment to the NFL.

  157. <cite>Gwen </cite>posted a comment on

    The problem is that the penalties are not strict enough. A life is a life. animal or human. There should be the same penalties for those who murder humans. These awful disgusting sore excuses for people should have the max sentences and be charged with the same felony as a murderer of people.
    As for Michael Vick…he should not have been reinstated. He gets to make millions of dollars playing a sport yet those animals are dead, severley punished for just being born, on the verge of being banned, and the ones who made it out arent able to be placed because they can never trust again. I hate that man and I hope he rots in the fiery pits of hell!

  158. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Here are 3 email addresses I’d like to share, followed by my personal email to them all.

    - Eagles owner
    - Eagles manager
    - Eagles coach
    Roger Goodell NFL Commissioner

    Gentleman - I am deeply disgusted over the hiring of Michael Vick. His crimes are crimes of the soul. He’s not sorry for what he did. This is not an Epiphany based on a change of heart, he’s only sorry he was caught, and delayed in his career. You have sent a horrible message to American youth, and acted as hypocrites, bearing in mind other teammates have been dismissed for animal cruelty without a second chance. Making Vick the face of animal welfare is like making OJ Simpson the spokesperson for battered women. Shame on all of you. I cleaned my toilet last week with my prized vintage Eagles jersey. I am no longer a fan. I am, however the surviving master of a kidnapped and tortured dog named Edna. She was tortured and killed over the phone while I listened. A crime committed by children calling my phone from a number they got from my reward poster. It happened during the height of the publicity of Michael Vick’s crimes. One child spent a year in prison for that crime. Children ARE influenced by role models.

  159. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    i think it sucks that he will be making millions again laughing all the way to the bank !he’s not sorry for what he did now were’re gonna reward him again and he’ll be involved again but as the background this time,he;ll make sure it’s not on his property,he should rot in hell for what he did to those dogs and what he’s capable to do to a human being!

  160. <cite>Frenchie </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick’s case is just one out of tons of these cruelty cases. Because he’s famous it gets the spotlight. Dog fighting and dog abuse in general happen unfortunately all the time and both education and harsh punishment need to be applied in order to deal with this social sickness. Kids grow up to be less compassionate, to treat dogs like they don’t have soul and cannot feel pain. Justice system does not punish enough those criminals. these things need to be changed. Dog fighting is done as some kind of entertainment a sick one if I may add. It is done as type of gambling, where greed involved. These evil bastards torture and kill dogs without feeling the dog’s suffering. It is wrong it is against what we are what we stand for as human beings.

  161. <cite>Wendy Schmidt </cite>posted a comment on

    I hope Mr. Vick has or will develop love and compassion for these innocent “angels”. Until I am convinced otherwise and until dog fighting is punished as a felony, I am refusing to support any NFL team, especially the Philadelphia Eagles

  162. <cite>Michael </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick should have to, by a court ruling, work with & rehabilitate Dogs & Cats that have been abused. He also should have to be present for all animals that have to be put down for any reason especially those poor unfortunate Dogs that were bred & trained to fight & kill.

    The NFL needs to take a good hard & long look at itself & really comprehend the weight & magnitude of the crime Michael Vick has committed. He’s only sorry about what he did because he was caught!

    I can forgive too but let the punishment fit the crime because Vick’s sentence was not enough & also really feel remorse & show on your own through donations & volunteer work for animals that you are truly sorry because people can really tell when your not.

  163. <cite>Amanda Marchino </cite>posted a comment on

    If everyday people have to pass a criminal background check to get a job the NFL should definietly have higher standards for these players making $1mil ++++ a year. Vick is a horrible person and I know he served his time in jail but I just dont think that is enough. All the bad publicity that the NFL is getting right now for letting him back, they should of made it mandatory that half his salary went to PSPCA or other organizations to help the animals. Living in the city of Philly I am outraged that they signed him. BUT THE NFL has signed worse. Think about this- Stallworth served less jail time than both Michael Vick, Plaxico Burress, Marion Jones, Pete Rose and Jamal Lewis. Not to minimize the crimes of the people on that list, Im not a fan, im just saying…think about it!!! I want to know where all the petitions were then when they let these other players come back and play. I think everyone needs to look at the bigger picture. Someone with a record like that doesnt friggin deserve to make that much money a year. They are all horrible people and I think the NFL should really think about who they allow to play!!!!! Men like this should be BANNED!!! COMPLETELY no questions asked.

  164. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Sad part is, I almost gave him the benefit of the doubt, then he Vick made a stupid remark on 60 minutes to the effect that he did not know it was wrong! Where has he been all these years that dogs have been taken away from owners and owners fined or jailed for this. Not sure what he did not understand! I think he should me made to work in some of these kennels with severely abused animals to really see what he has done!

  165. <cite>Terri </cite>posted a comment on

    Forgiveness is in my heart.
    The judicial system that we all live within, sentenced him, and he did the time.

    Let’s move on and learn from this.
    Focus on stopping this hate crime against animals.

  166. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick is despicable and a poor excuse for a human being and the Eagles should be ashamed of themselves!! We need legislation to make this a felony, I figure if someone would be mean to animals, they would be mean to humans too. The only reason Michael Vick is “sorry” is because he got caught. Otherwise, he would still be involved in dog fighting.

  167. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I am so disgusted. I can’t believe they are going to let him play, he is a criminal. He show no remorse ( he said he served his time}. As far as I’m concerned he needs to serve alot more time. He needs to suffer like his dogs did.
    What it all boils down to is money talks, what a sad country we have become.

  168. <cite>Beaglemomma </cite>posted a comment on

    I can do good for dogs and still hate the man. Sorry for those of you who think that speaking out against him in a strong way is not right. I happen ALSO (should I use all caps, too?) rescue dogs. I have worked with dogs with just about every issue, and have personally saved a victim of dog fighting. And I think the man is evil, and was not punished nearly enough. People who have this kind of history of torturing living creatures are unredeemable. They have no conscience, and therefore no remorse.

    As far as “not caring” about celebs who hurt people: this discussion is about animals, so if you wish to be offended that I don’t address a different topic and assume that I don’t care about people, well, I can’t stop you. But I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about dog abuse.

    Amen to what CJ said above. Let’s start a national pet abusers registry. Goodness knows this would help the groups who are trying to find good homes - we could check everyone who applied for a dog against the registry. Wouldn’t save them all, but might stop some from adopting who shouldn’t.

    As for what I think they should do to Vick… It isn’t pretty, and he wouldn’t like it. Some of the above ideas are good. But alas, he gets away with murder.

  169. <cite>Cheryl </cite>posted a comment on

    My opinion is that he should be forced to pay a portion of his salary to pay for the time, effort and money that goes into stopping people like him that think it is ok to watch two animals kill one another.

    I think the NFL is making a poor choice in showing that they feel these acts are ok and would allow him back…

    I don’t care if he is reformed, because you tell me in 10 years what people remember when they here the name Michael Vick. Has he given up every name that he knows involved in what he thought was such a good time, if not, there isn’t reform, if he is hiding fellow dog fighters well in my opinion then he is still involved in it…

    I think anyone who is charged with any type of animal cruelty should never ever be allowed to own a pet again, if they do, there pet should be taken away and they should be fined a substantial amount.

    I couldn’t imagine getting a dog and in some instances watching an animal be born and then one day watching it die in a fight, or even be the one to kill an animal for being the weaker animal. People say what pitbulls do to humans, but look at what some humans do to pitbulls!

  170. <cite>Christy </cite>posted a comment on

    That pice of S*IT has anything everything comming to him. I hope there is some kind of “accident” going to happen to him, that takes him out of this world. If that were to be one of us I am sure we would be in prision the rest of our lives. Pete Rose was and still is treated unfairly, the pice of S*IT got off easier then Rose did….

  171. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I think the NFL has let us all down by allowing Michael Vick to have his career back. The Eagles will not be on in our house.

    We are not doing enough by allowing offenders like Vick play a role model in our communities for our kids.

  172. <cite>4pitesake </cite>posted a comment on

    Boycott the Eagles! Also, law enforcement needs to have training, and funding to find the criminals involved in dog fighting and lock them up. This will never happen unless those of us who love our pets stand up, become more vocal, and start making demands of our politicians to do something.

    The media, politicians, monsters like Vick, and drug dealers have caused this nobel and loving breed to be persecuted. Dog owners of all breeds need to understand that their breed could be next. Banning pit bulls will not solve the problem.

    Ban Stupid People - Not Dogs! And get the politicians to stop persecuting the dogs and go after the real monsters at the other end of the leash!

  173. <cite>Kim </cite>posted a comment on

    Tim,
    He paid almost a mil for the rehabilitation of the dogs. He lost all of his material possessions…I’m sure his lawyers got paid more than the dogs did.

    WAH! I don’t feel bad for him a bit, sorry. Imagine what could have happened if he HADN’T taken the plea bargain…

    Perhaps there’s a linebacker/dog lover in the NFL that would like to (legally) put his foot up #7’s ass…

  174. <cite>ashley oliver </cite>posted a comment on

    shove him in a cage (bet he was not even in a real cell in prision–bet he got VIP treatment) like he did all those dogs–he should have served MUCH more time, and should NEVER be allowed to play ball again professionally–and should NOT be allowed to own animals, EVER–I will not watch any NFL events or buy from anyone advertising with them as long as this guy has a contract and is getting paid, and neither should anyone who loves animals–he is a savage

  175. <cite>Lilly </cite>posted a comment on

    This is this thing called “canine karma” and Mike Vick is going to be meeting it soon.

  176. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I agree with everything Katrina just said. Laws need to be much stiffer. If, and it’s a big if, Vick was allowed to play he should have received a middle income wage, while the rest of his millions went to support humane organizations.

    Second chances. Well, if he did the time he should have for the crimes he committed, perhaps. But he got a slap on the wrist, so I will not support his second chance at millions of dollars.

    I will add that the NFL must realize that football players often are role models to the youth of this country, and for that reason, Vick should never have been allowed to play again. Unfortunately, the NFL is all about making money. I will boycott anything associated with them.

    I have also heard that the Humane Society of the US has teamed with Vick to speak out against dog fighting. I think, if true, this was a very bad decision.

    The animal community must be heard. We must speak out to the NFL and hit them where it hurts, in the pocket book. It is not too late to stop Vick from being fully re-instated. Barrage the NFL and any news sources possible. We are a very large group, we can still make a difference.

  177. <cite>Debbie </cite>posted a comment on

    I am sick at heart and angry beyond words that Vick is being allowed to play. We have decided to boycott football. There will be no games watched in our home, no NFL product bought for gifts, and we will participate in any protests of games the Eagles play locally.

    Michael Vick is scum of the earth. There is something inherently wrong with someone who could torture dogs the way that he did. I do not believe you can change the heart of someone like Michael Vick. If I’d had my way, he would have received the death penalty. People say, “Give the guy a chance!” Ok, well…he’s getting his chance, but the first time he throws an interception or gets sacked then he should be drowned, electrocuted, or smahed against a wall until he’s dead. That’s what he did to those innocent dogs. He deserves no better.

  178. <cite>Susan Morin </cite>posted a comment on

    He is a MONSTER who should NEVER be allowed to own another dog-or be reinstated to the NFL.Of course they have given him both of these privaleges back.What kind of Nation is this that allows the slauter of LOVING animals?

  179. <cite>Amy </cite>posted a comment on

    The only way to deter people from committing heinous crimes is to strengthen the laws and legislature against animal cruelty and eventually make the punishment fit the crime. A slap on the wrist and a short stint in jail does not send the right message. Unfortunately, people will see Vick heading right back into his life and his work and there doesn’t seem to be any severe repercussions for his actions. Laws that will support conviction, and sentencing that fits the severe nature of these crimes would be a great place to start. Cruelty toward any living thing should be absolutely unacceptable in any society. I only hope that if we continue forward with heightening awareness, demanding legislative changes to existing animal cruelty laws, and fighting animal abuse/cruelty we can affect great change as a society. PETA is working tirelessly to make these changes and bring awareness to people who would not otherwise know of the unthinkable conditions in which animals exist. Please consider looking at the work they do and supporting the causes that you deem worthy. We can be quite effective when we join forces and our voices are many and our numbers are large. Maybe then we can force governments to make the changes necessary to protect animals as well as people.

  180. <cite>Caroline </cite>posted a comment on

    I hope the b*stard get’s the cr*p beat out of him by other players that are animal lovers. He should not be allowed to play again. Look at Tonya Harding when she did what she did to Nancy Kerrigan. She was banned from competive ice skating forever. Just because the NFL wants to make some money….Whatever.

  181. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Three comments:
    * First and most important, I’m extremelly disturbed at the number of people, especially football fans, who are willing to turn and look the other way as far as M. Vicks and dog abuse/murder is concerned. Had the pitbulls been children, I think reactions would be different. Given what’s happened, I no longer support NFL football in any way, shape or form and urge fellow animal rights folks to do the same.

    * Second, it truly worries me how immune to and dismissive of violence our entire society has become, especially with regard to innocent young children and defenseless animals — all of whom can’t protect or stand up for themselves. M.Vicks aside, when little boys think it’s amusing and funny to throw rocks at little puppies,something’s seriously wrong w/the fiber of our society! What are we teaching our children? Obviously, they’re not learning to respect life of any kind.

    * Last, M. Vicks may have legallly “paid his debt to society,” but not to the the Pitbulls he mentally and physically abused, maimed and murdered. As far as I’m concerned, the jury should hang him naked upside down from a tree with piano string (wrapped securely around his privates) and let his animal victims extract their own version of justice on him.

    Violence should not beget violence, but in this case…

  182. <cite>Vonster </cite>posted a comment on

    I am really disappointed in the EAGLES! The NFL reinstating him was bad enough but it could have ended there because no one had to sign him and yet the Eagles did because Coach Dungy vouched for him. So now Dungy needs to make good with this and mentor Vick into doing the right thing by encouring him to opening up that once again fat wallet of his!! Because in my humble opinion I believe inorder to prove he is sincerely remorseful and a changed man he needs to open up his wallet and give the only thing of vaule he has left in this life >>> that huge NFL Salary bought to him by the generosity of us NFL Fans!! Because oh yes he needs to prove to all us Animal loving now on the fence NFL fans that he wants to make ammends by donating a nice portion of his HUGE reinstated NFL salary to the Humane Society monthly and for the rest of his life! With no if’s and’s or butts!! …. Because Karma is real Mr Vick!!

  183. <cite>Patricia Miller </cite>posted a comment on

    I Don’t Think That Any1 Who Enjoyed Seeing/Forcing Dogs To Fight To The Death Should Be Welcomed W/ Open Arms Anywhere In Society!!! He Definately Did The Unthinkable To Harmless Dogs & That’s Just WRONG In My Book!!!!

  184. <cite>Marilyn Jackson </cite>posted a comment on

    I love animals and I love humans. Enough already with the Michael Vick stories…he served his time.

  185. <cite>Kelly </cite>posted a comment on

    I think that the football team that is allowing Michael Vick to play for them are as ignorant as he is. He is a disgrace and my pitt bull would love to take a bite out of him for what he did to other dogs.

  186. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I think it is horrible that he is allowed to go back into the professional world. That is just telling him that it is okay what he did to these animals. That is cruel what he did and scarred innocent animals for life. Michael Vick should still be in prison never to return to professional football again.

  187. <cite>Susan </cite>posted a comment on

    I like so many others find Michael Vick’s actions with the dogfighting sickening and I truely wish the NFL would just write him off and send him packing when he asked to play again. But as we all know it’s all about the money not what could be the right thing to do and the message we could send out to the world and our children about compassion for all living things whether they have 2 or 4 legs. Some think since he did his time in jail it should all be put in the past and done with but we know it is far from that when the fighting is still going on where we just don’t see it so we don’t have to think about it. I love my cats and dogs dearly and believe me their welfare is far more important to me than the likes of Michael Vick.

  188. <cite>Anne </cite>posted a comment on

    Can’t wait to wear every anti-Vick shirt I can lay my hands on. I realize everyone makes bad choices - but his choice was his lifestyle for many years. “Paid is dues” - I think not… What he did is WHO he is. Let’s keep working on finding ways to educate the public on animal abuse, neglect and dog fighting. Yes, the youth should be on the top of this list. When did people become so excepting of cruel behavior just b/c someone spent a little time in jail ? The problem is still out there. How about Vick being a spokesperson who has to rehab animals and see just what a horrible life these dogs live. He was suppose to be a role model - he lost that right to ever play pro-sports again. It’s almost as if he sits back and says, “gee kids, sorry ’bout that, let’s just forget it ever happened”. I don’t think so Mr Vick !

  189. <cite>Kirsten Silven-Hoell </cite>posted a comment on

    I think Mr. Vick should donate a (large) percentage of his ENORMOUSLY INFLATED soon-to-be salary to fight dogfighting each year for the rest of his time in the NFL. Also, if he were really serious about no longer supporting dog fighting, perhaps he would help authorities bring the many other high-profile jerks who participate in (or otherwise propagate) this heinous sport to justice! The “underground” world of dogfighting is not just for the inner city - on the contrary, many of those who bet on this blood sport are very wealthy and well-connected, and I’ll bet Mr. Vick knows who they are!!!!

    Furthermore, those who participate in (or otherwise propagate) dog fights should be held to the same accountability level as child molesters or violent offenders - take your pick! There have been extensive studies done on “the link” between people who knowingly abuse animals and those who harm innocent children or spouses.

  190. <cite>Paula & Bobby </cite>posted a comment on

    I think the people of Philadelphia should boycott the games. I believe in second chances, but this man never gave those poor dogs a second chance. Shame on the Eagles management!!!!

  191. <cite>diana </cite>posted a comment on

    I’m very angry and sick that he has been reinstated. And I feel totally helpless that I can’t do anything to prevent it. Unfortunately, animals will always be abused and mistreated - breaks my heart. if anyone knows how we can prevent Vick from playing please let me know so I can do my part.

    Cheers to animal lovers!

  192. <cite>Gaby </cite>posted a comment on

    please EVERYONE, remember MONEY TALKS, I was so encouraged to see people wanting to boycott both the Eagles and their Sponsors, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE….please don’t allow this to “go away”, this man deserves to be shunned by ALL society both 2 and 4 legged! PLEASE BOYCOTT ALL!
    Let’s stand up and make that difference!

  193. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    It is appalling that the NFL has allowed him to be reinstated and given millions of dollars. He’s cruel and dangerous. The next thing he’ll do is serious hurt or even kill another player on the field. Anyone that can do what he did is capable of murdering humans. The people of Philly that are animal lovers must be livid. I feel very sorry for them. I hope that they all boycott the games and let it be known that there is no bringing back the animals he killed. There’s no changing the lives of the poor dogs he’s scared for life. It makes me physically ill to think about it.

  194. <cite>Margaret </cite>posted a comment on

    I truly believe that by his actions, Mr. Vick has shown he cannot handle being in the public “limelight”, or be trusted to provide a role model for our youth. However, as the NFL thinks he is ready, here is a thought. I am sure Mr. Vick would like to “redeem” himself in the public eye, so what better way to do it than to allocate a yearly “donation” (a good portion of those millions, it’s a tax write off) for furthering animal programs to stop this type of abuse. Surely someone can address this with him at the “proper” (while in front of a rolling camera) time.

  195. <cite>Bogey </cite>posted a comment on

    Pisses me off because I loved watching the eagles… Go Spags!!

  196. <cite>Mark </cite>posted a comment on

    I think that this sends a clear mesage to our youth that no matter how heinous your crime, you life will not be adversely affected. Wow! He now gets paid millions to sit on the bench! I’d commit the crime if I could get that kind of pay for doing nothing!

    So it will now become a gang-type rite of passage to commit a crime because they know that they will only be slapped on the wrist. What’s next? $5 milion deals for murderers? Disgusting.

    Personally, I hope that the teams fans boycott them until Vick is completely removed. That is the ONLY way that the idiots at the top will give a crap what people think - if they are hit in the pocket.

  197. <cite>Sandy Marks </cite>posted a comment on

    They should slap an outrageous monetary fine on him and take all the money he’ll be making in the NFL. The Eagles should make him set up a fund for abused animals and he should have to clean cages at the animal shelter for years of community service. The ASPCA as well as all pitbull organizations should file suit against him and receive a monetary judgment for his actions. Hit him where it hurts, in the money belt.

  198. <cite>Chris R </cite>posted a comment on

    The blood lust running through the vast majority of these comments is the exact same blood lust that fuels dogfighting. It comes from a relentless, nagging fear that you’ll never be happy, no matter how many dogs you own or how many people we string up. If some of these commenters had the 5% of the spirituality of a dog, or spent 1% of the rueful energy expended here on actually DOING something to change what bothers you, that fear might start to go away, and someday, so might dogfighting.

  199. <cite>Tina </cite>posted a comment on

    I AM NO SUPPORTER OF VCK, BUT HE PAID HIS DEBT TO SOCIETY. I CAN ONLY HOPE HE HAS LEARNED WHAT AN AWFUL THING HE WAS A PART OF. HE SHOULD WILLINGLY AND FOR FREE BE AN ADVOCATE FOR THE HUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS. MAYBE PEOPLE IN HIS CIRCLE WOULD LISTEN TO HIM IF HE WOULD BE OUTSPOKEN ABOUT WHAT A HORRIBLE THING IT IS THAT HE HAD DONE. MOST PEOPLE DON’T HAVE REMORSE FOR THEIR ACTIONS ONLY REGRET ON GETTING CAUGHT! LETS HOPE HE IS DIFFERENT

  200. <cite>Olive and Caper </cite>posted a comment on

    Of course, Michael Vick is remorseful. He is remorseful that he got caught!!!! For the folks that say to forgive? Did he forgive the dogs who were loyal to their master and gave their lives? Did he forgive the dogs when they lost in the fighting ring? I cannot make apologies for not forgiving a man who electrocuted, drowned and hung dogs as a past time. I personally, have banned watching the NFL all together. I simply find no pleasure in watching the sport who would allow this man to return.

  201. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Thanks for posting the sponsors since I have written the Eagles and now will contact sponsors to voice my anger. It is impossible for me to put into words the distain I have for this person. Vick is the lowest of lows and should not be financially rewarded for anything!

  202. <cite>"Johnny D" </cite>posted a comment on

    We must let time tell, he can become a good spokesperson for animal rights organization if we all handle this properly!

    How many time do we let people out of prison for other crimes and they continue to do the same thing over and over. At least he is trying to make ammends for himself and do the right thing. So let’s give the man a chance to prove himself before we condone him!

    How many other sports figures are accused of drugs, etc. All we seem to do is ignore these issues and let them go on with their lives!

    I may eat these words, but give the man a chance to prove that he has learned his lessons and can teach both you and me something that we have been ignorant of for many years! Either some of you will come back with “I told you so” or I can come back and say that people can be taught just as we teach our pets!

    I AM WITH THE EAGLES DECISION TO BRING HIM ON BOARD AND I HOPE THAT HE DOES PROVE TO EVERYONE THAT HE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

  203. <cite>Brooks A. Batson , NP </cite>posted a comment on

    When a Man serves his prison sentance, he has paid his debt to society and must not be made to pay an iota more! To wish somebody physical harm, as one poster has done, is unacceptable.

    Bear Bating was one of Henry VIII’s pastimes (Burns, THE REFORMATION IN ENGLAND); blood sports have been with man for millennia. It is only in our generations that these practices are being taught to be wrong, and we must promulgate this teaching and not take the place of God in further judgements. A society that balks at history and refused to allow the teaching of Holy Bible and prayer in schools, but bans even the sovereign States (See, Xth Amendment) from displaying that summary of Law in Western Civilisation, The Ten Commandments: must expect exactly what it has fostered: godlessness and anarchy.

    The problem is not first & foremost the blood sportsman, it is the movement to outlaw God, and the evil consequences thereof. The Southern Poverty Law Center, B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Leagu, ACLU — these are the enemies of civilisation and the friends of anarchic cruelties! It is against these destroyers of Civilasation and the promulgation of Higher accountability which we must fight, along with teaching the ignorant about kindness to the lower Creation which we are given humanely to steward.

    Without restoring Constitutional Liberty, and preaching of Divine Law in the Natural Order, we can expect nothing better, for it is not enough for man merely to fear punishment in order to refrain from evil; he must learn to fear God and to look on his fellow creatures with the love of the Golden Rule in application.

    Can anybody disagree with this truth, to cavil about “separation of church and State” when it is Government who unites them in order to destroy both –Divine Law and State (& Individual) Sovereignty.

    Thank you — this issue really does bring forth the cry — ‘Why?’ The answer is because Man has sought to suppress God in favour of himself en masse. To that way of thinking there is no reply, when fear of punishment alone is not enough to restrain him from evil doing, and fear of God is no longer pemitted to be taught him from childhood, outside the very narrow sphere of the home & church, synagogue, temple, or mosque — which narrow sphere is not sufficient to cover all areas of human endeavour to which humane standards need to be learnt and learned why …

    To him who returns from evil doing to well doing, he shall not “die” (Ezekiel) but shall see Life (The Gospel).

  204. <cite>Blaze in TX </cite>posted a comment on

    When I first heard of Vick being signed to an NFL deal, I wanted to be sick. I watched Dog Town work with some of those dogs and sent donations. Pro sports in general do NOT make heros that our children should look up to now. You have the dog fighting, steriods, DUI, drugs, and the people in sports don’t put their foot down on this. They are only proving to OUR children that you can do something so wrong, spend time in jail and still get paid millions. What is this saying? This problem will never be solved when you have sick, sick people out there like murderers, rapists, gangs that still exist.

    I own 2 pits that I rescued. The most LOVING dogs, that I think I have ever owned. When my husband is at work, Sgt comes and cuddles with me and snores like my husband. Sgt. and my Chiweenie are the best of friends. I own 4 dogs, 4 cats, and a rat. I rescue animals and find good loving homes for them after I usually nurse them back to health. This is something I have done for over 20 yrs. My ex-husband worked for the gas company and used to have to go shut off gas in empty houses. People left their animals behind, locked inside with no care in the freaking world. No food or water. I would get a call at 2am to come rescue a dog. It was not unusual and not a surprise.

    Nothing will ever change unfortunately, until the leaders of our country put more stiff rules to law for abusing animals. I don’t have the energy to hate Vick, its not worth it, he is not worth it, but I do have the energy to do what I can to protest the Eagles and write letters to the President, Congress, etc.. If the people of the world would raise their children with morals and teach them to care for ANY living thing on this earth, maybe it could start the heal, or at least start the bandaid on the human race.

  205. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I made a pic that sums up my feelings fairly well. It was a fun project.

    Let him walk, but prevent the man from ever achieving hero status again. Is that so much to ask?

  206. <cite>B Culver </cite>posted a comment on

    His soulless savagery brought these things to the lead stories on all news shows. His name will always be attached with his jail sentence. Anything he does from now on will be prefaced with dog fighting and, hopefully, the torturing of animals that he took such great pleasure in performing. That is the part of this story that has to kept in the news, i.e. his laughing and enjoyment while dogs were tortured to their deaths, the female dogs repeatedly raped to drive the fighting dogs crazed. Never, ever let the specifics of his offense be sidelined or downplayed. We have to force the public at large to remember not just the throw-away line of dog-fighting, but the endless “animalistic” behavior that came so easily to this sad excuse for a man. No, I don’t believe he is sorry, but let’s use his celebrity to keep this story alive and maybe some good will come of evil.

  207. <cite>Lori </cite>posted a comment on

    It SICKENS me that Vick is being allowed to play again. It just goes to show - HE GOT AWAY WITH WHAT HE DID. And the only reason he isn’t doing it anymore is because HE GOT CAUGHT. If he hadn’t been caught, be assured, he’d still be doing it. That man doesn’t deserve to hold a dog or participate in any function that supports trying to get rid of animal cruelty - he is only doing it to make a name for himself - he’s NOT doing it for the animals. He thinks that he’s turned his life around because of being imprisoned? 3 years was not enought for what he did to those poor dogs! It all boils down to the mighty $$$. Eagles are just as much to blame for signing him. He should be banned from ever seeing the inside of a stadium ever again PERIOD!

  208. <cite>dB </cite>posted a comment on

    This scumbag should have been put away for a long time! I concur with Mark. I hope the fans boycott the NFL until that scum is run out of the sport!

  209. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    My opinion, you got it. Vick’s should never be allowed to play pro ball, maybe a job at McDonald’s, you know min. wage work! Of course he is going to tell the public that he is reformed. He will say anything to get back to pro ball.
    This does not excuse what he did to those poor animals. Dog fighting, everyone knows the out come, the one living wins! What about the ones that died? I have more respect for the dogs then I do for him.
    And what about the female dog that didn’t do what he wanted so he threw water on her and turned on the electric?
    It’s a crying shame! We in rescue work and and do without every day so a dog, cat or other animal will have a decent chance in life, that they so richly deserve.
    Then we have Vick’s and others just like him doing this to the dogs. They do not have a chance, not with the likes of people like him!
    I will tell you this. Every puppy is born innocent, it’s what man puts into them.
    This includes all breeds of dogs.
    Has anyone here ever encountered a Stafford, Pit, or other labels this poor breed has been given?
    I pulled one from a kill shelter, oh my God, Sweetest baby you would ever want. Anyone that really knows this breed, knows they are considered “People Pleasers”
    Any dog will learn to fight to survive after being tormented, abused and neglected.
    What I feel Vick’s should have to do is, ” Donate funds to every Humane Society, rescue, 501 or not, and sanctuaries here in the USA, every 6 months for the rest of his pitiful life!
    So Vick’s take that and chew on it a bit. Take that BLOOD money and spend it back on the ones you think so low about.

  210. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I think they should put these dogs in a ring with these people for about 10 minutes…..let them experience the pain for a change.

  211. <cite>Ted Snoddy </cite>posted a comment on

    I think the only way that Michael Vick can redeam himself as a convicticed dog abuse criminal that he was convicted of is to contribute an SUBSTANTIAL amount of his salary to fight animal cruelty!! Not just a pity-poor sum, but something that would ideally make a difference in combating the crime. Michael Vick, if you read this, I challenge you!! Put your money where your mouth is and redeam yourself, as you have not really paid society for your crimes against animals.!!!!

  212. <cite>deb </cite>posted a comment on

    We were all young and stupid maybe not this stupid but the other thing we have to remember is that we live in a society that says that if you are convicted of a crime and do the time you should be able to go on with your life. I think what Vick did is HORRIBLE but we have to remember that the United States of America says that you are punished and do the time you are able to go on with your life. There are other people in other sports and others even in the NFL who have done horrible things. One almost killed his girlfriend but he is still playing. I don’t think it is right that you take his livelyhood away for the rest of his life. Does he deserve respect NO but he should be able to return to his life as he knew it. There are a lot of differences between people that grow up in the North vs the South in everyday treatment of animals. This has been a learning process for everyone.

  213. <cite>Sue Trujillo </cite>posted a comment on

    In My opinion he was not a chld when he did this horrific crimes against the dogs ,just because he wants back into his high paying job he is going to be an animal activist . Well that is nothIing but BULL !If he is hired back to play on the Eagles it shold be boycotted… he is a waste of oxygen as far as I am concerned….

  214. <cite>Ms. Joey F </cite>posted a comment on

    I THINK VIC IS SCUM, HE SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO GO BACK AND PLAY BALL. IF INDEED HE IS ACCEPTED BACK HE SHOULD BE MADE TO DONATE A THIRD OF HIS EARNINGS TO THE ASPCA.
    HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN THROWN INTO THE RING WITH A FEW OF HIS DOGS TO START WITH.

  215. <cite>Animal Lover! </cite>posted a comment on

    I don’t care if that sorry excuse for a human being paid his debt to society he should not have been allowed back into the NFL and should not be allowed to make millions of dollars after what he did to innocent living, breathing, feeling animals. I hope all those who live in Philly boycott the Eagles for making the worst decision in Football history. I hope they make no money off of this and I hope picketers go out there in the millions and show pictures of what he did to these poor dogs. It is a disgrace that the NFL and the Eagles are allowing such SCUM play for their team. I am sorry to all die hard Eagles fans that this happened to your team.
    The penalty for animal abuse and abuse at this caliber needs to be harsher and needs to have lifelong consequences. 2 years in jail is not enough in my book…and not enough to deter others from committing this God Awful act. I am only comforted by knowing that he will spend eternity in a worse hell than he put those poor dogs through.

  216. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I am disgusted by the actions of Vic and everyone who thinks they can get by with this. I do not believe that he paid enough dues….maybe they should have given him some type of community service along with his jail time to helps those in need. Maybe he should take some of his very large income and start donating it to the education of how pets should be treated.

  217. <cite>Mrs. G. </cite>posted a comment on

    I have to say I love, love, love football … and I love, love, love animals … and I believe in forgiveness and the power of grace. BUT - I do not believe he should have the PRIVLIDGE of playing such a great game. Playing is not a right and the NFL should have a ZERO tolerance policy on convicted felons for any reason. They should not get the chance to make that kind of money by playing professional football. What kind of message are we sending to our kids? I have never cared for the Eagles, now I’ll be cheering for whoever is playing against them … every time!!!! If he gets to make that kind of money half should go to animal rescue and animal rights … for the rest of his life!!!

  218. <cite>Sandy Marks </cite>posted a comment on

    I bought 2 Michael Vick dog chew toys for my dog. (plastic chew toy made to look like Michael Vick in his football uniform)Profits went to the Humane Society of Jacksonville, FL
    Great idea!!

  219. <cite>Sueluk </cite>posted a comment on

    If He can be that way with living things, Id be scared to death of him! He should have been thrown in a pit with the dogs. The ones HE turned mean. I look at my 2 sweethearts and cant believe someone could do something like that. And yes Gaby your right–MONEY TALKS. He should never have gotten a second chance, just like a lot of the dogs.

  220. <cite>Lisa </cite>posted a comment on

    I believe one step to stop dogfighting and inhumane treatment of animals in general is for every city in every state to establish a small tax. Citizens without children pay taxes for schools. Citizens that don’t drive pay taxes for roads. Why can’t citizens pay taxes to help animals that live in their cities? I’m not saying a huge tax, but even a few pennies would put money aside for the animals. The money could be used to build better animals shelters and to provide care for those animals so they don’t have to be euthanized. The money could create awareness programs about animal cruelty (dog fighting, cruelty in general, the importance of spay and neutering, puppy mills, etc.). I believe there are enough people in this country that love animals that would be supportive of such a tax. Animals don’t have a voice. We are all they have. I don’t know where to start with this, but I think an animal tax would be a major first step in raising money to care for animals and educate the youth of this country about animal abuse and dog fighting.

  221. <cite>Chris </cite>posted a comment on

    Vick and others of his ilk should be required to take counseling as part of the probation process for at least 3-years. Hopefully then he may learn the error of his ways. Animal abuse is a “smoking gun” to other despicable abuses such as child abuse, spousal abuse, etc. And if you miss one session, BACK IN JAIL, and I don’t care who you think you are. Or how much they pay you. No one, read it again, NO ONE with any sense of decency or with a conscience treats another living thing so inhumanly.

  222. <cite>Joanne </cite>posted a comment on

    As a pet owner, dog & cat lover, and sponsor of many animal rights/humane groups, I am appalled that Michael Vick has been reinstated and will be allowed to play in the NFL again. To me his reinstatement is a bad example to young at risk people because it shows them that if you commit a heinous crime like he did, it’s okay and you can just call it a “mistake” and go on to make millions of dollars. To me a mistake is an accident, not something that was deliberately planned and repeated over and over. I understand that he did the prison time that was required of him, but personally I thought he should’ve gotten more time.
    I’ve been hearing alot of people saying he deserves a second chance and that’s a matter of opinion. To me, those poor defenseless animals didn’t get a second chance, why should he? No one is saying that this guy shouldn’t have a job, why can’t he get a job like the rest of us “regular Joe’s.” Why does he get to return to his millionaire lifestyle? Yes he lost everything but whose fault is that?
    I will continue to help fund programs to help fight animal abuse and dog fighting. At this time I am also boycotting Pepsi and all of its’ products and restaurants because they are a major sponsor of the Eagles. I realize that I am just one person and it won’t make a dent in all of the Pepsico enterprises financially but it’s an ethical thing to me. I have a good conscience knowing I am not contributing to this sponsor who endorses a dog killer.

  223. <cite>Tami Toppen </cite>posted a comment on

    I believe we should make it known to all sports teams, athletes and the olympics that we will not support them , their teams or their sponsors if they allow someone who has been convicted of a crime play on their team or indorse their product.
    Sincerely,
    Tami Toppen

  224. <cite>Della </cite>posted a comment on

    I don’t think Michael Vick should have been allowed back in the NFL. Sure, he served his time and I believe in rehab of convicted people, but he can make a living doing something else. It might not be the millions that he will make playing football, but I feel like he had his chance at that. This cruel use of animals for “entertainment” needs to be kept in the news and the sentences need to be stricter for all involved. I hate to see the breed eradicated, but for the poor dogs sake, maybe it should be.

  225. <cite>Lynette </cite>posted a comment on

    I think we need to educate youth about all forms of animal cruelty. The school system could be one place for teaching children about animal cruelty. I live in the country so I don’t know about big cities & what kind of programs that could educate them. I have read something about in Chicago, they have a program to get dog fighters to change their ways. It is important to start with the kids because they are the future.

  226. <cite>sissy </cite>posted a comment on

    I dont feel michael vick should be playing football yet. i feel he needed 5 years probation and mandatory to work in an animal shelter strictly for dogs thats been put through hell with dog fighting. these innoscent animals didnt get a second chance and i feel vick will do it again and this time he’ll be more secretive and hide it better.
    he doesnt have honest eyes when talking about what hes done. he felt sorry he got caught. he felt sorry for himself being behind bars, thats all.
    these people whose into dog fighting or any animal fighting and making money from it needs to be fined.and all the money they have should be taken away and distributed to animal shelters and especially to animal rehabilitation shelters for animals who has to be retrained. and the rest of the money should be for all the poor animals that was tortured, killed during the fight or other ways, and for all the poor females being made to breed continuously.
    vick does not deserve any pity. he knew right from wrong even if he was brought up around dog fighting. for him to kill animals himself,no matte rhow he did it., shows he has no remorse..he has no conscience and he has no regrets. afterall he did it over and over, how many years?? he has no compassion etc. can you imagine what hed do to a child?? i shutter to think!!

  227. <cite>kelly </cite>posted a comment on

    hi,hi, the guy should lose his cereer for what he did !! he like what he did and there was NO SYMPATHY FOR WHAT HE DID IT WAS ODVUSE ON THAT ! HE’S NOTHING BUT A LOSER TO ME!. HE SHOULD ALSO GO TO JAIL FOR A FEW YRS. FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!.

  228. <cite>Karen </cite>posted a comment on

    I will probably get serious backlash for my comment. I am a dog lover and have a pit bull of my own (she is the apple of my eye)..but I am also a forgiving person. And as I read these comments..you scare me as much as he does.

    He paid his debt to society…if you think he didn’t get enough jail time, then you need to take that up with your lawmakers and ensure toughter sentences are put in place..we can’t blame him for the flaws in our justice system.

    What better person to talk about what not to do..than someone who has been caught and suffered the consequences….his spot light can be used to put this issue in the forefront..trust me if he was the average Joe doing PSA’s no one would pay attention. He does have to prove himself..but I believe in giving him a chance to do so…not perpetually condemn him. There is recent incident in Texas of 600 puppies rescued from a puppy mill..will those owners get the same treatment as Vick..probably not..they are nobody’s and it won’t make the news like Vick did..they will probably get a fine. So they get off easy because they are not a sports figure…but they are abusers none the less.

    His status as a sports figure..is being exploited and he is being made to pay for the transgressions of all the other dog fighters that haven’t gotten caught..and will not get caught. Sorry for the dose of reality..but the only love this society has is the love of money..and unfortunately dog fighting..cock fighting will continue because there is money to made.

    If we are going to boycott..then why don’t we apply that across the board..and boycott the slaughter houses that give us our delicious ribs, steaks and chickents. Boycott ..the pharmaceutical companies, the makeup manufacturers as they test on animals. How different are they from Vick…that they are in a different industry and you don’t get to actually see what they do…that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

    If you are going to apply your wrath then it needs to applied equally.

    How to do we move forward…by educating our youth..and holding parents accountable..when the giggle and think their child injuring an animal is cute. By ensuring there are stiffer penalties for those who abuse other creatures. By having undercover agents..just like when battling drug dealers.

  229. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I think he did not serve enough time for what he did I also think letting him play football again is sickening. I believe that he should be drowned just as he did those poor dogs but not before he is pumped up for a bareknuckle fight w/ another that will tear him apart.
    I think the law should use him as an example and put him Back in jail where he belongs.

  230. <cite>Linda </cite>posted a comment on

    We’ve got to make the atmosphere in which dog fighting exists, penal. States need to have very strict laws with heavy monetary fines and stiff jail sentences. Until we make dog fighting horrific for everyone, it will continue to exist.

  231. <cite>Karen Doherty </cite>posted a comment on

    as long as fans buy tickets and the football league doesn’t suffer financially for their decision then nothing changes . The public has the ultimate power . Boycott every game , don’t be responsible for Michael Vick or the football league making one penny .

  232. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I am a believer in getting a second chance under certain circumstances. Two ways that I don’t agree with a second chance are what has happened with these poor helpless animals, they weren’t given a second chance, and murder, the victim doesn’t get a second chance. So Michael Vick should under no circumstances be able to rub what he did in everyones face, and sit there with his smug look and say he is sorry. Please!!!!! Of course Andy Reed has 2 sons that are loosers also, so he is trying to make an example that he wants followed with his own sons. My heart cries every time I think about what those poor animals went through, and what they are still going through just trying to fit in.

  233. <cite>Shelley </cite>posted a comment on

    I know if you are convicted of animal cruelty, you can not have contact with any animal for at least 5 years. So the picture of him with a pitbull is actually a probation violation. Is he always going to be above the law. He should be in jail right now for that photo.

  234. <cite>Dixie A. Ver Wey </cite>posted a comment on

    I think everyone in the above comments hit each and every point to be made about Michael Vick. His punishment was not enough, he only said I am sorry to get back into the NFL to make that almighty dollar, as he did with his dog fighting business. He needs to pay the rest of his life for all the “murders” of each and every dog he caused to die. BUT..as I see it..he did not live on the primemises. That leaves OTHER equally bad people doing his bidding. I do not hear anything of their punishment. The people that was actually doing the brutality of the dogs. They are also as evil as Vick is for making available the premises to bruitalize all the dogs. I agree education is or can be a big help. But, there is and will be mean and brutal men that do not like any animal. Animals will continued to be brutilized in one form or another

    One must remember that dog is “God” spelled backwards. God will be the one to intervene at the evils end. Then, Vick and ALL his on property
    employees will be judged and finally punished in the proper ways.

  235. <cite>Alexandra </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick should never be allowed to be anywhere near another animal (the above photo is despicable). As far as I’m concerned, if he does deserve “a second chance,” he should have to dedicate himself to public service against dogfighting for the same number of years he participated in this barbarism. I believe that means six years. Eighteen months playing daily football in a minimum prison hardly equals six years of torturing dogs. As for the Eagles….I’ll be not only boycotting them, but also any advertisers that choose to support any game in which the Eagles play.

  236. <cite>Tricia Venech </cite>posted a comment on

    I’ve heard a couple of famous black people say on t.v. say that it’s a cultural thing. It’s not like he’s molesting or beating up children. I say, with a black president in office, Obama come out and condemn the practice. He needs to take the upper hand, over the famous black people trying to legitimize what Vick did and say it is wrong.

  237. <cite>Susan </cite>posted a comment on

    I think he is saying what he thinks the Football fans want to hear and will end up doing the same thing or something similar again. I hope he doesn’t but who and what says he won’t!!! I just have no use for ANYONE that causes harm to animals!
    I love football AND animals are just a wonderful part of my life, Animals cannot say anything but we all need to help them when we know they are in danger or are being hurt!!!

  238. <cite>Donna </cite>posted a comment on

    I think any game he plays in should be boycotted until the NFL gets the message that by bringing him back into the game, they are becoming part of the problem and people don’t appreciate that kind of morals. His actions can’t be erased by throwing money at the problem. Money won’t ease the pain of the many dogs that suffered because of him nor will it stop it from happening again if he is allowed to come back into sports as if nothing happened.

  239. <cite>Animal Lover! </cite>posted a comment on

    100% Agree Mrs G!!!! Do you all know Plaxico got 3 years in prison NOT JAIL PRISON for shooting HIMSELF not anyone else but himself! And all the disgusting things Vick did he only got 2 years in jail (yes, there is a difference a BIG difference). I am disgusted!

    I also agree with everyone who is saying it should be mandatory for him to pay a very substantial amount of money to the prevention and awareness of animal creulty! If he is making $1.6 million he should owe $1 million!

  240. <cite>Bogey </cite>posted a comment on

    @Chris R -WTF See a shrink!
    “It comes from a relentless, nagging fear that you’ll never be happy, no matter how many dogs you own or how many people we string up. If some of these commenters had the 5% of the spirituality of a dog, or spent 1% of the rueful energy expended here on actually DOING something to change what bothers you, that fear might start to go away, and someday, so might dogfighting.”

  241. <cite>dj spellchecka </cite>posted a comment on

    Commissioner Roger Goodell
    National Football League
    280 Park Avenue
    New York, NY 10027

  242. <cite>Kathy Benoit </cite>posted a comment on

    I think it is a disgrace to reward him for the cruelty he has caused to animals. I am appalled that the Eagles would even consider hiring him. They were a favorite of so many and now they should lose every fan they have. He should have to serve community service in an animal shelter or for a veternarian for the rest of his life.

  243. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Lets not forget that this type of cruelty starts with children who are brought to witness the bloodsport. Most forms of vilolent crimes can be traced back to children who abuse animals as a start. This is not just about cruelty to animals(although that to me is the worst), but drugs, and a lifestyle that promotes breaking the law at every level.

  244. <cite>Barbara </cite>posted a comment on

    He made a mistake, he did his time, he apologized, time to put his past behind and move on from here. Maybe he can change the way people view dog fighting.

  245. <cite>Reef's dad </cite>posted a comment on

    I think that educating the youth is the best path. Who are those youth? They likely grew up in the same environment, with the same heroes and with the same day to day thoughts about life as - Michael Vick. He says that is where he will focus his attention - on the young men who easily fall into bad generational habits. Grass roots style: going to schools and Boy’s clubs, etc.

    You can hate Michael Vick (I’m not a fan anymore) but if you take him out of football you also take away his power to influence those who he can influence - the next generation of those who condone dog-fighting.

    Give him a chance and see what he will do. Goodell and ASPCA head Sayres will not let Vick off the hook!

  246. <cite>Robin </cite>posted a comment on

    I am extremely disappointed in the whole Vick situation and the NFL. I do not want to waste energy being so upset but I had to give my opinion.

    I think Vick should give the message along with all of us. I also think he should have to donate a large portion of his salary to the cause. IT should have been mandated as part of his release.

  247. <cite>Rhonda D </cite>posted a comment on

    When I first heard about Michael Vick and what he did I was sickened beyond belief. And Furious. And full of hate for him.
    All I could think of was how much I love my pit bulls and all the work I do by fostering and finding homes for these seriously misunderstood dogs.
    I am NOT saying I completely forgive Michael Vick. BUT he did do his time in prison. He lost everything he had because of his mistake and there is nothing left he can do except move forward and try to redeem himself.
    And it appears that he is trying. He is making speeches against dog fighting, assisting the United States Humane Society and he also was ordered to pay over a million dollars to care for the dogs that were rescued from his kennels. What else can he do? We must stop vilifying him and let him prove himself and move on with his life.
    A sad thought that occurs to me from time to time is this: yes those dogs lived a horrible life and died an even worse death. But they brought attention worldwide to what a horrible “sport” dog fighting is. In a sense, those poor dogs were martyrs for their breed: they died so others can live and the world can be reminded that dogs really are our best friends. Dogs are just dogs: no one breed is worse than the other: you can raise any dog to be a killer and any dog to be healthy and loving and adjusted.
    I look forward to seeing Michael Vick do the right thing.
    I hope others can realize that they too are just human beings who can make a terrible mistake and maybe tomorrow it could be them on the news: no one is perfect.

  248. <cite>Nancy D Davis </cite>posted a comment on

    People should be prosecuted to the inth degree for abusing animals- no excuse. A high profile individual is even worse because he projects a very poor image for children and certainly no sort of role model. He should’ve served way more time for the crime.

    The Eagles may regret having such a dispictable character on their team.

  249. <cite>Sue </cite>posted a comment on

    Personally, I feel that no human being should have been capable of doing what Vick did.

    Also, If the public were made to watch video of what it looks like for a man to repeatedly slam a dog’s head against concrete until dead, they might be less inclined to forgive.

    Eradicating dog fighting comes w/ changing societal attitudes — when all truly believe that animals are thinking, feeling, innocent creatures, then animal cruelty, including dog fighting, will stop.

    Belief systems are shaped by family, peers, and society at large. So, outside our individual efforts in our own circles, assisting organizations that educate through any media is key to creating and influencing a more compassionate and sophisticated attitude toward animals.

  250. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Everyone deserves a chance to correct bad behavior. and that includes Mr. Vick. I am so sorry for the people in this format who wished him to be hurt, killed, or maimed. Those people are wanted to do to a human what the human did to the dog. Which is worse? And it does show a root problem.

    Mr. Vick should use his position and exposure to help children understand how wrong animal abuse is and he should use his situation to educate and teach and retrain. Young people today think a “tough” dog makes them touch and all it does is show how really stupid they are.

    When I see a young man walking down the street with a pit on a chain that would take an elephant to comfortably drag, I feel so sorry for the dog and the young man, because that young man had no one in his life to teach him compassion and love. We need to start a animal sensitivity train class in early grade school. Authoritites are using animals to teach in prisons with great success. We could do the same in schools.

  251. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I think boycotting the Phila. Eagles games would really make a statement. We are such a sports oriented society which is good but also there are real causes in life we must stand up for.
    Michael Vick doesn’t deserve a “second chance”. Think of all the poor dogs who won’t be able to get one.

  252. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Micheal Vick has served his sentence.

    This is all I hear from so-called football fans.

    Micheal Vick served a “special” sentence. Any regular person would still be in jail. He did nothing to help investigators, he did not turn in the names of others involved, he did not tell investigators where these things took place.

    He lied to his boss, the NFL commisioner and to the public. He first denied being involved, until he had no choice but to admit.

    Even today, he does not take resposibility for what he did. He says that when he was young, the police turned a blind eye, so he did not think it was as bad as it is.

    Micheal Vick, STAND UP AND BE A MAN. Stop blaming others, stop blaming your up bringing, start blaming yourself.

    Tony Dungee, I understand that you are a man of God, and MUST forgive and help the likes of Micheal Vick. But please stop telling us that he is sorry and has paid the price. NO he has not.

    Philly Eagles, glad I’m a Packer fan!!

  253. <cite>Linda </cite>posted a comment on

    Vick makes me sick and should have been locked up for years, not months. There should have a way to not only lock him up but to confiscate all of his money and possessions, and put a lean on all future earnings to be used for animal welfare. The Humane Society needs to reject him and stop making him and his followers think he has been rehabilated and is OK now. This evil, cruel monster will never be ok. Having stiffer laws and better punishment for animal cruelty would help.

  254. <cite>Katherine </cite>posted a comment on

    The very young need to be taught that animals have feelings too. This should be added to head start programs, animals should be reviered and not made fun of, that includes our kittens too. Any forced animal fighting should be stopped.

  255. <cite>Bryan </cite>posted a comment on

    OK, I was VERY upset with what he did, and it still upsets me. What he did was wrong, BUT, I believe that he’s truly working to make amends. He served his time in prison for what he did, and I believe that while there, he has turned his life around, I believe that what he has said has been sincere. He’s been working VERY hard since he got out of prison to show people that he is truly sorry. I also believe that since his release, being mentored by Tony Dungy has been helping him, and I for 1 wish him the best. YES what he did was wrong, but I believe that he should be allowed to play in the NFL again. He has paid his debt to society, and I believe continues to work at it, and I also believe that he’s working towards regaining people’s respect.

    I for 1 am a dog and cat lover, who believes people deserve second chances.

  256. <cite>Denise </cite>posted a comment on

    Its a disgrace that people that abuse animals only receive a “slap on the wrist”, when it is so indicative of their true personality and often, a prerequisite for abusing other human beings. They should start teaching people in the high schools how important it is to appreciate and respect animals. They are truly a gift to all of us on this earth.

  257. <cite>Joel </cite>posted a comment on

    The guy paid his dues to society. That is what the courts are for. Let him alone to talk to the kids about the negative of “Dog Fighting” and let Vick get one with the rest of his life and let him alone to play ball If he never does anything like that agin, it is a bonus. If Vick owes more dues, then a higher pwer than us will sort it out.

  258. <cite>Kimberly Peterson </cite>posted a comment on

    We need to make the punishments more severe so the criminals will think twice before breaking the law

  259. <cite>PitBullMommy </cite>posted a comment on

    I must say that I agree and disagree with alot of what has been said. I have a 2 yr old bully and I couldn’t understand why anyone would hurt any dog…esp. a dog that wants nothing more than to be loved. I was horrified by the nasty things that he AND the other people involved did (and do not forget that there were many people involved). BUT I have to agree that he has done the time and in fact he did more time than some NFL players have done for murdering people! He has basically been stripped of everything. Now if I remember, there were alot of people who believed that the dogs that were saved from him should have been put down b/c of the violence that they been around. BUT- they were given a 2nd chance and many of the dogs that were saved are living in loving homes with children! Now, again, I disagree with the many choices that he made, but I do believe in forgiveness and that MAYBE ?? he has learned a lesson and that he deserves the same second chance that those “vicious” dogs were given. Nobody knows (except Michael Vick) what he will do.

  260. <cite>helen </cite>posted a comment on

    After reading most of these comments I have to agree with most of you who said that we need to focus on the rest of the dogs still being used to fight each other. Vick should become a (non paid) spokesman for organizations that assist and rescue dogs especially Pit Bulls. Vick should also volunteer hours of work at these non-profit organizations and clean kennels, feed the dogs, exercise these dogs. Treat these dogs like humans are supposed to treat dogs. ?He should also become a donater $$$. He might not no any better since he was watching dog fights at the early age of 8! We do also need to educate the young ones by taking them to shelters and talking about dog fighting how it is wrong. We all need to get involve and if you see it or suspect it or know of dog fighting report it right away! Vick was found guilty and did his time. I truly don’t believe he is sorry for what he did. In this country he has the right to move on with his life. We have a choice not to forgive him.

  261. <cite>Kayla's Mom </cite>posted a comment on

    While Michael Vick did serve his time, what happens now? Is he required to donate a % of his NFL income to local humane societies, anti-dog fighting law enforcement, or community action programs? Is he still required to volunteer at animal shelters and animal welfare programs? To make amends to the animals and to animal lovers -as well as Eagles an NFL fans - he should step up, state he made huge mistake and show us his ACTIONS speak louder than words. He should be doing these things on his own, not because it looks good in the media to do so. Until then, he is still an animal abuser in my book.

  262. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I’m very disappointed with the Eagles and the NFL on their decision to reinstate Mr. Vick. Even though he served out his sentence, he is now going to be able to make millions of dollars again. I think part of his sentencing should have been that if he was EVER reinstated back into the NFL, most or part of his salary would have gone to charitable animal organizations, such as human societies, or the ASPCA for a number of years.

    I am a fan of the NFL and probably won’t boycott Eagles games because they are so limited, but I sure will be curious to see who advertises during them. I will take note of that!

  263. <cite>Alexis </cite>posted a comment on

    I feel that Michael Vick’s conviction could be a blessing in disguise.

    His celebrity status helped shed light on a pervasive problem that mainstream media prefers to ignore. Also, his celebrity status can also help improve the plight of fighting dogs.

    Every interview I’ve seen with Michael Vick shows him as a person who has taken responsibility for his actions, shows remorse, and wants to make a difference moving forward.

    He has teamed up with the Humane Society of the United States and is lecturing around the country to kids in urban areas who are most susceptible to engaging in dog fighting. These kids idolize athletes, and I believe that Michael Vick can have a positive influence on these youths.

    While dogs suffered as a result of Michael Vick’s actions I believe that many future lives will be spared thanks to his involvement for the “other side.”

    Everyone deserves a second chance, especially when they own up to their mistakes, take responsibility, and try to make the world better as a result.

    It’s easy to judge and harder to forgive. This man’s heart seems to be in the right place now and I guess time will tell.

    IMO animal activists should stop criticizing Michael Vick for his past actions and encourage him to paint a brighter future for dogs by redirecting youths who’d normally go down the same road of violence, blood and death.

  264. <cite>Demetrius </cite>posted a comment on

    Leave the man alone he served his time. He’s not the only one doing this. It was stupid I do admit but he has done his jail time. Let the man take care of his family and pay his bills and put food on the table. Micheal vick is going to have to live with what he did for the rest of his life. That will be his punishment .

  265. <cite>laylakiki </cite>posted a comment on

    I think he should be put through the same torture he
    put his dogs through. Male and female alike. And then
    thrown to the dogs to finish him off! No forgiveness from
    me on this matter.

  266. <cite>Lisa </cite>posted a comment on

    I think Michael Vick would make the perfect advocate against dog fighting in a giant campaign!

  267. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I think we should make the laws stronger than what they are now and then the fines stiffer to! and if you are a public figure like m.v.you should be punished to the fullest extint of the law and prohibited to do what ever you do [like football -no more period.,movie star-no more movies.,singer-no more songs.] etc…… we as americans really need to make stronger laws to be able to stop this kind of horrible happenings. they barbaric and sadistic. if I could Id do to them what ever they did to the animals. but unfornatly its not up to me! so what we need to do is maybe start w/the judges with out them helping us the animals dont stand a chance cause their the ones who give out the sentences.

  268. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I THINK THAT NIEGHBORHOODS NEED TO START A NIEGHBORHOOD WATCH PROGRAM TO WATCH OUT FOR THESE TYPES OF CRIMES IN THIER NIEGHBORHOODS. IF THEY CAN FIND OUT ABOUT EVERYONE ELSES PRIVATE BUISNESS THEY WILL CERTAINLY HEAR ABOUT DOG FIGHTS. AND PEOPLE WHO ALREADY KNOW ABOUT THINGS LIKE THIS GOING ON IN THIER NIEGHBORHOODS SHOULD REPORT IT. AND ANY ONE WHO DOESEN’T NEEDS TO BE ASHAMED.

  269. <cite>L </cite>posted a comment on

    What he did or let happen to those dogs should be done to him. Let him fight to the death see how he likes it. He is scum. Maybe he will break his neck in his first game and be wheelchair bound the rest of his life, but wait, then he would again be a burden to society, again.

  270. <cite>Etna </cite>posted a comment on

    I don’t even know how anyone can forgive him. It takes an evil and deplorable person to harm animals the way he did, and just because he served his time and claims to have changed doesn’t mean he actually has. He probably doesn’t care at all about what he did, and is counting his blessings that he didn’t get a more severe punishment. His sentence was basically just a rap on the knuckles in terms of severity compared to what he actually did. It was in no way equal to the pain and suffering he caused those dogs, and makes me wish our justice system was based around some sort of “eye for an eye” system.

    I’m not hoping he sustains an injury and falls into a coma because that’s just not cruel enough; I’m hoping he gets paralyzed and has to live the rest of his worthless life like that.

  271. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I can’t believe any pro team would pick him up and I hope he plays as poorly as he lies!!!! Poor Micheal did a little prison time and now he’ll get his job back! He is a PIG and shouldn’t be allowed to play any pro ball. He is suppose to be a role model for our young people and just look what he does? Now he has the nerve to sit with a dog and that is suppose to make it all better! I think NOT,, Well it doesn’t do a thing for me, that’s all I can do is remember what he’s done. He should be BANNED from all pro sports. Pete Rose did a whole lot less and he still can’t get into the Hall of Fame and that is a shame.

  272. <cite>d </cite>posted a comment on

    he should have never been left out of jail,let alone be given back his nfl career back.put him a pit with 100 pitbulls and let them at him.

  273. <cite>Mary </cite>posted a comment on

    I think he should be executed for murder. I am shocked that he would ever be accepted by any team.
    I agree, he should suffer the same fate as the dogs that he mamed and killed. He should never have been let out of prison.

  274. <cite>Laurie E R </cite>posted a comment on

    I live in Philadelphia and am disgusted that the Philadelphia Eagles recuited Michael Vick to play for them…Many Eagles fans are claiming that they will not watch the Eagles but as soon as the season is in full swing, those same fans will forget that Vick was the cause of pain and suffering to poor innocent doggies and will be rooting for them and worse, HIM. He was on the news recently saying how he cried himself to sleep some night,,,,,,ISN’T THAT TOO FROGGING BAD

  275. <cite>Debbie Edwards </cite>posted a comment on

    We need to stop Vick. Please email the Eagles and any sponsors. This is cut right from the Eagles Home Page:

    Vick To Play With Starters, Says Reid

    August 25, 2009 | Last Updated: 8/25/09 1:25 PM ET | Comments (1)

    Head coach Andy Reid confirmed in his morning press conference that Michael Vick will play on Thursday night against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The starters are penciled in to play the first three quarters, and Reid said that Vick will get his game action during that period. He made it clear that Vick may see some action at the same time as Donovan McNabb or with the first unit. Kevin Kolb will play the fourth quarter.

    Coach Reid also updated the injury status of a number of players. Sheldon Brown (rib strain), Omar Gaither (knee sprain), Leonard Weaver (sprained MCL), Shawn Andrews (back), Todd Herremans (stress reaction in foot), Darren Howard (groin), Charleston Hughes (foot contusion), Tracy White (rib strain), and newly acquired Tony Curtis (high ankle sprain) all will not play against the Jaguars.

    Brian Westbrook will play in the game, although he won’t play all three quarters, said coach Reid.

    Finally, Curtis Gatewood, the recently signed linebacker, will see action during the game.

    – Posted by Bo Wulf, 1:23 p.m., Augut 25

  276. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    i think that all people deserves a second chance. We have all done somthings we are not proud of. I am a animal lover, I own two dogs and two cats, but the man is human an he deservs a chance to move on from the past, walk past the shame, learn from his mistake and start his life on. I have heard and read articles from the supporters and the non supporter of this young man. I was looking a on of the history channels on tv and they were talking about the space race and how in the beginning they used dogs to launch in space to see how the dogs would react to the climate changes and the other things going on in the outer astomshhere, was this right, no. we are still giving the space program a chance so give Mr. Vick a chance.

  277. <cite>Carolyn VanBramer </cite>posted a comment on

    I have written to the NFL and The Eagles to tell them they should hang their heads and now I am being harrassed by a family that calls themselves GOOD CHRISTIAN FAMILY. I asked them if they knew that humans were thrown out of Eden and not one animal. Animals were first in Eden/Paradise and anyone who hurts any animal will have to answer to God for harming ONE OF HIS ANIMALS and that those who did harm to them can rest assure they are now God’s Angels. Another person asked me if I was a Vegan and complained about boycotts and said they are only animals. Well Eric you will have to answer at the Gates. Such ignorance. You can join many many boycotts online and on FaceBook. Boycott Vick, NFL & the Eagles. If you love animals give up Sunday afternoon & Monday nights watching the low life NFL. Shame on the Eagles & the NFL.

  278. <cite>Priscilla </cite>posted a comment on

    The bottom line is Education and volunteers. As for Vick and the NFL. If I went to jail and was released I would be a convicted criminal. I would then be turned away from every major corporate job In the world. He is a criminal and he should not be allowed the perks or the pay of which hard working honest good people earn. PERIOD

  279. <cite>Janneane </cite>posted a comment on

    MV is disgusting! “Sorry”… do something and become an activist in the fight to stop dog fighting ‘ jerk ‘!!!
    the ppl who support him and value his game only know about how he plays football and they really dont know the larger picture or care about it due to their own selfishness and ignorance…
    the media who give this jerk of the year press and suggest that groups like PETA and other animal rights groups and activists are merely pebbles in this world of fight for change… and that all that MV has done will be quickly forgotten, ARE the ones we should be reacting too… MV is a worm in a festering wound of complacency and non action… it is not his fault that he knows nothing other then he does — this is due to the lack of learning about compassion and accoutability…. his world is only what he sees…
    its the ppl who wirte the articles that sell his popularity and give him the spotlight… who cares! give him nothing, let him play the game, let him sign the deal with Phili, let him sit with the eyes of millions who despise him and know him for what he has done… and let the government of America know that their inaction proves their ignorance and incompetence for change…

  280. <cite>Jesper </cite>posted a comment on

    @Demetrius

    Leave the man alone? Just because he served his time doesn’t mean he feels any remorse at all for what he did…

  281. <cite>Tammy </cite>posted a comment on

    I am sickened by this. If the NFL believes this is acceptable behavior then I want nothing to do with the NFL. I will not pay to see a game nor will I go and spend money at any establishment that supports NFL games. I may not matter to the NFL, but maybe more people will do the same as me and it will affect the NFL. It has to be known that the American people to do not care how good you play if you go out and cause harm. Hey, why don’t you just hire OJ Simpson too while you’re at it. Enough said.

  282. <cite>Betty </cite>posted a comment on

    I despise Vic and what he did…I despise the NFL BUT do you know there are still cruel people out there?
    In a Greenville, NC paper Saturday, It was reported that someone set an 8 week pup on fire.Her little ears were burned off and she has 2nd and 3rd degree burns all over her body plus her jaw was broken..What kind of Devil would do this to a tiny pup ?..If that person was in front of me now, I would kill him or her and feel no remorse.
    What kind of people are we raising ? Today a poor pup, tomorrow a person !!!

  283. <cite>Nancy Swartz </cite>posted a comment on

    It is a sad day, when someone who has committed the atrocities that M. Vick has against animals is allowed to
    be in a position to influence children. Unfortunately I believe his influence will not be against dog fighting. He’ll show how you can be in prison, come out of prison
    and, never show remorse for what you did and still make millions. I believe in forgiving, but first the person has to admit that they were wrong. Mr. Vick never has. What second chance did he give the dogs? I hope that the Eagles loose every game they play, that he is in./

  284. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Join the BISCUIT PROTEST!!! Whenever you see any Philadelphia Eagles merchandise displays, leave a dog biscuit or even a PHOTO of a dog biscuit. We are doing this here in Texas! Let’s make it NATIONAL! Take a dog biscuit to an Eagles game! Let the Eagles know that YOU ARE NOT HAPPY! MAIL a biscuit to the Eagles front office!

    Spread the word! JOIN THE BISCUIT PROTEST!!!

  285. <cite>Carola </cite>posted a comment on

    Short term I would love to see people getting some sort of cash rewards for telling the authorities about these fights when they happen. I want to see longer jail terms & harsher punishments for all the involved. The law has to change in the entire country about animal abuse & cruelty. Anyone who have seen Animals Planets programs about ASPCA etc knows very few people actually get any kind of punishment when clearly negelecting dogs etc.

    Long term I would like to see that people get more aducated about dogs and dog fighting, the damage it is doing & how cruel it is to the dogs. We need to show that dogs have the exact same feelings as we humans do; feeling pain, being scared, stressed, happy, sad etc.

  286. <cite>Laurie E R </cite>posted a comment on

    Pete Rose was banned from Major League Baseball because he gambled but,,,,,,,,,,,no one was hurt…..
    Michael Vick HURT sweet animals……….He Should be banned from the NFL

  287. <cite>Carol </cite>posted a comment on

    Wow! I am surprised at the large number of unforgiving, vengeful, hateful folks around here. Vick is working with the Humane Society to go around teaching kids not to do what he did and why it was wrong. He served 2 years in Leavenworth which ain’t the Ritz. He lost more money than most of us will ever see. And people actually want to see him killed? a vegetable? What makes that wish any different than electrocuting a dog?

    My thought is that at least he is trying to make whatever amends he can. Of course, he can’t undo the horrid abuse he heaped on helpless animals, but he can attempt to change and make the world a better place. There are too many “bad guys” out there who never repent, never attempt to right their wrongs, and continue to make poor choices until the day they day without society continuing to punish those that are trying to make things right.

  288. <cite>Lynn Lebel </cite>posted a comment on

    I will never support a team that has him as a player, no matter what team. What he did to these poor aniamals is unthinkable and uncalled for, it is only to bad that he was the one who got caught THEY SHOULD ALL HAVE TO FIGHT FOR THERE FOOD,or maybe the right to earn a paycheck, it just makes me sick to death that this is still going on and people do not know or care enough to stop it

  289. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I watched his video about volunteering to teach classes about the wrongs of dog fighting and he also said he is sorry…….

  290. <cite>Carla </cite>posted a comment on

    I think it is disgraceful of this website to be picking on Michael Vick like this. The man made a mistake and paid the price for it. Hopefully, he will turn a new leaf and actually help the animal community like he says he plans to do. There are more constructive ways to gather support against dogfighting than to hang your hat on Michael Vick. Maybe try presenting the facts and telling us what we can do instead of buying into this sensational media garbage. I am ashamed of you, Dogster.

  291. <cite>Maryann Ellis </cite>posted a comment on

    Reinstating him sends the wrong message. All the jail time in the world is now not even a memory. He is receiving financial gain by playing ball. The NFL needs to feel it where it hurts=loss of tickets sales. The NFL is to blame now!!

  292. <cite>Lynn Lebel </cite>posted a comment on

    Carol, you are to forgiving. He knew it was against the law and even more IT IS WRONG!!!

  293. <cite>Ron </cite>posted a comment on

    He did serve his time. I know Toni Dungi who does prison ministry supports him. I believe he feels we should give prisoners a chance to make it after serving their time and turning away from their horrible behavior. Lets see how he conducts himself and perhaps he can help raise awareness and even funds for the crime he committed and is hopefully in the process of repenting for!

  294. <cite>Anthony </cite>posted a comment on

    I SEE NO ONE SPEAKING OF ALL THE ILLEGAL BASEBALL PLAYERS RIGHT NOW. MONEY TALKS AND ALWAYS WILL. DOESN’T MAKE IT RIGHT BUT STOP WILL ALL THE BOYCOTTS OR BE EVEN ALL ACROSS THE BOARD

  295. <cite>Matt </cite>posted a comment on

    I am biased on this issue. I really prefer animals to humans ( though, I think we are animals ). When a person can do things like force animals to kill one another for money and … and whatever tf else they are trying to achieve and they are unable to stop then I believe they belong behind lock and key. I also believe that they should perform community service in the area that they messed up in. If ( V ) ick is going to be the poster child for this issue then he should be on the front lines 24/7. He would have no time to play football.

    That said, the evil part of me that wants revenge figures there are a few NFL players that are animal lovers and Mr Dick…Vick will get the sacks he deserves.

    I recently lost my canine companion of 9 years and it makes me 100 times more angry than usual that this sack of turds is walking around. My dog was abused by her first people and when I think of her face I remember the anguish she lived in everyday of her life…ahhhhhhhhh

  296. <cite>astrid </cite>posted a comment on

    There’s nothing I can say that has’nt already been said, but I will reiterate a couple of things. Like everyone else responding I’m an animal lover. My dogs are my life. They are my reason to get up in the mornings and live my life. I’m the 1st in line to agree that Vick is the scum of the earth, but he did for dogfighting what Rock Hudson did for AIDS. He made it a well known and public forum. I don’t feel the time he served was nearly long enough nor do I think he should be able to play football again, but the fact remains that he’s done the time sentenced and he is going to play again. I watched the interview with him and hope he means what he says. As much as I disllike him and what he did, I personally would’nt wish for anyway to be hurt or killed. Besides, I’m a firm believer in karma and the age old adge, ‘what goes around comes around’.

  297. <cite>RAY PLOURDE </cite>posted a comment on

    ITS AMAZING HOW ATHELETES CAN GET AWAY WITH MURDER AND I MEAN THAT LITTERARY…GOT MONEY PAY THE JUDGE AND THE COMMISIONER OF THE NFL AND YOUR IN….THE MAN SHOULD NO LONGER BE ALLOWED TO PLAY IN THE NFL EVER….HE COMITTED A SCUM ACT AND BASICALLY GOT AWAY WITH IT…ON THE FIRST PLAY FROM SCRIMMAGE IN THE FIRST GAME I HOPE A 330 LB LINEMAN PUTS A HIT ON HIM SO HE DOESNT GET UP FOR A LONG TIME

  298. <cite>Deborah Kirkland </cite>posted a comment on

    i can’t believe that the Eagles, let alone the NFL, took Michael Vick in. i believe it says a lot for this team and this whole sport to let someone so despicable back and what is being said is not positive. this guy should be trying to get a regular job like the other convicted criminals who get out of jail. i really think that Vick should be made pay for the future medical bills that result from the horrific conditions the dogs went through. this guy is a PIG!!!!! as far as demetrius’ comment goes, think about what you just said. no he is not the only one doing this but he was one that got caught. “is going to have to live with what he did for the rest of his life. that will be his punishment.” what a load of crap. he has just been given a free get out of jail ticket. get your head out of your ass!




Since: Aug 25, 2009
Posted on: August 25, 2009 5:20 pm
 

Thoughts on Michael Vick as an Eagle

  1. <cite>Kodi </cite>posted a comment on

    It seems that the “animal community” is already well aware of these horrible acts and the fact that they need to stop. Now we need to focus on the communities that aren’t as well informed, and maybe not as educated. Just because you have money to spend on dog fighting rings doesn’t mean you are affluent. I feel we need to start with the youth of this nation. Especially in the poorer parts of the country. We need to not only teach them that dog fighting is wrong but also that ANIMAL CRUELTY in general is wrong. I feel the youth of today aren’t as compassionate as I was when I was younger ( I am in my 20s so it wasn’t that long ago for me). We need to teach these kids compassion before they get a chance to become cruel. This is true in all communities, not just in the poor. I have watched as a five year old ran up to my dog at a dog park and slapped him across the face as his mom just giggled behind him. Where did he learn that was okay? I think I was the first person in that boy’s life to repremand him, I feel sorry for the dog they owned.

    In conclusion, I think it all starts with the youth and educating them at a young age to be compassionate about the animals and people around them.

    Kodi

  2. <cite>PJ </cite>posted a comment on

    I think Michael Vick is the SCUM of the earth and I hope that if he is reinstated, he suffers a concusion that will leave him a vegetable.

  3. <cite>Tara </cite>posted a comment on

    I have lived in Philly for 4 years now and I never really was a Eagles fan but now I despise that team and the NFL. I am boycotting all things eagles and getting people together to Boycott it all. This is a sad time when people that kill dogs can still make millions in sports.

  4. <cite>sari </cite>posted a comment on

    it boils my blood that he is even holding a pup in this picture. did anyone read his apology and how he was planning to changed? well no need, it still sounded un-remorseful!. no animal should be part of this person’s life or near him. There is zero compasion or kindness that runs in this man’s blood. i would be very afraid!

  5. <cite>Christine </cite>posted a comment on

    Being an owner and lover of American Pit Bull Terriers no one more than I was as hurt and furious at Michael Vick for his inhumane actions. However, I am not above forgiving someone…We need to stop acting like unrealistic, intolerant folks and FORGIVE…If not, how are we any better than the very people we are angry at?

    People have put more effort in hating Vick, than actually helping the dogs! How do you change things? You educate, you get up off your rumps, stop pointing fingers, and actually do something!

    Signed,

    Tired of folks whining and waiting for your actions!

  6. <cite>Bogey </cite>posted a comment on

    As an animal lover and a Philadelphia Eagle fan this decision stabbed me in the heart. How could MY team do this? VERY dissapointed that we were the ones giving him the 2nd chance. Vick got caught - he had to do the time. Does that make him rehabilitated?? I know our coach has softened after both of his sons have had run-ins with the law, so he is open to second chances. But I am not opened to paying this guy million(s) and forgetting what he did.

  7. <cite>Gail F </cite>posted a comment on

    I hope the NFL suffers a great financial loss for reinstating Michael Vick - this is just unacceptable. If he had been convicted of murder and “completed” his sentence, would he be allowed to play for the NFL then too?

  8. <cite>CG </cite>posted a comment on

    I think he is saying what he thinks people want to hear. He has to prove himself. How do you do a complete 360 and go from hurting and killing dogs to wanting to help. I have to see it to believe it.

  9. <cite>2bpurring </cite>posted a comment on

    I can’t answer what’s next…I still can’t process the fact they are letting Vick back into the spot light with the ablility to make millions of dollars. As far as stopping further dog fighting rings, it needs to start with this countries youth. They have continued to show less and less compassion for all living things and must be taught to care for and protect animals. If we can not learn to treat the animals in this nation better, what possible chance is there for it’s people!

  10. <cite>Beth </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick is a jerk and there are so many like him. There has to be harsher laws. I have a neighbor that I have reported for neglecting and beating his dogs. Not to mention they have no shots and have not been fixed. I feed them as they are hungry and thirsty. I spend a few minutes loving them but they still end up in an abusive home. The animal control in Tucson AZ has done nothing about it. There are dog fights through out this community and nothing is done. There is a ramped amount of abused animals and still nothing is done. It’s just like gangs and drugs, everyone closes and their eyes. No one steps up to the plate even when you report what is going on. There needs to be huge fines and JAIL time for animal abusers. There should be something mandatory and enforced to have animals neutered and to have their shots. More funding needs to be provided to animal rescue and shelters as well. We need to put pressure on our local governments on up. How can I help?

  11. <cite>Frieda </cite>posted a comment on

    I think it is an atrocity that Michael Vick is being welcomed with open arms into the NFL. I don’t think they are sending a good message to young people about the consequences of their actions if they break the law. Money seems to be the only thing the NFL is interested in. I doubt if it would happen, but If the Philadelphia fans are as outraged as they claim they are, they will boycott the games and put a huge dent in that organizations pockets. I’m not going to hold my breath, though.

  12. <cite>Dogster Rules </cite>posted a comment on

    It seems that it has been made a minor hand slap! Now he gets to play football again and the money he gets is way too much even if they think it’s nothing!
    Michael Vick’s dogs careers ended in a horrible and cruel way if they did something wrong! I think Michael Vick’s career should have ended too, but of course now we see that sports are much more important in this country than animals!!!!!
    Michael Vick is discusting! I do not think that his picture should grace the pages of Dogster and Catster!

  13. <cite>Adrianne </cite>posted a comment on

    I think one very important way to stop this is to have much stiffer jail terms, I would like to see the punishment for abusing an inoccent animal be equal to the punishment for abusing a child.
    All the torture he did and all he got was a little over a year in jail and starting his life over? Ridiculous!

  14. <cite>Ali </cite>posted a comment on

    I despise the NFL decision, he doesn’t deserve a second chance, the dogs did not get a second chance. I hope that his career ends in no time.

  15. <cite>Gail </cite>posted a comment on

    On the one hand, I do think that once one has “done one’s time” that a second chance should be given. On the other hand, it makes me sick to think he can just go back to the NFL and in a few years maybe all will be forgotten. I’m disappointed in the Eagles. I think that, as part of his reinstatement, he should be made to donate a substantial portion of his ridiculous income to animal charities and he should have to do PSAs and make appearances to talk about how terrible dog-fighting is. He should be made to work in a shelter in the hopes that he will learn that no animal should be treated in such a way. He’s getting off too easy and now he gets to go back to his cushy life.

  16. <cite>Flip </cite>posted a comment on

    I wish somebody would do to Michael Vick exactly what he did to those poor animals : I live in Mexico where bullfighting goes on all the time , so what can I say . I don’t know how people can get away with such horrible cruel customs. As for Michael Vick ,I find him a deplorable person .

  17. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    There is no place for Michael Vick in the NFL. He did not serve time for the slaughter of dogs, he only did time (on a plea bargain) for racketeering. Many people, especially those that support Vicks return to his million dollar “job” do not know the extent of his crimes. Where was the second chance for the dogs he beat, shot, drown, electrocuted and burned and burried?

  18. <cite>Lynne </cite>posted a comment on

    I want to know the names of the sponsors of all of his games. I intend to start a Facebook page and put pressure on the sponsors that if Vick plays, i will encourage people to boycott their products.

  19. <cite>Naomi </cite>posted a comment on

    I think he is one of the most disgusting people. He has no epthy for the pain he caused these animals. He should be made to CARE for these animals. To feed, clean, pay for their home and food. Of course all to be done UNDER supervision. What a jerk. I won’t ever watch any team he plays on. He gives ANIMALS a bad name. They are more human than him and any other jerks like him. Grrrrrrrrrrr

  20. <cite>Arriana </cite>posted a comment on

    i think everyone is aware of dog fighting as someone had mentionned. What exactly are we teaching our kids? if you are well known as Michael Vick, you start a dog fighting ring, you go to jail , get released and bamb you are able to go back to making money and doing the thing you love most, in this case play football. What kind of message is that sending people? Animals cannot speak for themselves and i think it is our job to do so on their part. It disgusts me that people are running these rings around the world. I read an article that detailed what Michael Vick and partners did to these animals ( how they trained them, and killed them) I was in tears by the end.

    It is NOT okay to do this. We need to educate everyone about how animal cruelty is wrong and not tolerated. If you do something to animal that is cruel and inhumane you will be punished for it and NO you will not be praised to return to a normal life when you get out of jail. Parents need to teach their children respect to not only people but to animals as well. I’ve watched children hurting dogs and cats while the parents stand by and find this funny. It sickens me to the point where I have told the child to stop. I got yelled at by the parent but i also called my local pet save and reported this to them. It is clear that the child learned this from someone and it is clear that the animal has been abused before. the point i am trying to make is that people need to be pro-active in trying to educate and stop this sort of torture.
    WE MUST MAKE THE PUBLIC AWARE THAT THIS SORT OF THING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. . Telling someone that there are dog fighting rings isn’t doing anything . we know there are. what we need to do is join together and fight back.

  21. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    What he did disgust me. However, I do believe he learned a very valuable lesson: love from a dog. A person can make more friends loving dogs, cats, etc than fighting them.I think he should continue to speak out on animal abuse. I also agree with Kodi’s statement. We need to teach our children to respect animals.

  22. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I’m not proud to say I was raised in Philly. Bad decision Eagles, I assume it had to do with the bottom line..

    To end dogfighting, I think it’s all about education and stiffer laws. And we can all help make a difference.

  23. <cite>Sarah </cite>posted a comment on

    I think what he did was horrible, but what better way to honor the dogs he tortured then to have HIM raise awareness? I think having him talk to those young at risk youth is def. going to help, both in spreading the word and getting other communities involved as well. The HSUS has this pit bull training team, and what it does in the community is amazing, I recommend checking it out

  24. <cite>Gail </cite>posted a comment on

    I hate Michael Vick for what he did. I cannot wish him enough ill will.

  25. <cite>Linda </cite>posted a comment on

    I really think the ball is in Michael Vick’s court now. He has all the power and the money to take a stand against Dog Fighting and do something about it. He has found Jesus, according to him, and has reformed.
    Well, Michael, show us! Use your influence and your money to show us you are reformed. Show us what is right to do in this situation. Do a 180 turn-about and help the poor animals you have hurt in the past. It is in your power to do so.

  26. <cite>Laura </cite>posted a comment on

    My husband has been a lifetime Eagles fan, as well as a football player. Not any more. With the signing of this individual, he is no longer supporting his hometown team.

    We have two pit bulls as part of our family, along with a slew of cats, and we foster cats/kittens for a local rescue.

    I do not want to see this ex con promoting any kind of animal charities; it’s a travesty and a very cruel joke.

  27. <cite>joan simon </cite>posted a comment on

    I hate the Eagles’ decision. I now watch the games and make note of the sponsors and email them, call them or write letters. Some of the sponsors say they are getting a lot of negative responses. I am also boycotting the companies that sponsor the Eagles. I don’t know if we protesters can make a difference but I couldn’t sleep at night if I didn’t try. My response to cable companies and phone companies who say Vick deserves a second chance is that does the company support second chances for their employees. If so, I don’t want excons in my house and will not use that company’s services.

  28. <cite>Sandy </cite>posted a comment on

    I do not believe that Michael Vick should be reinstated. He is a cruel man, and should not be aloud to play football ever again. Why should he live the good life, when he killed so many loving animals. He should be locked up for good.

  29. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick should have to donate the money he makes to authorities in charge of hunting down the people involved in dog fighting. They are criminals and should be treated as such.

  30. <cite>Andrea </cite>posted a comment on

    I feel that people who abuse dogs in ANY form, especially dog fighting, should have the same treatment done to them. I am disgusted by people who use animals for their own morbid entertainment.

  31. <cite>Toni </cite>posted a comment on

    I think that America needs to wake up and use firm punishment for any animal abuse, it starts in childhood and if our children are not punished they will turn into the Michael Vicks of the world. Maybe if we were to treat the humans as they treat animals - for the punishment to fit the crime per se! I also think that anyone who causes harm to a animal is not fit to be in my world

  32. <cite>Debbie </cite>posted a comment on

    What a good example for the youth of America. There is definately something wrong with this picture. He doesn’t deserve my spit. I can not believe that the NFL thinks that he is reformed. Sorry, this is not answering the question, but have been wanting to get this off my chest for sometime.

  33. <cite>Nuria </cite>posted a comment on

    Where do we go from here? Forward.

    It’s obvious many people don’t care. They believe he did his time so let him now get on with his life. Too bad the dogs he owned can’t do the same, since many of them are dead thanks to him.

    I firmly believe the only thing this thing is sorry about is being caught.

    What we do from now on is keep reminding people that pets are not a form of entertainment, well not beyond throwing a ball and having it brought back, or dangling a feather at your cat.

    That team should be boycotted, people need to voice their disapproval, and he needs to be held more accountable for what he did.

  34. <cite>chris </cite>posted a comment on

    I live in Pa. and am ashamed that Vick the dog KILLER is playing with the eagles. He should not be allowed to play in the NFL ever! The problem with the NFL is most of the players are criminals anyway, so bringing him back doesn’t really matter. I know there are different taverns in the USA that will not play the eagles games on tv and will not serve coors lite beer. I hope everyone doesn’t give up signing petitions against him playing football. I WILL NEVER WATCH AN EAGLES GAME AGAIN!!!!!! I also will contact the sponsors with my feelings. Vick is a loser, his mother must so proud of both her sons. I hope Vick gets some of what he did to those poor dogs 100x over!
    ROT IN HELL VICK YOU MAGGOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. <cite>michelle </cite>posted a comment on

    I think it’s disgusting. But it’s the fans who are going to put money in the pocket of him and the organizations that are allowing him to play. Obviously, not that many people care. As for the forgiveness comment above, who says he won’t do it tomorrow if he thinks he can do it again without getting caught? There’s a reason people in prison are called “repeat offenders”. Do we never learn? I might sound heartless, but let’s think of the animals. They’re the real “victims.”

  36. <cite>Charla </cite>posted a comment on

    I think abuse of any innocent being is unforgiveable, whether it’s children, animals or the elderly. For the almighty dollar football has let him back. Yes, technically he’s paid his debt to society but not to me. I will never attend another NFL game because of him. I cried and lost sleep because of him when this all came to light. He owes me.

  37. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    BOYCOTT ALL PHILADELPHIA EAGLE GAMES! If we support the team that only shows we don’t care. If it hurts the teams pocket book - they will re consider! Michael Vick should not be allowed to profit.

  38. <cite>HRH QueenCat </cite>posted a comment on

    to be blunt - eff all is being done;

    the bigger Q is what CAN be done, other than sign petitions …

  39. <cite>Bill </cite>posted a comment on

    I would like to see Michael Vick fight a pit bull. We could televise it.

  40. <cite>Bogey </cite>posted a comment on

    Eagles were jealous of all the press the Phillies were getting. There is no need for FOUR quarterbacks!!!

  41. <cite>Bill </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick is a phony — NOT SORRY AT ALL.

  42. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Ban the NFL. If most people now have to pass a criminal background check in order to get work, the NFL should have even higher standards.

  43. <cite>ANNA </cite>posted a comment on

    I THINK HE SHOULD BE PUT IN A ROOM FILLED WITH ANGRY DOGS AND LET THEM RIP HIM TO SHREDS.

  44. <cite>Kim </cite>posted a comment on

    Not only is it unthinkable that he should be, in effect, should be allowed to get his privileged life back - but what sort of message does that send to people, especially kids?

  45. <cite>THERESA </cite>posted a comment on

    I WANT VICK OUT OF THE NFL FOREVER. I DON’T CARE WHAT HE SAYS HE’S GOING TO DO OR HOW MUCH $ HE’S DONATING TO ANIMAL SHELTERS. I’M FROM PHILLY AND EVERY DAY THE MEDIA SAYS SOMETHING THAT VICK IS DOING JUST SO PEOPLE KEEP THERE MOUTH SHUT. THE PRESSURE IS ON VICK.HE’S A DISGRACE. SACK VICK!

  46. <cite>Lisa </cite>posted a comment on

    This is unacceptable. Michael Vick should NOT be reinstated into the NFL, but should go back to JAIL. Anyone who abuses any animal has the makings of a serial killer and should not be part of society. Let’s throw Michael Vicks to the DOGS and see if he likes to be mauled and picked on. Remember one thing, ANIMALS have no voice. We are their voice. I will continue to protect animals… they have feelings too. Michael Vick has no backbone… he’s a COWARD.

  47. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    The history of killing animals is strongly linked to
    the killing of humans.

    It breaks my heart to think of what he did. Bu;t, all
    dogs go to heaven

  48. <cite>Chandra </cite>posted a comment on

    I can’t believe he got a second chance… as a vet tech and devoted animal lover, he should be chained to a tree and let his own dogs take revenge. The Eagles are stupid and I hope they loose all respect for taking on such a low life. It is jerks like him that give Pitts a bad rep. It is not the dogs but the owners that make them bad. He needs to suffer the way those poor dogs did. They have feelings too. I anger rages more than anyone could ever know! I don’t think he served a just sentence…. He has not paid his duty. Why is it much harsher punishment for beat a kid? What is the difference? Animals depend on us too! I just happen to like animals more, they are better behaved than most people’s kids today.

  49. <cite>I fight 4 animals </cite>posted a comment on

    The time is now to call, email and write to the Philadelphia Eagles and tell them how you feel. It is nice to vent on a blog but without tell the Eagles and the NFL how you feel, your words will go no where. I think, as the other bloggers, Michael Vick is the scum of the earth. He deserves to be treated the way he treated those beautiful dogs. What he earns should be sent to the dogs that are now in care. By the way, he never said he was sorry. He has never apologized. It is time to say it.

  50. <cite>Tammy in NC </cite>posted a comment on

    I do not know that there is anything that a___hole could ever do that would make me feel like he deserves to live & to be “free” to play football & make $$ doing so. He should have to donate all $$ he makes back to animal welfare organizations. I am not sure that he can do any good! He needs to die!

  51. <cite>Glenna </cite>posted a comment on

    I am disgusted at the NFL! Those players make a lot of money, and if Michael Vick had been convicted of murdering a human being, he would NEVER have been allowed to play football again, so WHY is he being allowed to play football after murdering dogs? I think we should all boycott the NFL! It is disgusting that he can just go on with his life and make all kinds of money when he has done such a horrible crime! No punishment that he received makes what he did right, and he is a disgrace to football and the NFL!

  52. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    First of all ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN, SECONDLY
    IF YOU KILL ANIMALS YOU HAVE A STRONG
    TENDENCY TO KILL HUMANS, THINK ABOUT IT

  53. <cite>jessica </cite>posted a comment on

    as far as I am concerned, his pushment did not fit the crime. We must encourage a stiffer punishment than a few months in jail..And then with Vick, getting reinstated with a football team, just wiped it all away..
    He was playing football, he should have been ban from playing football again….I am disgusted with the system
    for letting this happen. Where are the values and moral
    ethics of just being humane to all creatures, great and small..We need to fix the system…Education starts at home AND at school….Children will be the answer to ending this nightmare….

  54. <cite>Karen </cite>posted a comment on

    What Michael Vick did is about his feelings of inadequacy as a human being. He has no sense of self or connection to others. How else could he murder innocent beings the way he has?

    Michael Vick’s soul is void. What we can do in this world to prevent animal cruelty is to try to make sure that children grow up with a sense of self that is healthy and that they learn compassion for the world around them. The giggling Mom Kodi describes in his post is becoming more and more prevalent in this world. With the dog-slapping youth of this world being parented in such a way — we can expect to see many more Michael Vicks in our future.

  55. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I totally agree with Kodi, educating children is crucial. time and again when they catch some murderer it turns out there was a history of childhood animal cruelty. the cycle needs to be broken.

    in the meantime, Vick should NOT be allowed back into football. that is a position that children respect and look up to, and it is entirely inappropriate for him to be permitted back in line at the pro sports ATM. it just goes to show that it really is all about money and nothing else. I am apalled.

    I’m going to look into writing the NFL about this. I didn’t realize there was still another possibility to block his reinstatement and I intend to make my voice heard.

  56. <cite>Jules </cite>posted a comment on

    I think Vick should still be in prison, the profile for almost every serial killer has been animal abuse, now he is out, what next?? We cannot bring all those little dear hearts back, but we can keep fighting for harsher punishments for the people that have dog fighting,, their clients also, puppy millls etc, we need long prison terms, right now someone smoking pot gets longer jail time then someone killing animals, something is wrong there. I and everyone I know are boycotting the sports channels with Vick ,NFL and the Eagles, shame on them.

  57. <cite>MIKE </cite>posted a comment on

    All you VICK HATERS need to stop wishing harmful things to this guy. AND FOCUS YOUR ENERGY ON THE DOGS BEING VICTIMIZED. HOW MANY OF YOU HATERS HAVE ACTUALLY RESCUED A DOG THAT WAS A FIGHTING DOG.STOP COMPLAINING AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. FYI I HAVE 4 PITS THAT I RESCUED.

  58. <cite>Christine </cite>posted a comment on

    It’s disgusting that he be allowed to play again. He should have to pay at least half of his earnings to a foundation who can use the money for public awareness, law enforcement, or any other means to help stop dogfighting. Yes he’s a celebrity and maybe it sounds harsh… but regular joes who do this should also have all future wages garnished (and all moneys obtained illegally) go towards the same charity/foundation. Get the right people the money they need to do their jobs and really squash this problem.

  59. <cite>Mick </cite>posted a comment on

    I hope Philly fans pummel him with batteries.

  60. <cite>Bogey </cite>posted a comment on

    eagles fans are torn on this issue - this city has a bad enough rap for the fans…this will only make us looke worse. There a lot of great charities in the city that do good for animals and that is a shame. If anything, we will get some Vick $$ for our needy pets and release him in the off seaseon

  61. <cite>Bill </cite>posted a comment on

    People SHOULD boycott the Eagles but they care more about their stupid sports than they do about our country going to you know where…

  62. <cite>Mary Lynch </cite>posted a comment on

    I will not be watching any Eagles games while Mr. Vick is playing for them. And I was a big fan. My sister has suggested starting petitions to the sponsors of the Eagles and circulating them to all the animal groups I belong to online. The following are some of the sponsors:

    Radio rights holder 94-WYSP (Philadelphia, PA)
    PepsiCo Inc.
    Reebok (maker of Mr. Vick’s jersey for sale)
    Lincoln Financial Group

    Anyone who knows of any others or who can find out any others, please let me know. Also please feel free to pick up this idea and run with it on your own.

  63. <cite>chris </cite>posted a comment on

    WANTED TO ADD THE SPONSORS FOR VICK OR THE EAGLES!

    Call the Eagles Corporate sponsors and BOYCOTT their products!

    Comcast Corporation Brian Roberts 215-286-1700

    Verizon Wireless Lowell McAdam 212-395-1000

    KFC David Novak 502-874-8300

    Sovereign Bancorp Andrew Gully 617-757-5513 office 617-645-9894 mobile

    Lincoln Financial Dennis Glass 484-583-1400

    PepsiCo Indra Nooyi 914-253-2000

    Sprint Nextel Corp Daniel Hesse 800-829-0965

  64. <cite>Isabella Miram </cite>posted a comment on

    Any person that participates in the abuse of animals, that exploit for gainful purposes such as Michael Vick, should be held responsible and not be ‘honored’ by the NFL. Shame on them as well. It’s a green God they pray too, that has no morals.
    People should not allow this. This guy is no more remorseful causing the death of dogs and not caring about the lives of innocent animals.
    Dogs are our friends They die for us. They work alongside in rescue work, lead the blind and assist the lame. I adore them.
    We do not teach our children early enough to respect and be kind to animals. This ongoing education starts in the home and should be continued in school.
    People who do not respect animals - do not respect other people.
    Michael Vick should never be allowed again to become anything else but a mean human. He should perform public service in a shelter, caring for the animals.
    I am disgusted and furious.

  65. <cite>A voice for those without </cite>posted a comment on

    he, as repeating his name doesn’t add any value here, isn’t human, isn’t even a man. he hasn’t served his time, he hasn’t repaid his debt. the only possible way he could come close is to have to work at a vet clinic here in Ontario were “pitbulls” are outlawed. Then he can take the dogs home, supervised of course, be forced to care for them, meet all their needs and then be the one that uthanizes the dog because of other stupid men that passed the breed man law here in Ontario. his name belongs with bin laden, oj simpson, hilter amoungst others. he will not be remembered, he will be forgotten as a waste of a human life. he is less than dirt, dirt gives life, he only took and damaged lives, he is the toxic waste that governments don’t even know what to do with, he is even less than that. Now I feel sick to my stomach and I hope to never hear than excuse for a cowardly little nothing again.

  66. <cite>Lorriane Anderson </cite>posted a comment on

    I think that we should all ban anything to do with the Eagles. The only way to really get these people is through their pocketbooks!

  67. <cite>Lily </cite>posted a comment on

    This is further Lseeing how
    Money seems to bring a different type of justice to those with it. Rather then those without it…. Money that is!
    Disgusting! That is the only word, He should not ever play again!!!!!!!

    I cannot type the words I really want to call him and all the foot ball crazys who are bringing him back into their fold. I hope he fails miserably upon his return!!!

  68. <cite>Joan Kinn </cite>posted a comment on

    anyone that has seen and heard Michael Vick knows without a doubt that he has NOT changed. It’s all a big act so he can go back to football

  69. <cite>Marsha </cite>posted a comment on

    I think its pathetic that he can just go on like nothing ever happened. Do you really think he’s sorry about what happened to all those dogs, or just sorry he got caught?

  70. <cite>Bogey </cite>posted a comment on

    dawkins hit +Vick = out

  71. <cite>CAROL </cite>posted a comment on

    Be as aggressive as humanly possible and recruit National Guards to help arrest persons responsible for funding and holding these awful games and the Guard can also help round up the dogs and get to “no death shelters.”

  72. <cite>cj </cite>posted a comment on

    I think when someone is convicted of animal abuse, he/she should have to registered as an “animal abuser”. Much like a sex offender. And they can never ever be around or own pets of any kind.

  73. <cite>Heidi </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick is not the only person in this country to participate in organized animal cruelty. He took the fall for thousands of others who are not well known, and unfortunately, probably still support and participate in this criminal activity. Dont spend your energy hating Michael Vick, use it instead to expose the others who are continuing on in this legacy of cruelty!
    I agree with Linda, Michael, show us the change!

  74. <cite>Samantha </cite>posted a comment on

    I WAS an Eagle fan–until he is out of that uniform I can’t even watch a game that they are playing in. What is the lesson learned? NOTHING!!! Do what you want go to jail get out and get back what you had. I thought that when you were convicted of a crime it was supposed to be a punishment–the only punishment was to the poor dogs that he abused & killed.

  75. <cite>Shelley </cite>posted a comment on

    I think he should have to pay with the money he’s making in the NFL, also he should be taking classes and doing PSA about what he did to those dogs, he should go to the place where they are doing rehab on the dogs and look at them and see what he did to them. He needs to spend time with the dogs, get to know them, make him see what he did, if he dosen’t walk away in tears, then the man has no soul…or heart..
    Time will tell, I just hope that he remembers, and we the public NEVER let him forget!…

  76. <cite>Ellen </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael V should have to give 1/2 of his salary each year to the SPCA for every year he was involved in dog fighting! SHAME ON HIM!! Shame on the NFL for giving him a job!! He should be treated the same as he treated the dogs….

  77. <cite>stupidamerkin </cite>posted a comment on

    It is an atrocity how man abuses animals for self greed or twisted entertainment, but not shocking. Look at what he does to his fellow man. We have thousands of issues that need to be addressed, but unless we stop the agenda for mass murder genocide under the guise of health care and vaccinations, dog fighting and all the other dark and evil events will be insignificant because most if not all will be dead. Wake up. We have some very sick, demented and twisted men dead set on taking out 80% of the world’s population and if this sounds crazy, I wish it was, but I will leave you with the following quote.

    “A truth’s initial commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie was believed. When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and
    its speaker, a raving lunatic.” –Dresden James

  78. <cite>Eddy </cite>posted a comment on

    I’m not watching the NFL this year. I’m not buying tickets or any of their merchandise. I’ve been a football fan for years, but it’s easy to give up when I think about the dogs. Sunday’s will be for long dog walks instead of watching football. There are too many thugs in the NFL anyway. I don’t want my money or my time going there anymore.

  79. <cite>Bill </cite>posted a comment on

    Yeah Heidi, some f*ing fall.

  80. <cite>Emily </cite>posted a comment on

    I HATE VICK! he should have never had a dog, pitbulls are mean because he mistreated them, he abused them, he is EVIL, he should stay in prison for 25 million years. I LOVE PITBULLS!!!! i want their breed name to change to wrinklecron hound dogs

  81. <cite>cw </cite>posted a comment on

    i say put the perpetrators in the ring…let them know what it feels like to be mauled to death.

  82. <cite>chris </cite>posted a comment on

    MIKE posted a comment on August 25th, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    All you VICK HATERS need to stop wishing harmful things to this guy. AND FOCUS YOUR ENERGY ON THE DOGS BEING VICTIMIZED. HOW MANY OF YOU HATERS HAVE ACTUALLY RESCUED A DOG THAT WAS A FIGHTING DOG.STOP COMPLAINING AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. FYI I HAVE 4 PITS THAT I RESCUED.

    I DO DOG RESCUE AND HAVE SEEN SOME OF THE WORSE CASES, MY SONS ALSO HAVE PITS THAT CAME FROM A NOT SO GREAT PLACE. SO JUST BECAUSE WE ARE POSTING OUR THOUGHTS ON HERE DOES NOT MEAN WE ARE DOING NOTHING. SO BEFORE YOU JUDGE ANYONE MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT!!!!!!!!!!!

  83. <cite>Linda </cite>posted a comment on

    I understand Michael Vick served his time in prison for what he did and many think he has paid the price. I think he should continue to pay and here’s how. With his 1.6 Million from the Eagles, he has a little chump change in his pockets.

    I think we should make a reward system for those that tell and report to authorities of current and active dog fighting rings. When those offenders are sentenced for their crimes, Michael Vick has to pay the reward…say maybe $1,000 or $1,500 for each conviction! That gives incentive to those gambling and gets authorities in action.

  84. <cite>LC </cite>posted a comment on

    Although I do not agree with Vick’s poor choices, I have to say that I am surprised that people are not as concerned with all the professional athletes who have beaten/killed/shot humans. Take Donte Stallworth for example. I guarantee less than half of you have heard of him. He killed a person in a drunk driving accident. His BAC was a .126, well over the .08 limit in Florida. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and two years of house arrest. The NFL has suspended him for this season only. The issue to me is not how the NFL has responded to this deplorable conduct by professional athletes, but the fact that the media and general public have latched onto Vick’s story vs. Stallworth’s. I am an animal lover myself and I am no way condoning violence to animals. I just think we should give equal negative publicity to all athletes/celebrities who committ unthinkable crimes.

  85. <cite>Jason </cite>posted a comment on

    I hate what Michael Vick did and believe it was wrong, cruel and inexcusable. But honestly, I’d rather see him reinstated and have the NFL ban the multitude of players who have been convicted of DUI, domestic abuse and worse. Vick’s reinstatement should not be shock to anyone who knows the felony-forgiving ways of the NFL. If they’re willing to overlook man’s inhumanity to man, of course they’ll overlook this.

  86. <cite>Sarah </cite>posted a comment on

    It is a sad commentary on our lives that Michael Vick the NFL star has a much greater chance of being heard by people who are where he has been than Michael Vick the no-name carpenter with no money. Moreover, the stupilations of his freedom AND his reinstatement call for him to proactively fight against dog fighting, to put his money on the table, and to put time and effort that shows he is a changed man. He will have more monetary resources than the ASPCA can muster. But most importantly, he know where and how to find the perpertrators. He knows their modus operandi, he knows their reasons and he knows how to talk their language.

    I hate to say it but if he truly is a changed man, he is the best man for the task.

    That doesn’t mean I LIKE it, nor that I like the Eagles for hiring him, but if he does put money and mouth into action for the good of the dogs, then why not let him?

  87. <cite>Megan Williams </cite>posted a comment on

    I am so disgusted that Philly has chosen to sign Michael Vick. I think he a pice of SH*T and I hope he gets his ass kicked. It makes me not even want to root for the Eagles AT ALL.

  88. <cite>ldn1026 </cite>posted a comment on

    I just want to say I use to like the Eagles until they did this stupid thing. I know he has served his time but you can see in his eyes there is no remorse. I don’t understand how anyone adult or child can be cruel to any animal. When I look at my cats I see two of the most precious creatures in the world and could not fathom them being harmed. To purposely hurt an animal tells me that a person is capable of anything. They are cold inside and need to be taught how it feels to be treated like that. I think that would be a good way to curb these horrible types of abuse, treat the abuser the same as the abused and see how they like it. God created all creatures, not just mankind. I would believe he did not intend us to be so arrogant in the way we treat so many different animals. I hope the Eagles are boycotted and have the worse season ever for letting such a despicable person be a part of their team. All this tells Michael Vick is that what he did was ok. Hopefully he will get his payback.

  89. <cite>Paula </cite>posted a comment on

    Yes, what Michael Vick did was wrong. He was arrested, convicted and served time. It will not make up for the poor animals who died and were injured from the illegal fighting, but it’s time to move forward on this. I’ve grown up with dogs and cats my whole life and I view my current pet as one of my children. I’ve also been raised to forgive people. That doesn’t mean one doesn’t need to serve the consequences!

    This anger and hatred toward him is not helping the poor animals out there. Instead of being so negative, go out and do something positive for the abused animals.

  90. <cite>deb </cite>posted a comment on

    I think what Vick did is horrible but you have to understand from the point of view as gross as it was he grew up thinking this was just something you do. I know that there is a lot of people that won’t like what I’m about to say but in the United States of America the law says you did the time and you should be able to go on with your life. I think that Vick could have a good influence on these people of the south since that is where he grew up. I’m not saying I want to be best friends with the man but he did the crime and he paid for it. We need to believe that he has been educated as to why this is a bad thing and what he did was horrible. He can’t say he is sorry enough but actions speak louder then words.

  91. <cite>Bogey </cite>posted a comment on

    Stallworth did not do this intentionally, over years and years…Not that it makes it right but he will be out of the NFL for 2 years. And the vicitms family setteled out of court with the decision.

  92. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    The inequity of this decision is appauling. Michael Vick , a DOG KILLER is allowed to play football again but Pete Rose, who hurt no one but himself, is barred from the Hall of Fame because of gambling!!
    I just can’t understand the mindlessness behind both these decisions

  93. <cite>Sally </cite>posted a comment on

    Unfortunately, Dog Fighting is an acceptable form of entertainment in some cultures as is Cock Fighting.
    Until there is no more money or glory to be made off this sick sport, it will continue.

    The Michael Vick Crime brought this secret and shameful “sport” out of the shadows and into the headlines. Thankfully, the dogs (the majority) were rescued and rehabilitated. Vick was made to pay for their care and the American public was made aware of this heinous activity.

    It is up to each of us to report animal cruelty. The poor animals don’t have cell phones, but we do. Use them next time you see or hear something “suspicious”.

  94. <cite>Brittney </cite>posted a comment on

    The NFL reinstating him says a lot about their owner the what the organization really stands for. Money, of course.

    They should require him to actually GIVE something back… like using his fame to influence others not to go down that path…. exposing the ways of the awful underground scene.

    Laws and restrictions need to be put in place to catch up with this growing epidemic.

  95. <cite>Jude Cancelliere </cite>posted a comment on

    As soon as I heard that Michael Vic was even selected by the Phila. Eagles, I emailed the Commissioner of the NFL to object and the Philadelphia Eagles and my local TV news stations. I think there should be a petition on Facebook etc. for people to let the NFL Commissioner & the President of the Philadelphia Eagles know just how offensive his crimes were. Those dogs suffered tremendous pain and Vic got off with a little slap on the wrist. I thought his punishment was insignificant to the crime he committed and allowing him to play pro-ball is disgusting. It sends a message that it was okay because he said he was sorry! I don’t think he was sorry for his actions, he was only sorry he got caught.

  96. <cite>Carolee </cite>posted a comment on

    Same song, different verse. If you are an overrated, overpaid and (many times) overjuiced jock, you have a sense of entitlement the size of Nebraska. These guys can commit henious crimes and think a little lip service (”Gee, I’m sorry.”) makes it all better. If Vick is so sorry for what he’s done, let him put his money where his mouth is. Education is the answer. When he gets off his gazillion dollar butt and gets down and dirty in the streets to show these dog fighting *%^&#&*#s the error of their ways, then maybe he;’ll have a modicum of credibility. As for the Eagles signing him, I don’t watch football anyway.

  97. <cite>Andrea </cite>posted a comment on

    I believe as part of his sentencing they should have stipulated that his wages above a certain amount needed for living expenses should be garnished and donated to a charity or charities working to stop dogfighting. Yes, Vick has served his sentence, but now I feel he is being rewarded with a multi million dollar contract. He needs to feel it where it hurts, in his pocketbook.

  98. <cite>Dr. Shannon Ewing </cite>posted a comment on

    What I think of Vick can not be published. However, after being involved in the political arena the way I believe to shut him down is to go to the advertiser who advertise during the Vikings games. Also, to those who advertise with the NFL, who as far as I’m concerned, is as guilty as Vick of immoral character. When the advertisers find out there are millions who refuse to buy their products, and it will take millions, they will look other areas to advertise. I am an avid football fan, however, I can guarantee you, I will be boycotting all of NFL football as well as their advertisers until Vick is no longer involved in the sport. As far as I’m concerned he did not serve enough time nor did he pay his penance. I do believe he has yet to see it “come back around”.

  99. <cite>Lisa </cite>posted a comment on

    Well, I can’t wait to see him get on the NFL field personally. There are enough “REAL” men still left in that game that can not stand Vick or what he represents; they are dying to get a piece of him! I bet he is injured in less than half a season. SO much money goes into this sport anyway, just let the betting and gambling get put on these BIG DOGS in the NFL and see how interesting it gets. Someone is going to pay to have him “put down”, no pun intended, really. His stupidity has already helped the views of dog fighting and pit bulls so much, time will tell the rest! LOVE TO ALL THE BULLIES AND BULLY LOVERS!

  100. <cite>Linda </cite>posted a comment on

    I think the only thing Michael Vick is sorry for is getting caught! It’s a sad society when someone convicted of a crime against animals is allowed to get out of prison and carry on with their cushy lives like nothing ever happened.

  101. <cite>JoAnne </cite>posted a comment on

    He should rot in hell, nuff said. Only remorseful because he got caught. Should be banned for LIFE from the NFL!!!

  102. <cite>Laura </cite>posted a comment on

    Do you think Vick - who has participated in the act of killing and tortureing dogs from a young age would have stopped if someone when to his high school and told him it was a bad thing? NO WAY. Just having him telling others about how bad it is will do nothing!!!! Look here I am I did it and now I’m back. All anyone will learn is don’t get caught. Look at his face - the only thing he regrets is being caught!

  103. <cite>E </cite>posted a comment on

    Give the guy a chance to turn around. Being such a big influence on younger people today, he may be able to help save so many other dogs in the future. I’ve rescued two abused dogs, their owners are horrible people but I’m happy that these dogs have a good life now and I’m not going to focus my energy on their past or on their owners, just them.

  104. <cite>Kerry </cite>posted a comment on

    Shame on Roger Goodell, NFL Commisioner, for allowing this evil man to play football. Once again, almighty dollar is more important than what is morally right. Vick has shown no remorse…oh wait, yes he has - he regrets that he was “so stupid to throw away all he had”…….all he feels badly about is his football career. Pity, empathy or regret for the way the dogs were treated? Absolutely none. The only way he can ever redeem himself somewhat is to really help any organization that helps animals by blowing the whistle on other dogfighting rings.

  105. <cite>Bonnie Buddy </cite>posted a comment on

    He should not be able to play football ! He is a killer!
    and those poor dogs who died because of that Killer
    need us to stand up against these dog haters.

  106. <cite>F. E. Blay </cite>posted a comment on

    I firmly believe that Michael Vick deserves to pay for what he has done until the day he dies… I would not support any football team that employed him nor would I attend any games of that team until everyone who decided to employ him was FIRED!!!

  107. <cite>Wendi </cite>posted a comment on

    God will have the last word on this and hopefully he will pay more for his crimes on the final day of judgement.

  108. <cite>Katrina </cite>posted a comment on

    The first poster is correct - the Dogster/ Catster community is already on board with any and all educational efforts against animal cruelty of any kind. We need to reach beyond our own circle and into other communities and cultures from the top down to ever have a hope of stamping out such cruel passtimes.

    Most of all, laws need to be tightened all over the country - not just in certain states - and the penalties have to be very serious. Crime is not supposed to pay!

    I always suspected Vick would play again. He’s just too good a player and there’s too much money to be made out of him as a commodity…a fact that makes my blood boil but is true nonetheless. The fact that the NFL has allowed Vick back into their family is no surprise, but it’s upsetting that he will step straight back into a mega-earnings, priviledged lifestyle as if nothing had happened. While some say he has paid his debt to society, I say he will never be able to repay Dogkind.

    At the VERY LEAST, the NFL could have been creative and set a profound educational example at the same time. They could have limited his earnings to that of a normal mortal, and allocated the balance of his ridiculous salary to fund anti-dog fighting task forces or rehabilitation for rescued animals.

    Just think what that kind of money could buy…

    But the opportunity has been lost. I doubt Vick will volunteer the majority of his salary for the same cause.

  109. <cite>Dr. Shannon Ewing </cite>posted a comment on

    I stand corrected, it is not the vikings, but the Eagles who have signed Vick. However, the NFL has allowed him to come back into the “brotherhood”, thereby also stating their ethics, or lack of as well.

  110. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    my only comment is for micheal vic and the nfl for letting him work again. he should burn in hell and be forced to leave every penny he has earned to all dog breed rescues .although no amount of money will save the lives of the dogs that he has already destroyed , it will help a lot of animals in the same situation.

  111. <cite>Ron P. Short </cite>posted a comment on

    Dogfighting????? This so called sport will never end, no matter what you do. The sad fact is……as long as there are humans on the earth…some of them are going to be evil and do bad things to animals…..be it dogs, cats, roosters, bulls, fish and even each other. Look at the popularity of “Death Match in the Octagon”!!! You Tube…..teenagers fighting.

    Pro sports only Mantra is to win! Vick is a good player who will win games. The Toronto Blue Jays have two wanted criminals on their roster…but as long as they win games for the team…they are safe. We can only keep reporting and busting the cruelty rings when we find them. Our elected officals and law makers don’t care about animals……only their fat paychecks and fame. KEEP UP THE FIGHT…….Past the Torch to the young. I recommend you all try this website……www.humanedu
    rham.com and read what happened to “Phoenix” …..this will make you cry and rage out.

  112. <cite>Lennie </cite>posted a comment on

    This is appauling and I am saddened that the NFL will reward this sub-human. This sick individual did not do not do steroids or drugs, or anything to harm himself. No he instead did willfully take pleasure in torturing and mutilating animals. And with a smile he says oops my bad. grrrrr

  113. <cite>Laddie </cite>posted a comment on

    Although I absolutely deplore and find his actions beyond reprehensible and do not believe that he should be reinstated into the NFL, I do believe that we must forgive. Michael Vick is young and easily influenced…he apparently has a very weak character. He has allowed all kinds of horrible people to influence him in his decisions to do what he did. He is obviously not the brightest light in the box.
    I cannot wish on him the horrible things that he did to defenseless creatures. I say, let God sort it out.
    We, as protectors of animals, need to forget this guy and stop expending energy on him…he will eventually get what he deserves…and concentrate on stopping this evil and horrible thing. It’s crazy enough that human beings get in a ring and beat the stuffings out of each other - that’s their consciuos decision…but for human beings to put innocent, precious animals in a ring is unconscionable. Michael Vick is not worth our time and energy…the dogs ARE.

  114. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    If, big if, he is truly going to do what he says and that is to work with kids to change their thinking towards dogfighting, than we might believe he has repented. But words are cheap, actions make the difference. It still won’t make up for all the lost dogs he destroyed, but might save a few more. Time will tell.

  115. <cite>Bill Richardson </cite>posted a comment on

    I am for rounding these guys up and making THEM FIGHT TO THE DEATH.. If that is not applicable, call me, I will come to their own house and deliver the death blow myself.

  116. <cite>Hope Wicken </cite>posted a comment on

    I was outraged when the NFL let him back on a team. I thought when all this happened they banned him for life… so much for that. It’s all about the money…

    I do not feel we do enough to stop the fighting. It’s a bad mark on us as humans..and very sad and unfortunate that we don’t think enough about it to pass stronger laws to prevent it.

    Do I think Micheal Vick should be a spokesman - now that he’s mended is ways… NO. I do not. Honestly, I doubt that he has any remorse for the dogs he killed - his only remorse is that he got caught…

  117. <cite>Nancy </cite>posted a comment on

    I think Dogster should launch a campaign to educate everyone (at least in the USA) that animal fighting is cruel and wrong. Animal lovers everywhere will rally to this call. And Michael Vick should be a big contributor.

  118. <cite>Jay </cite>posted a comment on

    While I’m all for people getting a second chance, I think Vick’s second chance should have come after one more year out of the NFL so that he could do more public speaking, etc. against dog fighting. It will be interesting to see within the next year how much he has done.

  119. <cite>Diane </cite>posted a comment on

    I think longer jail terms for ALL , no slap on the wrist , Mike Vick should take 20% of his contract any money for the rest of his life and put the money into the community that need the education and awareness of the horrors of dog fighting , also do money rewards to lead the law enforcement to the people who are doing it ..
    And yes this turn my stomach just to think of it …

  120. <cite>dteacher </cite>posted a comment on

    Finally, someone is doing something. PETA and The Humane Society are just as guilty as the NFL. Someone definitely is getting paid under the table. I say protest, protest, protest….no one is talking about the fact that VICKious MURDERED…over and over…not to mention his acts are a proven precurser for all kinds of heinous crimes towards children and other defenseless beings. eVICKT him!

  121. <cite>Elizabeth </cite>posted a comment on

    The Law has to change. These people get a slap on the wrist. These criminals should regret what they did for LIFE. Make them suffer and make them PAY large. The LARGE fines can go to shelters etc. to help with abused animals. MAKE THESE HORRIBLE SICKO’S PAY FOR THEIR ACTIONS!!! Label them for life!!!

  122. <cite>MKH </cite>posted a comment on

    I think M. Vick should have been banned from the NFL and I don’t think he should be allowed to play. I think it is disgusting that the Philadelphia Eagles signed him and I am so glad I am no longer a ticket holder. Philadelphia has a horrible dog fighting problem and I just have a feeling he’ll either get involved or that those already involved will feel that their behavior is somehow condoned. Truly upsetting!

  123. <cite>Finished with the NFL </cite>posted a comment on

    NFL is willing to reinstate that disgusting piece of *!@!

    NFL has lost all of my respect, I am outraged that they are supporting him and his &$%$%!! ways. As earlier poster stated, if you can harm animals, you don’t care about ppl. We should start before school I agree, I also believe there should be a humanities course you take throughout school in which this issue is incorporated for kids to learn who to grow up to be good citizens of the world.

    I believe in karma. It is so hard to write this and not want to think or write about what I’d like inflicted on him.

    I am now going to write to the NFL.

  124. <cite>Tim Oliver </cite>posted a comment on

    I think it is regrettable and very unfortunate that your opening sentence in your e-mail addresses Michael Vick as “Convicted criminal Michael Vick”. It is VERY sad what he and his cohorts did to and with those dogs but lets not overlook the fact that Michael Vick:

    1) Admitted his guilt
    2) Paid $928,073.00 for the upkeep of the dogs that were rescued
    3) Served nearly 2 years behind bars
    4) Lost almost everything he had including his home, wealth, social status, etc. except his ability to play football.

    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! You have your hunk of flesh. He made an admitted mistake now it is time for everyone to get on with their lives and stop convicting and punishing him over and over. Michael Vick has agreed to be a spokesperson against dog fighting and this kind of cruelty to animals so lets just all take a break and let this man get on with the business of rebuilding his life. He paid his debt to society. I do not know where forgiveness has gone in this ‘Christian’ country but I sure wish we would remember we are all humans and re-gain a little brotherly love, humanity and tolerance. Let him who is without sin throw the 1st stone. Maybe we should learn a lesson from our dogs and live in the moment. Dogs seem to forgive and give 2nd chances as is evidenced by the Vick dogs who are now being placed in homes. I sure wish us humans could do the same.

    Sincerely,
    Tim Oliver
    Proud owner of two of the best dogs ever: Collie (Jolly) and Irish Setter (Kelly)

  125. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I think if Michael Vick had been a dentist or a doctor or any number of other professionals, he would find it hard to get his job back. Only professional performers get that pass. Yes, forgive him after he has brought forth “fruits meet of repentence..” I listened carefully to his news conference, and he stated that when they slammed the iron door on him, he realized he had messed up. Was he sorry for his cruelty to man’s best friend; (I just had to put my best friend to sleep after a very happy life of care and ease because he was very sick), or was he sorry that he had to pay something for his cruelty? I am sorry, but I just am not convinced and I won’t watch a game he plays in. I want to see stiffer penalties for all cruelty to animals. I just saw a local story on TV this week about a puppy that some mean, sick person burned over much of its body. The vets were trying to ease its pain and save its life. That puppy knows that some awful creature hurt it on purpose. Is he smarter than the NFL and the court system? God had rules of conduct for the treatment of animals. A person wasn’t allowed under Jewish law to stew a lamb in its own mother’s milk. God thought it cruelty. Adam was given the charge to be over all the beasts of the earth and rights to cruelty were not included. No Eagles shirts on our backs!!

  126. <cite>Phoebe </cite>posted a comment on

    Give me a break!!!! Pete Rose is still banned - for gambling. This guy deliberating killed a living creature, and lied about it. Second chance? No way. He should be picking up garbage on the side of the road in an orange suit.

  127. <cite>denise turner </cite>posted a comment on

    they should be put on the ring and let the dog attack them to see what the other poor dog is feeling.they have no heart or soul, the saying is do and to others as do to you. if the dogs could talk they would tell them this is not why i came into this world, i came to someones friend and champion.not a fighter.

  128. <cite>Bill Richardson </cite>posted a comment on

    Round up the dog fight afficiado, put them in a big cage and make them fight to the DEATH. If required, I will build the cage, charge admission and give all of the money to the shelters.

  129. <cite>John L </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick as served his sentence and therefore should be given a new start. There is something called forgiveness and everyone has the right to be remorseful and start over.
    So for all you so called self righteous animal nuts.. You need to get a hobby, I too, have dogs and love animals.. but believe in second chances. You can persecute him the second time.

  130. <cite>Sharron </cite>posted a comment on

    I am also a proud owner of an American Pit Bull terrier whom I have had since he was 5 weeks old and he is now 7 years old. He is the most loyal, most loveable dog I have ever owned and I have had quite a few dogs. People like Michael Vick give the pit bulls a bad reputation and for those of us who love our pit bulls it is so sad.

    What Michael Vick did was deplorable and they should have kept him in jail longer. He should never be allowed to play football again - it is totally unacceptable!

    I agree that this situation is not teaching our children anything except “do something wrong - there are no repercussions.”

    I also agree that the younger generation needs to be taught to respect and love animals.

    I hope that we can all make a difference and get this dog fighting stopped once and for all.

  131. <cite>Phemia </cite>posted a comment on

    This is horrible, and a shame.
    This man is a PURE DISGRACE.
    I am totally devastated.
    And now, what does that tells us about our society????

  132. <cite>Mitchie </cite>posted a comment on

    I totally agree with Lennie. I wanna know how long he was in jail. Probably a shorter time than those people who organize dog fights and get caught, because he’s famous. The only difference they’re not like, ‘Oh-Em-Gee! You get years and years in prison!” They say, “You’re good for a month!” Or somethin’ like that.

    xoxo and <333,
    Mitchie

  133. <cite>Delaina Waite </cite>posted a comment on

    I keep hearing “Michael Vick did his time, now let him be”. Yes, he did his time, but I don’t think it was long enough for him to think about what horrible things he did to innocent animals or to change his ways. He’s just going to try to hide it better this time. It was the NFL that helped him fund his crime, even if they did it without knowing…so they take him back!?!?!? I have banned all things Eagles from my home, even when they play my team…The Dallas Cowboys…it won’t be on the television in my home. I’ve raised Pits in the past and they are loving beautiful animals. Read the books on Pits…they are bred to be neutral unless or until trained differently, attacked or abused. Someone TRAINED Vick the wrong way.

  134. <cite>CrazyCat </cite>posted a comment on

    No Brainer - let the opposing team wear spiked dog collars - and everyone go for HIS THROAT.

    Take this POS out.

  135. <cite>jmuhj </cite>posted a comment on

    The way to stop cruelty is to teach compassion, pure and simple, in the home, in the religious places, in the schools, and even in the workplace. The education should never stop; it should be ongoing and remedial, as we all need reminders and refreshers, especially in such a violent, uncompassionate society as this one is. And we need to think about where we spend our money and what we give our tacit approval to. Violent movies? I boycott them. Any “entertainment” depicting acts of cruelty? I won’t patronize them. Computer games that glorify violence? No thanks. Any kind of media that does this? I’ll never buy it. And I speak out against it. There’s nothing chic, fashionable or good about cruelty. PERIOD.
    As for Mr. Vick, he’s done his time, possibly undergone a positive change, and let’s see what he can do. People can and do change. Give him a chance. He could do a LOT of good for animals with his image and high profile. Don’t throw that away.

  136. <cite>natalie </cite>posted a comment on

    Well, we really don’t have a choice in the matter now. But we can continue to fight for this and prevent and stop dog fighting. WE live in a very inconsistent screwed up world. We let this man play ball again and we let a terroist out of prison to die at home or control his operations from home. WOW!

  137. <cite>R. Hunter </cite>posted a comment on

    My husband and I will not be going to any NFL games or watching football on tv till Vick gets permanently booted. Sports figures are people children tend to look up to. My nephew, raised in middle class America, just HAD to have a rotty and has asked me how you make them mean! NFL–you discredited all football players with the admission of Vick. In fact, if this is what football is, giving 2nd chances to those who ALREADY knew better, then let’s cut football programs from our schools and put it towards classes in social responsibility and humanity! Vick said on 60 Minutes he was wrong and he was sorry but I NEVER heard him say it hurt him to see those dogs and what he did to them. I do poodle rescue, but love dogs in general and it is a shame what some people are doing to and with such loyal breeds as pitbulls.

  138. <cite>Tracey </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick is a pig. I do not believe him when he says he is sorry for what he has done. The NFL should have never allowed Michael Vick the dog killer to ever play football again, he doesn’t deserve it. The animals did not get justice. I agree with Susie, Michael Vick should burn in hell.

  139. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Though I don’t agree with the dog fighting And I have Adopted Male Rottweiler dogs that was fighter I believe what was done in the Micheal Vike Case is the only thing that can be done. The officer that lost his job because he was took the case to the fed is also a loser. It just goes to show what Dog fighting is apart of the of our culture. The local Government doesn’t want to prosecute these people. I was happy to see that most of the dogs that were rescued have been rehab.

  140. <cite>Lynne </cite>posted a comment on

    Dog Fighting should be made a FELONY, then the animal cops regular cops can get search warrants and bust all these dog fighting rings, they can start with actor Ving Rhames.

  141. <cite>emory powell </cite>posted a comment on

    I understand that Michael Vick did “did his time” and paid his debt to society as determined by the law. I personally think that his punishment should have been similar to the treatment of the dogs that he participated in. I think he got off easy. We should all rise up in protest toward the Philadelphia Eagles and demand a boycott of the Eagles if not the entire NFL. His entire salary minus a bare minimum equal to minimum wage should be forfeited and given to animal charities.

  142. <cite>nicole </cite>posted a comment on

    well, i have always been a philadelphia eagles fan, because thats where i was born and lived 27 years of my life. HOWEVER, since the eagles signed vick..i have vowed to not attend, watch or purchase anything to do with the eagles games for the next two years. the eagles should be ashamed of themselves. i feel like vick is only sorry he got caught and had to serve time, i really do not feel he is sorry for his actions. i have even returned an eagles jersey i bought for my nephew for christmas this year. i will not wear my eagles tshirts, they have been shoved to the back of my closet. they have one less fan in me.

  143. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    This man committed a vile, vile act against these poor dogs. What he did to these dogs makes me want to cry. Dogs are just such beautiful, wonderful and unconditionally loving creatures. Vick did not serve enough time for this crime and does not deserve to be reinstated into the NFL. The fear and pain that these dogs must have suffered is absolutely unimaginable to me. What makes it worse is that the man didn’t do it for the money because he had money. He did it for purely sadistic reasons is what I feel.

  144. <cite>Diane </cite>posted a comment on

    He served his time. So if you commit a crime you are not allowed to go back to work??? He shows remorse. I think he has learned his lesson. Its not his fault if dog fights continue but it would be to his benefit to maybe become a spoken person against dog fighting. Hoping that he gets hurt makes me think that the person that said that needs some anger management. Maybe this has been a plus as awareness of dog fighting has increased.

  145. <cite>lou </cite>posted a comment on

    i think he deserves nothing at this point….. He has done nothing to redeem himself and his treatment to animals was cruel, barbaric, and unusually brutal!!!! Let him grow some compassion for living creatures before he can get on a football field and make millions once again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  146. <cite>Chasity Christie </cite>posted a comment on

    It is an outrage that he would even be considered to be reinstated!! We have come so far with animal rights to just be knocked back….PLEASE do not let this happen.

  147. <cite>Judy Marshall </cite>posted a comment on

    SHAME ON THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES!!

  148. <cite>Rkuhr </cite>posted a comment on

    If Vick is really as sorry as he claims he is, he should devote time proving it. Help close down these dog fighting clubs. He certainly could name names with all the connections he had. He could spend the rest of his life trying to prove he is sorry and it wouldn’t be enough for me. These are living, breathing, and sometimes helpless creatures that count on us to be their voice not their demise.

  149. <cite>Debra & Chuckles </cite>posted a comment on

    I THINK THE SON OF A BITCH SHOULD “FRY”!!! AND SO DOES MY DOG!!!! HE SHOULD BE BANNED FROM FOOTBALL–RETIREMENT–AND
    WORK AT MCDONALDS FROM HERE ON OUT!!!

  150. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Until we change the laws in this country and others to make dog fighting a felony, along with other acts of cruelty tp animals, nothing is going to change, here or in other countries. Our leaders must stiep up to the plate with these messages , if you commit an act of violence upon an animal, then you face felony consequences, no plea bargaining, no early release. Also if a person in a supervisory position is found to be ignoring , or not dealing in the proper way with these acts of violence, then they should be removed from office at once no questions asked. and face losing all their benefits, as well as their retirements, as punishment also. Only when we can change the laws and the people who enforce them, can we change these atrocities.

  151. <cite>Anthony </cite>posted a comment on

    Vick has served his time. Whats done is done. Maybe everyone should take a peek at other countries for a second because things like this is common on an everyday basis. Not saying its right but its just apart of life. Clearly if your upset about this your not going to have your dogs fighting but neither am I. But things happen dogfights are just one of the many things that people bet on. Most that have to do with animals are cruel

  152. <cite>Phyllis </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick is a thug, he has been that way all of his sorry life, so are his brothers, they make the news also. As long as the sport teams overlook whatever the players do, nothing will change. What things are we teaching our children? I doubt that Michael Vick ever changes. What a sad world we live in.

  153. <cite>brenda skyes </cite>posted a comment on

    What Vick was involed with, shouldnt keep him from playing football again. If he had been a shoe saleman, before prison, he would naturally go back to selling shoes when he got out, THATS all he knows. He has embarrassed himself enough, not to do it again. I think he should play football.

  154. <cite>Andy </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick is a thug. Pure and simple. And thugs do not change. He’d sacrifice any other well-being than his own. I only hope he encounters some poorly mistreated animal (human or otherwise) that was subjected to the cruelty he championed. The best thing he could do right now is donate a huge percentage of his salary to the protection of animals. But don’t hold your breath. He is too used to making money off of innocent animals, to allow anyone to make money off of him, a guilty (and fundamentally unrepentant) animal.

  155. <cite>Susan </cite>posted a comment on

    I am mortified to be living in the Philadelphia area now the the Eagles have signed Vick. There are no words to do justice to how I feel about the Eagles and the NFL. Professional sports has dipped to an all time low.

    1) I read on CNN.com about a bar out in the west that has discontinued serving Miller Lite and Coors beer because they are sponsors of the Eagles. They are off my shopping list.
    2) For those who don’t live in Philly, Modell’s Sporting Goods couldn’t wait to welcome Vick, they had jerseys made up in record time and sold them. I am boycotting Modell’s Sports.
    3) I am contemplating boycotting the networks that air Eagles Games.

    If anyone has any other good ways to hit the Eagles and their sponsors where it hurts, in the pocket book, toss them out! No, I am not delusional - I know what I do is barely a drop in the bucket. But I feel better about it.

  156. <cite>Lynn </cite>posted a comment on

    I am so upset that Michael Vick is going to be allowed to play again in the NFL. One thing I think that would go a long way (with me and others) for his redemption, would be to have him as a spokesperson AGAINDT this horrible “Sport”. Perhaps if he was sincerely repentent, he would do a number of Public Service Announcements condeming dog fighting and telling everyone that would listen to STOP this horrible thing. I think it should be mandatory for his reinstatment to the NFL.

  157. <cite>Gwen </cite>posted a comment on

    The problem is that the penalties are not strict enough. A life is a life. animal or human. There should be the same penalties for those who murder humans. These awful disgusting sore excuses for people should have the max sentences and be charged with the same felony as a murderer of people.
    As for Michael Vick…he should not have been reinstated. He gets to make millions of dollars playing a sport yet those animals are dead, severley punished for just being born, on the verge of being banned, and the ones who made it out arent able to be placed because they can never trust again. I hate that man and I hope he rots in the fiery pits of hell!

  158. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Here are 3 email addresses I’d like to share, followed by my personal email to them all.

    - Eagles owner
    - Eagles manager
    - Eagles coach
    Roger Goodell NFL Commissioner

    Gentleman - I am deeply disgusted over the hiring of Michael Vick. His crimes are crimes of the soul. He’s not sorry for what he did. This is not an Epiphany based on a change of heart, he’s only sorry he was caught, and delayed in his career. You have sent a horrible message to American youth, and acted as hypocrites, bearing in mind other teammates have been dismissed for animal cruelty without a second chance. Making Vick the face of animal welfare is like making OJ Simpson the spokesperson for battered women. Shame on all of you. I cleaned my toilet last week with my prized vintage Eagles jersey. I am no longer a fan. I am, however the surviving master of a kidnapped and tortured dog named Edna. She was tortured and killed over the phone while I listened. A crime committed by children calling my phone from a number they got from my reward poster. It happened during the height of the publicity of Michael Vick’s crimes. One child spent a year in prison for that crime. Children ARE influenced by role models.

  159. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    i think it sucks that he will be making millions again laughing all the way to the bank !he’s not sorry for what he did now were’re gonna reward him again and he’ll be involved again but as the background this time,he;ll make sure it’s not on his property,he should rot in hell for what he did to those dogs and what he’s capable to do to a human being!

  160. <cite>Frenchie </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick’s case is just one out of tons of these cruelty cases. Because he’s famous it gets the spotlight. Dog fighting and dog abuse in general happen unfortunately all the time and both education and harsh punishment need to be applied in order to deal with this social sickness. Kids grow up to be less compassionate, to treat dogs like they don’t have soul and cannot feel pain. Justice system does not punish enough those criminals. these things need to be changed. Dog fighting is done as some kind of entertainment a sick one if I may add. It is done as type of gambling, where greed involved. These evil bastards torture and kill dogs without feeling the dog’s suffering. It is wrong it is against what we are what we stand for as human beings.

  161. <cite>Wendy Schmidt </cite>posted a comment on

    I hope Mr. Vick has or will develop love and compassion for these innocent “angels”. Until I am convinced otherwise and until dog fighting is punished as a felony, I am refusing to support any NFL team, especially the Philadelphia Eagles

  162. <cite>Michael </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick should have to, by a court ruling, work with & rehabilitate Dogs & Cats that have been abused. He also should have to be present for all animals that have to be put down for any reason especially those poor unfortunate Dogs that were bred & trained to fight & kill.

    The NFL needs to take a good hard & long look at itself & really comprehend the weight & magnitude of the crime Michael Vick has committed. He’s only sorry about what he did because he was caught!

    I can forgive too but let the punishment fit the crime because Vick’s sentence was not enough & also really feel remorse & show on your own through donations & volunteer work for animals that you are truly sorry because people can really tell when your not.

  163. <cite>Amanda Marchino </cite>posted a comment on

    If everyday people have to pass a criminal background check to get a job the NFL should definietly have higher standards for these players making $1mil ++++ a year. Vick is a horrible person and I know he served his time in jail but I just dont think that is enough. All the bad publicity that the NFL is getting right now for letting him back, they should of made it mandatory that half his salary went to PSPCA or other organizations to help the animals. Living in the city of Philly I am outraged that they signed him. BUT THE NFL has signed worse. Think about this- Stallworth served less jail time than both Michael Vick, Plaxico Burress, Marion Jones, Pete Rose and Jamal Lewis. Not to minimize the crimes of the people on that list, Im not a fan, im just saying…think about it!!! I want to know where all the petitions were then when they let these other players come back and play. I think everyone needs to look at the bigger picture. Someone with a record like that doesnt friggin deserve to make that much money a year. They are all horrible people and I think the NFL should really think about who they allow to play!!!!! Men like this should be BANNED!!! COMPLETELY no questions asked.

  164. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Sad part is, I almost gave him the benefit of the doubt, then he Vick made a stupid remark on 60 minutes to the effect that he did not know it was wrong! Where has he been all these years that dogs have been taken away from owners and owners fined or jailed for this. Not sure what he did not understand! I think he should me made to work in some of these kennels with severely abused animals to really see what he has done!

  165. <cite>Terri </cite>posted a comment on

    Forgiveness is in my heart.
    The judicial system that we all live within, sentenced him, and he did the time.

    Let’s move on and learn from this.
    Focus on stopping this hate crime against animals.

  166. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick is despicable and a poor excuse for a human being and the Eagles should be ashamed of themselves!! We need legislation to make this a felony, I figure if someone would be mean to animals, they would be mean to humans too. The only reason Michael Vick is “sorry” is because he got caught. Otherwise, he would still be involved in dog fighting.

  167. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I am so disgusted. I can’t believe they are going to let him play, he is a criminal. He show no remorse ( he said he served his time}. As far as I’m concerned he needs to serve alot more time. He needs to suffer like his dogs did.
    What it all boils down to is money talks, what a sad country we have become.

  168. <cite>Beaglemomma </cite>posted a comment on

    I can do good for dogs and still hate the man. Sorry for those of you who think that speaking out against him in a strong way is not right. I happen ALSO (should I use all caps, too?) rescue dogs. I have worked with dogs with just about every issue, and have personally saved a victim of dog fighting. And I think the man is evil, and was not punished nearly enough. People who have this kind of history of torturing living creatures are unredeemable. They have no conscience, and therefore no remorse.

    As far as “not caring” about celebs who hurt people: this discussion is about animals, so if you wish to be offended that I don’t address a different topic and assume that I don’t care about people, well, I can’t stop you. But I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about dog abuse.

    Amen to what CJ said above. Let’s start a national pet abusers registry. Goodness knows this would help the groups who are trying to find good homes - we could check everyone who applied for a dog against the registry. Wouldn’t save them all, but might stop some from adopting who shouldn’t.

    As for what I think they should do to Vick… It isn’t pretty, and he wouldn’t like it. Some of the above ideas are good. But alas, he gets away with murder.

  169. <cite>Cheryl </cite>posted a comment on

    My opinion is that he should be forced to pay a portion of his salary to pay for the time, effort and money that goes into stopping people like him that think it is ok to watch two animals kill one another.

    I think the NFL is making a poor choice in showing that they feel these acts are ok and would allow him back…

    I don’t care if he is reformed, because you tell me in 10 years what people remember when they here the name Michael Vick. Has he given up every name that he knows involved in what he thought was such a good time, if not, there isn’t reform, if he is hiding fellow dog fighters well in my opinion then he is still involved in it…

    I think anyone who is charged with any type of animal cruelty should never ever be allowed to own a pet again, if they do, there pet should be taken away and they should be fined a substantial amount.

    I couldn’t imagine getting a dog and in some instances watching an animal be born and then one day watching it die in a fight, or even be the one to kill an animal for being the weaker animal. People say what pitbulls do to humans, but look at what some humans do to pitbulls!

  170. <cite>Christy </cite>posted a comment on

    That pice of S*IT has anything everything comming to him. I hope there is some kind of “accident” going to happen to him, that takes him out of this world. If that were to be one of us I am sure we would be in prision the rest of our lives. Pete Rose was and still is treated unfairly, the pice of S*IT got off easier then Rose did….

  171. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I think the NFL has let us all down by allowing Michael Vick to have his career back. The Eagles will not be on in our house.

    We are not doing enough by allowing offenders like Vick play a role model in our communities for our kids.

  172. <cite>4pitesake </cite>posted a comment on

    Boycott the Eagles! Also, law enforcement needs to have training, and funding to find the criminals involved in dog fighting and lock them up. This will never happen unless those of us who love our pets stand up, become more vocal, and start making demands of our politicians to do something.

    The media, politicians, monsters like Vick, and drug dealers have caused this nobel and loving breed to be persecuted. Dog owners of all breeds need to understand that their breed could be next. Banning pit bulls will not solve the problem.

    Ban Stupid People - Not Dogs! And get the politicians to stop persecuting the dogs and go after the real monsters at the other end of the leash!

  173. <cite>Kim </cite>posted a comment on

    Tim,
    He paid almost a mil for the rehabilitation of the dogs. He lost all of his material possessions…I’m sure his lawyers got paid more than the dogs did.

    WAH! I don’t feel bad for him a bit, sorry. Imagine what could have happened if he HADN’T taken the plea bargain…

    Perhaps there’s a linebacker/dog lover in the NFL that would like to (legally) put his foot up #7’s ass…

  174. <cite>ashley oliver </cite>posted a comment on

    shove him in a cage (bet he was not even in a real cell in prision–bet he got VIP treatment) like he did all those dogs–he should have served MUCH more time, and should NEVER be allowed to play ball again professionally–and should NOT be allowed to own animals, EVER–I will not watch any NFL events or buy from anyone advertising with them as long as this guy has a contract and is getting paid, and neither should anyone who loves animals–he is a savage

  175. <cite>Lilly </cite>posted a comment on

    This is this thing called “canine karma” and Mike Vick is going to be meeting it soon.

  176. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I agree with everything Katrina just said. Laws need to be much stiffer. If, and it’s a big if, Vick was allowed to play he should have received a middle income wage, while the rest of his millions went to support humane organizations.

    Second chances. Well, if he did the time he should have for the crimes he committed, perhaps. But he got a slap on the wrist, so I will not support his second chance at millions of dollars.

    I will add that the NFL must realize that football players often are role models to the youth of this country, and for that reason, Vick should never have been allowed to play again. Unfortunately, the NFL is all about making money. I will boycott anything associated with them.

    I have also heard that the Humane Society of the US has teamed with Vick to speak out against dog fighting. I think, if true, this was a very bad decision.

    The animal community must be heard. We must speak out to the NFL and hit them where it hurts, in the pocket book. It is not too late to stop Vick from being fully re-instated. Barrage the NFL and any news sources possible. We are a very large group, we can still make a difference.

  177. <cite>Debbie </cite>posted a comment on

    I am sick at heart and angry beyond words that Vick is being allowed to play. We have decided to boycott football. There will be no games watched in our home, no NFL product bought for gifts, and we will participate in any protests of games the Eagles play locally.

    Michael Vick is scum of the earth. There is something inherently wrong with someone who could torture dogs the way that he did. I do not believe you can change the heart of someone like Michael Vick. If I’d had my way, he would have received the death penalty. People say, “Give the guy a chance!” Ok, well…he’s getting his chance, but the first time he throws an interception or gets sacked then he should be drowned, electrocuted, or smahed against a wall until he’s dead. That’s what he did to those innocent dogs. He deserves no better.

  178. <cite>Susan Morin </cite>posted a comment on

    He is a MONSTER who should NEVER be allowed to own another dog-or be reinstated to the NFL.Of course they have given him both of these privaleges back.What kind of Nation is this that allows the slauter of LOVING animals?

  179. <cite>Amy </cite>posted a comment on

    The only way to deter people from committing heinous crimes is to strengthen the laws and legislature against animal cruelty and eventually make the punishment fit the crime. A slap on the wrist and a short stint in jail does not send the right message. Unfortunately, people will see Vick heading right back into his life and his work and there doesn’t seem to be any severe repercussions for his actions. Laws that will support conviction, and sentencing that fits the severe nature of these crimes would be a great place to start. Cruelty toward any living thing should be absolutely unacceptable in any society. I only hope that if we continue forward with heightening awareness, demanding legislative changes to existing animal cruelty laws, and fighting animal abuse/cruelty we can affect great change as a society. PETA is working tirelessly to make these changes and bring awareness to people who would not otherwise know of the unthinkable conditions in which animals exist. Please consider looking at the work they do and supporting the causes that you deem worthy. We can be quite effective when we join forces and our voices are many and our numbers are large. Maybe then we can force governments to make the changes necessary to protect animals as well as people.

  180. <cite>Caroline </cite>posted a comment on

    I hope the b*stard get’s the cr*p beat out of him by other players that are animal lovers. He should not be allowed to play again. Look at Tonya Harding when she did what she did to Nancy Kerrigan. She was banned from competive ice skating forever. Just because the NFL wants to make some money….Whatever.

  181. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Three comments:
    * First and most important, I’m extremelly disturbed at the number of people, especially football fans, who are willing to turn and look the other way as far as M. Vicks and dog abuse/murder is concerned. Had the pitbulls been children, I think reactions would be different. Given what’s happened, I no longer support NFL football in any way, shape or form and urge fellow animal rights folks to do the same.

    * Second, it truly worries me how immune to and dismissive of violence our entire society has become, especially with regard to innocent young children and defenseless animals — all of whom can’t protect or stand up for themselves. M.Vicks aside, when little boys think it’s amusing and funny to throw rocks at little puppies,something’s seriously wrong w/the fiber of our society! What are we teaching our children? Obviously, they’re not learning to respect life of any kind.

    * Last, M. Vicks may have legallly “paid his debt to society,” but not to the the Pitbulls he mentally and physically abused, maimed and murdered. As far as I’m concerned, the jury should hang him naked upside down from a tree with piano string (wrapped securely around his privates) and let his animal victims extract their own version of justice on him.

    Violence should not beget violence, but in this case…

  182. <cite>Vonster </cite>posted a comment on

    I am really disappointed in the EAGLES! The NFL reinstating him was bad enough but it could have ended there because no one had to sign him and yet the Eagles did because Coach Dungy vouched for him. So now Dungy needs to make good with this and mentor Vick into doing the right thing by encouring him to opening up that once again fat wallet of his!! Because in my humble opinion I believe inorder to prove he is sincerely remorseful and a changed man he needs to open up his wallet and give the only thing of vaule he has left in this life >>> that huge NFL Salary bought to him by the generosity of us NFL Fans!! Because oh yes he needs to prove to all us Animal loving now on the fence NFL fans that he wants to make ammends by donating a nice portion of his HUGE reinstated NFL salary to the Humane Society monthly and for the rest of his life! With no if’s and’s or butts!! …. Because Karma is real Mr Vick!!

  183. <cite>Patricia Miller </cite>posted a comment on

    I Don’t Think That Any1 Who Enjoyed Seeing/Forcing Dogs To Fight To The Death Should Be Welcomed W/ Open Arms Anywhere In Society!!! He Definately Did The Unthinkable To Harmless Dogs & That’s Just WRONG In My Book!!!!

  184. <cite>Marilyn Jackson </cite>posted a comment on

    I love animals and I love humans. Enough already with the Michael Vick stories…he served his time.

  185. <cite>Kelly </cite>posted a comment on

    I think that the football team that is allowing Michael Vick to play for them are as ignorant as he is. He is a disgrace and my pitt bull would love to take a bite out of him for what he did to other dogs.

  186. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I think it is horrible that he is allowed to go back into the professional world. That is just telling him that it is okay what he did to these animals. That is cruel what he did and scarred innocent animals for life. Michael Vick should still be in prison never to return to professional football again.

  187. <cite>Susan </cite>posted a comment on

    I like so many others find Michael Vick’s actions with the dogfighting sickening and I truely wish the NFL would just write him off and send him packing when he asked to play again. But as we all know it’s all about the money not what could be the right thing to do and the message we could send out to the world and our children about compassion for all living things whether they have 2 or 4 legs. Some think since he did his time in jail it should all be put in the past and done with but we know it is far from that when the fighting is still going on where we just don’t see it so we don’t have to think about it. I love my cats and dogs dearly and believe me their welfare is far more important to me than the likes of Michael Vick.

  188. <cite>Anne </cite>posted a comment on

    Can’t wait to wear every anti-Vick shirt I can lay my hands on. I realize everyone makes bad choices - but his choice was his lifestyle for many years. “Paid is dues” - I think not… What he did is WHO he is. Let’s keep working on finding ways to educate the public on animal abuse, neglect and dog fighting. Yes, the youth should be on the top of this list. When did people become so excepting of cruel behavior just b/c someone spent a little time in jail ? The problem is still out there. How about Vick being a spokesperson who has to rehab animals and see just what a horrible life these dogs live. He was suppose to be a role model - he lost that right to ever play pro-sports again. It’s almost as if he sits back and says, “gee kids, sorry ’bout that, let’s just forget it ever happened”. I don’t think so Mr Vick !

  189. <cite>Kirsten Silven-Hoell </cite>posted a comment on

    I think Mr. Vick should donate a (large) percentage of his ENORMOUSLY INFLATED soon-to-be salary to fight dogfighting each year for the rest of his time in the NFL. Also, if he were really serious about no longer supporting dog fighting, perhaps he would help authorities bring the many other high-profile jerks who participate in (or otherwise propagate) this heinous sport to justice! The “underground” world of dogfighting is not just for the inner city - on the contrary, many of those who bet on this blood sport are very wealthy and well-connected, and I’ll bet Mr. Vick knows who they are!!!!

    Furthermore, those who participate in (or otherwise propagate) dog fights should be held to the same accountability level as child molesters or violent offenders - take your pick! There have been extensive studies done on “the link” between people who knowingly abuse animals and those who harm innocent children or spouses.

  190. <cite>Paula & Bobby </cite>posted a comment on

    I think the people of Philadelphia should boycott the games. I believe in second chances, but this man never gave those poor dogs a second chance. Shame on the Eagles management!!!!

  191. <cite>diana </cite>posted a comment on

    I’m very angry and sick that he has been reinstated. And I feel totally helpless that I can’t do anything to prevent it. Unfortunately, animals will always be abused and mistreated - breaks my heart. if anyone knows how we can prevent Vick from playing please let me know so I can do my part.

    Cheers to animal lovers!

  192. <cite>Gaby </cite>posted a comment on

    please EVERYONE, remember MONEY TALKS, I was so encouraged to see people wanting to boycott both the Eagles and their Sponsors, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE….please don’t allow this to “go away”, this man deserves to be shunned by ALL society both 2 and 4 legged! PLEASE BOYCOTT ALL!
    Let’s stand up and make that difference!

  193. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    It is appalling that the NFL has allowed him to be reinstated and given millions of dollars. He’s cruel and dangerous. The next thing he’ll do is serious hurt or even kill another player on the field. Anyone that can do what he did is capable of murdering humans. The people of Philly that are animal lovers must be livid. I feel very sorry for them. I hope that they all boycott the games and let it be known that there is no bringing back the animals he killed. There’s no changing the lives of the poor dogs he’s scared for life. It makes me physically ill to think about it.

  194. <cite>Margaret </cite>posted a comment on

    I truly believe that by his actions, Mr. Vick has shown he cannot handle being in the public “limelight”, or be trusted to provide a role model for our youth. However, as the NFL thinks he is ready, here is a thought. I am sure Mr. Vick would like to “redeem” himself in the public eye, so what better way to do it than to allocate a yearly “donation” (a good portion of those millions, it’s a tax write off) for furthering animal programs to stop this type of abuse. Surely someone can address this with him at the “proper” (while in front of a rolling camera) time.

  195. <cite>Bogey </cite>posted a comment on

    Pisses me off because I loved watching the eagles… Go Spags!!

  196. <cite>Mark </cite>posted a comment on

    I think that this sends a clear mesage to our youth that no matter how heinous your crime, you life will not be adversely affected. Wow! He now gets paid millions to sit on the bench! I’d commit the crime if I could get that kind of pay for doing nothing!

    So it will now become a gang-type rite of passage to commit a crime because they know that they will only be slapped on the wrist. What’s next? $5 milion deals for murderers? Disgusting.

    Personally, I hope that the teams fans boycott them until Vick is completely removed. That is the ONLY way that the idiots at the top will give a crap what people think - if they are hit in the pocket.

  197. <cite>Sandy Marks </cite>posted a comment on

    They should slap an outrageous monetary fine on him and take all the money he’ll be making in the NFL. The Eagles should make him set up a fund for abused animals and he should have to clean cages at the animal shelter for years of community service. The ASPCA as well as all pitbull organizations should file suit against him and receive a monetary judgment for his actions. Hit him where it hurts, in the money belt.

  198. <cite>Chris R </cite>posted a comment on

    The blood lust running through the vast majority of these comments is the exact same blood lust that fuels dogfighting. It comes from a relentless, nagging fear that you’ll never be happy, no matter how many dogs you own or how many people we string up. If some of these commenters had the 5% of the spirituality of a dog, or spent 1% of the rueful energy expended here on actually DOING something to change what bothers you, that fear might start to go away, and someday, so might dogfighting.

  199. <cite>Tina </cite>posted a comment on

    I AM NO SUPPORTER OF VCK, BUT HE PAID HIS DEBT TO SOCIETY. I CAN ONLY HOPE HE HAS LEARNED WHAT AN AWFUL THING HE WAS A PART OF. HE SHOULD WILLINGLY AND FOR FREE BE AN ADVOCATE FOR THE HUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS. MAYBE PEOPLE IN HIS CIRCLE WOULD LISTEN TO HIM IF HE WOULD BE OUTSPOKEN ABOUT WHAT A HORRIBLE THING IT IS THAT HE HAD DONE. MOST PEOPLE DON’T HAVE REMORSE FOR THEIR ACTIONS ONLY REGRET ON GETTING CAUGHT! LETS HOPE HE IS DIFFERENT

  200. <cite>Olive and Caper </cite>posted a comment on

    Of course, Michael Vick is remorseful. He is remorseful that he got caught!!!! For the folks that say to forgive? Did he forgive the dogs who were loyal to their master and gave their lives? Did he forgive the dogs when they lost in the fighting ring? I cannot make apologies for not forgiving a man who electrocuted, drowned and hung dogs as a past time. I personally, have banned watching the NFL all together. I simply find no pleasure in watching the sport who would allow this man to return.

  201. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Thanks for posting the sponsors since I have written the Eagles and now will contact sponsors to voice my anger. It is impossible for me to put into words the distain I have for this person. Vick is the lowest of lows and should not be financially rewarded for anything!

  202. <cite>"Johnny D" </cite>posted a comment on

    We must let time tell, he can become a good spokesperson for animal rights organization if we all handle this properly!

    How many time do we let people out of prison for other crimes and they continue to do the same thing over and over. At least he is trying to make ammends for himself and do the right thing. So let’s give the man a chance to prove himself before we condone him!

    How many other sports figures are accused of drugs, etc. All we seem to do is ignore these issues and let them go on with their lives!

    I may eat these words, but give the man a chance to prove that he has learned his lessons and can teach both you and me something that we have been ignorant of for many years! Either some of you will come back with “I told you so” or I can come back and say that people can be taught just as we teach our pets!

    I AM WITH THE EAGLES DECISION TO BRING HIM ON BOARD AND I HOPE THAT HE DOES PROVE TO EVERYONE THAT HE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

  203. <cite>Brooks A. Batson , NP </cite>posted a comment on

    When a Man serves his prison sentance, he has paid his debt to society and must not be made to pay an iota more! To wish somebody physical harm, as one poster has done, is unacceptable.

    Bear Bating was one of Henry VIII’s pastimes (Burns, THE REFORMATION IN ENGLAND); blood sports have been with man for millennia. It is only in our generations that these practices are being taught to be wrong, and we must promulgate this teaching and not take the place of God in further judgements. A society that balks at history and refused to allow the teaching of Holy Bible and prayer in schools, but bans even the sovereign States (See, Xth Amendment) from displaying that summary of Law in Western Civilisation, The Ten Commandments: must expect exactly what it has fostered: godlessness and anarchy.

    The problem is not first & foremost the blood sportsman, it is the movement to outlaw God, and the evil consequences thereof. The Southern Poverty Law Center, B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Leagu, ACLU — these are the enemies of civilisation and the friends of anarchic cruelties! It is against these destroyers of Civilasation and the promulgation of Higher accountability which we must fight, along with teaching the ignorant about kindness to the lower Creation which we are given humanely to steward.

    Without restoring Constitutional Liberty, and preaching of Divine Law in the Natural Order, we can expect nothing better, for it is not enough for man merely to fear punishment in order to refrain from evil; he must learn to fear God and to look on his fellow creatures with the love of the Golden Rule in application.

    Can anybody disagree with this truth, to cavil about “separation of church and State” when it is Government who unites them in order to destroy both –Divine Law and State (& Individual) Sovereignty.

    Thank you — this issue really does bring forth the cry — ‘Why?’ The answer is because Man has sought to suppress God in favour of himself en masse. To that way of thinking there is no reply, when fear of punishment alone is not enough to restrain him from evil doing, and fear of God is no longer pemitted to be taught him from childhood, outside the very narrow sphere of the home & church, synagogue, temple, or mosque — which narrow sphere is not sufficient to cover all areas of human endeavour to which humane standards need to be learnt and learned why …

    To him who returns from evil doing to well doing, he shall not “die” (Ezekiel) but shall see Life (The Gospel).

  204. <cite>Blaze in TX </cite>posted a comment on

    When I first heard of Vick being signed to an NFL deal, I wanted to be sick. I watched Dog Town work with some of those dogs and sent donations. Pro sports in general do NOT make heros that our children should look up to now. You have the dog fighting, steriods, DUI, drugs, and the people in sports don’t put their foot down on this. They are only proving to OUR children that you can do something so wrong, spend time in jail and still get paid millions. What is this saying? This problem will never be solved when you have sick, sick people out there like murderers, rapists, gangs that still exist.

    I own 2 pits that I rescued. The most LOVING dogs, that I think I have ever owned. When my husband is at work, Sgt comes and cuddles with me and snores like my husband. Sgt. and my Chiweenie are the best of friends. I own 4 dogs, 4 cats, and a rat. I rescue animals and find good loving homes for them after I usually nurse them back to health. This is something I have done for over 20 yrs. My ex-husband worked for the gas company and used to have to go shut off gas in empty houses. People left their animals behind, locked inside with no care in the freaking world. No food or water. I would get a call at 2am to come rescue a dog. It was not unusual and not a surprise.

    Nothing will ever change unfortunately, until the leaders of our country put more stiff rules to law for abusing animals. I don’t have the energy to hate Vick, its not worth it, he is not worth it, but I do have the energy to do what I can to protest the Eagles and write letters to the President, Congress, etc.. If the people of the world would raise their children with morals and teach them to care for ANY living thing on this earth, maybe it could start the heal, or at least start the bandaid on the human race.

  205. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I made a pic that sums up my feelings fairly well. It was a fun project.

    Let him walk, but prevent the man from ever achieving hero status again. Is that so much to ask?

  206. <cite>B Culver </cite>posted a comment on

    His soulless savagery brought these things to the lead stories on all news shows. His name will always be attached with his jail sentence. Anything he does from now on will be prefaced with dog fighting and, hopefully, the torturing of animals that he took such great pleasure in performing. That is the part of this story that has to kept in the news, i.e. his laughing and enjoyment while dogs were tortured to their deaths, the female dogs repeatedly raped to drive the fighting dogs crazed. Never, ever let the specifics of his offense be sidelined or downplayed. We have to force the public at large to remember not just the throw-away line of dog-fighting, but the endless “animalistic” behavior that came so easily to this sad excuse for a man. No, I don’t believe he is sorry, but let’s use his celebrity to keep this story alive and maybe some good will come of evil.

  207. <cite>Lori </cite>posted a comment on

    It SICKENS me that Vick is being allowed to play again. It just goes to show - HE GOT AWAY WITH WHAT HE DID. And the only reason he isn’t doing it anymore is because HE GOT CAUGHT. If he hadn’t been caught, be assured, he’d still be doing it. That man doesn’t deserve to hold a dog or participate in any function that supports trying to get rid of animal cruelty - he is only doing it to make a name for himself - he’s NOT doing it for the animals. He thinks that he’s turned his life around because of being imprisoned? 3 years was not enought for what he did to those poor dogs! It all boils down to the mighty $$$. Eagles are just as much to blame for signing him. He should be banned from ever seeing the inside of a stadium ever again PERIOD!

  208. <cite>dB </cite>posted a comment on

    This scumbag should have been put away for a long time! I concur with Mark. I hope the fans boycott the NFL until that scum is run out of the sport!

  209. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    My opinion, you got it. Vick’s should never be allowed to play pro ball, maybe a job at McDonald’s, you know min. wage work! Of course he is going to tell the public that he is reformed. He will say anything to get back to pro ball.
    This does not excuse what he did to those poor animals. Dog fighting, everyone knows the out come, the one living wins! What about the ones that died? I have more respect for the dogs then I do for him.
    And what about the female dog that didn’t do what he wanted so he threw water on her and turned on the electric?
    It’s a crying shame! We in rescue work and and do without every day so a dog, cat or other animal will have a decent chance in life, that they so richly deserve.
    Then we have Vick’s and others just like him doing this to the dogs. They do not have a chance, not with the likes of people like him!
    I will tell you this. Every puppy is born innocent, it’s what man puts into them.
    This includes all breeds of dogs.
    Has anyone here ever encountered a Stafford, Pit, or other labels this poor breed has been given?
    I pulled one from a kill shelter, oh my God, Sweetest baby you would ever want. Anyone that really knows this breed, knows they are considered “People Pleasers”
    Any dog will learn to fight to survive after being tormented, abused and neglected.
    What I feel Vick’s should have to do is, ” Donate funds to every Humane Society, rescue, 501 or not, and sanctuaries here in the USA, every 6 months for the rest of his pitiful life!
    So Vick’s take that and chew on it a bit. Take that BLOOD money and spend it back on the ones you think so low about.

  210. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I think they should put these dogs in a ring with these people for about 10 minutes…..let them experience the pain for a change.

  211. <cite>Ted Snoddy </cite>posted a comment on

    I think the only way that Michael Vick can redeam himself as a convicticed dog abuse criminal that he was convicted of is to contribute an SUBSTANTIAL amount of his salary to fight animal cruelty!! Not just a pity-poor sum, but something that would ideally make a difference in combating the crime. Michael Vick, if you read this, I challenge you!! Put your money where your mouth is and redeam yourself, as you have not really paid society for your crimes against animals.!!!!

  212. <cite>deb </cite>posted a comment on

    We were all young and stupid maybe not this stupid but the other thing we have to remember is that we live in a society that says that if you are convicted of a crime and do the time you should be able to go on with your life. I think what Vick did is HORRIBLE but we have to remember that the United States of America says that you are punished and do the time you are able to go on with your life. There are other people in other sports and others even in the NFL who have done horrible things. One almost killed his girlfriend but he is still playing. I don’t think it is right that you take his livelyhood away for the rest of his life. Does he deserve respect NO but he should be able to return to his life as he knew it. There are a lot of differences between people that grow up in the North vs the South in everyday treatment of animals. This has been a learning process for everyone.

  213. <cite>Sue Trujillo </cite>posted a comment on

    In My opinion he was not a chld when he did this horrific crimes against the dogs ,just because he wants back into his high paying job he is going to be an animal activist . Well that is nothIing but BULL !If he is hired back to play on the Eagles it shold be boycotted… he is a waste of oxygen as far as I am concerned….

  214. <cite>Ms. Joey F </cite>posted a comment on

    I THINK VIC IS SCUM, HE SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO GO BACK AND PLAY BALL. IF INDEED HE IS ACCEPTED BACK HE SHOULD BE MADE TO DONATE A THIRD OF HIS EARNINGS TO THE ASPCA.
    HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN THROWN INTO THE RING WITH A FEW OF HIS DOGS TO START WITH.

  215. <cite>Animal Lover! </cite>posted a comment on

    I don’t care if that sorry excuse for a human being paid his debt to society he should not have been allowed back into the NFL and should not be allowed to make millions of dollars after what he did to innocent living, breathing, feeling animals. I hope all those who live in Philly boycott the Eagles for making the worst decision in Football history. I hope they make no money off of this and I hope picketers go out there in the millions and show pictures of what he did to these poor dogs. It is a disgrace that the NFL and the Eagles are allowing such SCUM play for their team. I am sorry to all die hard Eagles fans that this happened to your team.
    The penalty for animal abuse and abuse at this caliber needs to be harsher and needs to have lifelong consequences. 2 years in jail is not enough in my book…and not enough to deter others from committing this God Awful act. I am only comforted by knowing that he will spend eternity in a worse hell than he put those poor dogs through.

  216. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I am disgusted by the actions of Vic and everyone who thinks they can get by with this. I do not believe that he paid enough dues….maybe they should have given him some type of community service along with his jail time to helps those in need. Maybe he should take some of his very large income and start donating it to the education of how pets should be treated.

  217. <cite>Mrs. G. </cite>posted a comment on

    I have to say I love, love, love football … and I love, love, love animals … and I believe in forgiveness and the power of grace. BUT - I do not believe he should have the PRIVLIDGE of playing such a great game. Playing is not a right and the NFL should have a ZERO tolerance policy on convicted felons for any reason. They should not get the chance to make that kind of money by playing professional football. What kind of message are we sending to our kids? I have never cared for the Eagles, now I’ll be cheering for whoever is playing against them … every time!!!! If he gets to make that kind of money half should go to animal rescue and animal rights … for the rest of his life!!!

  218. <cite>Sandy Marks </cite>posted a comment on

    I bought 2 Michael Vick dog chew toys for my dog. (plastic chew toy made to look like Michael Vick in his football uniform)Profits went to the Humane Society of Jacksonville, FL
    Great idea!!

  219. <cite>Sueluk </cite>posted a comment on

    If He can be that way with living things, Id be scared to death of him! He should have been thrown in a pit with the dogs. The ones HE turned mean. I look at my 2 sweethearts and cant believe someone could do something like that. And yes Gaby your right–MONEY TALKS. He should never have gotten a second chance, just like a lot of the dogs.

  220. <cite>Lisa </cite>posted a comment on

    I believe one step to stop dogfighting and inhumane treatment of animals in general is for every city in every state to establish a small tax. Citizens without children pay taxes for schools. Citizens that don’t drive pay taxes for roads. Why can’t citizens pay taxes to help animals that live in their cities? I’m not saying a huge tax, but even a few pennies would put money aside for the animals. The money could be used to build better animals shelters and to provide care for those animals so they don’t have to be euthanized. The money could create awareness programs about animal cruelty (dog fighting, cruelty in general, the importance of spay and neutering, puppy mills, etc.). I believe there are enough people in this country that love animals that would be supportive of such a tax. Animals don’t have a voice. We are all they have. I don’t know where to start with this, but I think an animal tax would be a major first step in raising money to care for animals and educate the youth of this country about animal abuse and dog fighting.

  221. <cite>Chris </cite>posted a comment on

    Vick and others of his ilk should be required to take counseling as part of the probation process for at least 3-years. Hopefully then he may learn the error of his ways. Animal abuse is a “smoking gun” to other despicable abuses such as child abuse, spousal abuse, etc. And if you miss one session, BACK IN JAIL, and I don’t care who you think you are. Or how much they pay you. No one, read it again, NO ONE with any sense of decency or with a conscience treats another living thing so inhumanly.

  222. <cite>Joanne </cite>posted a comment on

    As a pet owner, dog & cat lover, and sponsor of many animal rights/humane groups, I am appalled that Michael Vick has been reinstated and will be allowed to play in the NFL again. To me his reinstatement is a bad example to young at risk people because it shows them that if you commit a heinous crime like he did, it’s okay and you can just call it a “mistake” and go on to make millions of dollars. To me a mistake is an accident, not something that was deliberately planned and repeated over and over. I understand that he did the prison time that was required of him, but personally I thought he should’ve gotten more time.
    I’ve been hearing alot of people saying he deserves a second chance and that’s a matter of opinion. To me, those poor defenseless animals didn’t get a second chance, why should he? No one is saying that this guy shouldn’t have a job, why can’t he get a job like the rest of us “regular Joe’s.” Why does he get to return to his millionaire lifestyle? Yes he lost everything but whose fault is that?
    I will continue to help fund programs to help fight animal abuse and dog fighting. At this time I am also boycotting Pepsi and all of its’ products and restaurants because they are a major sponsor of the Eagles. I realize that I am just one person and it won’t make a dent in all of the Pepsico enterprises financially but it’s an ethical thing to me. I have a good conscience knowing I am not contributing to this sponsor who endorses a dog killer.

  223. <cite>Tami Toppen </cite>posted a comment on

    I believe we should make it known to all sports teams, athletes and the olympics that we will not support them , their teams or their sponsors if they allow someone who has been convicted of a crime play on their team or indorse their product.
    Sincerely,
    Tami Toppen

  224. <cite>Della </cite>posted a comment on

    I don’t think Michael Vick should have been allowed back in the NFL. Sure, he served his time and I believe in rehab of convicted people, but he can make a living doing something else. It might not be the millions that he will make playing football, but I feel like he had his chance at that. This cruel use of animals for “entertainment” needs to be kept in the news and the sentences need to be stricter for all involved. I hate to see the breed eradicated, but for the poor dogs sake, maybe it should be.

  225. <cite>Lynette </cite>posted a comment on

    I think we need to educate youth about all forms of animal cruelty. The school system could be one place for teaching children about animal cruelty. I live in the country so I don’t know about big cities & what kind of programs that could educate them. I have read something about in Chicago, they have a program to get dog fighters to change their ways. It is important to start with the kids because they are the future.

  226. <cite>sissy </cite>posted a comment on

    I dont feel michael vick should be playing football yet. i feel he needed 5 years probation and mandatory to work in an animal shelter strictly for dogs thats been put through hell with dog fighting. these innoscent animals didnt get a second chance and i feel vick will do it again and this time he’ll be more secretive and hide it better.
    he doesnt have honest eyes when talking about what hes done. he felt sorry he got caught. he felt sorry for himself being behind bars, thats all.
    these people whose into dog fighting or any animal fighting and making money from it needs to be fined.and all the money they have should be taken away and distributed to animal shelters and especially to animal rehabilitation shelters for animals who has to be retrained. and the rest of the money should be for all the poor animals that was tortured, killed during the fight or other ways, and for all the poor females being made to breed continuously.
    vick does not deserve any pity. he knew right from wrong even if he was brought up around dog fighting. for him to kill animals himself,no matte rhow he did it., shows he has no remorse..he has no conscience and he has no regrets. afterall he did it over and over, how many years?? he has no compassion etc. can you imagine what hed do to a child?? i shutter to think!!

  227. <cite>kelly </cite>posted a comment on

    hi,hi, the guy should lose his cereer for what he did !! he like what he did and there was NO SYMPATHY FOR WHAT HE DID IT WAS ODVUSE ON THAT ! HE’S NOTHING BUT A LOSER TO ME!. HE SHOULD ALSO GO TO JAIL FOR A FEW YRS. FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!.

  228. <cite>Karen </cite>posted a comment on

    I will probably get serious backlash for my comment. I am a dog lover and have a pit bull of my own (she is the apple of my eye)..but I am also a forgiving person. And as I read these comments..you scare me as much as he does.

    He paid his debt to society…if you think he didn’t get enough jail time, then you need to take that up with your lawmakers and ensure toughter sentences are put in place..we can’t blame him for the flaws in our justice system.

    What better person to talk about what not to do..than someone who has been caught and suffered the consequences….his spot light can be used to put this issue in the forefront..trust me if he was the average Joe doing PSA’s no one would pay attention. He does have to prove himself..but I believe in giving him a chance to do so…not perpetually condemn him. There is recent incident in Texas of 600 puppies rescued from a puppy mill..will those owners get the same treatment as Vick..probably not..they are nobody’s and it won’t make the news like Vick did..they will probably get a fine. So they get off easy because they are not a sports figure…but they are abusers none the less.

    His status as a sports figure..is being exploited and he is being made to pay for the transgressions of all the other dog fighters that haven’t gotten caught..and will not get caught. Sorry for the dose of reality..but the only love this society has is the love of money..and unfortunately dog fighting..cock fighting will continue because there is money to made.

    If we are going to boycott..then why don’t we apply that across the board..and boycott the slaughter houses that give us our delicious ribs, steaks and chickents. Boycott ..the pharmaceutical companies, the makeup manufacturers as they test on animals. How different are they from Vick…that they are in a different industry and you don’t get to actually see what they do…that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

    If you are going to apply your wrath then it needs to applied equally.

    How to do we move forward…by educating our youth..and holding parents accountable..when the giggle and think their child injuring an animal is cute. By ensuring there are stiffer penalties for those who abuse other creatures. By having undercover agents..just like when battling drug dealers.

  229. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I think he did not serve enough time for what he did I also think letting him play football again is sickening. I believe that he should be drowned just as he did those poor dogs but not before he is pumped up for a bareknuckle fight w/ another that will tear him apart.
    I think the law should use him as an example and put him Back in jail where he belongs.

  230. <cite>Linda </cite>posted a comment on

    We’ve got to make the atmosphere in which dog fighting exists, penal. States need to have very strict laws with heavy monetary fines and stiff jail sentences. Until we make dog fighting horrific for everyone, it will continue to exist.

  231. <cite>Karen Doherty </cite>posted a comment on

    as long as fans buy tickets and the football league doesn’t suffer financially for their decision then nothing changes . The public has the ultimate power . Boycott every game , don’t be responsible for Michael Vick or the football league making one penny .

  232. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I am a believer in getting a second chance under certain circumstances. Two ways that I don’t agree with a second chance are what has happened with these poor helpless animals, they weren’t given a second chance, and murder, the victim doesn’t get a second chance. So Michael Vick should under no circumstances be able to rub what he did in everyones face, and sit there with his smug look and say he is sorry. Please!!!!! Of course Andy Reed has 2 sons that are loosers also, so he is trying to make an example that he wants followed with his own sons. My heart cries every time I think about what those poor animals went through, and what they are still going through just trying to fit in.

  233. <cite>Shelley </cite>posted a comment on

    I know if you are convicted of animal cruelty, you can not have contact with any animal for at least 5 years. So the picture of him with a pitbull is actually a probation violation. Is he always going to be above the law. He should be in jail right now for that photo.

  234. <cite>Dixie A. Ver Wey </cite>posted a comment on

    I think everyone in the above comments hit each and every point to be made about Michael Vick. His punishment was not enough, he only said I am sorry to get back into the NFL to make that almighty dollar, as he did with his dog fighting business. He needs to pay the rest of his life for all the “murders” of each and every dog he caused to die. BUT..as I see it..he did not live on the primemises. That leaves OTHER equally bad people doing his bidding. I do not hear anything of their punishment. The people that was actually doing the brutality of the dogs. They are also as evil as Vick is for making available the premises to bruitalize all the dogs. I agree education is or can be a big help. But, there is and will be mean and brutal men that do not like any animal. Animals will continued to be brutilized in one form or another

    One must remember that dog is “God” spelled backwards. God will be the one to intervene at the evils end. Then, Vick and ALL his on property
    employees will be judged and finally punished in the proper ways.

  235. <cite>Alexandra </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick should never be allowed to be anywhere near another animal (the above photo is despicable). As far as I’m concerned, if he does deserve “a second chance,” he should have to dedicate himself to public service against dogfighting for the same number of years he participated in this barbarism. I believe that means six years. Eighteen months playing daily football in a minimum prison hardly equals six years of torturing dogs. As for the Eagles….I’ll be not only boycotting them, but also any advertisers that choose to support any game in which the Eagles play.

  236. <cite>Tricia Venech </cite>posted a comment on

    I’ve heard a couple of famous black people say on t.v. say that it’s a cultural thing. It’s not like he’s molesting or beating up children. I say, with a black president in office, Obama come out and condemn the practice. He needs to take the upper hand, over the famous black people trying to legitimize what Vick did and say it is wrong.

  237. <cite>Susan </cite>posted a comment on

    I think he is saying what he thinks the Football fans want to hear and will end up doing the same thing or something similar again. I hope he doesn’t but who and what says he won’t!!! I just have no use for ANYONE that causes harm to animals!
    I love football AND animals are just a wonderful part of my life, Animals cannot say anything but we all need to help them when we know they are in danger or are being hurt!!!

  238. <cite>Donna </cite>posted a comment on

    I think any game he plays in should be boycotted until the NFL gets the message that by bringing him back into the game, they are becoming part of the problem and people don’t appreciate that kind of morals. His actions can’t be erased by throwing money at the problem. Money won’t ease the pain of the many dogs that suffered because of him nor will it stop it from happening again if he is allowed to come back into sports as if nothing happened.

  239. <cite>Animal Lover! </cite>posted a comment on

    100% Agree Mrs G!!!! Do you all know Plaxico got 3 years in prison NOT JAIL PRISON for shooting HIMSELF not anyone else but himself! And all the disgusting things Vick did he only got 2 years in jail (yes, there is a difference a BIG difference). I am disgusted!

    I also agree with everyone who is saying it should be mandatory for him to pay a very substantial amount of money to the prevention and awareness of animal creulty! If he is making $1.6 million he should owe $1 million!

  240. <cite>Bogey </cite>posted a comment on

    @Chris R -WTF See a shrink!
    “It comes from a relentless, nagging fear that you’ll never be happy, no matter how many dogs you own or how many people we string up. If some of these commenters had the 5% of the spirituality of a dog, or spent 1% of the rueful energy expended here on actually DOING something to change what bothers you, that fear might start to go away, and someday, so might dogfighting.”

  241. <cite>dj spellchecka </cite>posted a comment on

    Commissioner Roger Goodell
    National Football League
    280 Park Avenue
    New York, NY 10027

  242. <cite>Kathy Benoit </cite>posted a comment on

    I think it is a disgrace to reward him for the cruelty he has caused to animals. I am appalled that the Eagles would even consider hiring him. They were a favorite of so many and now they should lose every fan they have. He should have to serve community service in an animal shelter or for a veternarian for the rest of his life.

  243. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Lets not forget that this type of cruelty starts with children who are brought to witness the bloodsport. Most forms of vilolent crimes can be traced back to children who abuse animals as a start. This is not just about cruelty to animals(although that to me is the worst), but drugs, and a lifestyle that promotes breaking the law at every level.

  244. <cite>Barbara </cite>posted a comment on

    He made a mistake, he did his time, he apologized, time to put his past behind and move on from here. Maybe he can change the way people view dog fighting.

  245. <cite>Reef's dad </cite>posted a comment on

    I think that educating the youth is the best path. Who are those youth? They likely grew up in the same environment, with the same heroes and with the same day to day thoughts about life as - Michael Vick. He says that is where he will focus his attention - on the young men who easily fall into bad generational habits. Grass roots style: going to schools and Boy’s clubs, etc.

    You can hate Michael Vick (I’m not a fan anymore) but if you take him out of football you also take away his power to influence those who he can influence - the next generation of those who condone dog-fighting.

    Give him a chance and see what he will do. Goodell and ASPCA head Sayres will not let Vick off the hook!

  246. <cite>Robin </cite>posted a comment on

    I am extremely disappointed in the whole Vick situation and the NFL. I do not want to waste energy being so upset but I had to give my opinion.

    I think Vick should give the message along with all of us. I also think he should have to donate a large portion of his salary to the cause. IT should have been mandated as part of his release.

  247. <cite>Rhonda D </cite>posted a comment on

    When I first heard about Michael Vick and what he did I was sickened beyond belief. And Furious. And full of hate for him.
    All I could think of was how much I love my pit bulls and all the work I do by fostering and finding homes for these seriously misunderstood dogs.
    I am NOT saying I completely forgive Michael Vick. BUT he did do his time in prison. He lost everything he had because of his mistake and there is nothing left he can do except move forward and try to redeem himself.
    And it appears that he is trying. He is making speeches against dog fighting, assisting the United States Humane Society and he also was ordered to pay over a million dollars to care for the dogs that were rescued from his kennels. What else can he do? We must stop vilifying him and let him prove himself and move on with his life.
    A sad thought that occurs to me from time to time is this: yes those dogs lived a horrible life and died an even worse death. But they brought attention worldwide to what a horrible “sport” dog fighting is. In a sense, those poor dogs were martyrs for their breed: they died so others can live and the world can be reminded that dogs really are our best friends. Dogs are just dogs: no one breed is worse than the other: you can raise any dog to be a killer and any dog to be healthy and loving and adjusted.
    I look forward to seeing Michael Vick do the right thing.
    I hope others can realize that they too are just human beings who can make a terrible mistake and maybe tomorrow it could be them on the news: no one is perfect.

  248. <cite>Nancy D Davis </cite>posted a comment on

    People should be prosecuted to the inth degree for abusing animals- no excuse. A high profile individual is even worse because he projects a very poor image for children and certainly no sort of role model. He should’ve served way more time for the crime.

    The Eagles may regret having such a dispictable character on their team.

  249. <cite>Sue </cite>posted a comment on

    Personally, I feel that no human being should have been capable of doing what Vick did.

    Also, If the public were made to watch video of what it looks like for a man to repeatedly slam a dog’s head against concrete until dead, they might be less inclined to forgive.

    Eradicating dog fighting comes w/ changing societal attitudes — when all truly believe that animals are thinking, feeling, innocent creatures, then animal cruelty, including dog fighting, will stop.

    Belief systems are shaped by family, peers, and society at large. So, outside our individual efforts in our own circles, assisting organizations that educate through any media is key to creating and influencing a more compassionate and sophisticated attitude toward animals.

  250. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Everyone deserves a chance to correct bad behavior. and that includes Mr. Vick. I am so sorry for the people in this format who wished him to be hurt, killed, or maimed. Those people are wanted to do to a human what the human did to the dog. Which is worse? And it does show a root problem.

    Mr. Vick should use his position and exposure to help children understand how wrong animal abuse is and he should use his situation to educate and teach and retrain. Young people today think a “tough” dog makes them touch and all it does is show how really stupid they are.

    When I see a young man walking down the street with a pit on a chain that would take an elephant to comfortably drag, I feel so sorry for the dog and the young man, because that young man had no one in his life to teach him compassion and love. We need to start a animal sensitivity train class in early grade school. Authoritites are using animals to teach in prisons with great success. We could do the same in schools.

  251. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I think boycotting the Phila. Eagles games would really make a statement. We are such a sports oriented society which is good but also there are real causes in life we must stand up for.
    Michael Vick doesn’t deserve a “second chance”. Think of all the poor dogs who won’t be able to get one.

  252. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Micheal Vick has served his sentence.

    This is all I hear from so-called football fans.

    Micheal Vick served a “special” sentence. Any regular person would still be in jail. He did nothing to help investigators, he did not turn in the names of others involved, he did not tell investigators where these things took place.

    He lied to his boss, the NFL commisioner and to the public. He first denied being involved, until he had no choice but to admit.

    Even today, he does not take resposibility for what he did. He says that when he was young, the police turned a blind eye, so he did not think it was as bad as it is.

    Micheal Vick, STAND UP AND BE A MAN. Stop blaming others, stop blaming your up bringing, start blaming yourself.

    Tony Dungee, I understand that you are a man of God, and MUST forgive and help the likes of Micheal Vick. But please stop telling us that he is sorry and has paid the price. NO he has not.

    Philly Eagles, glad I’m a Packer fan!!

  253. <cite>Linda </cite>posted a comment on

    Vick makes me sick and should have been locked up for years, not months. There should have a way to not only lock him up but to confiscate all of his money and possessions, and put a lean on all future earnings to be used for animal welfare. The Humane Society needs to reject him and stop making him and his followers think he has been rehabilated and is OK now. This evil, cruel monster will never be ok. Having stiffer laws and better punishment for animal cruelty would help.

  254. <cite>Katherine </cite>posted a comment on

    The very young need to be taught that animals have feelings too. This should be added to head start programs, animals should be reviered and not made fun of, that includes our kittens too. Any forced animal fighting should be stopped.

  255. <cite>Bryan </cite>posted a comment on

    OK, I was VERY upset with what he did, and it still upsets me. What he did was wrong, BUT, I believe that he’s truly working to make amends. He served his time in prison for what he did, and I believe that while there, he has turned his life around, I believe that what he has said has been sincere. He’s been working VERY hard since he got out of prison to show people that he is truly sorry. I also believe that since his release, being mentored by Tony Dungy has been helping him, and I for 1 wish him the best. YES what he did was wrong, but I believe that he should be allowed to play in the NFL again. He has paid his debt to society, and I believe continues to work at it, and I also believe that he’s working towards regaining people’s respect.

    I for 1 am a dog and cat lover, who believes people deserve second chances.

  256. <cite>Denise </cite>posted a comment on

    Its a disgrace that people that abuse animals only receive a “slap on the wrist”, when it is so indicative of their true personality and often, a prerequisite for abusing other human beings. They should start teaching people in the high schools how important it is to appreciate and respect animals. They are truly a gift to all of us on this earth.

  257. <cite>Joel </cite>posted a comment on

    The guy paid his dues to society. That is what the courts are for. Let him alone to talk to the kids about the negative of “Dog Fighting” and let Vick get one with the rest of his life and let him alone to play ball If he never does anything like that agin, it is a bonus. If Vick owes more dues, then a higher pwer than us will sort it out.

  258. <cite>Kimberly Peterson </cite>posted a comment on

    We need to make the punishments more severe so the criminals will think twice before breaking the law

  259. <cite>PitBullMommy </cite>posted a comment on

    I must say that I agree and disagree with alot of what has been said. I have a 2 yr old bully and I couldn’t understand why anyone would hurt any dog…esp. a dog that wants nothing more than to be loved. I was horrified by the nasty things that he AND the other people involved did (and do not forget that there were many people involved). BUT I have to agree that he has done the time and in fact he did more time than some NFL players have done for murdering people! He has basically been stripped of everything. Now if I remember, there were alot of people who believed that the dogs that were saved from him should have been put down b/c of the violence that they been around. BUT- they were given a 2nd chance and many of the dogs that were saved are living in loving homes with children! Now, again, I disagree with the many choices that he made, but I do believe in forgiveness and that MAYBE ?? he has learned a lesson and that he deserves the same second chance that those “vicious” dogs were given. Nobody knows (except Michael Vick) what he will do.

  260. <cite>helen </cite>posted a comment on

    After reading most of these comments I have to agree with most of you who said that we need to focus on the rest of the dogs still being used to fight each other. Vick should become a (non paid) spokesman for organizations that assist and rescue dogs especially Pit Bulls. Vick should also volunteer hours of work at these non-profit organizations and clean kennels, feed the dogs, exercise these dogs. Treat these dogs like humans are supposed to treat dogs. ?He should also become a donater $$$. He might not no any better since he was watching dog fights at the early age of 8! We do also need to educate the young ones by taking them to shelters and talking about dog fighting how it is wrong. We all need to get involve and if you see it or suspect it or know of dog fighting report it right away! Vick was found guilty and did his time. I truly don’t believe he is sorry for what he did. In this country he has the right to move on with his life. We have a choice not to forgive him.

  261. <cite>Kayla's Mom </cite>posted a comment on

    While Michael Vick did serve his time, what happens now? Is he required to donate a % of his NFL income to local humane societies, anti-dog fighting law enforcement, or community action programs? Is he still required to volunteer at animal shelters and animal welfare programs? To make amends to the animals and to animal lovers -as well as Eagles an NFL fans - he should step up, state he made huge mistake and show us his ACTIONS speak louder than words. He should be doing these things on his own, not because it looks good in the media to do so. Until then, he is still an animal abuser in my book.

  262. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I’m very disappointed with the Eagles and the NFL on their decision to reinstate Mr. Vick. Even though he served out his sentence, he is now going to be able to make millions of dollars again. I think part of his sentencing should have been that if he was EVER reinstated back into the NFL, most or part of his salary would have gone to charitable animal organizations, such as human societies, or the ASPCA for a number of years.

    I am a fan of the NFL and probably won’t boycott Eagles games because they are so limited, but I sure will be curious to see who advertises during them. I will take note of that!

  263. <cite>Alexis </cite>posted a comment on

    I feel that Michael Vick’s conviction could be a blessing in disguise.

    His celebrity status helped shed light on a pervasive problem that mainstream media prefers to ignore. Also, his celebrity status can also help improve the plight of fighting dogs.

    Every interview I’ve seen with Michael Vick shows him as a person who has taken responsibility for his actions, shows remorse, and wants to make a difference moving forward.

    He has teamed up with the Humane Society of the United States and is lecturing around the country to kids in urban areas who are most susceptible to engaging in dog fighting. These kids idolize athletes, and I believe that Michael Vick can have a positive influence on these youths.

    While dogs suffered as a result of Michael Vick’s actions I believe that many future lives will be spared thanks to his involvement for the “other side.”

    Everyone deserves a second chance, especially when they own up to their mistakes, take responsibility, and try to make the world better as a result.

    It’s easy to judge and harder to forgive. This man’s heart seems to be in the right place now and I guess time will tell.

    IMO animal activists should stop criticizing Michael Vick for his past actions and encourage him to paint a brighter future for dogs by redirecting youths who’d normally go down the same road of violence, blood and death.

  264. <cite>Demetrius </cite>posted a comment on

    Leave the man alone he served his time. He’s not the only one doing this. It was stupid I do admit but he has done his jail time. Let the man take care of his family and pay his bills and put food on the table. Micheal vick is going to have to live with what he did for the rest of his life. That will be his punishment .

  265. <cite>laylakiki </cite>posted a comment on

    I think he should be put through the same torture he
    put his dogs through. Male and female alike. And then
    thrown to the dogs to finish him off! No forgiveness from
    me on this matter.

  266. <cite>Lisa </cite>posted a comment on

    I think Michael Vick would make the perfect advocate against dog fighting in a giant campaign!

  267. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I think we should make the laws stronger than what they are now and then the fines stiffer to! and if you are a public figure like m.v.you should be punished to the fullest extint of the law and prohibited to do what ever you do [like football -no more period.,movie star-no more movies.,singer-no more songs.] etc…… we as americans really need to make stronger laws to be able to stop this kind of horrible happenings. they barbaric and sadistic. if I could Id do to them what ever they did to the animals. but unfornatly its not up to me! so what we need to do is maybe start w/the judges with out them helping us the animals dont stand a chance cause their the ones who give out the sentences.

  268. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I THINK THAT NIEGHBORHOODS NEED TO START A NIEGHBORHOOD WATCH PROGRAM TO WATCH OUT FOR THESE TYPES OF CRIMES IN THIER NIEGHBORHOODS. IF THEY CAN FIND OUT ABOUT EVERYONE ELSES PRIVATE BUISNESS THEY WILL CERTAINLY HEAR ABOUT DOG FIGHTS. AND PEOPLE WHO ALREADY KNOW ABOUT THINGS LIKE THIS GOING ON IN THIER NIEGHBORHOODS SHOULD REPORT IT. AND ANY ONE WHO DOESEN’T NEEDS TO BE ASHAMED.

  269. <cite>L </cite>posted a comment on

    What he did or let happen to those dogs should be done to him. Let him fight to the death see how he likes it. He is scum. Maybe he will break his neck in his first game and be wheelchair bound the rest of his life, but wait, then he would again be a burden to society, again.

  270. <cite>Etna </cite>posted a comment on

    I don’t even know how anyone can forgive him. It takes an evil and deplorable person to harm animals the way he did, and just because he served his time and claims to have changed doesn’t mean he actually has. He probably doesn’t care at all about what he did, and is counting his blessings that he didn’t get a more severe punishment. His sentence was basically just a rap on the knuckles in terms of severity compared to what he actually did. It was in no way equal to the pain and suffering he caused those dogs, and makes me wish our justice system was based around some sort of “eye for an eye” system.

    I’m not hoping he sustains an injury and falls into a coma because that’s just not cruel enough; I’m hoping he gets paralyzed and has to live the rest of his worthless life like that.

  271. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I can’t believe any pro team would pick him up and I hope he plays as poorly as he lies!!!! Poor Micheal did a little prison time and now he’ll get his job back! He is a PIG and shouldn’t be allowed to play any pro ball. He is suppose to be a role model for our young people and just look what he does? Now he has the nerve to sit with a dog and that is suppose to make it all better! I think NOT,, Well it doesn’t do a thing for me, that’s all I can do is remember what he’s done. He should be BANNED from all pro sports. Pete Rose did a whole lot less and he still can’t get into the Hall of Fame and that is a shame.

  272. <cite>d </cite>posted a comment on

    he should have never been left out of jail,let alone be given back his nfl career back.put him a pit with 100 pitbulls and let them at him.

  273. <cite>Mary </cite>posted a comment on

    I think he should be executed for murder. I am shocked that he would ever be accepted by any team.
    I agree, he should suffer the same fate as the dogs that he mamed and killed. He should never have been let out of prison.

  274. <cite>Laurie E R </cite>posted a comment on

    I live in Philadelphia and am disgusted that the Philadelphia Eagles recuited Michael Vick to play for them…Many Eagles fans are claiming that they will not watch the Eagles but as soon as the season is in full swing, those same fans will forget that Vick was the cause of pain and suffering to poor innocent doggies and will be rooting for them and worse, HIM. He was on the news recently saying how he cried himself to sleep some night,,,,,,ISN’T THAT TOO FROGGING BAD

  275. <cite>Debbie Edwards </cite>posted a comment on

    We need to stop Vick. Please email the Eagles and any sponsors. This is cut right from the Eagles Home Page:

    Vick To Play With Starters, Says Reid

    August 25, 2009 | Last Updated: 8/25/09 1:25 PM ET | Comments (1)

    Head coach Andy Reid confirmed in his morning press conference that Michael Vick will play on Thursday night against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The starters are penciled in to play the first three quarters, and Reid said that Vick will get his game action during that period. He made it clear that Vick may see some action at the same time as Donovan McNabb or with the first unit. Kevin Kolb will play the fourth quarter.

    Coach Reid also updated the injury status of a number of players. Sheldon Brown (rib strain), Omar Gaither (knee sprain), Leonard Weaver (sprained MCL), Shawn Andrews (back), Todd Herremans (stress reaction in foot), Darren Howard (groin), Charleston Hughes (foot contusion), Tracy White (rib strain), and newly acquired Tony Curtis (high ankle sprain) all will not play against the Jaguars.

    Brian Westbrook will play in the game, although he won’t play all three quarters, said coach Reid.

    Finally, Curtis Gatewood, the recently signed linebacker, will see action during the game.

    – Posted by Bo Wulf, 1:23 p.m., Augut 25

  276. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    i think that all people deserves a second chance. We have all done somthings we are not proud of. I am a animal lover, I own two dogs and two cats, but the man is human an he deservs a chance to move on from the past, walk past the shame, learn from his mistake and start his life on. I have heard and read articles from the supporters and the non supporter of this young man. I was looking a on of the history channels on tv and they were talking about the space race and how in the beginning they used dogs to launch in space to see how the dogs would react to the climate changes and the other things going on in the outer astomshhere, was this right, no. we are still giving the space program a chance so give Mr. Vick a chance.

  277. <cite>Carolyn VanBramer </cite>posted a comment on

    I have written to the NFL and The Eagles to tell them they should hang their heads and now I am being harrassed by a family that calls themselves GOOD CHRISTIAN FAMILY. I asked them if they knew that humans were thrown out of Eden and not one animal. Animals were first in Eden/Paradise and anyone who hurts any animal will have to answer to God for harming ONE OF HIS ANIMALS and that those who did harm to them can rest assure they are now God’s Angels. Another person asked me if I was a Vegan and complained about boycotts and said they are only animals. Well Eric you will have to answer at the Gates. Such ignorance. You can join many many boycotts online and on FaceBook. Boycott Vick, NFL & the Eagles. If you love animals give up Sunday afternoon & Monday nights watching the low life NFL. Shame on the Eagles & the NFL.

  278. <cite>Priscilla </cite>posted a comment on

    The bottom line is Education and volunteers. As for Vick and the NFL. If I went to jail and was released I would be a convicted criminal. I would then be turned away from every major corporate job In the world. He is a criminal and he should not be allowed the perks or the pay of which hard working honest good people earn. PERIOD

  279. <cite>Janneane </cite>posted a comment on

    MV is disgusting! “Sorry”… do something and become an activist in the fight to stop dog fighting ‘ jerk ‘!!!
    the ppl who support him and value his game only know about how he plays football and they really dont know the larger picture or care about it due to their own selfishness and ignorance…
    the media who give this jerk of the year press and suggest that groups like PETA and other animal rights groups and activists are merely pebbles in this world of fight for change… and that all that MV has done will be quickly forgotten, ARE the ones we should be reacting too… MV is a worm in a festering wound of complacency and non action… it is not his fault that he knows nothing other then he does — this is due to the lack of learning about compassion and accoutability…. his world is only what he sees…
    its the ppl who wirte the articles that sell his popularity and give him the spotlight… who cares! give him nothing, let him play the game, let him sign the deal with Phili, let him sit with the eyes of millions who despise him and know him for what he has done… and let the government of America know that their inaction proves their ignorance and incompetence for change…

  280. <cite>Jesper </cite>posted a comment on

    @Demetrius

    Leave the man alone? Just because he served his time doesn’t mean he feels any remorse at all for what he did…

  281. <cite>Tammy </cite>posted a comment on

    I am sickened by this. If the NFL believes this is acceptable behavior then I want nothing to do with the NFL. I will not pay to see a game nor will I go and spend money at any establishment that supports NFL games. I may not matter to the NFL, but maybe more people will do the same as me and it will affect the NFL. It has to be known that the American people to do not care how good you play if you go out and cause harm. Hey, why don’t you just hire OJ Simpson too while you’re at it. Enough said.

  282. <cite>Betty </cite>posted a comment on

    I despise Vic and what he did…I despise the NFL BUT do you know there are still cruel people out there?
    In a Greenville, NC paper Saturday, It was reported that someone set an 8 week pup on fire.Her little ears were burned off and she has 2nd and 3rd degree burns all over her body plus her jaw was broken..What kind of Devil would do this to a tiny pup ?..If that person was in front of me now, I would kill him or her and feel no remorse.
    What kind of people are we raising ? Today a poor pup, tomorrow a person !!!

  283. <cite>Nancy Swartz </cite>posted a comment on

    It is a sad day, when someone who has committed the atrocities that M. Vick has against animals is allowed to
    be in a position to influence children. Unfortunately I believe his influence will not be against dog fighting. He’ll show how you can be in prison, come out of prison
    and, never show remorse for what you did and still make millions. I believe in forgiving, but first the person has to admit that they were wrong. Mr. Vick never has. What second chance did he give the dogs? I hope that the Eagles loose every game they play, that he is in./

  284. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Join the BISCUIT PROTEST!!! Whenever you see any Philadelphia Eagles merchandise displays, leave a dog biscuit or even a PHOTO of a dog biscuit. We are doing this here in Texas! Let’s make it NATIONAL! Take a dog biscuit to an Eagles game! Let the Eagles know that YOU ARE NOT HAPPY! MAIL a biscuit to the Eagles front office!

    Spread the word! JOIN THE BISCUIT PROTEST!!!

  285. <cite>Carola </cite>posted a comment on

    Short term I would love to see people getting some sort of cash rewards for telling the authorities about these fights when they happen. I want to see longer jail terms & harsher punishments for all the involved. The law has to change in the entire country about animal abuse & cruelty. Anyone who have seen Animals Planets programs about ASPCA etc knows very few people actually get any kind of punishment when clearly negelecting dogs etc.

    Long term I would like to see that people get more aducated about dogs and dog fighting, the damage it is doing & how cruel it is to the dogs. We need to show that dogs have the exact same feelings as we humans do; feeling pain, being scared, stressed, happy, sad etc.

  286. <cite>Laurie E R </cite>posted a comment on

    Pete Rose was banned from Major League Baseball because he gambled but,,,,,,,,,,,no one was hurt…..
    Michael Vick HURT sweet animals……….He Should be banned from the NFL

  287. <cite>Carol </cite>posted a comment on

    Wow! I am surprised at the large number of unforgiving, vengeful, hateful folks around here. Vick is working with the Humane Society to go around teaching kids not to do what he did and why it was wrong. He served 2 years in Leavenworth which ain’t the Ritz. He lost more money than most of us will ever see. And people actually want to see him killed? a vegetable? What makes that wish any different than electrocuting a dog?

    My thought is that at least he is trying to make whatever amends he can. Of course, he can’t undo the horrid abuse he heaped on helpless animals, but he can attempt to change and make the world a better place. There are too many “bad guys” out there who never repent, never attempt to right their wrongs, and continue to make poor choices until the day they day without society continuing to punish those that are trying to make things right.

  288. <cite>Lynn Lebel </cite>posted a comment on

    I will never support a team that has him as a player, no matter what team. What he did to these poor aniamals is unthinkable and uncalled for, it is only to bad that he was the one who got caught THEY SHOULD ALL HAVE TO FIGHT FOR THERE FOOD,or maybe the right to earn a paycheck, it just makes me sick to death that this is still going on and people do not know or care enough to stop it

  289. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I watched his video about volunteering to teach classes about the wrongs of dog fighting and he also said he is sorry…….

  290. <cite>Carla </cite>posted a comment on

    I think it is disgraceful of this website to be picking on Michael Vick like this. The man made a mistake and paid the price for it. Hopefully, he will turn a new leaf and actually help the animal community like he says he plans to do. There are more constructive ways to gather support against dogfighting than to hang your hat on Michael Vick. Maybe try presenting the facts and telling us what we can do instead of buying into this sensational media garbage. I am ashamed of you, Dogster.

  291. <cite>Maryann Ellis </cite>posted a comment on

    Reinstating him sends the wrong message. All the jail time in the world is now not even a memory. He is receiving financial gain by playing ball. The NFL needs to feel it where it hurts=loss of tickets sales. The NFL is to blame now!!

  292. <cite>Lynn Lebel </cite>posted a comment on

    Carol, you are to forgiving. He knew it was against the law and even more IT IS WRONG!!!

  293. <cite>Ron </cite>posted a comment on

    He did serve his time. I know Toni Dungi who does prison ministry supports him. I believe he feels we should give prisoners a chance to make it after serving their time and turning away from their horrible behavior. Lets see how he conducts himself and perhaps he can help raise awareness and even funds for the crime he committed and is hopefully in the process of repenting for!

  294. <cite>Anthony </cite>posted a comment on

    I SEE NO ONE SPEAKING OF ALL THE ILLEGAL BASEBALL PLAYERS RIGHT NOW. MONEY TALKS AND ALWAYS WILL. DOESN’T MAKE IT RIGHT BUT STOP WILL ALL THE BOYCOTTS OR BE EVEN ALL ACROSS THE BOARD

  295. <cite>Matt </cite>posted a comment on

    I am biased on this issue. I really prefer animals to humans ( though, I think we are animals ). When a person can do things like force animals to kill one another for money and … and whatever tf else they are trying to achieve and they are unable to stop then I believe they belong behind lock and key. I also believe that they should perform community service in the area that they messed up in. If ( V ) ick is going to be the poster child for this issue then he should be on the front lines 24/7. He would have no time to play football.

    That said, the evil part of me that wants revenge figures there are a few NFL players that are animal lovers and Mr Dick…Vick will get the sacks he deserves.

    I recently lost my canine companion of 9 years and it makes me 100 times more angry than usual that this sack of turds is walking around. My dog was abused by her first people and when I think of her face I remember the anguish she lived in everyday of her life…ahhhhhhhhh

  296. <cite>astrid </cite>posted a comment on

    There’s nothing I can say that has’nt already been said, but I will reiterate a couple of things. Like everyone else responding I’m an animal lover. My dogs are my life. They are my reason to get up in the mornings and live my life. I’m the 1st in line to agree that Vick is the scum of the earth, but he did for dogfighting what Rock Hudson did for AIDS. He made it a well known and public forum. I don’t feel the time he served was nearly long enough nor do I think he should be able to play football again, but the fact remains that he’s done the time sentenced and he is going to play again. I watched the interview with him and hope he means what he says. As much as I disllike him and what he did, I personally would’nt wish for anyway to be hurt or killed. Besides, I’m a firm believer in karma and the age old adge, ‘what goes around comes around’.

  297. <cite>RAY PLOURDE </cite>posted a comment on

    ITS AMAZING HOW ATHELETES CAN GET AWAY WITH MURDER AND I MEAN THAT LITTERARY…GOT MONEY PAY THE JUDGE AND THE COMMISIONER OF THE NFL AND YOUR IN….THE MAN SHOULD NO LONGER BE ALLOWED TO PLAY IN THE NFL EVER….HE COMITTED A SCUM ACT AND BASICALLY GOT AWAY WITH IT…ON THE FIRST PLAY FROM SCRIMMAGE IN THE FIRST GAME I HOPE A 330 LB LINEMAN PUTS A HIT ON HIM SO HE DOESNT GET UP FOR A LONG TIME

  298. <cite>Deborah Kirkland </cite>posted a comment on

    i can’t believe that the Eagles, let alone the NFL, took Michael Vick in. i believe it says a lot for this team and this whole sport to let someone so despicable back and what is being said is not positive. this guy should be trying to get a regular job like the other convicted criminals who get out of jail. i really think that Vick should be made pay for the future medical bills that result from the horrific conditions the dogs went through. this guy is a PIG!!!!! as far as demetrius’ comment goes, think about what you just said. no he is not the only one doing this but he was one that got caught. “is going to have to live with what he did for the rest of his life. that will be his punishment.” what a load of crap. he has just been given a free get out of jail ticket. get your head out of your ass!




Since: Aug 25, 2009
Posted on: August 25, 2009 5:18 pm
 

Thoughts on Michael Vick as an Eagle

  1. <cite>Kodi </cite>posted a comment on

    It seems that the “animal community” is already well aware of these horrible acts and the fact that they need to stop. Now we need to focus on the communities that aren’t as well informed, and maybe not as educated. Just because you have money to spend on dog fighting rings doesn’t mean you are affluent. I feel we need to start with the youth of this nation. Especially in the poorer parts of the country. We need to not only teach them that dog fighting is wrong but also that ANIMAL CRUELTY in general is wrong. I feel the youth of today aren’t as compassionate as I was when I was younger ( I am in my 20s so it wasn’t that long ago for me). We need to teach these kids compassion before they get a chance to become cruel. This is true in all communities, not just in the poor. I have watched as a five year old ran up to my dog at a dog park and slapped him across the face as his mom just giggled behind him. Where did he learn that was okay? I think I was the first person in that boy’s life to repremand him, I feel sorry for the dog they owned.

    In conclusion, I think it all starts with the youth and educating them at a young age to be compassionate about the animals and people around them.

    Kodi

  2. <cite>PJ </cite>posted a comment on

    I think Michael Vick is the SCUM of the earth and I hope that if he is reinstated, he suffers a concusion that will leave him a vegetable.

  3. <cite>Tara </cite>posted a comment on

    I have lived in Philly for 4 years now and I never really was a Eagles fan but now I despise that team and the NFL. I am boycotting all things eagles and getting people together to Boycott it all. This is a sad time when people that kill dogs can still make millions in sports.

  4. <cite>sari </cite>posted a comment on

    it boils my blood that he is even holding a pup in this picture. did anyone read his apology and how he was planning to changed? well no need, it still sounded un-remorseful!. no animal should be part of this person’s life or near him. There is zero compasion or kindness that runs in this man’s blood. i would be very afraid!

  5. <cite>Christine </cite>posted a comment on

    Being an owner and lover of American Pit Bull Terriers no one more than I was as hurt and furious at Michael Vick for his inhumane actions. However, I am not above forgiving someone…We need to stop acting like unrealistic, intolerant folks and FORGIVE…If not, how are we any better than the very people we are angry at?

    People have put more effort in hating Vick, than actually helping the dogs! How do you change things? You educate, you get up off your rumps, stop pointing fingers, and actually do something!

    Signed,

    Tired of folks whining and waiting for your actions!

  6. <cite>Bogey </cite>posted a comment on

    As an animal lover and a Philadelphia Eagle fan this decision stabbed me in the heart. How could MY team do this? VERY dissapointed that we were the ones giving him the 2nd chance. Vick got caught - he had to do the time. Does that make him rehabilitated?? I know our coach has softened after both of his sons have had run-ins with the law, so he is open to second chances. But I am not opened to paying this guy million(s) and forgetting what he did.

  7. <cite>Gail F </cite>posted a comment on

    I hope the NFL suffers a great financial loss for reinstating Michael Vick - this is just unacceptable. If he had been convicted of murder and “completed” his sentence, would he be allowed to play for the NFL then too?

  8. <cite>CG </cite>posted a comment on

    I think he is saying what he thinks people want to hear. He has to prove himself. How do you do a complete 360 and go from hurting and killing dogs to wanting to help. I have to see it to believe it.

  9. <cite>2bpurring </cite>posted a comment on

    I can’t answer what’s next…I still can’t process the fact they are letting Vick back into the spot light with the ablility to make millions of dollars. As far as stopping further dog fighting rings, it needs to start with this countries youth. They have continued to show less and less compassion for all living things and must be taught to care for and protect animals. If we can not learn to treat the animals in this nation better, what possible chance is there for it’s people!

  10. <cite>Beth </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick is a jerk and there are so many like him. There has to be harsher laws. I have a neighbor that I have reported for neglecting and beating his dogs. Not to mention they have no shots and have not been fixed. I feed them as they are hungry and thirsty. I spend a few minutes loving them but they still end up in an abusive home. The animal control in Tucson AZ has done nothing about it. There are dog fights through out this community and nothing is done. There is a ramped amount of abused animals and still nothing is done. It’s just like gangs and drugs, everyone closes and their eyes. No one steps up to the plate even when you report what is going on. There needs to be huge fines and JAIL time for animal abusers. There should be something mandatory and enforced to have animals neutered and to have their shots. More funding needs to be provided to animal rescue and shelters as well. We need to put pressure on our local governments on up. How can I help?

  11. <cite>Frieda </cite>posted a comment on

    I think it is an atrocity that Michael Vick is being welcomed with open arms into the NFL. I don’t think they are sending a good message to young people about the consequences of their actions if they break the law. Money seems to be the only thing the NFL is interested in. I doubt if it would happen, but If the Philadelphia fans are as outraged as they claim they are, they will boycott the games and put a huge dent in that organizations pockets. I’m not going to hold my breath, though.

  12. <cite>Dogster Rules </cite>posted a comment on

    It seems that it has been made a minor hand slap! Now he gets to play football again and the money he gets is way too much even if they think it’s nothing!
    Michael Vick’s dogs careers ended in a horrible and cruel way if they did something wrong! I think Michael Vick’s career should have ended too, but of course now we see that sports are much more important in this country than animals!!!!!
    Michael Vick is discusting! I do not think that his picture should grace the pages of Dogster and Catster!

  13. <cite>Adrianne </cite>posted a comment on

    I think one very important way to stop this is to have much stiffer jail terms, I would like to see the punishment for abusing an inoccent animal be equal to the punishment for abusing a child.
    All the torture he did and all he got was a little over a year in jail and starting his life over? Ridiculous!

  14. <cite>Ali </cite>posted a comment on

    I despise the NFL decision, he doesn’t deserve a second chance, the dogs did not get a second chance. I hope that his career ends in no time.

  15. <cite>Gail </cite>posted a comment on

    On the one hand, I do think that once one has “done one’s time” that a second chance should be given. On the other hand, it makes me sick to think he can just go back to the NFL and in a few years maybe all will be forgotten. I’m disappointed in the Eagles. I think that, as part of his reinstatement, he should be made to donate a substantial portion of his ridiculous income to animal charities and he should have to do PSAs and make appearances to talk about how terrible dog-fighting is. He should be made to work in a shelter in the hopes that he will learn that no animal should be treated in such a way. He’s getting off too easy and now he gets to go back to his cushy life.

  16. <cite>Flip </cite>posted a comment on

    I wish somebody would do to Michael Vick exactly what he did to those poor animals : I live in Mexico where bullfighting goes on all the time , so what can I say . I don’t know how people can get away with such horrible cruel customs. As for Michael Vick ,I find him a deplorable person .

  17. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    There is no place for Michael Vick in the NFL. He did not serve time for the slaughter of dogs, he only did time (on a plea bargain) for racketeering. Many people, especially those that support Vicks return to his million dollar “job” do not know the extent of his crimes. Where was the second chance for the dogs he beat, shot, drown, electrocuted and burned and burried?

  18. <cite>Lynne </cite>posted a comment on

    I want to know the names of the sponsors of all of his games. I intend to start a Facebook page and put pressure on the sponsors that if Vick plays, i will encourage people to boycott their products.

  19. <cite>Naomi </cite>posted a comment on

    I think he is one of the most disgusting people. He has no epthy for the pain he caused these animals. He should be made to CARE for these animals. To feed, clean, pay for their home and food. Of course all to be done UNDER supervision. What a jerk. I won’t ever watch any team he plays on. He gives ANIMALS a bad name. They are more human than him and any other jerks like him. Grrrrrrrrrrr

  20. <cite>Arriana </cite>posted a comment on

    i think everyone is aware of dog fighting as someone had mentionned. What exactly are we teaching our kids? if you are well known as Michael Vick, you start a dog fighting ring, you go to jail , get released and bamb you are able to go back to making money and doing the thing you love most, in this case play football. What kind of message is that sending people? Animals cannot speak for themselves and i think it is our job to do so on their part. It disgusts me that people are running these rings around the world. I read an article that detailed what Michael Vick and partners did to these animals ( how they trained them, and killed them) I was in tears by the end.

    It is NOT okay to do this. We need to educate everyone about how animal cruelty is wrong and not tolerated. If you do something to animal that is cruel and inhumane you will be punished for it and NO you will not be praised to return to a normal life when you get out of jail. Parents need to teach their children respect to not only people but to animals as well. I’ve watched children hurting dogs and cats while the parents stand by and find this funny. It sickens me to the point where I have told the child to stop. I got yelled at by the parent but i also called my local pet save and reported this to them. It is clear that the child learned this from someone and it is clear that the animal has been abused before. the point i am trying to make is that people need to be pro-active in trying to educate and stop this sort of torture.
    WE MUST MAKE THE PUBLIC AWARE THAT THIS SORT OF THING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. . Telling someone that there are dog fighting rings isn’t doing anything . we know there are. what we need to do is join together and fight back.

  21. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    What he did disgust me. However, I do believe he learned a very valuable lesson: love from a dog. A person can make more friends loving dogs, cats, etc than fighting them.I think he should continue to speak out on animal abuse. I also agree with Kodi’s statement. We need to teach our children to respect animals.

  22. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I’m not proud to say I was raised in Philly. Bad decision Eagles, I assume it had to do with the bottom line..

    To end dogfighting, I think it’s all about education and stiffer laws. And we can all help make a difference.

  23. <cite>Sarah </cite>posted a comment on

    I think what he did was horrible, but what better way to honor the dogs he tortured then to have HIM raise awareness? I think having him talk to those young at risk youth is def. going to help, both in spreading the word and getting other communities involved as well. The HSUS has this pit bull training team, and what it does in the community is amazing, I recommend checking it out

  24. <cite>Gail </cite>posted a comment on

    I hate Michael Vick for what he did. I cannot wish him enough ill will.

  25. <cite>Linda </cite>posted a comment on

    I really think the ball is in Michael Vick’s court now. He has all the power and the money to take a stand against Dog Fighting and do something about it. He has found Jesus, according to him, and has reformed.
    Well, Michael, show us! Use your influence and your money to show us you are reformed. Show us what is right to do in this situation. Do a 180 turn-about and help the poor animals you have hurt in the past. It is in your power to do so.

  26. <cite>Laura </cite>posted a comment on

    My husband has been a lifetime Eagles fan, as well as a football player. Not any more. With the signing of this individual, he is no longer supporting his hometown team.

    We have two pit bulls as part of our family, along with a slew of cats, and we foster cats/kittens for a local rescue.

    I do not want to see this ex con promoting any kind of animal charities; it’s a travesty and a very cruel joke.

  27. <cite>joan simon </cite>posted a comment on

    I hate the Eagles’ decision. I now watch the games and make note of the sponsors and email them, call them or write letters. Some of the sponsors say they are getting a lot of negative responses. I am also boycotting the companies that sponsor the Eagles. I don’t know if we protesters can make a difference but I couldn’t sleep at night if I didn’t try. My response to cable companies and phone companies who say Vick deserves a second chance is that does the company support second chances for their employees. If so, I don’t want excons in my house and will not use that company’s services.

  28. <cite>Sandy </cite>posted a comment on

    I do not believe that Michael Vick should be reinstated. He is a cruel man, and should not be aloud to play football ever again. Why should he live the good life, when he killed so many loving animals. He should be locked up for good.

  29. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick should have to donate the money he makes to authorities in charge of hunting down the people involved in dog fighting. They are criminals and should be treated as such.

  30. <cite>Andrea </cite>posted a comment on

    I feel that people who abuse dogs in ANY form, especially dog fighting, should have the same treatment done to them. I am disgusted by people who use animals for their own morbid entertainment.

  31. <cite>Toni </cite>posted a comment on

    I think that America needs to wake up and use firm punishment for any animal abuse, it starts in childhood and if our children are not punished they will turn into the Michael Vicks of the world. Maybe if we were to treat the humans as they treat animals - for the punishment to fit the crime per se! I also think that anyone who causes harm to a animal is not fit to be in my world

  32. <cite>Debbie </cite>posted a comment on

    What a good example for the youth of America. There is definately something wrong with this picture. He doesn’t deserve my spit. I can not believe that the NFL thinks that he is reformed. Sorry, this is not answering the question, but have been wanting to get this off my chest for sometime.

  33. <cite>Nuria </cite>posted a comment on

    Where do we go from here? Forward.

    It’s obvious many people don’t care. They believe he did his time so let him now get on with his life. Too bad the dogs he owned can’t do the same, since many of them are dead thanks to him.

    I firmly believe the only thing this thing is sorry about is being caught.

    What we do from now on is keep reminding people that pets are not a form of entertainment, well not beyond throwing a ball and having it brought back, or dangling a feather at your cat.

    That team should be boycotted, people need to voice their disapproval, and he needs to be held more accountable for what he did.

  34. <cite>chris </cite>posted a comment on

    I live in Pa. and am ashamed that Vick the dog KILLER is playing with the eagles. He should not be allowed to play in the NFL ever! The problem with the NFL is most of the players are criminals anyway, so bringing him back doesn’t really matter. I know there are different taverns in the USA that will not play the eagles games on tv and will not serve coors lite beer. I hope everyone doesn’t give up signing petitions against him playing football. I WILL NEVER WATCH AN EAGLES GAME AGAIN!!!!!! I also will contact the sponsors with my feelings. Vick is a loser, his mother must so proud of both her sons. I hope Vick gets some of what he did to those poor dogs 100x over!
    ROT IN HELL VICK YOU MAGGOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. <cite>michelle </cite>posted a comment on

    I think it’s disgusting. But it’s the fans who are going to put money in the pocket of him and the organizations that are allowing him to play. Obviously, not that many people care. As for the forgiveness comment above, who says he won’t do it tomorrow if he thinks he can do it again without getting caught? There’s a reason people in prison are called “repeat offenders”. Do we never learn? I might sound heartless, but let’s think of the animals. They’re the real “victims.”

  36. <cite>Charla </cite>posted a comment on

    I think abuse of any innocent being is unforgiveable, whether it’s children, animals or the elderly. For the almighty dollar football has let him back. Yes, technically he’s paid his debt to society but not to me. I will never attend another NFL game because of him. I cried and lost sleep because of him when this all came to light. He owes me.

  37. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    BOYCOTT ALL PHILADELPHIA EAGLE GAMES! If we support the team that only shows we don’t care. If it hurts the teams pocket book - they will re consider! Michael Vick should not be allowed to profit.

  38. <cite>HRH QueenCat </cite>posted a comment on

    to be blunt - eff all is being done;

    the bigger Q is what CAN be done, other than sign petitions …

  39. <cite>Bill </cite>posted a comment on

    I would like to see Michael Vick fight a pit bull. We could televise it.

  40. <cite>Bogey </cite>posted a comment on

    Eagles were jealous of all the press the Phillies were getting. There is no need for FOUR quarterbacks!!!

  41. <cite>Bill </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick is a phony — NOT SORRY AT ALL.

  42. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Ban the NFL. If most people now have to pass a criminal background check in order to get work, the NFL should have even higher standards.

  43. <cite>ANNA </cite>posted a comment on

    I THINK HE SHOULD BE PUT IN A ROOM FILLED WITH ANGRY DOGS AND LET THEM RIP HIM TO SHREDS.

  44. <cite>Kim </cite>posted a comment on

    Not only is it unthinkable that he should be, in effect, should be allowed to get his privileged life back - but what sort of message does that send to people, especially kids?

  45. <cite>THERESA </cite>posted a comment on

    I WANT VICK OUT OF THE NFL FOREVER. I DON’T CARE WHAT HE SAYS HE’S GOING TO DO OR HOW MUCH $ HE’S DONATING TO ANIMAL SHELTERS. I’M FROM PHILLY AND EVERY DAY THE MEDIA SAYS SOMETHING THAT VICK IS DOING JUST SO PEOPLE KEEP THERE MOUTH SHUT. THE PRESSURE IS ON VICK.HE’S A DISGRACE. SACK VICK!

  46. <cite>Lisa </cite>posted a comment on

    This is unacceptable. Michael Vick should NOT be reinstated into the NFL, but should go back to JAIL. Anyone who abuses any animal has the makings of a serial killer and should not be part of society. Let’s throw Michael Vicks to the DOGS and see if he likes to be mauled and picked on. Remember one thing, ANIMALS have no voice. We are their voice. I will continue to protect animals… they have feelings too. Michael Vick has no backbone… he’s a COWARD.

  47. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    The history of killing animals is strongly linked to
    the killing of humans.

    It breaks my heart to think of what he did. Bu;t, all
    dogs go to heaven

  48. <cite>Chandra </cite>posted a comment on

    I can’t believe he got a second chance… as a vet tech and devoted animal lover, he should be chained to a tree and let his own dogs take revenge. The Eagles are stupid and I hope they loose all respect for taking on such a low life. It is jerks like him that give Pitts a bad rep. It is not the dogs but the owners that make them bad. He needs to suffer the way those poor dogs did. They have feelings too. I anger rages more than anyone could ever know! I don’t think he served a just sentence…. He has not paid his duty. Why is it much harsher punishment for beat a kid? What is the difference? Animals depend on us too! I just happen to like animals more, they are better behaved than most people’s kids today.

  49. <cite>I fight 4 animals </cite>posted a comment on

    The time is now to call, email and write to the Philadelphia Eagles and tell them how you feel. It is nice to vent on a blog but without tell the Eagles and the NFL how you feel, your words will go no where. I think, as the other bloggers, Michael Vick is the scum of the earth. He deserves to be treated the way he treated those beautiful dogs. What he earns should be sent to the dogs that are now in care. By the way, he never said he was sorry. He has never apologized. It is time to say it.

  50. <cite>Tammy in NC </cite>posted a comment on

    I do not know that there is anything that a___hole could ever do that would make me feel like he deserves to live & to be “free” to play football & make $$ doing so. He should have to donate all $$ he makes back to animal welfare organizations. I am not sure that he can do any good! He needs to die!

  51. <cite>Glenna </cite>posted a comment on

    I am disgusted at the NFL! Those players make a lot of money, and if Michael Vick had been convicted of murdering a human being, he would NEVER have been allowed to play football again, so WHY is he being allowed to play football after murdering dogs? I think we should all boycott the NFL! It is disgusting that he can just go on with his life and make all kinds of money when he has done such a horrible crime! No punishment that he received makes what he did right, and he is a disgrace to football and the NFL!

  52. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    First of all ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN, SECONDLY
    IF YOU KILL ANIMALS YOU HAVE A STRONG
    TENDENCY TO KILL HUMANS, THINK ABOUT IT

  53. <cite>jessica </cite>posted a comment on

    as far as I am concerned, his pushment did not fit the crime. We must encourage a stiffer punishment than a few months in jail..And then with Vick, getting reinstated with a football team, just wiped it all away..
    He was playing football, he should have been ban from playing football again….I am disgusted with the system
    for letting this happen. Where are the values and moral
    ethics of just being humane to all creatures, great and small..We need to fix the system…Education starts at home AND at school….Children will be the answer to ending this nightmare….

  54. <cite>Karen </cite>posted a comment on

    What Michael Vick did is about his feelings of inadequacy as a human being. He has no sense of self or connection to others. How else could he murder innocent beings the way he has?

    Michael Vick’s soul is void. What we can do in this world to prevent animal cruelty is to try to make sure that children grow up with a sense of self that is healthy and that they learn compassion for the world around them. The giggling Mom Kodi describes in his post is becoming more and more prevalent in this world. With the dog-slapping youth of this world being parented in such a way — we can expect to see many more Michael Vicks in our future.

  55. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I totally agree with Kodi, educating children is crucial. time and again when they catch some murderer it turns out there was a history of childhood animal cruelty. the cycle needs to be broken.

    in the meantime, Vick should NOT be allowed back into football. that is a position that children respect and look up to, and it is entirely inappropriate for him to be permitted back in line at the pro sports ATM. it just goes to show that it really is all about money and nothing else. I am apalled.

    I’m going to look into writing the NFL about this. I didn’t realize there was still another possibility to block his reinstatement and I intend to make my voice heard.

  56. <cite>Jules </cite>posted a comment on

    I think Vick should still be in prison, the profile for almost every serial killer has been animal abuse, now he is out, what next?? We cannot bring all those little dear hearts back, but we can keep fighting for harsher punishments for the people that have dog fighting,, their clients also, puppy millls etc, we need long prison terms, right now someone smoking pot gets longer jail time then someone killing animals, something is wrong there. I and everyone I know are boycotting the sports channels with Vick ,NFL and the Eagles, shame on them.

  57. <cite>MIKE </cite>posted a comment on

    All you VICK HATERS need to stop wishing harmful things to this guy. AND FOCUS YOUR ENERGY ON THE DOGS BEING VICTIMIZED. HOW MANY OF YOU HATERS HAVE ACTUALLY RESCUED A DOG THAT WAS A FIGHTING DOG.STOP COMPLAINING AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. FYI I HAVE 4 PITS THAT I RESCUED.

  58. <cite>Christine </cite>posted a comment on

    It’s disgusting that he be allowed to play again. He should have to pay at least half of his earnings to a foundation who can use the money for public awareness, law enforcement, or any other means to help stop dogfighting. Yes he’s a celebrity and maybe it sounds harsh… but regular joes who do this should also have all future wages garnished (and all moneys obtained illegally) go towards the same charity/foundation. Get the right people the money they need to do their jobs and really squash this problem.

  59. <cite>Mick </cite>posted a comment on

    I hope Philly fans pummel him with batteries.

  60. <cite>Bogey </cite>posted a comment on

    eagles fans are torn on this issue - this city has a bad enough rap for the fans…this will only make us looke worse. There a lot of great charities in the city that do good for animals and that is a shame. If anything, we will get some Vick $$ for our needy pets and release him in the off seaseon

  61. <cite>Bill </cite>posted a comment on

    People SHOULD boycott the Eagles but they care more about their stupid sports than they do about our country going to you know where…

  62. <cite>Mary Lynch </cite>posted a comment on

    I will not be watching any Eagles games while Mr. Vick is playing for them. And I was a big fan. My sister has suggested starting petitions to the sponsors of the Eagles and circulating them to all the animal groups I belong to online. The following are some of the sponsors:

    Radio rights holder 94-WYSP (Philadelphia, PA)
    PepsiCo Inc.
    Reebok (maker of Mr. Vick’s jersey for sale)
    Lincoln Financial Group

    Anyone who knows of any others or who can find out any others, please let me know. Also please feel free to pick up this idea and run with it on your own.

  63. <cite>chris </cite>posted a comment on

    WANTED TO ADD THE SPONSORS FOR VICK OR THE EAGLES!

    Call the Eagles Corporate sponsors and BOYCOTT their products!

    Comcast Corporation Brian Roberts 215-286-1700

    Verizon Wireless Lowell McAdam 212-395-1000

    KFC David Novak 502-874-8300

    Sovereign Bancorp Andrew Gully 617-757-5513 office 617-645-9894 mobile

    Lincoln Financial Dennis Glass 484-583-1400

    PepsiCo Indra Nooyi 914-253-2000

    Sprint Nextel Corp Daniel Hesse 800-829-0965

  64. <cite>Isabella Miram </cite>posted a comment on

    Any person that participates in the abuse of animals, that exploit for gainful purposes such as Michael Vick, should be held responsible and not be ‘honored’ by the NFL. Shame on them as well. It’s a green God they pray too, that has no morals.
    People should not allow this. This guy is no more remorseful causing the death of dogs and not caring about the lives of innocent animals.
    Dogs are our friends They die for us. They work alongside in rescue work, lead the blind and assist the lame. I adore them.
    We do not teach our children early enough to respect and be kind to animals. This ongoing education starts in the home and should be continued in school.
    People who do not respect animals - do not respect other people.
    Michael Vick should never be allowed again to become anything else but a mean human. He should perform public service in a shelter, caring for the animals.
    I am disgusted and furious.

  65. <cite>A voice for those without </cite>posted a comment on

    he, as repeating his name doesn’t add any value here, isn’t human, isn’t even a man. he hasn’t served his time, he hasn’t repaid his debt. the only possible way he could come close is to have to work at a vet clinic here in Ontario were “pitbulls” are outlawed. Then he can take the dogs home, supervised of course, be forced to care for them, meet all their needs and then be the one that uthanizes the dog because of other stupid men that passed the breed man law here in Ontario. his name belongs with bin laden, oj simpson, hilter amoungst others. he will not be remembered, he will be forgotten as a waste of a human life. he is less than dirt, dirt gives life, he only took and damaged lives, he is the toxic waste that governments don’t even know what to do with, he is even less than that. Now I feel sick to my stomach and I hope to never hear than excuse for a cowardly little nothing again.

  66. <cite>Lorriane Anderson </cite>posted a comment on

    I think that we should all ban anything to do with the Eagles. The only way to really get these people is through their pocketbooks!

  67. <cite>Lily </cite>posted a comment on

    This is further Lseeing how
    Money seems to bring a different type of justice to those with it. Rather then those without it…. Money that is!
    Disgusting! That is the only word, He should not ever play again!!!!!!!

    I cannot type the words I really want to call him and all the foot ball crazys who are bringing him back into their fold. I hope he fails miserably upon his return!!!

  68. <cite>Joan Kinn </cite>posted a comment on

    anyone that has seen and heard Michael Vick knows without a doubt that he has NOT changed. It’s all a big act so he can go back to football

  69. <cite>Marsha </cite>posted a comment on

    I think its pathetic that he can just go on like nothing ever happened. Do you really think he’s sorry about what happened to all those dogs, or just sorry he got caught?

  70. <cite>Bogey </cite>posted a comment on

    dawkins hit +Vick = out

  71. <cite>CAROL </cite>posted a comment on

    Be as aggressive as humanly possible and recruit National Guards to help arrest persons responsible for funding and holding these awful games and the Guard can also help round up the dogs and get to “no death shelters.”

  72. <cite>cj </cite>posted a comment on

    I think when someone is convicted of animal abuse, he/she should have to registered as an “animal abuser”. Much like a sex offender. And they can never ever be around or own pets of any kind.

  73. <cite>Heidi </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick is not the only person in this country to participate in organized animal cruelty. He took the fall for thousands of others who are not well known, and unfortunately, probably still support and participate in this criminal activity. Dont spend your energy hating Michael Vick, use it instead to expose the others who are continuing on in this legacy of cruelty!
    I agree with Linda, Michael, show us the change!

  74. <cite>Samantha </cite>posted a comment on

    I WAS an Eagle fan–until he is out of that uniform I can’t even watch a game that they are playing in. What is the lesson learned? NOTHING!!! Do what you want go to jail get out and get back what you had. I thought that when you were convicted of a crime it was supposed to be a punishment–the only punishment was to the poor dogs that he abused & killed.

  75. <cite>Shelley </cite>posted a comment on

    I think he should have to pay with the money he’s making in the NFL, also he should be taking classes and doing PSA about what he did to those dogs, he should go to the place where they are doing rehab on the dogs and look at them and see what he did to them. He needs to spend time with the dogs, get to know them, make him see what he did, if he dosen’t walk away in tears, then the man has no soul…or heart..
    Time will tell, I just hope that he remembers, and we the public NEVER let him forget!…

  76. <cite>Ellen </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael V should have to give 1/2 of his salary each year to the SPCA for every year he was involved in dog fighting! SHAME ON HIM!! Shame on the NFL for giving him a job!! He should be treated the same as he treated the dogs….

  77. <cite>stupidamerkin </cite>posted a comment on

    It is an atrocity how man abuses animals for self greed or twisted entertainment, but not shocking. Look at what he does to his fellow man. We have thousands of issues that need to be addressed, but unless we stop the agenda for mass murder genocide under the guise of health care and vaccinations, dog fighting and all the other dark and evil events will be insignificant because most if not all will be dead. Wake up. We have some very sick, demented and twisted men dead set on taking out 80% of the world’s population and if this sounds crazy, I wish it was, but I will leave you with the following quote.

    “A truth’s initial commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie was believed. When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and
    its speaker, a raving lunatic.” –Dresden James

  78. <cite>Eddy </cite>posted a comment on

    I’m not watching the NFL this year. I’m not buying tickets or any of their merchandise. I’ve been a football fan for years, but it’s easy to give up when I think about the dogs. Sunday’s will be for long dog walks instead of watching football. There are too many thugs in the NFL anyway. I don’t want my money or my time going there anymore.

  79. <cite>Bill </cite>posted a comment on

    Yeah Heidi, some f*ing fall.

  80. <cite>Emily </cite>posted a comment on

    I HATE VICK! he should have never had a dog, pitbulls are mean because he mistreated them, he abused them, he is EVIL, he should stay in prison for 25 million years. I LOVE PITBULLS!!!! i want their breed name to change to wrinklecron hound dogs

  81. <cite>cw </cite>posted a comment on

    i say put the perpetrators in the ring…let them know what it feels like to be mauled to death.

  82. <cite>chris </cite>posted a comment on

    MIKE posted a comment on August 25th, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    All you VICK HATERS need to stop wishing harmful things to this guy. AND FOCUS YOUR ENERGY ON THE DOGS BEING VICTIMIZED. HOW MANY OF YOU HATERS HAVE ACTUALLY RESCUED A DOG THAT WAS A FIGHTING DOG.STOP COMPLAINING AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. FYI I HAVE 4 PITS THAT I RESCUED.

    I DO DOG RESCUE AND HAVE SEEN SOME OF THE WORSE CASES, MY SONS ALSO HAVE PITS THAT CAME FROM A NOT SO GREAT PLACE. SO JUST BECAUSE WE ARE POSTING OUR THOUGHTS ON HERE DOES NOT MEAN WE ARE DOING NOTHING. SO BEFORE YOU JUDGE ANYONE MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT!!!!!!!!!!!

  83. <cite>Linda </cite>posted a comment on

    I understand Michael Vick served his time in prison for what he did and many think he has paid the price. I think he should continue to pay and here’s how. With his 1.6 Million from the Eagles, he has a little chump change in his pockets.

    I think we should make a reward system for those that tell and report to authorities of current and active dog fighting rings. When those offenders are sentenced for their crimes, Michael Vick has to pay the reward…say maybe $1,000 or $1,500 for each conviction! That gives incentive to those gambling and gets authorities in action.

  84. <cite>LC </cite>posted a comment on

    Although I do not agree with Vick’s poor choices, I have to say that I am surprised that people are not as concerned with all the professional athletes who have beaten/killed/shot humans. Take Donte Stallworth for example. I guarantee less than half of you have heard of him. He killed a person in a drunk driving accident. His BAC was a .126, well over the .08 limit in Florida. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and two years of house arrest. The NFL has suspended him for this season only. The issue to me is not how the NFL has responded to this deplorable conduct by professional athletes, but the fact that the media and general public have latched onto Vick’s story vs. Stallworth’s. I am an animal lover myself and I am no way condoning violence to animals. I just think we should give equal negative publicity to all athletes/celebrities who committ unthinkable crimes.

  85. <cite>Jason </cite>posted a comment on

    I hate what Michael Vick did and believe it was wrong, cruel and inexcusable. But honestly, I’d rather see him reinstated and have the NFL ban the multitude of players who have been convicted of DUI, domestic abuse and worse. Vick’s reinstatement should not be shock to anyone who knows the felony-forgiving ways of the NFL. If they’re willing to overlook man’s inhumanity to man, of course they’ll overlook this.

  86. <cite>Sarah </cite>posted a comment on

    It is a sad commentary on our lives that Michael Vick the NFL star has a much greater chance of being heard by people who are where he has been than Michael Vick the no-name carpenter with no money. Moreover, the stupilations of his freedom AND his reinstatement call for him to proactively fight against dog fighting, to put his money on the table, and to put time and effort that shows he is a changed man. He will have more monetary resources than the ASPCA can muster. But most importantly, he know where and how to find the perpertrators. He knows their modus operandi, he knows their reasons and he knows how to talk their language.

    I hate to say it but if he truly is a changed man, he is the best man for the task.

    That doesn’t mean I LIKE it, nor that I like the Eagles for hiring him, but if he does put money and mouth into action for the good of the dogs, then why not let him?

  87. <cite>Megan Williams </cite>posted a comment on

    I am so disgusted that Philly has chosen to sign Michael Vick. I think he a pice of SH*T and I hope he gets his ass kicked. It makes me not even want to root for the Eagles AT ALL.

  88. <cite>ldn1026 </cite>posted a comment on

    I just want to say I use to like the Eagles until they did this stupid thing. I know he has served his time but you can see in his eyes there is no remorse. I don’t understand how anyone adult or child can be cruel to any animal. When I look at my cats I see two of the most precious creatures in the world and could not fathom them being harmed. To purposely hurt an animal tells me that a person is capable of anything. They are cold inside and need to be taught how it feels to be treated like that. I think that would be a good way to curb these horrible types of abuse, treat the abuser the same as the abused and see how they like it. God created all creatures, not just mankind. I would believe he did not intend us to be so arrogant in the way we treat so many different animals. I hope the Eagles are boycotted and have the worse season ever for letting such a despicable person be a part of their team. All this tells Michael Vick is that what he did was ok. Hopefully he will get his payback.

  89. <cite>Paula </cite>posted a comment on

    Yes, what Michael Vick did was wrong. He was arrested, convicted and served time. It will not make up for the poor animals who died and were injured from the illegal fighting, but it’s time to move forward on this. I’ve grown up with dogs and cats my whole life and I view my current pet as one of my children. I’ve also been raised to forgive people. That doesn’t mean one doesn’t need to serve the consequences!

    This anger and hatred toward him is not helping the poor animals out there. Instead of being so negative, go out and do something positive for the abused animals.

  90. <cite>deb </cite>posted a comment on

    I think what Vick did is horrible but you have to understand from the point of view as gross as it was he grew up thinking this was just something you do. I know that there is a lot of people that won’t like what I’m about to say but in the United States of America the law says you did the time and you should be able to go on with your life. I think that Vick could have a good influence on these people of the south since that is where he grew up. I’m not saying I want to be best friends with the man but he did the crime and he paid for it. We need to believe that he has been educated as to why this is a bad thing and what he did was horrible. He can’t say he is sorry enough but actions speak louder then words.

  91. <cite>Bogey </cite>posted a comment on

    Stallworth did not do this intentionally, over years and years…Not that it makes it right but he will be out of the NFL for 2 years. And the vicitms family setteled out of court with the decision.

  92. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    The inequity of this decision is appauling. Michael Vick , a DOG KILLER is allowed to play football again but Pete Rose, who hurt no one but himself, is barred from the Hall of Fame because of gambling!!
    I just can’t understand the mindlessness behind both these decisions

  93. <cite>Sally </cite>posted a comment on

    Unfortunately, Dog Fighting is an acceptable form of entertainment in some cultures as is Cock Fighting.
    Until there is no more money or glory to be made off this sick sport, it will continue.

    The Michael Vick Crime brought this secret and shameful “sport” out of the shadows and into the headlines. Thankfully, the dogs (the majority) were rescued and rehabilitated. Vick was made to pay for their care and the American public was made aware of this heinous activity.

    It is up to each of us to report animal cruelty. The poor animals don’t have cell phones, but we do. Use them next time you see or hear something “suspicious”.

  94. <cite>Brittney </cite>posted a comment on

    The NFL reinstating him says a lot about their owner the what the organization really stands for. Money, of course.

    They should require him to actually GIVE something back… like using his fame to influence others not to go down that path…. exposing the ways of the awful underground scene.

    Laws and restrictions need to be put in place to catch up with this growing epidemic.

  95. <cite>Jude Cancelliere </cite>posted a comment on

    As soon as I heard that Michael Vic was even selected by the Phila. Eagles, I emailed the Commissioner of the NFL to object and the Philadelphia Eagles and my local TV news stations. I think there should be a petition on Facebook etc. for people to let the NFL Commissioner & the President of the Philadelphia Eagles know just how offensive his crimes were. Those dogs suffered tremendous pain and Vic got off with a little slap on the wrist. I thought his punishment was insignificant to the crime he committed and allowing him to play pro-ball is disgusting. It sends a message that it was okay because he said he was sorry! I don’t think he was sorry for his actions, he was only sorry he got caught.

  96. <cite>Carolee </cite>posted a comment on

    Same song, different verse. If you are an overrated, overpaid and (many times) overjuiced jock, you have a sense of entitlement the size of Nebraska. These guys can commit henious crimes and think a little lip service (”Gee, I’m sorry.”) makes it all better. If Vick is so sorry for what he’s done, let him put his money where his mouth is. Education is the answer. When he gets off his gazillion dollar butt and gets down and dirty in the streets to show these dog fighting *%^&#&*#s the error of their ways, then maybe he;’ll have a modicum of credibility. As for the Eagles signing him, I don’t watch football anyway.

  97. <cite>Andrea </cite>posted a comment on

    I believe as part of his sentencing they should have stipulated that his wages above a certain amount needed for living expenses should be garnished and donated to a charity or charities working to stop dogfighting. Yes, Vick has served his sentence, but now I feel he is being rewarded with a multi million dollar contract. He needs to feel it where it hurts, in his pocketbook.

  98. <cite>Dr. Shannon Ewing </cite>posted a comment on

    What I think of Vick can not be published. However, after being involved in the political arena the way I believe to shut him down is to go to the advertiser who advertise during the Vikings games. Also, to those who advertise with the NFL, who as far as I’m concerned, is as guilty as Vick of immoral character. When the advertisers find out there are millions who refuse to buy their products, and it will take millions, they will look other areas to advertise. I am an avid football fan, however, I can guarantee you, I will be boycotting all of NFL football as well as their advertisers until Vick is no longer involved in the sport. As far as I’m concerned he did not serve enough time nor did he pay his penance. I do believe he has yet to see it “come back around”.

  99. <cite>Lisa </cite>posted a comment on

    Well, I can’t wait to see him get on the NFL field personally. There are enough “REAL” men still left in that game that can not stand Vick or what he represents; they are dying to get a piece of him! I bet he is injured in less than half a season. SO much money goes into this sport anyway, just let the betting and gambling get put on these BIG DOGS in the NFL and see how interesting it gets. Someone is going to pay to have him “put down”, no pun intended, really. His stupidity has already helped the views of dog fighting and pit bulls so much, time will tell the rest! LOVE TO ALL THE BULLIES AND BULLY LOVERS!

  100. <cite>Linda </cite>posted a comment on

    I think the only thing Michael Vick is sorry for is getting caught! It’s a sad society when someone convicted of a crime against animals is allowed to get out of prison and carry on with their cushy lives like nothing ever happened.

  101. <cite>JoAnne </cite>posted a comment on

    He should rot in hell, nuff said. Only remorseful because he got caught. Should be banned for LIFE from the NFL!!!

  102. <cite>Laura </cite>posted a comment on

    Do you think Vick - who has participated in the act of killing and tortureing dogs from a young age would have stopped if someone when to his high school and told him it was a bad thing? NO WAY. Just having him telling others about how bad it is will do nothing!!!! Look here I am I did it and now I’m back. All anyone will learn is don’t get caught. Look at his face - the only thing he regrets is being caught!

  103. <cite>E </cite>posted a comment on

    Give the guy a chance to turn around. Being such a big influence on younger people today, he may be able to help save so many other dogs in the future. I’ve rescued two abused dogs, their owners are horrible people but I’m happy that these dogs have a good life now and I’m not going to focus my energy on their past or on their owners, just them.

  104. <cite>Kerry </cite>posted a comment on

    Shame on Roger Goodell, NFL Commisioner, for allowing this evil man to play football. Once again, almighty dollar is more important than what is morally right. Vick has shown no remorse…oh wait, yes he has - he regrets that he was “so stupid to throw away all he had”…….all he feels badly about is his football career. Pity, empathy or regret for the way the dogs were treated? Absolutely none. The only way he can ever redeem himself somewhat is to really help any organization that helps animals by blowing the whistle on other dogfighting rings.

  105. <cite>Bonnie Buddy </cite>posted a comment on

    He should not be able to play football ! He is a killer!
    and those poor dogs who died because of that Killer
    need us to stand up against these dog haters.

  106. <cite>F. E. Blay </cite>posted a comment on

    I firmly believe that Michael Vick deserves to pay for what he has done until the day he dies… I would not support any football team that employed him nor would I attend any games of that team until everyone who decided to employ him was FIRED!!!

  107. <cite>Wendi </cite>posted a comment on

    God will have the last word on this and hopefully he will pay more for his crimes on the final day of judgement.

  108. <cite>Katrina </cite>posted a comment on

    The first poster is correct - the Dogster/ Catster community is already on board with any and all educational efforts against animal cruelty of any kind. We need to reach beyond our own circle and into other communities and cultures from the top down to ever have a hope of stamping out such cruel passtimes.

    Most of all, laws need to be tightened all over the country - not just in certain states - and the penalties have to be very serious. Crime is not supposed to pay!

    I always suspected Vick would play again. He’s just too good a player and there’s too much money to be made out of him as a commodity…a fact that makes my blood boil but is true nonetheless. The fact that the NFL has allowed Vick back into their family is no surprise, but it’s upsetting that he will step straight back into a mega-earnings, priviledged lifestyle as if nothing had happened. While some say he has paid his debt to society, I say he will never be able to repay Dogkind.

    At the VERY LEAST, the NFL could have been creative and set a profound educational example at the same time. They could have limited his earnings to that of a normal mortal, and allocated the balance of his ridiculous salary to fund anti-dog fighting task forces or rehabilitation for rescued animals.

    Just think what that kind of money could buy…

    But the opportunity has been lost. I doubt Vick will volunteer the majority of his salary for the same cause.

  109. <cite>Dr. Shannon Ewing </cite>posted a comment on

    I stand corrected, it is not the vikings, but the Eagles who have signed Vick. However, the NFL has allowed him to come back into the “brotherhood”, thereby also stating their ethics, or lack of as well.

  110. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    my only comment is for micheal vic and the nfl for letting him work again. he should burn in hell and be forced to leave every penny he has earned to all dog breed rescues .although no amount of money will save the lives of the dogs that he has already destroyed , it will help a lot of animals in the same situation.

  111. <cite>Ron P. Short </cite>posted a comment on

    Dogfighting????? This so called sport will never end, no matter what you do. The sad fact is……as long as there are humans on the earth…some of them are going to be evil and do bad things to animals…..be it dogs, cats, roosters, bulls, fish and even each other. Look at the popularity of “Death Match in the Octagon”!!! You Tube…..teenagers fighting.

    Pro sports only Mantra is to win! Vick is a good player who will win games. The Toronto Blue Jays have two wanted criminals on their roster…but as long as they win games for the team…they are safe. We can only keep reporting and busting the cruelty rings when we find them. Our elected officals and law makers don’t care about animals……only their fat paychecks and fame. KEEP UP THE FIGHT…….Past the Torch to the young. I recommend you all try this website……www.humanedu
    rham.com and read what happened to “Phoenix” …..this will make you cry and rage out.

  112. <cite>Lennie </cite>posted a comment on

    This is appauling and I am saddened that the NFL will reward this sub-human. This sick individual did not do not do steroids or drugs, or anything to harm himself. No he instead did willfully take pleasure in torturing and mutilating animals. And with a smile he says oops my bad. grrrrr

  113. <cite>Laddie </cite>posted a comment on

    Although I absolutely deplore and find his actions beyond reprehensible and do not believe that he should be reinstated into the NFL, I do believe that we must forgive. Michael Vick is young and easily influenced…he apparently has a very weak character. He has allowed all kinds of horrible people to influence him in his decisions to do what he did. He is obviously not the brightest light in the box.
    I cannot wish on him the horrible things that he did to defenseless creatures. I say, let God sort it out.
    We, as protectors of animals, need to forget this guy and stop expending energy on him…he will eventually get what he deserves…and concentrate on stopping this evil and horrible thing. It’s crazy enough that human beings get in a ring and beat the stuffings out of each other - that’s their consciuos decision…but for human beings to put innocent, precious animals in a ring is unconscionable. Michael Vick is not worth our time and energy…the dogs ARE.

  114. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    If, big if, he is truly going to do what he says and that is to work with kids to change their thinking towards dogfighting, than we might believe he has repented. But words are cheap, actions make the difference. It still won’t make up for all the lost dogs he destroyed, but might save a few more. Time will tell.

  115. <cite>Bill Richardson </cite>posted a comment on

    I am for rounding these guys up and making THEM FIGHT TO THE DEATH.. If that is not applicable, call me, I will come to their own house and deliver the death blow myself.

  116. <cite>Hope Wicken </cite>posted a comment on

    I was outraged when the NFL let him back on a team. I thought when all this happened they banned him for life… so much for that. It’s all about the money…

    I do not feel we do enough to stop the fighting. It’s a bad mark on us as humans..and very sad and unfortunate that we don’t think enough about it to pass stronger laws to prevent it.

    Do I think Micheal Vick should be a spokesman - now that he’s mended is ways… NO. I do not. Honestly, I doubt that he has any remorse for the dogs he killed - his only remorse is that he got caught…

  117. <cite>Nancy </cite>posted a comment on

    I think Dogster should launch a campaign to educate everyone (at least in the USA) that animal fighting is cruel and wrong. Animal lovers everywhere will rally to this call. And Michael Vick should be a big contributor.

  118. <cite>Jay </cite>posted a comment on

    While I’m all for people getting a second chance, I think Vick’s second chance should have come after one more year out of the NFL so that he could do more public speaking, etc. against dog fighting. It will be interesting to see within the next year how much he has done.

  119. <cite>Diane </cite>posted a comment on

    I think longer jail terms for ALL , no slap on the wrist , Mike Vick should take 20% of his contract any money for the rest of his life and put the money into the community that need the education and awareness of the horrors of dog fighting , also do money rewards to lead the law enforcement to the people who are doing it ..
    And yes this turn my stomach just to think of it …

  120. <cite>dteacher </cite>posted a comment on

    Finally, someone is doing something. PETA and The Humane Society are just as guilty as the NFL. Someone definitely is getting paid under the table. I say protest, protest, protest….no one is talking about the fact that VICKious MURDERED…over and over…not to mention his acts are a proven precurser for all kinds of heinous crimes towards children and other defenseless beings. eVICKT him!

  121. <cite>Elizabeth </cite>posted a comment on

    The Law has to change. These people get a slap on the wrist. These criminals should regret what they did for LIFE. Make them suffer and make them PAY large. The LARGE fines can go to shelters etc. to help with abused animals. MAKE THESE HORRIBLE SICKO’S PAY FOR THEIR ACTIONS!!! Label them for life!!!

  122. <cite>MKH </cite>posted a comment on

    I think M. Vick should have been banned from the NFL and I don’t think he should be allowed to play. I think it is disgusting that the Philadelphia Eagles signed him and I am so glad I am no longer a ticket holder. Philadelphia has a horrible dog fighting problem and I just have a feeling he’ll either get involved or that those already involved will feel that their behavior is somehow condoned. Truly upsetting!

  123. <cite>Finished with the NFL </cite>posted a comment on

    NFL is willing to reinstate that disgusting piece of *!@!

    NFL has lost all of my respect, I am outraged that they are supporting him and his &$%$%!! ways. As earlier poster stated, if you can harm animals, you don’t care about ppl. We should start before school I agree, I also believe there should be a humanities course you take throughout school in which this issue is incorporated for kids to learn who to grow up to be good citizens of the world.

    I believe in karma. It is so hard to write this and not want to think or write about what I’d like inflicted on him.

    I am now going to write to the NFL.

  124. <cite>Tim Oliver </cite>posted a comment on

    I think it is regrettable and very unfortunate that your opening sentence in your e-mail addresses Michael Vick as “Convicted criminal Michael Vick”. It is VERY sad what he and his cohorts did to and with those dogs but lets not overlook the fact that Michael Vick:

    1) Admitted his guilt
    2) Paid $928,073.00 for the upkeep of the dogs that were rescued
    3) Served nearly 2 years behind bars
    4) Lost almost everything he had including his home, wealth, social status, etc. except his ability to play football.

    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! You have your hunk of flesh. He made an admitted mistake now it is time for everyone to get on with their lives and stop convicting and punishing him over and over. Michael Vick has agreed to be a spokesperson against dog fighting and this kind of cruelty to animals so lets just all take a break and let this man get on with the business of rebuilding his life. He paid his debt to society. I do not know where forgiveness has gone in this ‘Christian’ country but I sure wish we would remember we are all humans and re-gain a little brotherly love, humanity and tolerance. Let him who is without sin throw the 1st stone. Maybe we should learn a lesson from our dogs and live in the moment. Dogs seem to forgive and give 2nd chances as is evidenced by the Vick dogs who are now being placed in homes. I sure wish us humans could do the same.

    Sincerely,
    Tim Oliver
    Proud owner of two of the best dogs ever: Collie (Jolly) and Irish Setter (Kelly)

  125. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I think if Michael Vick had been a dentist or a doctor or any number of other professionals, he would find it hard to get his job back. Only professional performers get that pass. Yes, forgive him after he has brought forth “fruits meet of repentence..” I listened carefully to his news conference, and he stated that when they slammed the iron door on him, he realized he had messed up. Was he sorry for his cruelty to man’s best friend; (I just had to put my best friend to sleep after a very happy life of care and ease because he was very sick), or was he sorry that he had to pay something for his cruelty? I am sorry, but I just am not convinced and I won’t watch a game he plays in. I want to see stiffer penalties for all cruelty to animals. I just saw a local story on TV this week about a puppy that some mean, sick person burned over much of its body. The vets were trying to ease its pain and save its life. That puppy knows that some awful creature hurt it on purpose. Is he smarter than the NFL and the court system? God had rules of conduct for the treatment of animals. A person wasn’t allowed under Jewish law to stew a lamb in its own mother’s milk. God thought it cruelty. Adam was given the charge to be over all the beasts of the earth and rights to cruelty were not included. No Eagles shirts on our backs!!

  126. <cite>Phoebe </cite>posted a comment on

    Give me a break!!!! Pete Rose is still banned - for gambling. This guy deliberating killed a living creature, and lied about it. Second chance? No way. He should be picking up garbage on the side of the road in an orange suit.

  127. <cite>denise turner </cite>posted a comment on

    they should be put on the ring and let the dog attack them to see what the other poor dog is feeling.they have no heart or soul, the saying is do and to others as do to you. if the dogs could talk they would tell them this is not why i came into this world, i came to someones friend and champion.not a fighter.

  128. <cite>Bill Richardson </cite>posted a comment on

    Round up the dog fight afficiado, put them in a big cage and make them fight to the DEATH. If required, I will build the cage, charge admission and give all of the money to the shelters.

  129. <cite>John L </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick as served his sentence and therefore should be given a new start. There is something called forgiveness and everyone has the right to be remorseful and start over.
    So for all you so called self righteous animal nuts.. You need to get a hobby, I too, have dogs and love animals.. but believe in second chances. You can persecute him the second time.

  130. <cite>Sharron </cite>posted a comment on

    I am also a proud owner of an American Pit Bull terrier whom I have had since he was 5 weeks old and he is now 7 years old. He is the most loyal, most loveable dog I have ever owned and I have had quite a few dogs. People like Michael Vick give the pit bulls a bad reputation and for those of us who love our pit bulls it is so sad.

    What Michael Vick did was deplorable and they should have kept him in jail longer. He should never be allowed to play football again - it is totally unacceptable!

    I agree that this situation is not teaching our children anything except “do something wrong - there are no repercussions.”

    I also agree that the younger generation needs to be taught to respect and love animals.

    I hope that we can all make a difference and get this dog fighting stopped once and for all.

  131. <cite>Phemia </cite>posted a comment on

    This is horrible, and a shame.
    This man is a PURE DISGRACE.
    I am totally devastated.
    And now, what does that tells us about our society????

  132. <cite>Mitchie </cite>posted a comment on

    I totally agree with Lennie. I wanna know how long he was in jail. Probably a shorter time than those people who organize dog fights and get caught, because he’s famous. The only difference they’re not like, ‘Oh-Em-Gee! You get years and years in prison!” They say, “You’re good for a month!” Or somethin’ like that.

    xoxo and <333,
    Mitchie

  133. <cite>Delaina Waite </cite>posted a comment on

    I keep hearing “Michael Vick did his time, now let him be”. Yes, he did his time, but I don’t think it was long enough for him to think about what horrible things he did to innocent animals or to change his ways. He’s just going to try to hide it better this time. It was the NFL that helped him fund his crime, even if they did it without knowing…so they take him back!?!?!? I have banned all things Eagles from my home, even when they play my team…The Dallas Cowboys…it won’t be on the television in my home. I’ve raised Pits in the past and they are loving beautiful animals. Read the books on Pits…they are bred to be neutral unless or until trained differently, attacked or abused. Someone TRAINED Vick the wrong way.

  134. <cite>CrazyCat </cite>posted a comment on

    No Brainer - let the opposing team wear spiked dog collars - and everyone go for HIS THROAT.

    Take this POS out.

  135. <cite>jmuhj </cite>posted a comment on

    The way to stop cruelty is to teach compassion, pure and simple, in the home, in the religious places, in the schools, and even in the workplace. The education should never stop; it should be ongoing and remedial, as we all need reminders and refreshers, especially in such a violent, uncompassionate society as this one is. And we need to think about where we spend our money and what we give our tacit approval to. Violent movies? I boycott them. Any “entertainment” depicting acts of cruelty? I won’t patronize them. Computer games that glorify violence? No thanks. Any kind of media that does this? I’ll never buy it. And I speak out against it. There’s nothing chic, fashionable or good about cruelty. PERIOD.
    As for Mr. Vick, he’s done his time, possibly undergone a positive change, and let’s see what he can do. People can and do change. Give him a chance. He could do a LOT of good for animals with his image and high profile. Don’t throw that away.

  136. <cite>natalie </cite>posted a comment on

    Well, we really don’t have a choice in the matter now. But we can continue to fight for this and prevent and stop dog fighting. WE live in a very inconsistent screwed up world. We let this man play ball again and we let a terroist out of prison to die at home or control his operations from home. WOW!

  137. <cite>R. Hunter </cite>posted a comment on

    My husband and I will not be going to any NFL games or watching football on tv till Vick gets permanently booted. Sports figures are people children tend to look up to. My nephew, raised in middle class America, just HAD to have a rotty and has asked me how you make them mean! NFL–you discredited all football players with the admission of Vick. In fact, if this is what football is, giving 2nd chances to those who ALREADY knew better, then let’s cut football programs from our schools and put it towards classes in social responsibility and humanity! Vick said on 60 Minutes he was wrong and he was sorry but I NEVER heard him say it hurt him to see those dogs and what he did to them. I do poodle rescue, but love dogs in general and it is a shame what some people are doing to and with such loyal breeds as pitbulls.

  138. <cite>Tracey </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick is a pig. I do not believe him when he says he is sorry for what he has done. The NFL should have never allowed Michael Vick the dog killer to ever play football again, he doesn’t deserve it. The animals did not get justice. I agree with Susie, Michael Vick should burn in hell.

  139. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Though I don’t agree with the dog fighting And I have Adopted Male Rottweiler dogs that was fighter I believe what was done in the Micheal Vike Case is the only thing that can be done. The officer that lost his job because he was took the case to the fed is also a loser. It just goes to show what Dog fighting is apart of the of our culture. The local Government doesn’t want to prosecute these people. I was happy to see that most of the dogs that were rescued have been rehab.

  140. <cite>Lynne </cite>posted a comment on

    Dog Fighting should be made a FELONY, then the animal cops regular cops can get search warrants and bust all these dog fighting rings, they can start with actor Ving Rhames.

  141. <cite>emory powell </cite>posted a comment on

    I understand that Michael Vick did “did his time” and paid his debt to society as determined by the law. I personally think that his punishment should have been similar to the treatment of the dogs that he participated in. I think he got off easy. We should all rise up in protest toward the Philadelphia Eagles and demand a boycott of the Eagles if not the entire NFL. His entire salary minus a bare minimum equal to minimum wage should be forfeited and given to animal charities.

  142. <cite>nicole </cite>posted a comment on

    well, i have always been a philadelphia eagles fan, because thats where i was born and lived 27 years of my life. HOWEVER, since the eagles signed vick..i have vowed to not attend, watch or purchase anything to do with the eagles games for the next two years. the eagles should be ashamed of themselves. i feel like vick is only sorry he got caught and had to serve time, i really do not feel he is sorry for his actions. i have even returned an eagles jersey i bought for my nephew for christmas this year. i will not wear my eagles tshirts, they have been shoved to the back of my closet. they have one less fan in me.

  143. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    This man committed a vile, vile act against these poor dogs. What he did to these dogs makes me want to cry. Dogs are just such beautiful, wonderful and unconditionally loving creatures. Vick did not serve enough time for this crime and does not deserve to be reinstated into the NFL. The fear and pain that these dogs must have suffered is absolutely unimaginable to me. What makes it worse is that the man didn’t do it for the money because he had money. He did it for purely sadistic reasons is what I feel.

  144. <cite>Diane </cite>posted a comment on

    He served his time. So if you commit a crime you are not allowed to go back to work??? He shows remorse. I think he has learned his lesson. Its not his fault if dog fights continue but it would be to his benefit to maybe become a spoken person against dog fighting. Hoping that he gets hurt makes me think that the person that said that needs some anger management. Maybe this has been a plus as awareness of dog fighting has increased.

  145. <cite>lou </cite>posted a comment on

    i think he deserves nothing at this point….. He has done nothing to redeem himself and his treatment to animals was cruel, barbaric, and unusually brutal!!!! Let him grow some compassion for living creatures before he can get on a football field and make millions once again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  146. <cite>Chasity Christie </cite>posted a comment on

    It is an outrage that he would even be considered to be reinstated!! We have come so far with animal rights to just be knocked back….PLEASE do not let this happen.

  147. <cite>Judy Marshall </cite>posted a comment on

    SHAME ON THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES!!

  148. <cite>Rkuhr </cite>posted a comment on

    If Vick is really as sorry as he claims he is, he should devote time proving it. Help close down these dog fighting clubs. He certainly could name names with all the connections he had. He could spend the rest of his life trying to prove he is sorry and it wouldn’t be enough for me. These are living, breathing, and sometimes helpless creatures that count on us to be their voice not their demise.

  149. <cite>Debra & Chuckles </cite>posted a comment on

    I THINK THE SON OF A BITCH SHOULD “FRY”!!! AND SO DOES MY DOG!!!! HE SHOULD BE BANNED FROM FOOTBALL–RETIREMENT–AND
    WORK AT MCDONALDS FROM HERE ON OUT!!!

  150. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Until we change the laws in this country and others to make dog fighting a felony, along with other acts of cruelty tp animals, nothing is going to change, here or in other countries. Our leaders must stiep up to the plate with these messages , if you commit an act of violence upon an animal, then you face felony consequences, no plea bargaining, no early release. Also if a person in a supervisory position is found to be ignoring , or not dealing in the proper way with these acts of violence, then they should be removed from office at once no questions asked. and face losing all their benefits, as well as their retirements, as punishment also. Only when we can change the laws and the people who enforce them, can we change these atrocities.

  151. <cite>Anthony </cite>posted a comment on

    Vick has served his time. Whats done is done. Maybe everyone should take a peek at other countries for a second because things like this is common on an everyday basis. Not saying its right but its just apart of life. Clearly if your upset about this your not going to have your dogs fighting but neither am I. But things happen dogfights are just one of the many things that people bet on. Most that have to do with animals are cruel

  152. <cite>Phyllis </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick is a thug, he has been that way all of his sorry life, so are his brothers, they make the news also. As long as the sport teams overlook whatever the players do, nothing will change. What things are we teaching our children? I doubt that Michael Vick ever changes. What a sad world we live in.

  153. <cite>brenda skyes </cite>posted a comment on

    What Vick was involed with, shouldnt keep him from playing football again. If he had been a shoe saleman, before prison, he would naturally go back to selling shoes when he got out, THATS all he knows. He has embarrassed himself enough, not to do it again. I think he should play football.

  154. <cite>Andy </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick is a thug. Pure and simple. And thugs do not change. He’d sacrifice any other well-being than his own. I only hope he encounters some poorly mistreated animal (human or otherwise) that was subjected to the cruelty he championed. The best thing he could do right now is donate a huge percentage of his salary to the protection of animals. But don’t hold your breath. He is too used to making money off of innocent animals, to allow anyone to make money off of him, a guilty (and fundamentally unrepentant) animal.

  155. <cite>Susan </cite>posted a comment on

    I am mortified to be living in the Philadelphia area now the the Eagles have signed Vick. There are no words to do justice to how I feel about the Eagles and the NFL. Professional sports has dipped to an all time low.

    1) I read on CNN.com about a bar out in the west that has discontinued serving Miller Lite and Coors beer because they are sponsors of the Eagles. They are off my shopping list.
    2) For those who don’t live in Philly, Modell’s Sporting Goods couldn’t wait to welcome Vick, they had jerseys made up in record time and sold them. I am boycotting Modell’s Sports.
    3) I am contemplating boycotting the networks that air Eagles Games.

    If anyone has any other good ways to hit the Eagles and their sponsors where it hurts, in the pocket book, toss them out! No, I am not delusional - I know what I do is barely a drop in the bucket. But I feel better about it.

  156. <cite>Lynn </cite>posted a comment on

    I am so upset that Michael Vick is going to be allowed to play again in the NFL. One thing I think that would go a long way (with me and others) for his redemption, would be to have him as a spokesperson AGAINDT this horrible “Sport”. Perhaps if he was sincerely repentent, he would do a number of Public Service Announcements condeming dog fighting and telling everyone that would listen to STOP this horrible thing. I think it should be mandatory for his reinstatment to the NFL.

  157. <cite>Gwen </cite>posted a comment on

    The problem is that the penalties are not strict enough. A life is a life. animal or human. There should be the same penalties for those who murder humans. These awful disgusting sore excuses for people should have the max sentences and be charged with the same felony as a murderer of people.
    As for Michael Vick…he should not have been reinstated. He gets to make millions of dollars playing a sport yet those animals are dead, severley punished for just being born, on the verge of being banned, and the ones who made it out arent able to be placed because they can never trust again. I hate that man and I hope he rots in the fiery pits of hell!

  158. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Here are 3 email addresses I’d like to share, followed by my personal email to them all.

    - Eagles owner
    - Eagles manager
    - Eagles coach
    Roger Goodell NFL Commissioner

    Gentleman - I am deeply disgusted over the hiring of Michael Vick. His crimes are crimes of the soul. He’s not sorry for what he did. This is not an Epiphany based on a change of heart, he’s only sorry he was caught, and delayed in his career. You have sent a horrible message to American youth, and acted as hypocrites, bearing in mind other teammates have been dismissed for animal cruelty without a second chance. Making Vick the face of animal welfare is like making OJ Simpson the spokesperson for battered women. Shame on all of you. I cleaned my toilet last week with my prized vintage Eagles jersey. I am no longer a fan. I am, however the surviving master of a kidnapped and tortured dog named Edna. She was tortured and killed over the phone while I listened. A crime committed by children calling my phone from a number they got from my reward poster. It happened during the height of the publicity of Michael Vick’s crimes. One child spent a year in prison for that crime. Children ARE influenced by role models.

  159. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    i think it sucks that he will be making millions again laughing all the way to the bank !he’s not sorry for what he did now were’re gonna reward him again and he’ll be involved again but as the background this time,he;ll make sure it’s not on his property,he should rot in hell for what he did to those dogs and what he’s capable to do to a human being!

  160. <cite>Frenchie </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick’s case is just one out of tons of these cruelty cases. Because he’s famous it gets the spotlight. Dog fighting and dog abuse in general happen unfortunately all the time and both education and harsh punishment need to be applied in order to deal with this social sickness. Kids grow up to be less compassionate, to treat dogs like they don’t have soul and cannot feel pain. Justice system does not punish enough those criminals. these things need to be changed. Dog fighting is done as some kind of entertainment a sick one if I may add. It is done as type of gambling, where greed involved. These evil bastards torture and kill dogs without feeling the dog’s suffering. It is wrong it is against what we are what we stand for as human beings.

  161. <cite>Wendy Schmidt </cite>posted a comment on

    I hope Mr. Vick has or will develop love and compassion for these innocent “angels”. Until I am convinced otherwise and until dog fighting is punished as a felony, I am refusing to support any NFL team, especially the Philadelphia Eagles

  162. <cite>Michael </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick should have to, by a court ruling, work with & rehabilitate Dogs & Cats that have been abused. He also should have to be present for all animals that have to be put down for any reason especially those poor unfortunate Dogs that were bred & trained to fight & kill.

    The NFL needs to take a good hard & long look at itself & really comprehend the weight & magnitude of the crime Michael Vick has committed. He’s only sorry about what he did because he was caught!

    I can forgive too but let the punishment fit the crime because Vick’s sentence was not enough & also really feel remorse & show on your own through donations & volunteer work for animals that you are truly sorry because people can really tell when your not.

  163. <cite>Amanda Marchino </cite>posted a comment on

    If everyday people have to pass a criminal background check to get a job the NFL should definietly have higher standards for these players making $1mil ++++ a year. Vick is a horrible person and I know he served his time in jail but I just dont think that is enough. All the bad publicity that the NFL is getting right now for letting him back, they should of made it mandatory that half his salary went to PSPCA or other organizations to help the animals. Living in the city of Philly I am outraged that they signed him. BUT THE NFL has signed worse. Think about this- Stallworth served less jail time than both Michael Vick, Plaxico Burress, Marion Jones, Pete Rose and Jamal Lewis. Not to minimize the crimes of the people on that list, Im not a fan, im just saying…think about it!!! I want to know where all the petitions were then when they let these other players come back and play. I think everyone needs to look at the bigger picture. Someone with a record like that doesnt friggin deserve to make that much money a year. They are all horrible people and I think the NFL should really think about who they allow to play!!!!! Men like this should be BANNED!!! COMPLETELY no questions asked.

  164. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Sad part is, I almost gave him the benefit of the doubt, then he Vick made a stupid remark on 60 minutes to the effect that he did not know it was wrong! Where has he been all these years that dogs have been taken away from owners and owners fined or jailed for this. Not sure what he did not understand! I think he should me made to work in some of these kennels with severely abused animals to really see what he has done!

  165. <cite>Terri </cite>posted a comment on

    Forgiveness is in my heart.
    The judicial system that we all live within, sentenced him, and he did the time.

    Let’s move on and learn from this.
    Focus on stopping this hate crime against animals.

  166. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick is despicable and a poor excuse for a human being and the Eagles should be ashamed of themselves!! We need legislation to make this a felony, I figure if someone would be mean to animals, they would be mean to humans too. The only reason Michael Vick is “sorry” is because he got caught. Otherwise, he would still be involved in dog fighting.

  167. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I am so disgusted. I can’t believe they are going to let him play, he is a criminal. He show no remorse ( he said he served his time}. As far as I’m concerned he needs to serve alot more time. He needs to suffer like his dogs did.
    What it all boils down to is money talks, what a sad country we have become.

  168. <cite>Beaglemomma </cite>posted a comment on

    I can do good for dogs and still hate the man. Sorry for those of you who think that speaking out against him in a strong way is not right. I happen ALSO (should I use all caps, too?) rescue dogs. I have worked with dogs with just about every issue, and have personally saved a victim of dog fighting. And I think the man is evil, and was not punished nearly enough. People who have this kind of history of torturing living creatures are unredeemable. They have no conscience, and therefore no remorse.

    As far as “not caring” about celebs who hurt people: this discussion is about animals, so if you wish to be offended that I don’t address a different topic and assume that I don’t care about people, well, I can’t stop you. But I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about dog abuse.

    Amen to what CJ said above. Let’s start a national pet abusers registry. Goodness knows this would help the groups who are trying to find good homes - we could check everyone who applied for a dog against the registry. Wouldn’t save them all, but might stop some from adopting who shouldn’t.

    As for what I think they should do to Vick… It isn’t pretty, and he wouldn’t like it. Some of the above ideas are good. But alas, he gets away with murder.

  169. <cite>Cheryl </cite>posted a comment on

    My opinion is that he should be forced to pay a portion of his salary to pay for the time, effort and money that goes into stopping people like him that think it is ok to watch two animals kill one another.

    I think the NFL is making a poor choice in showing that they feel these acts are ok and would allow him back…

    I don’t care if he is reformed, because you tell me in 10 years what people remember when they here the name Michael Vick. Has he given up every name that he knows involved in what he thought was such a good time, if not, there isn’t reform, if he is hiding fellow dog fighters well in my opinion then he is still involved in it…

    I think anyone who is charged with any type of animal cruelty should never ever be allowed to own a pet again, if they do, there pet should be taken away and they should be fined a substantial amount.

    I couldn’t imagine getting a dog and in some instances watching an animal be born and then one day watching it die in a fight, or even be the one to kill an animal for being the weaker animal. People say what pitbulls do to humans, but look at what some humans do to pitbulls!

  170. <cite>Christy </cite>posted a comment on

    That pice of S*IT has anything everything comming to him. I hope there is some kind of “accident” going to happen to him, that takes him out of this world. If that were to be one of us I am sure we would be in prision the rest of our lives. Pete Rose was and still is treated unfairly, the pice of S*IT got off easier then Rose did….

  171. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I think the NFL has let us all down by allowing Michael Vick to have his career back. The Eagles will not be on in our house.

    We are not doing enough by allowing offenders like Vick play a role model in our communities for our kids.

  172. <cite>4pitesake </cite>posted a comment on

    Boycott the Eagles! Also, law enforcement needs to have training, and funding to find the criminals involved in dog fighting and lock them up. This will never happen unless those of us who love our pets stand up, become more vocal, and start making demands of our politicians to do something.

    The media, politicians, monsters like Vick, and drug dealers have caused this nobel and loving breed to be persecuted. Dog owners of all breeds need to understand that their breed could be next. Banning pit bulls will not solve the problem.

    Ban Stupid People - Not Dogs! And get the politicians to stop persecuting the dogs and go after the real monsters at the other end of the leash!

  173. <cite>Kim </cite>posted a comment on

    Tim,
    He paid almost a mil for the rehabilitation of the dogs. He lost all of his material possessions…I’m sure his lawyers got paid more than the dogs did.

    WAH! I don’t feel bad for him a bit, sorry. Imagine what could have happened if he HADN’T taken the plea bargain…

    Perhaps there’s a linebacker/dog lover in the NFL that would like to (legally) put his foot up #7’s ass…

  174. <cite>ashley oliver </cite>posted a comment on

    shove him in a cage (bet he was not even in a real cell in prision–bet he got VIP treatment) like he did all those dogs–he should have served MUCH more time, and should NEVER be allowed to play ball again professionally–and should NOT be allowed to own animals, EVER–I will not watch any NFL events or buy from anyone advertising with them as long as this guy has a contract and is getting paid, and neither should anyone who loves animals–he is a savage

  175. <cite>Lilly </cite>posted a comment on

    This is this thing called “canine karma” and Mike Vick is going to be meeting it soon.

  176. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I agree with everything Katrina just said. Laws need to be much stiffer. If, and it’s a big if, Vick was allowed to play he should have received a middle income wage, while the rest of his millions went to support humane organizations.

    Second chances. Well, if he did the time he should have for the crimes he committed, perhaps. But he got a slap on the wrist, so I will not support his second chance at millions of dollars.

    I will add that the NFL must realize that football players often are role models to the youth of this country, and for that reason, Vick should never have been allowed to play again. Unfortunately, the NFL is all about making money. I will boycott anything associated with them.

    I have also heard that the Humane Society of the US has teamed with Vick to speak out against dog fighting. I think, if true, this was a very bad decision.

    The animal community must be heard. We must speak out to the NFL and hit them where it hurts, in the pocket book. It is not too late to stop Vick from being fully re-instated. Barrage the NFL and any news sources possible. We are a very large group, we can still make a difference.

  177. <cite>Debbie </cite>posted a comment on

    I am sick at heart and angry beyond words that Vick is being allowed to play. We have decided to boycott football. There will be no games watched in our home, no NFL product bought for gifts, and we will participate in any protests of games the Eagles play locally.

    Michael Vick is scum of the earth. There is something inherently wrong with someone who could torture dogs the way that he did. I do not believe you can change the heart of someone like Michael Vick. If I’d had my way, he would have received the death penalty. People say, “Give the guy a chance!” Ok, well…he’s getting his chance, but the first time he throws an interception or gets sacked then he should be drowned, electrocuted, or smahed against a wall until he’s dead. That’s what he did to those innocent dogs. He deserves no better.

  178. <cite>Susan Morin </cite>posted a comment on

    He is a MONSTER who should NEVER be allowed to own another dog-or be reinstated to the NFL.Of course they have given him both of these privaleges back.What kind of Nation is this that allows the slauter of LOVING animals?

  179. <cite>Amy </cite>posted a comment on

    The only way to deter people from committing heinous crimes is to strengthen the laws and legislature against animal cruelty and eventually make the punishment fit the crime. A slap on the wrist and a short stint in jail does not send the right message. Unfortunately, people will see Vick heading right back into his life and his work and there doesn’t seem to be any severe repercussions for his actions. Laws that will support conviction, and sentencing that fits the severe nature of these crimes would be a great place to start. Cruelty toward any living thing should be absolutely unacceptable in any society. I only hope that if we continue forward with heightening awareness, demanding legislative changes to existing animal cruelty laws, and fighting animal abuse/cruelty we can affect great change as a society. PETA is working tirelessly to make these changes and bring awareness to people who would not otherwise know of the unthinkable conditions in which animals exist. Please consider looking at the work they do and supporting the causes that you deem worthy. We can be quite effective when we join forces and our voices are many and our numbers are large. Maybe then we can force governments to make the changes necessary to protect animals as well as people.

  180. <cite>Caroline </cite>posted a comment on

    I hope the b*stard get’s the cr*p beat out of him by other players that are animal lovers. He should not be allowed to play again. Look at Tonya Harding when she did what she did to Nancy Kerrigan. She was banned from competive ice skating forever. Just because the NFL wants to make some money….Whatever.

  181. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Three comments:
    * First and most important, I’m extremelly disturbed at the number of people, especially football fans, who are willing to turn and look the other way as far as M. Vicks and dog abuse/murder is concerned. Had the pitbulls been children, I think reactions would be different. Given what’s happened, I no longer support NFL football in any way, shape or form and urge fellow animal rights folks to do the same.

    * Second, it truly worries me how immune to and dismissive of violence our entire society has become, especially with regard to innocent young children and defenseless animals — all of whom can’t protect or stand up for themselves. M.Vicks aside, when little boys think it’s amusing and funny to throw rocks at little puppies,something’s seriously wrong w/the fiber of our society! What are we teaching our children? Obviously, they’re not learning to respect life of any kind.

    * Last, M. Vicks may have legallly “paid his debt to society,” but not to the the Pitbulls he mentally and physically abused, maimed and murdered. As far as I’m concerned, the jury should hang him naked upside down from a tree with piano string (wrapped securely around his privates) and let his animal victims extract their own version of justice on him.

    Violence should not beget violence, but in this case…

  182. <cite>Vonster </cite>posted a comment on

    I am really disappointed in the EAGLES! The NFL reinstating him was bad enough but it could have ended there because no one had to sign him and yet the Eagles did because Coach Dungy vouched for him. So now Dungy needs to make good with this and mentor Vick into doing the right thing by encouring him to opening up that once again fat wallet of his!! Because in my humble opinion I believe inorder to prove he is sincerely remorseful and a changed man he needs to open up his wallet and give the only thing of vaule he has left in this life >>> that huge NFL Salary bought to him by the generosity of us NFL Fans!! Because oh yes he needs to prove to all us Animal loving now on the fence NFL fans that he wants to make ammends by donating a nice portion of his HUGE reinstated NFL salary to the Humane Society monthly and for the rest of his life! With no if’s and’s or butts!! …. Because Karma is real Mr Vick!!

  183. <cite>Patricia Miller </cite>posted a comment on

    I Don’t Think That Any1 Who Enjoyed Seeing/Forcing Dogs To Fight To The Death Should Be Welcomed W/ Open Arms Anywhere In Society!!! He Definately Did The Unthinkable To Harmless Dogs & That’s Just WRONG In My Book!!!!

  184. <cite>Marilyn Jackson </cite>posted a comment on

    I love animals and I love humans. Enough already with the Michael Vick stories…he served his time.

  185. <cite>Kelly </cite>posted a comment on

    I think that the football team that is allowing Michael Vick to play for them are as ignorant as he is. He is a disgrace and my pitt bull would love to take a bite out of him for what he did to other dogs.

  186. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I think it is horrible that he is allowed to go back into the professional world. That is just telling him that it is okay what he did to these animals. That is cruel what he did and scarred innocent animals for life. Michael Vick should still be in prison never to return to professional football again.

  187. <cite>Susan </cite>posted a comment on

    I like so many others find Michael Vick’s actions with the dogfighting sickening and I truely wish the NFL would just write him off and send him packing when he asked to play again. But as we all know it’s all about the money not what could be the right thing to do and the message we could send out to the world and our children about compassion for all living things whether they have 2 or 4 legs. Some think since he did his time in jail it should all be put in the past and done with but we know it is far from that when the fighting is still going on where we just don’t see it so we don’t have to think about it. I love my cats and dogs dearly and believe me their welfare is far more important to me than the likes of Michael Vick.

  188. <cite>Anne </cite>posted a comment on

    Can’t wait to wear every anti-Vick shirt I can lay my hands on. I realize everyone makes bad choices - but his choice was his lifestyle for many years. “Paid is dues” - I think not… What he did is WHO he is. Let’s keep working on finding ways to educate the public on animal abuse, neglect and dog fighting. Yes, the youth should be on the top of this list. When did people become so excepting of cruel behavior just b/c someone spent a little time in jail ? The problem is still out there. How about Vick being a spokesperson who has to rehab animals and see just what a horrible life these dogs live. He was suppose to be a role model - he lost that right to ever play pro-sports again. It’s almost as if he sits back and says, “gee kids, sorry ’bout that, let’s just forget it ever happened”. I don’t think so Mr Vick !

  189. <cite>Kirsten Silven-Hoell </cite>posted a comment on

    I think Mr. Vick should donate a (large) percentage of his ENORMOUSLY INFLATED soon-to-be salary to fight dogfighting each year for the rest of his time in the NFL. Also, if he were really serious about no longer supporting dog fighting, perhaps he would help authorities bring the many other high-profile jerks who participate in (or otherwise propagate) this heinous sport to justice! The “underground” world of dogfighting is not just for the inner city - on the contrary, many of those who bet on this blood sport are very wealthy and well-connected, and I’ll bet Mr. Vick knows who they are!!!!

    Furthermore, those who participate in (or otherwise propagate) dog fights should be held to the same accountability level as child molesters or violent offenders - take your pick! There have been extensive studies done on “the link” between people who knowingly abuse animals and those who harm innocent children or spouses.

  190. <cite>Paula & Bobby </cite>posted a comment on

    I think the people of Philadelphia should boycott the games. I believe in second chances, but this man never gave those poor dogs a second chance. Shame on the Eagles management!!!!

  191. <cite>diana </cite>posted a comment on

    I’m very angry and sick that he has been reinstated. And I feel totally helpless that I can’t do anything to prevent it. Unfortunately, animals will always be abused and mistreated - breaks my heart. if anyone knows how we can prevent Vick from playing please let me know so I can do my part.

    Cheers to animal lovers!

  192. <cite>Gaby </cite>posted a comment on

    please EVERYONE, remember MONEY TALKS, I was so encouraged to see people wanting to boycott both the Eagles and their Sponsors, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE….please don’t allow this to “go away”, this man deserves to be shunned by ALL society both 2 and 4 legged! PLEASE BOYCOTT ALL!
    Let’s stand up and make that difference!

  193. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    It is appalling that the NFL has allowed him to be reinstated and given millions of dollars. He’s cruel and dangerous. The next thing he’ll do is serious hurt or even kill another player on the field. Anyone that can do what he did is capable of murdering humans. The people of Philly that are animal lovers must be livid. I feel very sorry for them. I hope that they all boycott the games and let it be known that there is no bringing back the animals he killed. There’s no changing the lives of the poor dogs he’s scared for life. It makes me physically ill to think about it.

  194. <cite>Margaret </cite>posted a comment on

    I truly believe that by his actions, Mr. Vick has shown he cannot handle being in the public “limelight”, or be trusted to provide a role model for our youth. However, as the NFL thinks he is ready, here is a thought. I am sure Mr. Vick would like to “redeem” himself in the public eye, so what better way to do it than to allocate a yearly “donation” (a good portion of those millions, it’s a tax write off) for furthering animal programs to stop this type of abuse. Surely someone can address this with him at the “proper” (while in front of a rolling camera) time.

  195. <cite>Bogey </cite>posted a comment on

    Pisses me off because I loved watching the eagles… Go Spags!!

  196. <cite>Mark </cite>posted a comment on

    I think that this sends a clear mesage to our youth that no matter how heinous your crime, you life will not be adversely affected. Wow! He now gets paid millions to sit on the bench! I’d commit the crime if I could get that kind of pay for doing nothing!

    So it will now become a gang-type rite of passage to commit a crime because they know that they will only be slapped on the wrist. What’s next? $5 milion deals for murderers? Disgusting.

    Personally, I hope that the teams fans boycott them until Vick is completely removed. That is the ONLY way that the idiots at the top will give a crap what people think - if they are hit in the pocket.

  197. <cite>Sandy Marks </cite>posted a comment on

    They should slap an outrageous monetary fine on him and take all the money he’ll be making in the NFL. The Eagles should make him set up a fund for abused animals and he should have to clean cages at the animal shelter for years of community service. The ASPCA as well as all pitbull organizations should file suit against him and receive a monetary judgment for his actions. Hit him where it hurts, in the money belt.

  198. <cite>Chris R </cite>posted a comment on

    The blood lust running through the vast majority of these comments is the exact same blood lust that fuels dogfighting. It comes from a relentless, nagging fear that you’ll never be happy, no matter how many dogs you own or how many people we string up. If some of these commenters had the 5% of the spirituality of a dog, or spent 1% of the rueful energy expended here on actually DOING something to change what bothers you, that fear might start to go away, and someday, so might dogfighting.

  199. <cite>Tina </cite>posted a comment on

    I AM NO SUPPORTER OF VCK, BUT HE PAID HIS DEBT TO SOCIETY. I CAN ONLY HOPE HE HAS LEARNED WHAT AN AWFUL THING HE WAS A PART OF. HE SHOULD WILLINGLY AND FOR FREE BE AN ADVOCATE FOR THE HUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS. MAYBE PEOPLE IN HIS CIRCLE WOULD LISTEN TO HIM IF HE WOULD BE OUTSPOKEN ABOUT WHAT A HORRIBLE THING IT IS THAT HE HAD DONE. MOST PEOPLE DON’T HAVE REMORSE FOR THEIR ACTIONS ONLY REGRET ON GETTING CAUGHT! LETS HOPE HE IS DIFFERENT

  200. <cite>Olive and Caper </cite>posted a comment on

    Of course, Michael Vick is remorseful. He is remorseful that he got caught!!!! For the folks that say to forgive? Did he forgive the dogs who were loyal to their master and gave their lives? Did he forgive the dogs when they lost in the fighting ring? I cannot make apologies for not forgiving a man who electrocuted, drowned and hung dogs as a past time. I personally, have banned watching the NFL all together. I simply find no pleasure in watching the sport who would allow this man to return.

  201. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Thanks for posting the sponsors since I have written the Eagles and now will contact sponsors to voice my anger. It is impossible for me to put into words the distain I have for this person. Vick is the lowest of lows and should not be financially rewarded for anything!

  202. <cite>"Johnny D" </cite>posted a comment on

    We must let time tell, he can become a good spokesperson for animal rights organization if we all handle this properly!

    How many time do we let people out of prison for other crimes and they continue to do the same thing over and over. At least he is trying to make ammends for himself and do the right thing. So let’s give the man a chance to prove himself before we condone him!

    How many other sports figures are accused of drugs, etc. All we seem to do is ignore these issues and let them go on with their lives!

    I may eat these words, but give the man a chance to prove that he has learned his lessons and can teach both you and me something that we have been ignorant of for many years! Either some of you will come back with “I told you so” or I can come back and say that people can be taught just as we teach our pets!

    I AM WITH THE EAGLES DECISION TO BRING HIM ON BOARD AND I HOPE THAT HE DOES PROVE TO EVERYONE THAT HE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

  203. <cite>Brooks A. Batson , NP </cite>posted a comment on

    When a Man serves his prison sentance, he has paid his debt to society and must not be made to pay an iota more! To wish somebody physical harm, as one poster has done, is unacceptable.

    Bear Bating was one of Henry VIII’s pastimes (Burns, THE REFORMATION IN ENGLAND); blood sports have been with man for millennia. It is only in our generations that these practices are being taught to be wrong, and we must promulgate this teaching and not take the place of God in further judgements. A society that balks at history and refused to allow the teaching of Holy Bible and prayer in schools, but bans even the sovereign States (See, Xth Amendment) from displaying that summary of Law in Western Civilisation, The Ten Commandments: must expect exactly what it has fostered: godlessness and anarchy.

    The problem is not first & foremost the blood sportsman, it is the movement to outlaw God, and the evil consequences thereof. The Southern Poverty Law Center, B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Leagu, ACLU — these are the enemies of civilisation and the friends of anarchic cruelties! It is against these destroyers of Civilasation and the promulgation of Higher accountability which we must fight, along with teaching the ignorant about kindness to the lower Creation which we are given humanely to steward.

    Without restoring Constitutional Liberty, and preaching of Divine Law in the Natural Order, we can expect nothing better, for it is not enough for man merely to fear punishment in order to refrain from evil; he must learn to fear God and to look on his fellow creatures with the love of the Golden Rule in application.

    Can anybody disagree with this truth, to cavil about “separation of church and State” when it is Government who unites them in order to destroy both –Divine Law and State (& Individual) Sovereignty.

    Thank you — this issue really does bring forth the cry — ‘Why?’ The answer is because Man has sought to suppress God in favour of himself en masse. To that way of thinking there is no reply, when fear of punishment alone is not enough to restrain him from evil doing, and fear of God is no longer pemitted to be taught him from childhood, outside the very narrow sphere of the home & church, synagogue, temple, or mosque — which narrow sphere is not sufficient to cover all areas of human endeavour to which humane standards need to be learnt and learned why …

    To him who returns from evil doing to well doing, he shall not “die” (Ezekiel) but shall see Life (The Gospel).

  204. <cite>Blaze in TX </cite>posted a comment on

    When I first heard of Vick being signed to an NFL deal, I wanted to be sick. I watched Dog Town work with some of those dogs and sent donations. Pro sports in general do NOT make heros that our children should look up to now. You have the dog fighting, steriods, DUI, drugs, and the people in sports don’t put their foot down on this. They are only proving to OUR children that you can do something so wrong, spend time in jail and still get paid millions. What is this saying? This problem will never be solved when you have sick, sick people out there like murderers, rapists, gangs that still exist.

    I own 2 pits that I rescued. The most LOVING dogs, that I think I have ever owned. When my husband is at work, Sgt comes and cuddles with me and snores like my husband. Sgt. and my Chiweenie are the best of friends. I own 4 dogs, 4 cats, and a rat. I rescue animals and find good loving homes for them after I usually nurse them back to health. This is something I have done for over 20 yrs. My ex-husband worked for the gas company and used to have to go shut off gas in empty houses. People left their animals behind, locked inside with no care in the freaking world. No food or water. I would get a call at 2am to come rescue a dog. It was not unusual and not a surprise.

    Nothing will ever change unfortunately, until the leaders of our country put more stiff rules to law for abusing animals. I don’t have the energy to hate Vick, its not worth it, he is not worth it, but I do have the energy to do what I can to protest the Eagles and write letters to the President, Congress, etc.. If the people of the world would raise their children with morals and teach them to care for ANY living thing on this earth, maybe it could start the heal, or at least start the bandaid on the human race.

  205. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I made a pic that sums up my feelings fairly well. It was a fun project.

    Let him walk, but prevent the man from ever achieving hero status again. Is that so much to ask?

  206. <cite>B Culver </cite>posted a comment on

    His soulless savagery brought these things to the lead stories on all news shows. His name will always be attached with his jail sentence. Anything he does from now on will be prefaced with dog fighting and, hopefully, the torturing of animals that he took such great pleasure in performing. That is the part of this story that has to kept in the news, i.e. his laughing and enjoyment while dogs were tortured to their deaths, the female dogs repeatedly raped to drive the fighting dogs crazed. Never, ever let the specifics of his offense be sidelined or downplayed. We have to force the public at large to remember not just the throw-away line of dog-fighting, but the endless “animalistic” behavior that came so easily to this sad excuse for a man. No, I don’t believe he is sorry, but let’s use his celebrity to keep this story alive and maybe some good will come of evil.

  207. <cite>Lori </cite>posted a comment on

    It SICKENS me that Vick is being allowed to play again. It just goes to show - HE GOT AWAY WITH WHAT HE DID. And the only reason he isn’t doing it anymore is because HE GOT CAUGHT. If he hadn’t been caught, be assured, he’d still be doing it. That man doesn’t deserve to hold a dog or participate in any function that supports trying to get rid of animal cruelty - he is only doing it to make a name for himself - he’s NOT doing it for the animals. He thinks that he’s turned his life around because of being imprisoned? 3 years was not enought for what he did to those poor dogs! It all boils down to the mighty $$$. Eagles are just as much to blame for signing him. He should be banned from ever seeing the inside of a stadium ever again PERIOD!

  208. <cite>dB </cite>posted a comment on

    This scumbag should have been put away for a long time! I concur with Mark. I hope the fans boycott the NFL until that scum is run out of the sport!

  209. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    My opinion, you got it. Vick’s should never be allowed to play pro ball, maybe a job at McDonald’s, you know min. wage work! Of course he is going to tell the public that he is reformed. He will say anything to get back to pro ball.
    This does not excuse what he did to those poor animals. Dog fighting, everyone knows the out come, the one living wins! What about the ones that died? I have more respect for the dogs then I do for him.
    And what about the female dog that didn’t do what he wanted so he threw water on her and turned on the electric?
    It’s a crying shame! We in rescue work and and do without every day so a dog, cat or other animal will have a decent chance in life, that they so richly deserve.
    Then we have Vick’s and others just like him doing this to the dogs. They do not have a chance, not with the likes of people like him!
    I will tell you this. Every puppy is born innocent, it’s what man puts into them.
    This includes all breeds of dogs.
    Has anyone here ever encountered a Stafford, Pit, or other labels this poor breed has been given?
    I pulled one from a kill shelter, oh my God, Sweetest baby you would ever want. Anyone that really knows this breed, knows they are considered “People Pleasers”
    Any dog will learn to fight to survive after being tormented, abused and neglected.
    What I feel Vick’s should have to do is, ” Donate funds to every Humane Society, rescue, 501 or not, and sanctuaries here in the USA, every 6 months for the rest of his pitiful life!
    So Vick’s take that and chew on it a bit. Take that BLOOD money and spend it back on the ones you think so low about.

  210. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I think they should put these dogs in a ring with these people for about 10 minutes…..let them experience the pain for a change.

  211. <cite>Ted Snoddy </cite>posted a comment on

    I think the only way that Michael Vick can redeam himself as a convicticed dog abuse criminal that he was convicted of is to contribute an SUBSTANTIAL amount of his salary to fight animal cruelty!! Not just a pity-poor sum, but something that would ideally make a difference in combating the crime. Michael Vick, if you read this, I challenge you!! Put your money where your mouth is and redeam yourself, as you have not really paid society for your crimes against animals.!!!!

  212. <cite>deb </cite>posted a comment on

    We were all young and stupid maybe not this stupid but the other thing we have to remember is that we live in a society that says that if you are convicted of a crime and do the time you should be able to go on with your life. I think what Vick did is HORRIBLE but we have to remember that the United States of America says that you are punished and do the time you are able to go on with your life. There are other people in other sports and others even in the NFL who have done horrible things. One almost killed his girlfriend but he is still playing. I don’t think it is right that you take his livelyhood away for the rest of his life. Does he deserve respect NO but he should be able to return to his life as he knew it. There are a lot of differences between people that grow up in the North vs the South in everyday treatment of animals. This has been a learning process for everyone.

  213. <cite>Sue Trujillo </cite>posted a comment on

    In My opinion he was not a chld when he did this horrific crimes against the dogs ,just because he wants back into his high paying job he is going to be an animal activist . Well that is nothIing but BULL !If he is hired back to play on the Eagles it shold be boycotted… he is a waste of oxygen as far as I am concerned….

  214. <cite>Ms. Joey F </cite>posted a comment on

    I THINK VIC IS SCUM, HE SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO GO BACK AND PLAY BALL. IF INDEED HE IS ACCEPTED BACK HE SHOULD BE MADE TO DONATE A THIRD OF HIS EARNINGS TO THE ASPCA.
    HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN THROWN INTO THE RING WITH A FEW OF HIS DOGS TO START WITH.

  215. <cite>Animal Lover! </cite>posted a comment on

    I don’t care if that sorry excuse for a human being paid his debt to society he should not have been allowed back into the NFL and should not be allowed to make millions of dollars after what he did to innocent living, breathing, feeling animals. I hope all those who live in Philly boycott the Eagles for making the worst decision in Football history. I hope they make no money off of this and I hope picketers go out there in the millions and show pictures of what he did to these poor dogs. It is a disgrace that the NFL and the Eagles are allowing such SCUM play for their team. I am sorry to all die hard Eagles fans that this happened to your team.
    The penalty for animal abuse and abuse at this caliber needs to be harsher and needs to have lifelong consequences. 2 years in jail is not enough in my book…and not enough to deter others from committing this God Awful act. I am only comforted by knowing that he will spend eternity in a worse hell than he put those poor dogs through.

  216. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I am disgusted by the actions of Vic and everyone who thinks they can get by with this. I do not believe that he paid enough dues….maybe they should have given him some type of community service along with his jail time to helps those in need. Maybe he should take some of his very large income and start donating it to the education of how pets should be treated.

  217. <cite>Mrs. G. </cite>posted a comment on

    I have to say I love, love, love football … and I love, love, love animals … and I believe in forgiveness and the power of grace. BUT - I do not believe he should have the PRIVLIDGE of playing such a great game. Playing is not a right and the NFL should have a ZERO tolerance policy on convicted felons for any reason. They should not get the chance to make that kind of money by playing professional football. What kind of message are we sending to our kids? I have never cared for the Eagles, now I’ll be cheering for whoever is playing against them … every time!!!! If he gets to make that kind of money half should go to animal rescue and animal rights … for the rest of his life!!!

  218. <cite>Sandy Marks </cite>posted a comment on

    I bought 2 Michael Vick dog chew toys for my dog. (plastic chew toy made to look like Michael Vick in his football uniform)Profits went to the Humane Society of Jacksonville, FL
    Great idea!!

  219. <cite>Sueluk </cite>posted a comment on

    If He can be that way with living things, Id be scared to death of him! He should have been thrown in a pit with the dogs. The ones HE turned mean. I look at my 2 sweethearts and cant believe someone could do something like that. And yes Gaby your right–MONEY TALKS. He should never have gotten a second chance, just like a lot of the dogs.

  220. <cite>Lisa </cite>posted a comment on

    I believe one step to stop dogfighting and inhumane treatment of animals in general is for every city in every state to establish a small tax. Citizens without children pay taxes for schools. Citizens that don’t drive pay taxes for roads. Why can’t citizens pay taxes to help animals that live in their cities? I’m not saying a huge tax, but even a few pennies would put money aside for the animals. The money could be used to build better animals shelters and to provide care for those animals so they don’t have to be euthanized. The money could create awareness programs about animal cruelty (dog fighting, cruelty in general, the importance of spay and neutering, puppy mills, etc.). I believe there are enough people in this country that love animals that would be supportive of such a tax. Animals don’t have a voice. We are all they have. I don’t know where to start with this, but I think an animal tax would be a major first step in raising money to care for animals and educate the youth of this country about animal abuse and dog fighting.

  221. <cite>Chris </cite>posted a comment on

    Vick and others of his ilk should be required to take counseling as part of the probation process for at least 3-years. Hopefully then he may learn the error of his ways. Animal abuse is a “smoking gun” to other despicable abuses such as child abuse, spousal abuse, etc. And if you miss one session, BACK IN JAIL, and I don’t care who you think you are. Or how much they pay you. No one, read it again, NO ONE with any sense of decency or with a conscience treats another living thing so inhumanly.

  222. <cite>Joanne </cite>posted a comment on

    As a pet owner, dog & cat lover, and sponsor of many animal rights/humane groups, I am appalled that Michael Vick has been reinstated and will be allowed to play in the NFL again. To me his reinstatement is a bad example to young at risk people because it shows them that if you commit a heinous crime like he did, it’s okay and you can just call it a “mistake” and go on to make millions of dollars. To me a mistake is an accident, not something that was deliberately planned and repeated over and over. I understand that he did the prison time that was required of him, but personally I thought he should’ve gotten more time.
    I’ve been hearing alot of people saying he deserves a second chance and that’s a matter of opinion. To me, those poor defenseless animals didn’t get a second chance, why should he? No one is saying that this guy shouldn’t have a job, why can’t he get a job like the rest of us “regular Joe’s.” Why does he get to return to his millionaire lifestyle? Yes he lost everything but whose fault is that?
    I will continue to help fund programs to help fight animal abuse and dog fighting. At this time I am also boycotting Pepsi and all of its’ products and restaurants because they are a major sponsor of the Eagles. I realize that I am just one person and it won’t make a dent in all of the Pepsico enterprises financially but it’s an ethical thing to me. I have a good conscience knowing I am not contributing to this sponsor who endorses a dog killer.

  223. <cite>Tami Toppen </cite>posted a comment on

    I believe we should make it known to all sports teams, athletes and the olympics that we will not support them , their teams or their sponsors if they allow someone who has been convicted of a crime play on their team or indorse their product.
    Sincerely,
    Tami Toppen

  224. <cite>Della </cite>posted a comment on

    I don’t think Michael Vick should have been allowed back in the NFL. Sure, he served his time and I believe in rehab of convicted people, but he can make a living doing something else. It might not be the millions that he will make playing football, but I feel like he had his chance at that. This cruel use of animals for “entertainment” needs to be kept in the news and the sentences need to be stricter for all involved. I hate to see the breed eradicated, but for the poor dogs sake, maybe it should be.

  225. <cite>Lynette </cite>posted a comment on

    I think we need to educate youth about all forms of animal cruelty. The school system could be one place for teaching children about animal cruelty. I live in the country so I don’t know about big cities & what kind of programs that could educate them. I have read something about in Chicago, they have a program to get dog fighters to change their ways. It is important to start with the kids because they are the future.

  226. <cite>sissy </cite>posted a comment on

    I dont feel michael vick should be playing football yet. i feel he needed 5 years probation and mandatory to work in an animal shelter strictly for dogs thats been put through hell with dog fighting. these innoscent animals didnt get a second chance and i feel vick will do it again and this time he’ll be more secretive and hide it better.
    he doesnt have honest eyes when talking about what hes done. he felt sorry he got caught. he felt sorry for himself being behind bars, thats all.
    these people whose into dog fighting or any animal fighting and making money from it needs to be fined.and all the money they have should be taken away and distributed to animal shelters and especially to animal rehabilitation shelters for animals who has to be retrained. and the rest of the money should be for all the poor animals that was tortured, killed during the fight or other ways, and for all the poor females being made to breed continuously.
    vick does not deserve any pity. he knew right from wrong even if he was brought up around dog fighting. for him to kill animals himself,no matte rhow he did it., shows he has no remorse..he has no conscience and he has no regrets. afterall he did it over and over, how many years?? he has no compassion etc. can you imagine what hed do to a child?? i shutter to think!!

  227. <cite>kelly </cite>posted a comment on

    hi,hi, the guy should lose his cereer for what he did !! he like what he did and there was NO SYMPATHY FOR WHAT HE DID IT WAS ODVUSE ON THAT ! HE’S NOTHING BUT A LOSER TO ME!. HE SHOULD ALSO GO TO JAIL FOR A FEW YRS. FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!.

  228. <cite>Karen </cite>posted a comment on

    I will probably get serious backlash for my comment. I am a dog lover and have a pit bull of my own (she is the apple of my eye)..but I am also a forgiving person. And as I read these comments..you scare me as much as he does.

    He paid his debt to society…if you think he didn’t get enough jail time, then you need to take that up with your lawmakers and ensure toughter sentences are put in place..we can’t blame him for the flaws in our justice system.

    What better person to talk about what not to do..than someone who has been caught and suffered the consequences….his spot light can be used to put this issue in the forefront..trust me if he was the average Joe doing PSA’s no one would pay attention. He does have to prove himself..but I believe in giving him a chance to do so…not perpetually condemn him. There is recent incident in Texas of 600 puppies rescued from a puppy mill..will those owners get the same treatment as Vick..probably not..they are nobody’s and it won’t make the news like Vick did..they will probably get a fine. So they get off easy because they are not a sports figure…but they are abusers none the less.

    His status as a sports figure..is being exploited and he is being made to pay for the transgressions of all the other dog fighters that haven’t gotten caught..and will not get caught. Sorry for the dose of reality..but the only love this society has is the love of money..and unfortunately dog fighting..cock fighting will continue because there is money to made.

    If we are going to boycott..then why don’t we apply that across the board..and boycott the slaughter houses that give us our delicious ribs, steaks and chickents. Boycott ..the pharmaceutical companies, the makeup manufacturers as they test on animals. How different are they from Vick…that they are in a different industry and you don’t get to actually see what they do…that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

    If you are going to apply your wrath then it needs to applied equally.

    How to do we move forward…by educating our youth..and holding parents accountable..when the giggle and think their child injuring an animal is cute. By ensuring there are stiffer penalties for those who abuse other creatures. By having undercover agents..just like when battling drug dealers.

  229. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I think he did not serve enough time for what he did I also think letting him play football again is sickening. I believe that he should be drowned just as he did those poor dogs but not before he is pumped up for a bareknuckle fight w/ another that will tear him apart.
    I think the law should use him as an example and put him Back in jail where he belongs.

  230. <cite>Linda </cite>posted a comment on

    We’ve got to make the atmosphere in which dog fighting exists, penal. States need to have very strict laws with heavy monetary fines and stiff jail sentences. Until we make dog fighting horrific for everyone, it will continue to exist.

  231. <cite>Karen Doherty </cite>posted a comment on

    as long as fans buy tickets and the football league doesn’t suffer financially for their decision then nothing changes . The public has the ultimate power . Boycott every game , don’t be responsible for Michael Vick or the football league making one penny .

  232. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I am a believer in getting a second chance under certain circumstances. Two ways that I don’t agree with a second chance are what has happened with these poor helpless animals, they weren’t given a second chance, and murder, the victim doesn’t get a second chance. So Michael Vick should under no circumstances be able to rub what he did in everyones face, and sit there with his smug look and say he is sorry. Please!!!!! Of course Andy Reed has 2 sons that are loosers also, so he is trying to make an example that he wants followed with his own sons. My heart cries every time I think about what those poor animals went through, and what they are still going through just trying to fit in.

  233. <cite>Shelley </cite>posted a comment on

    I know if you are convicted of animal cruelty, you can not have contact with any animal for at least 5 years. So the picture of him with a pitbull is actually a probation violation. Is he always going to be above the law. He should be in jail right now for that photo.

  234. <cite>Dixie A. Ver Wey </cite>posted a comment on

    I think everyone in the above comments hit each and every point to be made about Michael Vick. His punishment was not enough, he only said I am sorry to get back into the NFL to make that almighty dollar, as he did with his dog fighting business. He needs to pay the rest of his life for all the “murders” of each and every dog he caused to die. BUT..as I see it..he did not live on the primemises. That leaves OTHER equally bad people doing his bidding. I do not hear anything of their punishment. The people that was actually doing the brutality of the dogs. They are also as evil as Vick is for making available the premises to bruitalize all the dogs. I agree education is or can be a big help. But, there is and will be mean and brutal men that do not like any animal. Animals will continued to be brutilized in one form or another

    One must remember that dog is “God” spelled backwards. God will be the one to intervene at the evils end. Then, Vick and ALL his on property
    employees will be judged and finally punished in the proper ways.

  235. <cite>Alexandra </cite>posted a comment on

    Michael Vick should never be allowed to be anywhere near another animal (the above photo is despicable). As far as I’m concerned, if he does deserve “a second chance,” he should have to dedicate himself to public service against dogfighting for the same number of years he participated in this barbarism. I believe that means six years. Eighteen months playing daily football in a minimum prison hardly equals six years of torturing dogs. As for the Eagles….I’ll be not only boycotting them, but also any advertisers that choose to support any game in which the Eagles play.

  236. <cite>Tricia Venech </cite>posted a comment on

    I’ve heard a couple of famous black people say on t.v. say that it’s a cultural thing. It’s not like he’s molesting or beating up children. I say, with a black president in office, Obama come out and condemn the practice. He needs to take the upper hand, over the famous black people trying to legitimize what Vick did and say it is wrong.

  237. <cite>Susan </cite>posted a comment on

    I think he is saying what he thinks the Football fans want to hear and will end up doing the same thing or something similar again. I hope he doesn’t but who and what says he won’t!!! I just have no use for ANYONE that causes harm to animals!
    I love football AND animals are just a wonderful part of my life, Animals cannot say anything but we all need to help them when we know they are in danger or are being hurt!!!

  238. <cite>Donna </cite>posted a comment on

    I think any game he plays in should be boycotted until the NFL gets the message that by bringing him back into the game, they are becoming part of the problem and people don’t appreciate that kind of morals. His actions can’t be erased by throwing money at the problem. Money won’t ease the pain of the many dogs that suffered because of him nor will it stop it from happening again if he is allowed to come back into sports as if nothing happened.

  239. <cite>Animal Lover! </cite>posted a comment on

    100% Agree Mrs G!!!! Do you all know Plaxico got 3 years in prison NOT JAIL PRISON for shooting HIMSELF not anyone else but himself! And all the disgusting things Vick did he only got 2 years in jail (yes, there is a difference a BIG difference). I am disgusted!

    I also agree with everyone who is saying it should be mandatory for him to pay a very substantial amount of money to the prevention and awareness of animal creulty! If he is making $1.6 million he should owe $1 million!

  240. <cite>Bogey </cite>posted a comment on

    @Chris R -WTF See a shrink!
    “It comes from a relentless, nagging fear that you’ll never be happy, no matter how many dogs you own or how many people we string up. If some of these commenters had the 5% of the spirituality of a dog, or spent 1% of the rueful energy expended here on actually DOING something to change what bothers you, that fear might start to go away, and someday, so might dogfighting.”

  241. <cite>dj spellchecka </cite>posted a comment on

    Commissioner Roger Goodell
    National Football League
    280 Park Avenue
    New York, NY 10027

  242. <cite>Kathy Benoit </cite>posted a comment on

    I think it is a disgrace to reward him for the cruelty he has caused to animals. I am appalled that the Eagles would even consider hiring him. They were a favorite of so many and now they should lose every fan they have. He should have to serve community service in an animal shelter or for a veternarian for the rest of his life.

  243. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Lets not forget that this type of cruelty starts with children who are brought to witness the bloodsport. Most forms of vilolent crimes can be traced back to children who abuse animals as a start. This is not just about cruelty to animals(although that to me is the worst), but drugs, and a lifestyle that promotes breaking the law at every level.

  244. <cite>Barbara </cite>posted a comment on

    He made a mistake, he did his time, he apologized, time to put his past behind and move on from here. Maybe he can change the way people view dog fighting.

  245. <cite>Reef's dad </cite>posted a comment on

    I think that educating the youth is the best path. Who are those youth? They likely grew up in the same environment, with the same heroes and with the same day to day thoughts about life as - Michael Vick. He says that is where he will focus his attention - on the young men who easily fall into bad generational habits. Grass roots style: going to schools and Boy’s clubs, etc.

    You can hate Michael Vick (I’m not a fan anymore) but if you take him out of football you also take away his power to influence those who he can influence - the next generation of those who condone dog-fighting.

    Give him a chance and see what he will do. Goodell and ASPCA head Sayres will not let Vick off the hook!

  246. <cite>Robin </cite>posted a comment on

    I am extremely disappointed in the whole Vick situation and the NFL. I do not want to waste energy being so upset but I had to give my opinion.

    I think Vick should give the message along with all of us. I also think he should have to donate a large portion of his salary to the cause. IT should have been mandated as part of his release.

  247. <cite>Rhonda D </cite>posted a comment on

    When I first heard about Michael Vick and what he did I was sickened beyond belief. And Furious. And full of hate for him.
    All I could think of was how much I love my pit bulls and all the work I do by fostering and finding homes for these seriously misunderstood dogs.
    I am NOT saying I completely forgive Michael Vick. BUT he did do his time in prison. He lost everything he had because of his mistake and there is nothing left he can do except move forward and try to redeem himself.
    And it appears that he is trying. He is making speeches against dog fighting, assisting the United States Humane Society and he also was ordered to pay over a million dollars to care for the dogs that were rescued from his kennels. What else can he do? We must stop vilifying him and let him prove himself and move on with his life.
    A sad thought that occurs to me from time to time is this: yes those dogs lived a horrible life and died an even worse death. But they brought attention worldwide to what a horrible “sport” dog fighting is. In a sense, those poor dogs were martyrs for their breed: they died so others can live and the world can be reminded that dogs really are our best friends. Dogs are just dogs: no one breed is worse than the other: you can raise any dog to be a killer and any dog to be healthy and loving and adjusted.
    I look forward to seeing Michael Vick do the right thing.
    I hope others can realize that they too are just human beings who can make a terrible mistake and maybe tomorrow it could be them on the news: no one is perfect.

  248. <cite>Nancy D Davis </cite>posted a comment on

    People should be prosecuted to the inth degree for abusing animals- no excuse. A high profile individual is even worse because he projects a very poor image for children and certainly no sort of role model. He should’ve served way more time for the crime.

    The Eagles may regret having such a dispictable character on their team.

  249. <cite>Sue </cite>posted a comment on

    Personally, I feel that no human being should have been capable of doing what Vick did.

    Also, If the public were made to watch video of what it looks like for a man to repeatedly slam a dog’s head against concrete until dead, they might be less inclined to forgive.

    Eradicating dog fighting comes w/ changing societal attitudes — when all truly believe that animals are thinking, feeling, innocent creatures, then animal cruelty, including dog fighting, will stop.

    Belief systems are shaped by family, peers, and society at large. So, outside our individual efforts in our own circles, assisting organizations that educate through any media is key to creating and influencing a more compassionate and sophisticated attitude toward animals.

  250. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Everyone deserves a chance to correct bad behavior. and that includes Mr. Vick. I am so sorry for the people in this format who wished him to be hurt, killed, or maimed. Those people are wanted to do to a human what the human did to the dog. Which is worse? And it does show a root problem.

    Mr. Vick should use his position and exposure to help children understand how wrong animal abuse is and he should use his situation to educate and teach and retrain. Young people today think a “tough” dog makes them touch and all it does is show how really stupid they are.

    When I see a young man walking down the street with a pit on a chain that would take an elephant to comfortably drag, I feel so sorry for the dog and the young man, because that young man had no one in his life to teach him compassion and love. We need to start a animal sensitivity train class in early grade school. Authoritites are using animals to teach in prisons with great success. We could do the same in schools.

  251. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I think boycotting the Phila. Eagles games would really make a statement. We are such a sports oriented society which is good but also there are real causes in life we must stand up for.
    Michael Vick doesn’t deserve a “second chance”. Think of all the poor dogs who won’t be able to get one.

  252. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Micheal Vick has served his sentence.

    This is all I hear from so-called football fans.

    Micheal Vick served a “special” sentence. Any regular person would still be in jail. He did nothing to help investigators, he did not turn in the names of others involved, he did not tell investigators where these things took place.

    He lied to his boss, the NFL commisioner and to the public. He first denied being involved, until he had no choice but to admit.

    Even today, he does not take resposibility for what he did. He says that when he was young, the police turned a blind eye, so he did not think it was as bad as it is.

    Micheal Vick, STAND UP AND BE A MAN. Stop blaming others, stop blaming your up bringing, start blaming yourself.

    Tony Dungee, I understand that you are a man of God, and MUST forgive and help the likes of Micheal Vick. But please stop telling us that he is sorry and has paid the price. NO he has not.

    Philly Eagles, glad I’m a Packer fan!!

  253. <cite>Linda </cite>posted a comment on

    Vick makes me sick and should have been locked up for years, not months. There should have a way to not only lock him up but to confiscate all of his money and possessions, and put a lean on all future earnings to be used for animal welfare. The Humane Society needs to reject him and stop making him and his followers think he has been rehabilated and is OK now. This evil, cruel monster will never be ok. Having stiffer laws and better punishment for animal cruelty would help.

  254. <cite>Katherine </cite>posted a comment on

    The very young need to be taught that animals have feelings too. This should be added to head start programs, animals should be reviered and not made fun of, that includes our kittens too. Any forced animal fighting should be stopped.

  255. <cite>Bryan </cite>posted a comment on

    OK, I was VERY upset with what he did, and it still upsets me. What he did was wrong, BUT, I believe that he’s truly working to make amends. He served his time in prison for what he did, and I believe that while there, he has turned his life around, I believe that what he has said has been sincere. He’s been working VERY hard since he got out of prison to show people that he is truly sorry. I also believe that since his release, being mentored by Tony Dungy has been helping him, and I for 1 wish him the best. YES what he did was wrong, but I believe that he should be allowed to play in the NFL again. He has paid his debt to society, and I believe continues to work at it, and I also believe that he’s working towards regaining people’s respect.

    I for 1 am a dog and cat lover, who believes people deserve second chances.

  256. <cite>Denise </cite>posted a comment on

    Its a disgrace that people that abuse animals only receive a “slap on the wrist”, when it is so indicative of their true personality and often, a prerequisite for abusing other human beings. They should start teaching people in the high schools how important it is to appreciate and respect animals. They are truly a gift to all of us on this earth.

  257. <cite>Joel </cite>posted a comment on

    The guy paid his dues to society. That is what the courts are for. Let him alone to talk to the kids about the negative of “Dog Fighting” and let Vick get one with the rest of his life and let him alone to play ball If he never does anything like that agin, it is a bonus. If Vick owes more dues, then a higher pwer than us will sort it out.

  258. <cite>Kimberly Peterson </cite>posted a comment on

    We need to make the punishments more severe so the criminals will think twice before breaking the law

  259. <cite>PitBullMommy </cite>posted a comment on

    I must say that I agree and disagree with alot of what has been said. I have a 2 yr old bully and I couldn’t understand why anyone would hurt any dog…esp. a dog that wants nothing more than to be loved. I was horrified by the nasty things that he AND the other people involved did (and do not forget that there were many people involved). BUT I have to agree that he has done the time and in fact he did more time than some NFL players have done for murdering people! He has basically been stripped of everything. Now if I remember, there were alot of people who believed that the dogs that were saved from him should have been put down b/c of the violence that they been around. BUT- they were given a 2nd chance and many of the dogs that were saved are living in loving homes with children! Now, again, I disagree with the many choices that he made, but I do believe in forgiveness and that MAYBE ?? he has learned a lesson and that he deserves the same second chance that those “vicious” dogs were given. Nobody knows (except Michael Vick) what he will do.

  260. <cite>helen </cite>posted a comment on

    After reading most of these comments I have to agree with most of you who said that we need to focus on the rest of the dogs still being used to fight each other. Vick should become a (non paid) spokesman for organizations that assist and rescue dogs especially Pit Bulls. Vick should also volunteer hours of work at these non-profit organizations and clean kennels, feed the dogs, exercise these dogs. Treat these dogs like humans are supposed to treat dogs. ?He should also become a donater $$$. He might not no any better since he was watching dog fights at the early age of 8! We do also need to educate the young ones by taking them to shelters and talking about dog fighting how it is wrong. We all need to get involve and if you see it or suspect it or know of dog fighting report it right away! Vick was found guilty and did his time. I truly don’t believe he is sorry for what he did. In this country he has the right to move on with his life. We have a choice not to forgive him.

  261. <cite>Kayla's Mom </cite>posted a comment on

    While Michael Vick did serve his time, what happens now? Is he required to donate a % of his NFL income to local humane societies, anti-dog fighting law enforcement, or community action programs? Is he still required to volunteer at animal shelters and animal welfare programs? To make amends to the animals and to animal lovers -as well as Eagles an NFL fans - he should step up, state he made huge mistake and show us his ACTIONS speak louder than words. He should be doing these things on his own, not because it looks good in the media to do so. Until then, he is still an animal abuser in my book.

  262. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I’m very disappointed with the Eagles and the NFL on their decision to reinstate Mr. Vick. Even though he served out his sentence, he is now going to be able to make millions of dollars again. I think part of his sentencing should have been that if he was EVER reinstated back into the NFL, most or part of his salary would have gone to charitable animal organizations, such as human societies, or the ASPCA for a number of years.

    I am a fan of the NFL and probably won’t boycott Eagles games because they are so limited, but I sure will be curious to see who advertises during them. I will take note of that!

  263. <cite>Alexis </cite>posted a comment on

    I feel that Michael Vick’s conviction could be a blessing in disguise.

    His celebrity status helped shed light on a pervasive problem that mainstream media prefers to ignore. Also, his celebrity status can also help improve the plight of fighting dogs.

    Every interview I’ve seen with Michael Vick shows him as a person who has taken responsibility for his actions, shows remorse, and wants to make a difference moving forward.

    He has teamed up with the Humane Society of the United States and is lecturing around the country to kids in urban areas who are most susceptible to engaging in dog fighting. These kids idolize athletes, and I believe that Michael Vick can have a positive influence on these youths.

    While dogs suffered as a result of Michael Vick’s actions I believe that many future lives will be spared thanks to his involvement for the “other side.”

    Everyone deserves a second chance, especially when they own up to their mistakes, take responsibility, and try to make the world better as a result.

    It’s easy to judge and harder to forgive. This man’s heart seems to be in the right place now and I guess time will tell.

    IMO animal activists should stop criticizing Michael Vick for his past actions and encourage him to paint a brighter future for dogs by redirecting youths who’d normally go down the same road of violence, blood and death.

  264. <cite>Demetrius </cite>posted a comment on

    Leave the man alone he served his time. He’s not the only one doing this. It was stupid I do admit but he has done his jail time. Let the man take care of his family and pay his bills and put food on the table. Micheal vick is going to have to live with what he did for the rest of his life. That will be his punishment .

  265. <cite>laylakiki </cite>posted a comment on

    I think he should be put through the same torture he
    put his dogs through. Male and female alike. And then
    thrown to the dogs to finish him off! No forgiveness from
    me on this matter.

  266. <cite>Lisa </cite>posted a comment on

    I think Michael Vick would make the perfect advocate against dog fighting in a giant campaign!

  267. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I think we should make the laws stronger than what they are now and then the fines stiffer to! and if you are a public figure like m.v.you should be punished to the fullest extint of the law and prohibited to do what ever you do [like football -no more period.,movie star-no more movies.,singer-no more songs.] etc…… we as americans really need to make stronger laws to be able to stop this kind of horrible happenings. they barbaric and sadistic. if I could Id do to them what ever they did to the animals. but unfornatly its not up to me! so what we need to do is maybe start w/the judges with out them helping us the animals dont stand a chance cause their the ones who give out the sentences.

  268. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I THINK THAT NIEGHBORHOODS NEED TO START A NIEGHBORHOOD WATCH PROGRAM TO WATCH OUT FOR THESE TYPES OF CRIMES IN THIER NIEGHBORHOODS. IF THEY CAN FIND OUT ABOUT EVERYONE ELSES PRIVATE BUISNESS THEY WILL CERTAINLY HEAR ABOUT DOG FIGHTS. AND PEOPLE WHO ALREADY KNOW ABOUT THINGS LIKE THIS GOING ON IN THIER NIEGHBORHOODS SHOULD REPORT IT. AND ANY ONE WHO DOESEN’T NEEDS TO BE ASHAMED.

  269. <cite>L </cite>posted a comment on

    What he did or let happen to those dogs should be done to him. Let him fight to the death see how he likes it. He is scum. Maybe he will break his neck in his first game and be wheelchair bound the rest of his life, but wait, then he would again be a burden to society, again.

  270. <cite>Etna </cite>posted a comment on

    I don’t even know how anyone can forgive him. It takes an evil and deplorable person to harm animals the way he did, and just because he served his time and claims to have changed doesn’t mean he actually has. He probably doesn’t care at all about what he did, and is counting his blessings that he didn’t get a more severe punishment. His sentence was basically just a rap on the knuckles in terms of severity compared to what he actually did. It was in no way equal to the pain and suffering he caused those dogs, and makes me wish our justice system was based around some sort of “eye for an eye” system.

    I’m not hoping he sustains an injury and falls into a coma because that’s just not cruel enough; I’m hoping he gets paralyzed and has to live the rest of his worthless life like that.

  271. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I can’t believe any pro team would pick him up and I hope he plays as poorly as he lies!!!! Poor Micheal did a little prison time and now he’ll get his job back! He is a PIG and shouldn’t be allowed to play any pro ball. He is suppose to be a role model for our young people and just look what he does? Now he has the nerve to sit with a dog and that is suppose to make it all better! I think NOT,, Well it doesn’t do a thing for me, that’s all I can do is remember what he’s done. He should be BANNED from all pro sports. Pete Rose did a whole lot less and he still can’t get into the Hall of Fame and that is a shame.

  272. <cite>d </cite>posted a comment on

    he should have never been left out of jail,let alone be given back his nfl career back.put him a pit with 100 pitbulls and let them at him.

  273. <cite>Mary </cite>posted a comment on

    I think he should be executed for murder. I am shocked that he would ever be accepted by any team.
    I agree, he should suffer the same fate as the dogs that he mamed and killed. He should never have been let out of prison.

  274. <cite>Laurie E R </cite>posted a comment on

    I live in Philadelphia and am disgusted that the Philadelphia Eagles recuited Michael Vick to play for them…Many Eagles fans are claiming that they will not watch the Eagles but as soon as the season is in full swing, those same fans will forget that Vick was the cause of pain and suffering to poor innocent doggies and will be rooting for them and worse, HIM. He was on the news recently saying how he cried himself to sleep some night,,,,,,ISN’T THAT TOO FROGGING BAD

  275. <cite>Debbie Edwards </cite>posted a comment on

    We need to stop Vick. Please email the Eagles and any sponsors. This is cut right from the Eagles Home Page:

    Vick To Play With Starters, Says Reid

    August 25, 2009 | Last Updated: 8/25/09 1:25 PM ET | Comments (1)

    Head coach Andy Reid confirmed in his morning press conference that Michael Vick will play on Thursday night against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The starters are penciled in to play the first three quarters, and Reid said that Vick will get his game action during that period. He made it clear that Vick may see some action at the same time as Donovan McNabb or with the first unit. Kevin Kolb will play the fourth quarter.

    Coach Reid also updated the injury status of a number of players. Sheldon Brown (rib strain), Omar Gaither (knee sprain), Leonard Weaver (sprained MCL), Shawn Andrews (back), Todd Herremans (stress reaction in foot), Darren Howard (groin), Charleston Hughes (foot contusion), Tracy White (rib strain), and newly acquired Tony Curtis (high ankle sprain) all will not play against the Jaguars.

    Brian Westbrook will play in the game, although he won’t play all three quarters, said coach Reid.

    Finally, Curtis Gatewood, the recently signed linebacker, will see action during the game.

    – Posted by Bo Wulf, 1:23 p.m., Augut 25

  276. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    i think that all people deserves a second chance. We have all done somthings we are not proud of. I am a animal lover, I own two dogs and two cats, but the man is human an he deservs a chance to move on from the past, walk past the shame, learn from his mistake and start his life on. I have heard and read articles from the supporters and the non supporter of this young man. I was looking a on of the history channels on tv and they were talking about the space race and how in the beginning they used dogs to launch in space to see how the dogs would react to the climate changes and the other things going on in the outer astomshhere, was this right, no. we are still giving the space program a chance so give Mr. Vick a chance.

  277. <cite>Carolyn VanBramer </cite>posted a comment on

    I have written to the NFL and The Eagles to tell them they should hang their heads and now I am being harrassed by a family that calls themselves GOOD CHRISTIAN FAMILY. I asked them if they knew that humans were thrown out of Eden and not one animal. Animals were first in Eden/Paradise and anyone who hurts any animal will have to answer to God for harming ONE OF HIS ANIMALS and that those who did harm to them can rest assure they are now God’s Angels. Another person asked me if I was a Vegan and complained about boycotts and said they are only animals. Well Eric you will have to answer at the Gates. Such ignorance. You can join many many boycotts online and on FaceBook. Boycott Vick, NFL & the Eagles. If you love animals give up Sunday afternoon & Monday nights watching the low life NFL. Shame on the Eagles & the NFL.

  278. <cite>Priscilla </cite>posted a comment on

    The bottom line is Education and volunteers. As for Vick and the NFL. If I went to jail and was released I would be a convicted criminal. I would then be turned away from every major corporate job In the world. He is a criminal and he should not be allowed the perks or the pay of which hard working honest good people earn. PERIOD

  279. <cite>Janneane </cite>posted a comment on

    MV is disgusting! “Sorry”… do something and become an activist in the fight to stop dog fighting ‘ jerk ‘!!!
    the ppl who support him and value his game only know about how he plays football and they really dont know the larger picture or care about it due to their own selfishness and ignorance…
    the media who give this jerk of the year press and suggest that groups like PETA and other animal rights groups and activists are merely pebbles in this world of fight for change… and that all that MV has done will be quickly forgotten, ARE the ones we should be reacting too… MV is a worm in a festering wound of complacency and non action… it is not his fault that he knows nothing other then he does — this is due to the lack of learning about compassion and accoutability…. his world is only what he sees…
    its the ppl who wirte the articles that sell his popularity and give him the spotlight… who cares! give him nothing, let him play the game, let him sign the deal with Phili, let him sit with the eyes of millions who despise him and know him for what he has done… and let the government of America know that their inaction proves their ignorance and incompetence for change…

  280. <cite>Jesper </cite>posted a comment on

    @Demetrius

    Leave the man alone? Just because he served his time doesn’t mean he feels any remorse at all for what he did…

  281. <cite>Tammy </cite>posted a comment on

    I am sickened by this. If the NFL believes this is acceptable behavior then I want nothing to do with the NFL. I will not pay to see a game nor will I go and spend money at any establishment that supports NFL games. I may not matter to the NFL, but maybe more people will do the same as me and it will affect the NFL. It has to be known that the American people to do not care how good you play if you go out and cause harm. Hey, why don’t you just hire OJ Simpson too while you’re at it. Enough said.

  282. <cite>Betty </cite>posted a comment on

    I despise Vic and what he did…I despise the NFL BUT do you know there are still cruel people out there?
    In a Greenville, NC paper Saturday, It was reported that someone set an 8 week pup on fire.Her little ears were burned off and she has 2nd and 3rd degree burns all over her body plus her jaw was broken..What kind of Devil would do this to a tiny pup ?..If that person was in front of me now, I would kill him or her and feel no remorse.
    What kind of people are we raising ? Today a poor pup, tomorrow a person !!!

  283. <cite>Nancy Swartz </cite>posted a comment on

    It is a sad day, when someone who has committed the atrocities that M. Vick has against animals is allowed to
    be in a position to influence children. Unfortunately I believe his influence will not be against dog fighting. He’ll show how you can be in prison, come out of prison
    and, never show remorse for what you did and still make millions. I believe in forgiving, but first the person has to admit that they were wrong. Mr. Vick never has. What second chance did he give the dogs? I hope that the Eagles loose every game they play, that he is in./

  284. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    Join the BISCUIT PROTEST!!! Whenever you see any Philadelphia Eagles merchandise displays, leave a dog biscuit or even a PHOTO of a dog biscuit. We are doing this here in Texas! Let’s make it NATIONAL! Take a dog biscuit to an Eagles game! Let the Eagles know that YOU ARE NOT HAPPY! MAIL a biscuit to the Eagles front office!

    Spread the word! JOIN THE BISCUIT PROTEST!!!

  285. <cite>Carola </cite>posted a comment on

    Short term I would love to see people getting some sort of cash rewards for telling the authorities about these fights when they happen. I want to see longer jail terms & harsher punishments for all the involved. The law has to change in the entire country about animal abuse & cruelty. Anyone who have seen Animals Planets programs about ASPCA etc knows very few people actually get any kind of punishment when clearly negelecting dogs etc.

    Long term I would like to see that people get more aducated about dogs and dog fighting, the damage it is doing & how cruel it is to the dogs. We need to show that dogs have the exact same feelings as we humans do; feeling pain, being scared, stressed, happy, sad etc.

  286. <cite>Laurie E R </cite>posted a comment on

    Pete Rose was banned from Major League Baseball because he gambled but,,,,,,,,,,,no one was hurt…..
    Michael Vick HURT sweet animals……….He Should be banned from the NFL

  287. <cite>Carol </cite>posted a comment on

    Wow! I am surprised at the large number of unforgiving, vengeful, hateful folks around here. Vick is working with the Humane Society to go around teaching kids not to do what he did and why it was wrong. He served 2 years in Leavenworth which ain’t the Ritz. He lost more money than most of us will ever see. And people actually want to see him killed? a vegetable? What makes that wish any different than electrocuting a dog?

    My thought is that at least he is trying to make whatever amends he can. Of course, he can’t undo the horrid abuse he heaped on helpless animals, but he can attempt to change and make the world a better place. There are too many “bad guys” out there who never repent, never attempt to right their wrongs, and continue to make poor choices until the day they day without society continuing to punish those that are trying to make things right.

  288. <cite>Lynn Lebel </cite>posted a comment on

    I will never support a team that has him as a player, no matter what team. What he did to these poor aniamals is unthinkable and uncalled for, it is only to bad that he was the one who got caught THEY SHOULD ALL HAVE TO FIGHT FOR THERE FOOD,or maybe the right to earn a paycheck, it just makes me sick to death that this is still going on and people do not know or care enough to stop it

  289. <cite> </cite>posted a comment on

    I watched his video about volunteering to teach classes about the wrongs of dog fighting and he also said he is sorry…….

  290. <cite>Carla </cite>posted a comment on

    I think it is disgraceful of this website to be picking on Michael Vick like this. The man made a mistake and paid the price for it. Hopefully, he will turn a new leaf and actually help the animal community like he says he plans to do. There are more constructive ways to gather support against dogfighting than to hang your hat on Michael Vick. Maybe try presenting the facts and telling us what we can do instead of buying into this sensational media garbage. I am ashamed of you, Dogster.

  291. <cite>Maryann Ellis </cite>posted a comment on

    Reinstating him sends the wrong message. All the jail time in the world is now not even a memory. He is receiving financial gain by playing ball. The NFL needs to feel it where it hurts=loss of tickets sales. The NFL is to blame now!!

  292. <cite>Lynn Lebel </cite>posted a comment on

    Carol, you are to forgiving. He knew it was against the law and even more IT IS WRONG!!!

  293. <cite>Ron </cite>posted a comment on

    He did serve his time. I know Toni Dungi who does prison ministry supports him. I believe he feels we should give prisoners a chance to make it after serving their time and turning away from their horrible behavior. Lets see how he conducts himself and perhaps he can help raise awareness and even funds for the crime he committed and is hopefully in the process of repenting for!

  294. <cite>Anthony </cite>posted a comment on

    I SEE NO ONE SPEAKING OF ALL THE ILLEGAL BASEBALL PLAYERS RIGHT NOW. MONEY TALKS AND ALWAYS WILL. DOESN’T MAKE IT RIGHT BUT STOP WILL ALL THE BOYCOTTS OR BE EVEN ALL ACROSS THE BOARD

  295. <cite>Matt </cite>posted a comment on

    I am biased on this issue. I really prefer animals to humans ( though, I think we are animals ). When a person can do things like force animals to kill one another for money and … and whatever tf else they are trying to achieve and they are unable to stop then I believe they belong behind lock and key. I also believe that they should perform community service in the area that they messed up in. If ( V ) ick is going to be the poster child for this issue then he should be on the front lines 24/7. He would have no time to play football.

    That said, the evil part of me that wants revenge figures there are a few NFL players that are animal lovers and Mr Dick…Vick will get the sacks he deserves.

    I recently lost my canine companion of 9 years and it makes me 100 times more angry than usual that this sack of turds is walking around. My dog was abused by her first people and when I think of her face I remember the anguish she lived in everyday of her life…ahhhhhhhhh

  296. <cite>astrid </cite>posted a comment on

    There’s nothing I can say that has’nt already been said, but I will reiterate a couple of things. Like everyone else responding I’m an animal lover. My dogs are my life. They are my reason to get up in the mornings and live my life. I’m the 1st in line to agree that Vick is the scum of the earth, but he did for dogfighting what Rock Hudson did for AIDS. He made it a well known and public forum. I don’t feel the time he served was nearly long enough nor do I think he should be able to play football again, but the fact remains that he’s done the time sentenced and he is going to play again. I watched the interview with him and hope he means what he says. As much as I disllike him and what he did, I personally would’nt wish for anyway to be hurt or killed. Besides, I’m a firm believer in karma and the age old adge, ‘what goes around comes around’.

  297. <cite>RAY PLOURDE </cite>posted a comment on

    ITS AMAZING HOW ATHELETES CAN GET AWAY WITH MURDER AND I MEAN THAT LITTERARY…GOT MONEY PAY THE JUDGE AND THE COMMISIONER OF THE NFL AND YOUR IN….THE MAN SHOULD NO LONGER BE ALLOWED TO PLAY IN THE NFL EVER….HE COMITTED A SCUM ACT AND BASICALLY GOT AWAY WITH IT…ON THE FIRST PLAY FROM SCRIMMAGE IN THE FIRST GAME I HOPE A 330 LB LINEMAN PUTS A HIT ON HIM SO HE DOESNT GET UP FOR A LONG TIME

  298. <cite>Deborah Kirkland </cite>posted a comment on

    i can’t believe that the Eagles, let alone the NFL, took Michael Vick in. i believe it says a lot for this team and this whole sport to let someone so despicable back and what is being said is not positive. this guy should be trying to get a regular job like the other convicted criminals who get out of jail. i really think that Vick should be made pay for the future medical bills that result from the horrific conditions the dogs went through. this guy is a PIG!!!!! as far as demetrius’ comment goes, think about what you just said. no he is not the only one doing this but he was one that got caught. “is going to have to live with what he did for the rest of his life. that will be his punishment.” what a load of crap. he has just been given a free get out of jail ticket. get your head out of your ass!




Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2009 11:59 am
 

Thoughts on Michael Vick as an Eagle

That's what I get for listening to that idiot Angelo Cataldi. Looks like Lurie made those comments back in 07, but it doesn't change the hypocracy.




Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2009 11:42 am
 

Thoughts on Michael Vick as an Eagle

Looks like I lost some of my quote there.

"We're very disciplined in what we stand for," Lurie said. "Let me give you an example -- a few years ago we had a couple players who were . . . to put this nicely, not very respectful of their dogs."...

"Well, we don't respect that," Lurie said. "We don't do that. And they were gone from the team almost immediately if not immediately. That sets a tone, that these kinds of attitudes are unacceptable."...

"Individual teams have to be diligent in the way they mold (players) who are 22, 23 years old in a positive way," Lurie said. "It's not foolproof. But that gives you a chance to avoid any (incidents later on)."

Here is a link to the article.




Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2009 11:39 am
 

Thoughts on Michael Vick as an Eagle

I don't think he should have been reinstated by Goddell, that's just my opinion. If you were convicted of insider trading, you wouldn't get a job on Wall Street after getting out of prison, if you worked for a day-care facility, and were convicted of child abuse, you couldn't get a job in a child care again. So, that's why I don't think he should have been reinstated, he can get a job somewhere else, he just won't be making millions doing it.

Having said that, the Commissioner ok'd his return, so what I think doesn't matter. I knew some team would sign him, but I didn't expect the Eagles to be that team since they really didn't have a need. I get Andy's side with giving him a second chance due to his two sons troubles, but it was only a week prior to the signing where Jeff Lurie was talking about how they cut players for mistreating their dogs.

"We're very disciplined in what we stand for," Lurie said. "Let me give you an example -- a few years ago we had a couple players who were . . . to put this nicely, not very respectful of their dogs."...

 

 

 

 

Seems kind of hypocritical if you ask me.

I won't be rooting for the guy, but I am not severing ties with the team because they have someone playing for them that I don't respect.




Since: Aug 8, 2008
Posted on: August 17, 2009 1:49 am
 

Thoughts on Michael Vick as an Eagle

Really comes down to whether you believe in second chances or not..and you sir, obviously don't.



Since: Feb 27, 2009
Posted on: August 17, 2009 12:17 am
 

VICK is a sick dick.. Who deserves to be an EXCon

  An Ex-Con with no professional privilages. 
I would not care a much, But he is now an EAGLE.
And I don't believe he deserves to make a million dollars, return to his previous position/profession, or be on the football field and worshiped on Sunday. 

 His punishment was not server in my opinion. 

      He had the American Dream, lost it and should not be allow to return to Elite athletic statis.. 
  I am a Professional.. I work real had to get ahead in life.. And I don't have a fraction of the finacial success VICK has..
 If i committed a felony,  I wound not be able to return to my Profession.. And most likley you would not either. 

      
; This guy is not some young dumb kid. He is educated adult/ millionare and was @ the top his profession. Now he got caught comitting unethical, immoral, and inhamne actions. To our beloved domesicated best friends.... He does not deserve anything.. I hate the Eagles/NFL for putting me in this position..
      
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