Michael Vick Loves Animals, Seeks Pet Dog

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Convicted dogfighting kingpin and re-emerging NFL superstar Michael Vick says he loves animals and would even love to get another dog again someday.

After a stint in federal prison, the transformed Philadelphia Eagles quarterback says in a new interview, “I would love to have another dog in the future."

"I think it would be a big step for me in the rehabilitation process.”

Michael Vick, Eagles

Michael Vick is legally not allowed to own a dog.

He explains his unspeakably terrible cruelty to dogs in the past this way: “When I was younger I got caught up in dog fighting. It was something to do."

“I hate to use our culture as an excuse, but it is what it is. I love animals. I love dogs. I love birds. All types of animals. But it's the way I was brought up."

“Nobody ever told me it was the wrong thing to do.”

Vick now works with the Humane Society and talks to students about the evils of dog fighting. Watch him talk about his experiences after the jump ...


I think we should give this guy a break. Slowly phase him back into pet owneship. Start with a 21 ft. Boa and see how that goes.


mike vick loves anaimls my ass then why the hell he had them pitbull fight with each other i don't know why eagles had him on the nfl he needs to go back to jail and die?


I suppose we should be grateful that Charles Manson doesn't have a good jump shot, else he'd be out of jail and playing point guard for the Lakers. Forgive and forget? Not me! No dogs or other animals for Michael Vick EVER.


Vick you are a POS and shoud still be in prison for what you did, you want to help animals then give all these shelters your money and they can do the work. I have lost all respect for you and dont even think you should be able to own a chicken because then you will start fighting them


Cruelty is wrong period. So all the animal lovers that can't move past this shows their cruelty to humans. At one point this same race of people that still want to crucify Vick for what he did are some of the same people who did these things to humans and would not have stopped if laws had not been passed to stop them and in some cases they're still doing it and getting away with it. These people need to shut up and get a life. They don't care about dogs they just don't want to see this man succeed. Michael Vick is a changed man but hate never changes it just looks for reasons to continue to hate. Keep speaking truths Mr. Vick. I have known people that were into dogfighting that live a different life now. KKK still exist and we know what they do. Let's stop being cruel period.


When serial killers are handed weapons, when child molesters can adopt babies, when hell freezes over, vick - that's when you'll legally get your hands on another innocent animal. YOU STILL DON'T GET IT - YOU WERE NOT THE VICTIM! I do agree that your cultural upbringing probably encouraged the torture of animals, and I hope (but doubt) that you have gained some small empathy for other living things. But entrust an animal to you? No way. EVER.


@ Free Britney,
Convicted dogfighting kingpin. Thank you for that (doggone)good laugh.


Forget it Vick. Stay the heck away from all animals. "No one ever told you it was wrong". Yea right. The fact that you could say that even now speaks volumes. Con man.


Michael Vick Biography

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Michael Vick is the troubled, former quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL, and a former All-American at Virginia Tech. The man... More »
Newport News, Virginia
Full Name
Michael Dwayne Vick