ASPCA Blasts Michael Vick for Possible Dog Adoption

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Michael Vick appeared on Pies Morgan Tonight yesterday and said he'd be interesting in adopting a new puppy for his children, telling the host:

"I can't take that dream away from them. That's selfish on my behalf."

But the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) sees things very differently, releasing a statement in response and calling out the Eagles quarterback - who spent 19 months in prison for dogfighting - for even considering such an idea.

"Vick’s journey toward rehabilitation and redemption has not reflected any direct concern for the wellbeing of animals, and we’ve never heard him express a shred of empathy toward the dogs he brutalized and killed," the ASPCA tells TMZ.

"Rather than talk about the horrors and brutalities of dog fighting, Vick has instead chosen to focus on the consequences of getting caught.

"Vick’s actions have been simply self-serving and not remotely expressing remorse. Because of this, the ASPCA has serious concerns about Vick’s ability to be a responsible pet guardian."

Hey, at least the organization didn't say it thought Vick should die.

What do YOU think? Should Michael Vick adopt a dog?

 

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Funny how those who agree that Vick should be able to get a dog and that he "did his time" never really talk about the murder, torture, drowning, hanging etc that Vick has admitted to. Another dog for Vick, are you crazy?

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listen Mike Vick has done his time. He went from hero to zero back to hero. So who are they to say that he is not ready or dont need a dog because of his past. And for those of yal who think a man cant reform shame on you. If anyone of yal have done the history on the Pitbull breedthen they would know what thesse dogs was used for.not just huntin and bull braising.

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@JJ I see who the ignorant fool is here and it's not heather, I live way outside the city limits where all of you so called animal lovers drop off your pets when your tired of them. I feed, water and house the drop offs for as long as possible until I find them a home or they get killed or die of old age and I consider all off them mine while they stay but I'm certainly not going to vaccinate all of them I would certainly go broke. Most of the animals dropped off are from people who can afford to take care of them but they get tired of them. 6 months after Easter I always get an influx of chickens and rabbits. After Christmas the get new kitty's n puppy's n leave the old ones .

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@JJ i am certainly not ignorant and my animals are taken care of so i agree if you cant afford an animal you shouldnt have it. I could take a hell of a vacation on money i have spent on vet bills. Their health is very important. Read what i said. I just dont think being neglectful because you cant afford vet care, maybe because of losing a job or whatever, isnt the same as breeding and keeping animals just so they can kill each other for sport and profit and failing to get them medical care for those injuries. And i dont think hes sorry for what he did to those poor dogs. Hes just sorry he got caught. I dont think he has the compassion to feel their pain or care for them health wise. He sees them as property to own and treat how he chooses.

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No No No No! He lost the right to own an animal when he electrocuted, drowned, and hung his dogs!!! No one convicted of those things should ever be able to own another animal again IMO. Someone who does that, does it because they enjoy doing it. He's a sick f***.

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@truth_is people not being able to afford shot or heart worm pills is hardly the same as making them tear each other to pieces for money! It seems stunningly ignorant of you to not see the difference! As for his kids wanting a dog, its the children who pay for the sins of their parents. Its sad that they have to pay the price, but look at the price those dogs paid!

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if his kids want a dog, they can have a dog. People drive drunk and put HUMAN lives in danger and are allowed to drive again. But let's be clear, he can't adopt a dog for his kids? Furthermore, how many people don't get their dogs vaccinations on a regular schedule or give them heartworm meds every 6 weeks because the pills are $15 dollars a piece? some people come across stunningly ignorant

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ANIMAL CRUELTY IS A LACK OF PRINCIPLES.

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I look at is as, hes paid his debt to society, it's absurd to think he might not be remorseful.

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HE SHOULD THOUGHT IT OUT BEFORE HE COMMITTED THE CRIME OF DOG FIGHTING ! NOW HE WILL BE LOOKED AT. AS AN ANIMAL ABUSER ! IF ANY ANYBODY ADOPTS TO HIM THEY BETTER TAKE A LONG HARD LOOK AT HIM. REAL CLOSE LOOK AT THE BACKGROUND AND HISTORY OF ANIMAL ABUSE ! RECONSIDER THEIR DECISION!

Michael Vick Biography

Michael Vick Photo 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 »
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Michael Dwayne Vick
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