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Michael Vick Would Like To Own A Dog Again

Discussion in 'Pit Bull News' started by Vicki, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member

    Michael Vick Would Like To Own A Dog Again

    by Glenn Davis | 3:13 pm, December 15th, 2010

    Oh, this one should get people talking. Michael Vick’s comeback from imprisonment for dog fighting remains one of the stories of the year in the NFL, but he still has a long road ahead of him in his personal – and image – rehabilitation, and he knows it. To that end, he’d like to get another dog. Cue firestorm.

    Vick’s reasoning behind wanting another dog is simple:

    “I think just to have a pet in my household and to show people that I genuinely care, and my love and my passion for animals; I think it would be outstanding. If I ever have the opportunity again I will never take it for granted. I miss having a dog right now. I wish I could. My daughters miss having one, and that’s the hardest thing: telling them that we can’t have one because of my actions.”

    Of course, unease at the prospect of him having another dog is understandable. His prison sentence is still fresh in the minds of most, and thus far he hasn’t had a shot to prove much besides that he’s an improved player on the field, and that he can say the right things off of it.

    On the other hand – if the guy wants a dog, can anyone really deny him that? After all that transpired, it’s pretty unthinkable that he would actually harm another animal. Selfish reasons alone would be enough incentive never to harm an animal again – would he honestly risk throwing away his renewed football career in the slightest? – to say nothing of the personality changes one would like to assume he’s undergone, having had time to reflect on what he did.

    Also, Vick is right when he argues that being a responsible dog owner will be a positive development – and not just for him. (Indeed, if there’s anything we were uneasy about in what he said, it’s how focused he seemed to be on how owning a dog would benefit him personally.) It would, potentially, be a positive step for the treatment of dogs in general.

    To see one guy bounce back from horribly mistreating animals to not only reclaim his former glory on the gridiron, but to also see his football resurgence went hand-in-hand with becoming a better, more caring person…well, that would be a pretty effective way to promote humane treatment of animals.

    Vick is right that having a dog would be good for him, too – because, as he seems to see, no matter how much he says he’s changed, it’s all talk until he really proves he can care for a dog. We said before he hasn’t had the chance fully prove with his actions that he’s a changed man – sooner or later, he has to get that shot.

    There will always be unrest on the topic of Michael Vick and dogs – he earned that with his actions, and nothing can totally erase them. But he’s making the most of his second chance in life thus far – enough so that he’s also earning another shot in the area he really screwed up to begin with.

    Michael Vick Says He Wants Another Dog | SportsGrid
  2. Caos

    Caos CH Dog

    he could get what he want the problem is..who will sell a dog to that man?:D:D
  3. simms

    simms CH Dog

    Not any one that truely cares about their animals. An not for these reason of him abusing it as the AR folk would be chomping at the bit to take it from him!

    He got his proffesional life back, he dont need to be a greedy fuck cause he can!
  4. ben brockton

    ben brockton CH Dog

    why not? drunk drivers have been given there rights to drive after injuring someone. cris brown still makes music after going up side Rihanna's head. businessmen that have been convicted of white collar crimes. still held on to high ranking corporate jobs. sports announcers that crossdress & bite hookers hold jobs for major networks. he did his time & now he's free. if he has the rights to own a dog. & wants to exercise them that's his rights. no matter how poor the judgements of his past he still has rights.
  5. simms

    simms CH Dog

    sure he has rights. but that don't mean he has any sense. ppl in the spot light shouldn't mess with gamedogs.
  6. simms

    simms CH Dog

    Times have changed. It is not like those that were busted before him. This is a new day for the AR . MV don't need any bulldogs and if your famous and you didn't learn anything from MV case...nothin will learn ya then.
  7. ben brockton

    ben brockton CH Dog

    on the flip side folks that have rights should exercise them. lots of folks didn't have any sense about them. but folks that like these dogs still hold them in high regard. the "big names" that got popped over the past few years were in the spotlight. not as much as #7 but thet were still on notice. not really about owing a dog more so about rights. that's just how i see it.
  8. simms

    simms CH Dog

    You don't excercise your rights you cant complain about them when they are gone. I think ppl are learning from this, least I hope so.

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