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Michael Vick Wants a Dog

“I do it because I want to,” he told TheGrio. “I think if I can help five or six kids daily, then I’m playing my position as a positive role model in our society. It doesn’t hurt to do it, and it’s fairly easy. I tell a lot of people that it’s easy to do the wrong thing. It’s hard to do the right thing.”

Vick’s not the only one who thinks he’s ready for a four-legged friend. “I have been around him a lot, and feel confident that he would do a good job as a pet owner,” Wayne Pacelle, president of HSUS, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday. However, he added that he understands why so many people would be against such a move. “What he did was awful, and a lot of people haven’t been able to get past that.”

What do you think? Should Michael Vick be allowed to get a dog?

If you disagree with Vick owning a dog, you can send him a polite message with this petition.

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11:58AM PDT on Mar 11, 2013

I want lots of stuff too but it ain't happening!!!

11:54AM PDT on Mar 10, 2013

People in Hell want ice water too, but do you see them getting it? NO!

3:36AM PDT on Mar 10, 2013

No! No!! No!!!

7:49PM PST on Mar 8, 2013


11:01PM PST on Nov 12, 2012


11:58AM PDT on Oct 14, 2012

This is a man who has proven that he cannot be trusted with animals... he should never be allowed to own any kind of pet, especially a dog. In my eyes, and many others ~ he will never be forgiven for what he has done. People who LOVE animals do not get involved in the kinds of things he's been accused of/convicted of and they do everything in their power to PREVENT such activities from ever happening. NO MERCY for Vick ~ he blew any chance of ever being trusted with an animal, in my opinion.

5:44AM PDT on Oct 14, 2012

Micheal Vick,,, you not ALLOW any kind of dogs in your ugly house forever !!!!

1:32AM PDT on Oct 14, 2012

He should never be aloud to have any kind of animals especially dogs.

11:54AM PDT on Jun 28, 2012

A leopard never changes it's spots, after Vick's disgusting and disgraceful behavior his punishment should be that he's never allowed the privilege of owning a dog and experiencing the love and joy they can bring. Not only will this remind him that animal cruelty especially on a massive scale is taken seriously but it will remind anyone else whos even contemplating it that they will NEVER be allowed to experience the love a pet can and does bring.
Just because he's doing the right thing now doesn't mean that he should be rewarded with life long love from the very animal he tormented and killed.

5:41PM PDT on Jun 4, 2012


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