Yes, Vick has a dog

maybe the world is coming to an end…

“…’As a father, it is important to make sure my children develop a healthy relationship with animals.’

‘I want to ensure that my children establish a loving bond and treat all of God’s creatures with kindness and respect,’ he added.

‘Our pet is well cared for and loved as a member of our family.’

‘This is an opportunity to break the cycle. To that end, I will continue to honor my commitment to animal welfare and be an instrument of positive change.’
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2216448/Michael-Vick-gets-dog-children-develop-healthy-relationship-animals.html#ixzz292K3Movf
It is a travesty of justice for M. Vick to have a dog. Why? Read The Lost Dogs book by Jim Gorant.

Vick served time for the federal charges of “Conspiracy to Travel in Interstate Commerce in Aid of Unlawful Activities and to Sponsor a Dog in an Animal Fighting Venture.” And, while his participation in dog fighting and the death by hanging of some of his dogs was a sentencing consideration, he did not serve time for animal cruelty.  He should have been. Should have been banned from animal ownership EVER again.

“You would have to have something deeply wrong with you not to be thoroughly disgusted at the prospect of Michael Vick taking in a pet dog. Decent people feel that this man — who did not merely run a dogfighting ring, but personally hanged dogs, drowned them and beat them to death — should be prevented from getting anywhere near an innocent creature. If I had my way, I’d keep him away from human beings.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/douglas-anthony-cooper/michael-vick-and-the-huma_b_1976502.html

“Vick and two associates, Purnell Peace and Quanis Phillips, “thought it was funny to watch the pit bull dogs belonging to Bad Newz Kennels injure or kill the other dogs.” The report also states that the trio executed approximately six dogs by hanging and drowning. The hanging deaths occurred “by placing a nylon cord over a 2×4 that was nailed to two trees located next to the big shed.” The men drowned the others “by putting the dogs’ heads in a five-gallon bucket of water.” Dogs that didn’t perform well were killed. Family pet dogs were placed in the fighting ring as trained pit bulls “caused major injuries” to the pets. And these are just a few of the acts of brutality that Vick participated in.

“Michael Vick tortured many dogs over and over for years. The horrors that these animals were subjected to are unimaginable. And now Vick owns a dog. Do you think someone capable of committing so many unspeakable acts of cruelty against animals can change? Do you think Vick should own a dog?”

http://www.examiner.com/video/new-book-released-on-rescue-rehabilitation-of-michael-vicks-dogs

Who would give him a dog? What have his children been taught?  I hope we are wrong for the sake of the new puppy but we have seen no real repentence, and heard no real apologies.  Does not bode well that Vick kept owning a dog a secret, unwilling to bear the public scrutiny, until he was outted with a twitter photo. We don’t know where the dog came from, its age, its breed or even its name.

“Best Friends is often asked if we think Vick should be allowed to own another dog. While his eligibility for dog ownership is a matter of law, imagine, if you would, what it would be like reading through a potential dog adoption application from Michael Vick:

  • Have you had a dog before? Yes
  • If yes, how many? Lots
  • Do you still have a dog(s)? No
  • If you have had dogs in the past, please let us know their current disposition. Dead or confiscated by federal authorities.
  • If you no longer have other dogs, please let us know what happened to them. Some I sold to dog fighters, some I had my cousin electrocute or shoot, some I personally strangled, drowned or body-slammed to death.
  • Why do you want to get a dog at this time? Because I served my time and kids want a dog.

OK, thank you, Michael. We’ll get back to you on your application.”

http://blogs.bestfriends.org/index.php/2012/07/20/michael-vick-dog-adoption-app/

 

http://jeromiewilliams.com/2012/10/25/humanewatch-org-releases-full-page-attack-against-michael-vick-vick-is-not-amused/

“…the pit bulls Vick once owned are making a comeback of their own, though theirs has been a much slower, steadier climb.  Take the case of Little Red. Three years ago, she would race to the nearest corner and cower, her face buried against the wall, at the sight of any human or dog. Or Ellen, who would growl at anyone who came near her, especially if they dared glance over at her food dish.

“Both dogs had such bad problems, experts said, they’d be better off dead.

“These days, though, Little Red wags her tail a mile a minute and is almost inseparable from her new, best buddy – a cattle dog mix named Google. And Ellen, a tannish-brown bundle of energy, still loves her food but loves her visitors even more – smothering them with kisses as soon as they walk through the door.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/31/michael-vick-dogs-pit-bulls_n_816246.html#s232910

Jasmine, Ellen, Sweet Pea, Hector, Uba, Lucas, Georgia, Oscar, Zippy, Teddles, Handsome Dan, Ray, Gracie, Harriet, Ginger, Leo, Little Red, Jhumpa Jones, Mel, Cherry Garcia, Stella, Red, Squeaky Jean, Audie and Jonny Justice.

Vicktory Dogs video

http://www.badrap.org/vick-dogs

“Despite spending 19 months in prison for running an illegal interstate dog fighting business, Vick hasn’t expressed a shred of empathy toward the dogs he brutalized and killed. And rather than talk about the horrors of dog fighting, he has consistently chosen to focus on the consequences of getting caught. In a nutshell, his actions are self-serving. We’ve seen little remorse and even less compassion. And let’s not forget, he caused unspeakable suffering to hundreds of innocent dogs. Frankly, the ASPCA has serious concerns about Vick’s ability to be a responsible pet parent.”

Blog Hop time…thanks to Life with DogsTwo Little Cavaliers and Confessions of the Plume…  grab the blog hop code

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3 responses to “Yes, Vick has a dog

  1. First off, I am the proud owner of three Pit Bulls, two of which are rescues. I will always have a pit bull in my life. There is no other breed I would rather have. I was absolutely horrified and deeply disturbed when the truth came out about Michael Vick and his deplorable crimes against four-legged innocent souls. I boycotted all productss he endorsed and advocated against Vick apologists or people unaware of the savagery of the acts that Vick committed.

    After Vick was released, I watched him very carefully through the press and took note of all his comments and actions. As time has progressed all his actions have been very consistent in a positive way for all animals, and pit bulls specifically. I then realized that I was in the same mindset as many ignorant people that side against pit bulls. That mindset was that of being unforgiving. How can we ask one side to be forgiving against all the negative press pit bulls receive, but then take the exact opposite mindest when it comes to Vick’s transgressions? The facts are: he committed these crimes, he doesn’t deny that, and he has received his punishment. After being released he has been a positive force in speaking against violence towards all animals. I just don’t see how pit bull advocates, such as myself, can ask for forgiveness, yet refuse to show that same compassion.

    I would never say that his previous actions were in any way warranted, but the result of those actions have produced a very high profile spokesperson that consistently speaks against all the negative stereotypes and press that pit bulls receive. I will never forget his past violence towards the most loving and loyal breed I have ever experienced, but I am willing to forgive in order for all of society to move forward and erase ignorance with education. How can we hope to survive if we don’t feel that it’s possible for someone to change?

    I know that there are many people that strongly disagree with my way of thinking, and I am honestly not trying to change those minds. I am just asking that you consider the points and opinions I have expressed. I will always continue to be a voice for the voiceless. Love breeds love.

    • thanks but I met three of the dogs personally and read the Lost Dogs book. You cannot meet the dogs and know what they have gone thru and feel good about his having a pet dog. His whole “redemption” tour has been PR b.s. No real remorse.

      And these are the facts: he committed these crimes, and he has denied them, and he has NOT received punishment for his crimes of cruelty against the dogs he killed and tortured. If he had, he would still be in jail. ‘Vick was sentenced to ONE count of “Conspiracy to Travel in Interstate Commerce in Aid of Unlawful Activities and to Sponsor a Dog in an Animal Fight Venture”. Between 2001 and 2007 Michael Vick sponsored dogs in eleven fights. Additionally, he traveled to four states to purchase eleven dogs. He killed 9+ dogs in 8 years.

      http://chrisdurant2000.wordpress.com/2011/01/02/michael-vick-was-wrongly-convicted/

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