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Vick: "Chickens ... Are Very Athletic to Me"

1/26/2009 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The next time Michael Vick calls you "chicken" -- take it as a compliment ... because dude believes they're "uncanny" thinkers and even more spectacular athletes. Seriously.

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PETA just released the handwritten answers Vick gave to a "Developing Empathy" test he took just after he pled guilty to dogfighting charges in 2007 -- and he scored a whopping 73.5 out of 100 ... that's about a "C."

Among the highlights, Vick explains "The Golden Rule" as doing "on to others as u want them to do on to u .... (as long the feeling is mutual)." But that's only the beginning -- check out some unedited highlights:

"People who abuse animals dont [sic] have a heart and find it amusing to see animals suffer."

"Chickens have an uncanny ability to think and are very agile. They are very athletic to me."

"My aunt Tina own a Rotti name Tico. Once my aunt and her boyfriend Wayne was having an intense fight ... [Tico] jump through a glass window & pinned my aunt boyfriend Wayne to the ground just growling ... Now that's loyalty."

After he took the test, PETA balked on an offer to shoot a TV spot with Vick after his lawyers insisted they support his return to the NFL.

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46.

Sandy    

BlindManTrynaTackleMichaelVick - you just don't get it......... PLENTY OF NON-PETA people want VICK out of NFL end of story, so go ranting all you want about PETA...... DID YOU SEE CNN"S POLL THE OTHER DAY ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT VICK WOULD BE WELCOMED BACK TO THE NFL - NO SURPRISE TO ME - a BIGGGGG NO!!!!!!!!!

2068 days ago
47.

Max61    

............Not First @ 5:08 pm........You state, Leave Michael alone, he is doing his time..........As if he has a choice?....................He has no choice, he is a convicted criminal.....................If you had read more of the case and the facts, you would have known, he got off very easy due to his lawyer's work.............He could have received 15 years for the max................You state that PETA kills more dogs than Vick..........again, you haven't read enough to educate yourself as to the dog population.............How many Peta facitities?..........How many Humane Society facilities?......How many ASPCA facilities?........How many Animal Shelters in each town USA?.................Now, how many dogs, strays and companioned?...........How many cats, strays and companioned?................How many people work in facitities?.......What is their budgets?...........How much food does it take for the animals?...........NOW, you know the answer as to why there are dogs and cats put to sleep each day in America..............Because the under educated, do not spay and neuter the animals they are in control of...........And where do strays come from?................The less educated people, who turn these animals out to fend for themselves............There is the injustice you speak of..............

2068 days ago
48.

OhGeez    

Wow, what a loser. He's a horrible writer and speller, my 10 year old brother writes better than that. And it's absolutely horrendous that he could actually live with himself after he abused animals like that. A lot of a person's character is judged by how they treat animals.

2068 days ago
49.

Sandy    

Nothing about race here BlindManTrynaTackleMichaelVick. All of these people are not going to sit back when it comes to yes or no - Vick should not be allowed back to NFL:

2007- 2008 statistics-

There are approximately 74.8 million owned dogs in the United States
Thirty-nine percent of U.S. households own at least one dog
Most owners (63 percent) own one dog
Twenty-five percent of owners own two dogs
Twelve percent of owners own three or more dogs
On average, owners have almost two dogs (1.7)
The proportion of male to female dogs is even
Ten percent of owned dogs were adopted from an animal shelter
On average, dog owners spent $219 on veterinary visits (vaccine, well visits) annually
Seventy-five percent of owned dogs are spayed or neutered

2068 days ago
50.

Sandy    

Furthermore, I have been a dog owner all of my life, and can not see how you can treat anything alive like VICK did. These poor dogs were almost starved, beaten on a regular basis, and fought and whether they won or lost most of the time were killed off heinously. How someone could raise a dog to do nothing more than torturing it is beyond me.

VIck is very sorry, sorry he got caught, sorry he lost all that money and endorsements, but not sorry for something he NEVER SAW OR UNDERSTOOD TO BE WRONG IN THE FIRST PLACE. Don't you get it?

2068 days ago
51.

Max61    

...............I don't know who to attack.........Michael Vick, for all he did to society and dogs and his children and everyone in the football industry............Or, attack the Vick supporters with their blind support...........Or attack the Vick supporters who don't even read the facts before supporting someone like Vick.................Or attack the supporters who only do it because of their hate for white people................If Vick was found guilty for all the crimes and every couple of weeks more information comes out about Vick and his life choices and it is true of what he did to dogs.......................Where in the hell is the question?.....................Cannot everyone in the world, see who and what Vick truly is?.........Vick is a useless, vile person on the stage of life............As Don stated earlier,
"In my mind, there is no sentence that cleans the slate after harming dogs and children.".......................

2068 days ago
52.

You know who I am    

Max61. You seem like the typical PETA Supporter. I happen to donate my time to my local animal shelter on the weekends so don’t lecture me about the spay and neuter issue.

Not counting the pets PETA spayed and neutered, the group put to death over 90 percent of the animals it took in during the last five years.
Year Received† Adopted Killed Transferred % Killed % Adopted
2007 1,997 17 1,815 35 90.9 0.84
2006 3,061 12 2,981 46 97.4 0.39
2005 2,165 146 1,946 69 89.9 6.74
2004 2,655 361 2,278 1 85.8 13.60
2003 2,224 312 1,911 1 85.9 14.03
2002 2,680 382 2,298 2 85.7 14.25
2001 2,685 703 1,944 14 72.4 26.18
2000 2,681 624 2,029 28 75.7 23.27
1999 1,805 386 1,328 91 73.6 21.39
* 1998 943 133 685 125 72.6 14.10
Total 22,896 3,076 19,215 412 83.9 13.43

2068 days ago
53.

Sandy    

Not First, go ahead and hide behind the skirt of PETA. That seems to be all you know how to do. What about the NON-PETA people that won't stand for VIck in the NFL or for those who will not support that team? You obviously don't get the definition of TORTURE do you? Vick gets it all the way and laughed while torturing dogs. You don't loose that desire just because you got caught PERIODDDDDDD. Most dog lovers get that in a big way.

2068 days ago
54.

Max61    

......Not First @ 9:41 pm....Since you work at the local Animal Shelter, then you surely should know and understand, why there are so many dogs put to sleep each day...........The shear number and volume of dogs taken in.................Your shelter, if like most shelters, does not have the budget, to save as many dogs as one would like.............There are too many to save..........PETA does not kill just to be killing..........Your shelter doesn't do that do they?.........Of course not...........But you cannot keep all of them forever...............ALL shelters put to sleep, kill, euthenize, whatever verb suits you.......The Peta numbers you put up does not explain your support for Vick.............You as a shelter worker, should understand more than you appear to..................How or why do you work at a shelter, and yet support Vick..........Do you not see dogs from fighting groups?............Don't you see what neglect does to dogs?...................Why would a shelter person hate PETA?..................What do you think of the Humane Society, the ASPCA?.......Other Shelters from other cities?..................................You don't actually work at a shelter, do you?.................You being a supporter of Vick, and a shelter worker, does not make any sense...............does it?

2068 days ago
55.

Sandy    

MAX, I agree. It does not make any sense at all........

2068 days ago
56.

Max61    

.................Sandra................Yep..................

2068 days ago
57.

ashley first first    

I live in Miissouri And He's jailed up north of Kc Area in Levenworth. He has been on the radio before here because he calls in from jail to do interviews on a local kc rock staion 98.9 the rock. He sounds fine and like since were a kc is a football town. dogfighting or not he's probably has perks of a famous nfl'er espically superbowl week. kind of idiot he may

2068 days ago
58.

rbovick    

This ignorant F@#$ is 6 months from robbing a liquor store upon release, of course with his idiot brother as an accomplice.

2068 days ago
59.

ajm302    

Okay... I that whole test made me laugh.... It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out he has learned nothing... What he did was beyond horrible... Those dogs were FORCED into a situation where it is either live or die... Mike Vick did not get long enough... He is a sick individual for what he did... I've noticed that someone said there is no difference between what he did and hunting... There is a HUGE difference... Hunting is done in places where there is an overpopulation of a wild animal.. Here in the North East it's deer is the main game the is hunted... Hunting is an even playing field... Either the deer gets killed or it doesn't.... Also come and live in WV, PA, or KY where deer reproduce like mad, have a deer jump across the highway (which they love to do) and have it hit your car then tell me that there is not difference...With this situation you had an uneven playing field... Dogs were being forced to fight and kill and be mutilated... Dogs are not supposed to be in situations like that.... Dogs are amazing animals... Yes their instinct is survival of the fittest which it is for all animals, but dogs are meant to be the one loyal companion that man can rely on... They are not meant to be put in a cage with another dog and kill of be killed... However, there is one fantastic thing that came out of this... ALL of those dogs that were saved were rehabilitated and now have loving homes...

2068 days ago
60.

Brian W.    

Once again. proving that Michael Vick, and even the animals they advocate, is by far, smarter than PETA.

2068 days ago
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