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Michael Vick

Ripped By Animal Org. --

You STILL Don't Care About Dogs!

7/18/2012 1:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Vick doesn't really care about animals ... and should NOT be allowed to own another dog ... this according to the ASPCA.

After Vick went on CNN and told Piers Morgan he hopes to get a new puppy for his kids, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals immediately spoke out against the NFL star who spent 19 months in prison for illegal dogfighting. 

"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 org. tells TMZ.

The ASPCA continues, "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."

In other words, don't expect to see Vick at the next ASPCA adoption event.


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Wow since when does anyone owe the ASPCA anything? Or any of you, I am sure many of you are pieces of **** in your life too so how can you judge...and who the eff are you to judge?

791 days ago

Brenda Witherspoon    

I agree he hasn't learn a thing! All he talks about is how he didn't think about the consequences, what about the DOGS? Did he ever stop to think about them for a minute and NOT about himself? What a Jerk! Good thing he is not a dad I would hate to think what he would do to a kid as long as he didn't get caught! Makes me sick! He belongs in jail!

791 days ago


Michael Vick tried to say that because of the location in which he grew up, and the culture surrounding him, he didn't realize that fighting dogs was wrong. It doesn't take much of a stretch of conscience to realize that not only is fighting dogs wrong, but the ways in which he and his family 'put down' the losing dogs was barbaric and utterly heinous. As many other posters have pointed out, Vick never expresses remorse for the lives that he and his family snuffed out, or the pain that the "winning" dogs endured. He never expressed remorse for the "bait dogs" that he used to train his fighting dogs. He is not sorry for what he did; he's only sorry that he got caught.

791 days ago


My Question is now that" Michael Hitler Vick" thinks that he should have a dog and now that he has tought his kids to bew cruel and abuse dogs and he gets a dog and his kids abuse the HECK out of the dog then what should happen?

791 days ago


Michael the Dog HITLER VICK needs to quit crying like the little BITC_H he is and take his punishment and not own dogs that was in his Plea agreement to keep him out of prison for 30 years.

791 days ago


Vick should not have dogs but should tell his children why they can't have one. No one is to blame but himself. It's not about organizations or bad people butting into his business. It's all of his making and
his children could learn honor and pet care if he told
them why "we" can't have a dog.

791 days ago


Amen..Amen...Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Very well put.

791 days ago


i cant believe this piece of **** has kids, LOL. who would want to sleep with him in the first place.

he should be banned from ever having kids. if you cant take care of a dog, you shouldnt be having kids.

791 days ago


He's a POS and needs to be permanently disposed of.

791 days ago


I want the top ASPCA officials to fly out to meet Michael Vick and his kids, and tell those kids to their faces that they can never have a pet.
Vick has followed the rules of his parole and probation. He served his time. Give him a second chance. Give him a chance to redeem himself. If he screws up again, hang him.

791 days ago


you all are stupid, he has been working with a reputable animal rights organization - The Humane Society trying since he has been out of prison . PPl change and its a shame that people care more about animal suffering than human suffering

791 days ago


if you think you can program a killer like vic to go straight, it only escalates. no more dogs for the hooded horseman.

791 days ago


I have never seen this "man" ever talk about what happened or about dogs in general that he didn't have that sh?! eating, I got away with it smirk on his nasty ass face!!!!

791 days ago


I agree with the ASPCA. These dogs were electrocuted, skinned alive, fed to other dogs, beaten, starved, and Vick was part of this. Whoever thinks that someone who electrocuted losing dogs FOR FUN can be trusted with a pet dog, is a retard. He never once expressed regret for his actions... just for getting caught. If he hadn't gotten caught, you'd be a moron to think he wouldn't be right there, continuing to brutalize animals.

791 days ago


For the idiots who point out he works with "reputable animal welfare agencies"... HE HAD TO. It was a condition of his probation! I mean, duh people. and for those who think people care more about animals than humans... Animals are innocent, they can't defend themselves against morons like you and your hero Vick, they can't tell someone they're being tortured, brutalized, starved, beaten. Someone has to defend them. Plus, it's a proven fact that there is a link between those who abuse animals will go on to commit crimes against people... many times their own children. There are MANY cases of people who've abused or neglected their pets, that are currently sitting in jail for the same neglect against their children, or children in their care.

791 days ago
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