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Michael Vick


a New Dog

7/18/2012 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

NFL star Michael Vick wants to own a dog again -- and five years after his conviction for illegal dog fighting, he can legally get one -- but the question is ... should he?

The Philadelphia Eagles QB was on Piers Morgan's show last night, and said he would like to get a dog for his kids.

After Vick served 19 months in federal prison ... he was banned from owning dogs for 3 years. That ban is about to expire, and Vick thinks having a dog could be "therapeutic" ... for his children. He told Piers, "I can't take that dream away from them. That's selfish on my behalf."

One positive? Vick says he won't let his kids get a pit bull.

Still, we gotta ask ...

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Michael Vick's kids deserve a NEW DAD. Yes people who are sincerely trying to change deserve 2nd chances. But mistreatment of animals is ingrained in him since teenage years; he hasn't yet proven he's sincerely caring about dogs. I agree with what the ASPCA said. And it's really sad to see the racism out there, the blanke statements about "White people" this or that. This isn't about race; it's about humane treatment of God's creatures and we should ALL care about them. I'm sure there are compassionate people of ALL races who have the common sense to know that Vick shouldn't have pets in his household. It's a sad fact of life that parents' mistakes affect their kids as well. But his kids can pet their friends' dogs, and when they grow up hopefully they will have learned from their dad's mistakes and they can buy their own dogs.

766 days ago


Giving this freakish animal abuser another dog would be like giving Jeffrey Dahmer another guy, or Ted Bundy a girl.

766 days ago


Should a child molester be able to adopt kids? Of course not. So why should this waste of space be allowed to get another dog?

766 days ago


i think he should explain to his kids what he did and thats why he shouldnt be allowed to have a dog. or is he too ashamed to tell them? he should have a label on his forehead dog killer. he should of had to walk around with that on his head for those 3 years.

766 days ago


The ASPCA has NOT signed off on Vick getting another dog; please check out TMZ's terrific article about this very issue.

766 days ago


Your kids deserve a different father. Freak. Dog killer.

766 days ago


Growing up with him as their father, I'm sure the kids probably don't know how to treat animals either. No dogs for him now, or ever. He lost that privilege a long time ago.

766 days ago

Joe Smith    

He was never remorseful about what he did to those poor dogs only about the shame he felt about going to prison. He seemed to just 'phone in" his ASPSA ads just because it looks good for him but not for the dog victims.

766 days ago

common sense    

he was never remorseful for harming those defenseless animals. WHY should he be allowed to get another dog?? Because it'd be therapeudic for his kids?? righhhttt..... he needs to do community service at a local animal shelter for a few years for what he has done. sicko

766 days ago


There is no way this anti-social personality should be allowed to have another dog under his "care" as he is a sociopath, plain and simple. Part of his sentence should have been that he was no longer allowed animals - just like pedophiles are restricted from contact w/ children. And anyone whining about his having done his time, blah, blah, blah, needs to educate themselves. This type of pathology does not simply go away. Frankly, I hope there is a special kind of hell for people like him who abuse the innocent. And shame on his team for hiring him on. Being able to play a game should not discount what he has done and the message the owners are sending by hiring him. Signed, the pet parent of two beautiful pits.

766 days ago


Yes, well, your kids deserve a better father. If they had one of those, then they could have a dog.

766 days ago


the pig should never, EVER be allowed to own another animal. i despise him more than words can tell.

766 days ago


Hi kids can get a dog when they are grown and know what it means to LOVE and CARE for a pet. You know they aren't going to learn that from Vick. And all this "he changed" crap is ridiculous. He was an adult when he committed those crimes, he knew RIGHT from WRONG, yet he still did it. If he wouldn't have been caught, he would STILL be doing it. He apologized because he got caught, that's it. This "man" (I use that term very loosely) should not be allowed around any animals, period!

766 days ago

big chief    


765 days ago


YOUR KIDS DESERVE A NEW DADDY.... Hopefully when they are older they will see him for the evil waste of human flesh that he is.... Rot in HELL m. vick... you are crap !

765 days ago
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