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Michael Vick

Yeah, We Have a Dog

10/11/2012 1:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Michael Vick
has finally said squarely ... his family does indeed have a dog.

There's been a lot of controversy over whether Vick -- who served hard time for brutally killing multiple dogs, should own one again.

Vick says, "I understand the strong emotions by some people about our family's decision to care for a pet.  As a father, it is important to make sure my children develop a healthy relationship with animals."

Vick goes on, "I want to ensure that my children establish a loving bond and treat all of God's creatures with kindness and respect.  Our pet is well cared for and loved as a member of our family."

Vick continues, "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."

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241.

sue    

Not having a dog will be far less traumatic & 'unfair' (to paraphrase his whinging) on Vick's kids' than the suffering he is capable of inflicting upon any dog he owns. I can't understand how anyone can think it is ok for this man to 'own' a dog. He should NOT be allowed this opportunity. IF he wasn't given the opportunity to show that he is capable of proving his critics wrong by not having a dog his kids would still have the chance to spend time with other people's dogs - just without their father being present - which is the same situation millions of kids are in because their parents don't want a dog. Weigh this against the fact that if he proves his defenders wrong the dog (or dogs) which fall victim to Vick would suffer terrible, agonisingly painful trauma. It's a very simple equation with one extremely obvious conclusion.

679 days ago
242.

Klee    

I'm horrified 83% of people think it's ok for this disgusting excuse for a human being to have a dog. he shouldn't even be allowed to have children. Karma is a big bitch and I think one day M. Vick will get his.

BTW. If you're filing for bankruptcy should you be allowed to have a pet??? Seems like he should be spending his money and time more wisely. Like paying his creditors and going to therapy.

679 days ago
243.

sciencegeek    

In the same manner in which we regulate whether or not a pedophile is allowed near children is how we should regulate animal abusers. He is a sociopath. Once his so called career is over just watch, he is going to hurt someone or more animals. He did not pay his debt. He is not rehabilitated. He is paying lip service to the media because his manager is telling him to. His children should be removed from him and he should NEVER again have contact with any innocent animal. Not just Vick either, ALL animal abusers should be monitored or locked up for the rest of their miserable lives.

679 days ago
244.

D Black    

Would you allow Sandusky go on a camping trip with your kid? Michael Vick should be strapped to the top of an SUV with Mitt. Drop dead, you turd.

678 days ago
245.

Zulmira Laranjeira    

EU VOTO CONTRA A ELE TER OUTRO CÃO ! DEVIA SER PRESO POR MUITO ANOS PELAS CRUELDADES FEITAS ! SERÁ POR TER MUITO DINHEIRO QUE TEM O DIREITO DE SACRIFICAR OS ANIMAIS ?????? ELE É UMA BESTA DE UM SER HUMANO ! UM PSICOPATA !

678 days ago
246.

italiangal56    

POS! POS! POS!

678 days ago
247.

shossy4    

Allowing Vick to have another dog, is like allowing a pedophile to adopt a child. No good can come of this. Not only did he never apologize, but he NEVER even showed remorse, and now he's blaming his upbringing & "culture" for it?? Not buying it. There's a warrant out for his brother Marcus' arrest...is that because of his "culture' too? He's a POS and will NEVER be forgiven by any TRUE dog or animal lover out there.

677 days ago
248.

faye spakosky    

Really...teaching his children his craft..puppy killing.this is like giving jeffry dalhmer a brain sandwich...yum. I guess this will give hi9m something to do while sucking at football..thinking of ways to torture his "puppy"..not for long unless it can make him feel like a man again...making money off of dogs he tortured to make then mean. Perhaps divine intervention will step in and THIS poor dog will rip HIS THROAT OUT ! Ah what a dream. animal lover

677 days ago
249.

texaswildbabe1    

ALLOWING MICHAEL VICK TO OWN A DOG IS LIKE ALLOWING A KNOWN PEDOPHILE TO ADOPT A CHILD.

676 days ago
250.

Jennifer G    

I wouldn't trust him with anything more than a fish tank. The last dogs his kids had were used as bait while training dogs to fight. The idea that he has another dog - especially a pit mix - makes me really fear for that dog's safety!

676 days ago
251.

LiLJ123    

thats bull ****. hes trash and dose not need anything kind of animal. he should of just got a dame gold fish for his kids.

675 days ago
252.

Mandy    

Maybe the dog will do to Vick what he did to the others dogs. Wouldn't that be a nice treat for him.

He's already shown that animals are no different than couches. That doesn't change because you get "caught" abusing them. He's obviously been this way for a long time. He should not be allowed to have an animal, period. I'm not sure what kind of justice system we have that would allow such a thing. Hope your dog bites you in the balls, Vick.

670 days ago
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Ace Jorkel    

I don't trust his words of honor but will see how he really is that the person he claims to be. I won't believe a change in Vick until I see true sources but other than that I don't have an ounce of trust in this man.

662 days ago
254.

Brandi Rush    

He should not be allowed to own any animal! He abused, tortured and killed many dogs. He was barely punished for the crimes he committed towards those animals. This sad excuse for a human should NEVER EVER be allowed to possess an animal of any kind again.

655 days ago
255.

Tigersrule    

Vick and his brother are thugs. Brother can't stay out of jail. As soon as the Eagles handlers drop Mike he will show his true colors. Vick isn't any better of a QB than he was a dog fighter. It is a shame that a dog is forced to sit at his feet.

653 days ago
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