Ain't no way! Michael Vick should not own a dog. No way, no how. It is too bad his kids want to learn about animals and caring for them from the man in that house. They can't from their dad. Not dogs, anyway.Having paid for having fought and beat dogs is fine and dandy. Going to jail and losing money is fine and dandy. But from the perspective of the dog. Eh, I don't think so.
Part of me thinks that Mr. Vick learned a valuable lesson. But I think that he learned it from the loss in his wallet, not his heart. People who cross that line did it, do it consciously. It is hard for me to accept that he is a good guy now. One of the people who love and appreciate life, all life. One that will not willingly damage an animal for fun and payment. Breed because he wants a championship fighting dog.
And what about the dogs? That breed of dog. They are naturally good, friendly, guardians. They love to play and sit on the couch. I know some folks who have one. Trained to be pets, to be companions to their children, these dogs get a truly bad rap because of the despicable acts of people like Michael Vick.
The dogs he fought are in another state. Some have found new homes I am told. Some are still in transition and may get to find a forever home. Some are so damaged they are in a "doggy jail" and will be housed there until they die. Not because they wanted to do wrong but because some idiot like Michael Vick destroyed their opportunity to live a normal, healthy life.
Whoever sold Mr. Vick his current dog should likewise consider what he has done. Is it a disservice to the new pet? It may be. But owning a dog or being owned by a dog is a real privelege and one that Mr. Vick has lost his right to. I am thoroughly disgusted that this fellow is allowed to own a dog, ever.
I would not let him raise a gerbel.
Whatever the reason he thought that it was o.k. to abuse those dogs, he did it willingly and with no thought to the fact that these are living breathing creatures sensitive to the will of their owner.
After all this, I find it hard to understand how he can get a dog. While I do not wish him real harm, I do cheer each and every time some linebacker knocks him to the ground. I hope it happens often and with regularity. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.