michael vick ronald martinez Michael Vick Wants to Own a Dog Again

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Michael Vick is legally barred from ever owning a dog again for obvious reasons. But Vick thinks he’s ready for a new pet. And he thinks it would actually help him. Wait to read what he says, I know crazy, right?

He says, quote, “I would love to get another dog in the future.  I think it would be a big step for me in the rehabilitation process.”I think just to have a pet in my household and to show people that I genuinely care, and my love, and my passion for animals.”

Vick blames his upbringing for not knowing that dogfighting was wrong . . . quote, “When I was younger I got caught up in dog fighting . . . It was something to do.”I hate to use our culture as an excuse.  It is what it is.  I love animals.  I love dogs.  I love birds.  I love all types of animals.  But this is just the way I was brought up.  Nobody ever told me it was the wrong thing to do.”

Vick says that he works with the Humane Society and goes out on speaking engagements . . . even though the courts don’t make him.  And he claims he’s learned his lesson.

He says, quote, “Dogfighting is prominent all across the country, and I know it goes on in a lot of different urban areas.”A lot of kids have probably seen it happening before.  Hopefully, they’re not involved in it, and hopefully they take away from what happened in my situation and avoid it at all costs.”

So, what do you think? should we let him get a dog? Should we let Polanski judge a kids beauty pageant? Should we let OJ buy a knife? What do you think?


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