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Michael Vick

Column about Michael Vick is a dropped pass in the end zone

Writer Brenda Linck used a blog post on Fan IQ to suggest NFL quarterback Michael Vick, convicted on dog-fighting charges, is a role model. Maybe, in a stretch, one could suggest he turned his life around – if and only if we see a change going forward for an extended period of time. But at […]

HSUS comments on Michael Vick’s decision to adopt a dog

Ecorazzi.com asked for a received a response from the Humane Society of the US, on the topic of Michael Vick’s recent admission that his family now includes a dog, after the completion of his probation period on dog fighting crimes. The HSUS representative circles around the issue, in the statement included on the Ecorazzi piece. […]

Michael Vick has a dog

Michael Vick has confirmed that his family has a dog. In an Atlanta Journal-Constitution article published Thursday, Vick is quoted as saying he wants his children to be around animals. In my view, anyone convicted of animal cruelty, especially to the degree of what Vick was convicted of doing, should be banned from possessing pets […]

Pack Line Headlines: Dog fighting, humane farming, abuser registries

Vick ‘case’ might be helping to curb dog fighting in Georgia: The headline on the USA Today website reads “Michael Vick case helped curb dog-fighting in Georgia.” My immediate reaction was, ‘Wait, no one should be giving credit to Vick for this.’ But after that flash reaction, I felt better of the headline and article […]

Video: Dogs rescued from Michael Vick are a greater success story than Vick

While sports commentators praise Michael Vicks’ successful return to football, they too often forget about the dogs he tortured for so long. I’m not one to pile on – to use a football term – but since these commentators are stuck on praising Vick, I feel the need to report on the heroes of the […]

Careful consideration of Michael Vick’s latest statements

Michael Vick stepped up the microphones Tuesday in Washington, DC to express his support for harsher federal penalties for those who attend dog fights. If the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act is enacted, it would make attending a dog fight a misdemeanor and it would be a felony to bring a minor along. Actually, it […]

Michael Vick’s former dog-fighting home closer to becoming rehab center

The Dogs Deserve Better organization has raised enough funding to cover the down payment on Michael Vick’s former home, infamously used as the dog-fighting site of Bad Newz Kennels. WVEC.com reports the selling price for the 15-acre property in Surry County, Va. is $595,000. If all goes as planned, the house would be turned into […]