‘We don’t care about the dog’

Mel, one of Michael Vick's Vicktims

Mel, one of Michael Vick's Vicktims

At the end of the day, haven’t we all known that this is how Michael Vick really feels about the victims of his dog fighting ring? He cares about his career, his reputation, and, above all, his paycheck – but the dogs? I will never believe he cares about the dogs, or that he feels one ounce of remorse for what he did to them.

His bodyguard’s words sum it all up – ‘We don’t care about the dog’.

This was said after Richard Hunter, a Dallas Radio personality, confronted Vick and his entourage after a ceremony during which Vick was awarded the keys to the city of Dallas. Richard Hunter and his wife adopted Mel, one of the dogs rescued from Michael Vick’s dog fighting operation. Hunter was attempting to give Vick, who has stated he “often thinks about the dogs”, a chance to put his money where his mouth is.

Hunter’s video shows the confrontation, and the aftermath. You and your ‘posse’ might not care about the dogs, Vick, but the rest of us still do, and for us, all of the keys in the world won’t change the fact that you’re a dog murdering psychopath.

Vomit Alert – Vick to Get Reality TV Show

Just in case the (now de bunked) Nike endoresement deal wasn’t enough to make you toss your cookies (or throw something) –

From DailyFinance.Com

Michael Vick, the former Atlanta Falcons star quarterback convicted of killing dogs for sport and profit, may not have gotten his old Nike contract back, but he is following the well-worn path of former child stars, celebrity heiresses and Z-list actors.

Yes, Michael Vick has gotten his own reality TV show, which he describes as “a story of hope” for kids who may be “dealing with adversity,” the LA Times reported Tuesday. Vick, who served 18 months in prison for running the notorious dog-fighting ring Bad Newz Kennels, is teaming up with BET for the new eight-part “docu-series,” tentatively titled “The Michael Vick Project.”

“This show can be a blueprint for so many kids,” Vick told the paper, “I want to show them that things are going to happen, that they’re not going to get through life without dealing with some kind of adversity. I want to show that if they have a fall from grace, this is how they can turn it around. We want this to be a story of hope.”

News of Vick’s reality program comes on the heels of a bizarre episodelast week in which his agent said the former star had been re-signed by Nike, only to have the shoe giant smack down that claim the following day. Vick is keeping mum about the Nike fiasco.

Nike is apparently wary of incurring the wrath of dog-lovers across America who were appalled by Vick’s role as ringleader of an illegal dog-fighting ring which featured gambling, drug abuse, and dogs mauling each other to death. Animals that lost or underperformed were often killed by members of Bad Newz Kennels.

Apparently, BET doesn’t have a problem with pissing off dog lovers – hey, just so long as they turn on the television and watch.

What is wrong with television these days? Is there anyone – anyone! – so loathsome that they won’t get offered a reality show? Why would a television network offer this sickening, unrepentant monster the chance to parade his indifference to anything but his own needs on national TV? Who will be best served by this, and why does ANYONE think that Michael Vick should be held up as a role model for children?

Hell in a handbasket, people. Hell in a handbasket.

Hit Vick, Feed a Homeless Pet


Main Line Animal Rescue of Washington, DC, USA, placed an ad in the Washington Post, promising to donate 5 bags of dog food to a local animal shelter each time football player Michael Vick is tackled during the Philadelphia Eagles’ match with the Washington Redskins, October 26.

From the Philadelphia Inquirer

Each time the Eagles’ new gadget guy-backup quarterback is tackled during the Oct. 26 away game against the Redskins, five bags of dog food will be donated to a D.C. animal shelter.

“Because there are no second chances on an empty stomach,” the ad says.

It also encourages people to volunteer at a shelter on game day, perhaps even “hugging a homeless Pit Bull.”

Vick served 18 months in prison for funding a dogfighting operation where pit bulls were killed.

In signing Vick to a two-year deal, the Eagles said he’d served his time and deserved a second chance.

“I think we’re all getting tired of the ‘Does he deserve a second chance?’ kind of thing,” said Bill Smith, founder and CEO of the shelter, which is near Valley Forge. “Maybe it’s about time that the million pit bulls euthanized every year got their second chance.”

“It’s such a misunderstood breed. . . . They’re great dogs,” he said, adding they’ve gotten a terrible stigma “because of people like Michael Vick.”

The ad’s main aim is to bring attention back to the needs of dogs, he said.

“I think we just need to raise public awareness, and this is a good way to do that,” he said.

“It may be funny. It may be clever. It may not,” he said.

“I think we just need to raise public awareness, and this is a good way to do that. It may be funny. It may be clever. It may not,” –  Bill Smith, founder and CEO of the shelter.

I know a few people who’d likely offer to BUILD a shelter if you can promise to knock him unconscious.  Twice. With a brick.