Michael Vick Wants a Puppy, ASPCA Says No Way
Ah yes, Michael Vick; the story of a convicted celebrity who managed to turn his life around with a few
hiccups along the way. If you’re not familiar with the ordeal that Vick found himself in, it all started
back in 2007. After a very successful run with the Atlantic Falcons, the number 1 NFL draft pick was
served with a search warrant. Upon searching Vick’s mansion the authorities came to the conclusion
that he was hosting and financially supporting a massive underground dog fighting ring. Quite obviously,
this didn’t settle too well in courts as Vick was served with a 23 month jail sentence and was banned
from owning animals for several years after the debacle. The horrors for Vick didn’t stop there as the
once successful NFL player found himself filing for bankruptcy and wondering if the NFL would let him
play ever again. Lucky for him, he managed to largely rehabilitate his image and was picked up by the
Philadelphia Eagles in 2009 where he currently serves as their starting quarterback. But, if you thought
that Vick would be able to leave the past where it belongs, you would be wrong.
Vick recently took to CNN where he sat down for an interview with Piers Morgan. The topic of his
previous conviction came up. After talking for a bit, Vick stated that he would like to eventually gift his
children with a puppy once the ban on him owning animals expired. This seemingly innocent remark
caused quite the storm over at the ASPCA who came forth to give Vick a piece of their mind.
According to the anti-animal cruelty outfit, Vick should not be allowed to own a dog now or ever. The
organization went on to say that they feel Vick has not expressed regret for what he’s done instead
simply focusing on the consequences of getting caught. Despite serving his entire sentence for what he’s
done, the ASPCA still feels he has not been rehabilitated to the point where he has a “direct concern for
the wellbeing of animals”.
As of now, Vick has yet to come forth and comment but we would say it’s safe to assume that he soon
will. What exactly he will say in regards to the entire thing remains a mystery but we will certainly keep