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7 Comments to “PBS' "The Dogs Are Alright" - Vick dogs now”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Just goes to show you how much Wayne Pacelle and PETA actually know about dogs and dog glad those idiots didn't get their way and that the dogs proved them wrong. Michael Vick is still the monster he always was and he always will be one to me...I don't care how many phony interviews he gives...everytime I hear his name, I want to throw up. I can't believe that waste of life is getting a second chance to play football and make a bajillion dollars...his ass should still be sitting in jail. The unnamed dog who was put down didn't get a second chance. Thank god for BAD RAP...I hope little Frodo, Hector, Johnny and the others all live long, healthy lives. They deserve it... Vick doesn't.

  2. monica says:

    thanks for posting that Fred

  3. Anonymous says:

    It's great that these dogs were defended and rescued, and I am happy to see them enjoying real lives with loving people. But there were others who were brutally killed, or driven so mad that they gave up on humans and were euthanised.

    And Mr. Vicks served less than 2 years, is back making millions, and not even the people who work closest to him will comment on whether he is sincerely repentant.

    Sorry, the penalty was just not enough. The man is a serial killer. And, while Vicks may have learned his lesson ("not while the press is looking..."), the fights go on elsewhere, the abuse goes on all over the world, and the victims, the dogs, are still causally killed by authorities who have learned nothing from this highly publicised, unfollowed, precedent.

    Yes, saving these lives was, and is, worth it. But there remain lives to save, both of animals, and of the miserable, twisted humans that torture them. I'd love to see someone, somewhere, do a documentary on what is being done not merely to rehabilitate these celebrity victims, but to end this brutality forever.

  4. Joanne says:

    Did that piece of crap ever pay the money he was supposed to for the dog's future rehabilitation?

  5. GoLightly says:

    Thanks for posting that, Fred. What Anon 7:21am said. When will we ever evolve from enjoying these ancient bloodthirstyy sports? It is so viscerally upsetting to me, incomprehensible that anyone could watch a dog-fight (or any useless/bloody combat, for that matter) and enjoy it. The book "The Lost Dogs" was brilliant. Hard to read the details.
    How can anyone...
    Money, blood and sport. Dogs are so cheap, too. gah...

  6. siouxee says:

    I hope animal lovers and activists see for themselves, that PETA and the HSUS aren't in it for the love of animals, but for media and propaganda. They might do great undercover work, but not much of saving. Now, do they?

    It's a shame that when these dogs needed support the most, those big organizations turned their backs on them. However, thank goodness for BAD RAP. They showed true human kindness and compassion.

    I love my pittie, he was abused and broken when I stole him from real bad people. He is now the most loving and wonderful dog I've ever had. He is even kinder than my late Dobie. His life is so much better now, and he loves his brother and sister cats. I cannot see my life without him. In fact, I know that when his time comes, I will want to adopt another pittie.

    Thanks for posting this, Fred. It made me cry, sad tears for all that happened to these dogs as it keeps happening to others everywhere in the world, and happy tears because these ones got a second chance at life and love.

    The fight continues.

    NO TO BSL. NO TO ANIMAL CRUELTY AND ABUSE. We need stricter laws now.

  7. Anonymous says:

    thank you for posting this.

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