Michael Vick Speaks About Dogfighting Guilty Plea

Monday, August 27, 2007

RICHMOND, Va – Vick, made his appearance in court today and as expected pleaded guilty.  As he stood before Judge Hudson he citied what I would call the normal scripted apology with the exception of adding his own ignorant remarks. 

  1. Stating his actions were inmature and he needed to grow up [how ignorant is that statement?  What actions would he have done if he felt he was mature?  He made it sound like dog fighting was a childish game, how thought provoking is that as a role model….fg2]

  2. Stating dog fighting is a terrible thing [stating dog fighting is a terrible thing but has yet to admit that it is cruel and  inhumane and unconscionable but bless his heart he didn’t participate in the gambling and betting so does that mean he feels that justifies his actions in helping to kill the dogs that were not fit for fighting….fg2] 

Vick also repeatedly apologized to his young football fans, saying his behavior was “immature.”

“I apologize to the young kids for my immature acts,” Vick said. “What I did was immature and I need to grow up,” he said.

Asking for “forgiveness and understanding,” Vick said he would “turn my life over to God. That’s the right thing to do right now.”

“Dogfighting is a terrible thing and I reject it,” he said. [and the only reason he has made these statements is because he was caught, not because he knew or felt it was wrong to begin with……. at this point I am siging off any further posts regarding Michael Vick. I think everything that can be said has been said and his sentence isn’t until December.  I realize there will be ongoing events regarding his career, his salary, etc but that would entail daily posts which at this point would be ludicrous….. flagranny2]

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Abusing puppy gets owner jail time

I swear to God, there should be a law requiring everyone who owns a pet undergo a psyche exam to determine if they are even qualified to own a pet. We all know there are some people who should not, under any circumstances, be allowed to have a pet.

The following case is a good example.  As for the judge’s decision, I not only am concerned but I totally disagree.  In my opinion if someone is accused, found guilty and convicted of “cruelty of animals” that person should NEVER, EVER be allowed to have a pet again.  The important word here is “NEVER” because in most cases the judge will set a waiting period.

Calif. man gets jail time for abusing puppy

Updated: 4:59 a.m. ET April 7, 2007

LOS ANGELES – A man has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges after bringing a 7-month-old Doberman puppy with broken ribs and leg injuries to a shelter and telling the workers there that his hands hurt from hitting her.

Isaak Gowhari, 34, was sentenced Thursday to 45 days in county jail after entering his plea to the misdemeanor counts. The judge also barred Gowhari from owning an animal for three years.

Gowhari’s telephone number was unlisted and he could not immediately be reached for comment.

Authorities said Gowhari came under investigation after he gave Gracie, the puppy, to an animal shelter.

“Gowhari told the animal shelter workers that he was surrendering the dog because his hands hurt from hitting the animal,” said animal control Officer Ernesto Poblano.

Photos seized by investigators showed Gracie’s snout taped shut and her legs bandaged.

“At times, Gowhari did get Gracie medical care for the injuries he inflicted, but he apparently did not follow up on treatments and the injuries became aggravated and did not heal,” Poblano said.

Gracie recovered from her injuries and has since been adopted.