Jeromie Williams Eats The Internet For Breakfast – A tweet sent out by Michael Vick on his Twitter account on October 4th, has animal advocates asking each other on the interwebz, does Michael Vick have a new dog?
The photo that was tweeted out by Michael Vick shows him sitting at the dinner table with his daughter while he watches football on his iPad, but upon closer inspection it became very clear that a box of Milk-Bone dog biscuits were clearly visible on the table.
According to USA Today “The picture was quickly deleted and replaced by a similar, biscuit-less one, showing Vick has enough sense to realize his dog ownership is a matter that’s best left private (for now at least). Luckily, the good folks at Crossing Broad caught the first tweet and saved the picture. (We added the arrow.)”
In case you have been living under a rock, the reason why this is shocking to so many people, is that Michael Vick was charged and arrested in 2007 on multiple counts of animal abuse stemming from his involvement in a gruesome dog fighting ring.
In July 2007, Vick and three other men were charged by federal authorities with felony charges of operating an unlawful interstatedog fighting venture known as “Bad Newz Kennels.” Vick was accused of financing the operation, directly participating in dog fights and executions, and personally handling thousands of dollars in related gambling activities. Federal prosecutors indicated they intended to proceed under the powerful provisions of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization.
While some are saying Vick has paid his due and should be left alone to live his life, others such as the No Way Subway Facebook group have been openly vocal about the prospect that Vick may have a four-legged member of the family.
I feel sick to the core of my heart …Vick tweeted this pic showing an open box of Milkbone dog biscuits on the table where his daughter is doing her homework and Vick is using his iPad. He later removed the pic and re-tweeted a new version with the Milkbone biscuits cropped out.
*Vick’s ban on having a pet expired when his parole ended. Regardless – I FEEL SICK <\3 Amelia
Does a convicted animal abuser ever have the opportunity to get out from underneath their past, or should Vick know better about how owning a dog looks to the public and accept the fact he will always be scrutinized over animal ownership?