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The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption Paperback – Bargain Price, September 6, 2011
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- ASIN : B007PLZZ52
- Publisher : Gotham; Reprint edition (September 6, 2011)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 304 pages
- Reading age : 18 years and up
- Item Weight : 10.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.32 x 0.81 x 7.95 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,014,756 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Article of Ron Chimelis on allowing Vick to have dogs in the future: “ If he (Michael Vick) fails, one dog will sadly pay the price, and we will be reminded that not everyone who says they are rehabbed really is. But maybe, just maybe, he won’t fail. Michael Vick can make the case that people can indeed turn themselves around. I think it’s a risk worth taking, not just for Vick, but for us."
Response to the article of Ron Chimelis:
Wow. Really. It scares me that you feel you have thought this through. Please consider again. Think. Don’t be flippant. Consider what you are saying, please.
You come from the place that says “people are too willing to write people off….that we do not give second chances”
But then, the logic fails and you jump to GIVING EVERYONE A SECOND CHANCE by including those who cruelly killed defenseless beings. Sorry, there are some who CANNOT have a second chance. Why? SIMPLY BECAUSE IT IS TOO DANGEROUS TO THOSE WHO CANNOT PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM THEIR KIND.
Where is your Logic in this? Give the person(s) who “made the mistake”’ the person(s) who performed the CRIMINAL and NOT TO MENTION, IMMORAL act….give them a second chance EVEN IF IT MEANS PUTTING ANOTHER LIFE (who did nothing wrong, a total innocent) DIRECTLY IN HARM’S WAY?
Oh, I forgot….to quote you “But maybe, just maybe, the worst won’t happen." YOU willing to step up to this plate??? That’s scary…..SACRIFICIAL DOG/SACRIFICIAL HUMANS.
In fact, you listed nothing that Michael Vick has done that demonstrates his deserving a second chance. No, in fact, because he can throw a ball with accuracy, his life is Unchanged….the money is back, the fame and admiration is back, it’s all back for him.
And You are ready to SACRIFICE yet another dog to these people for the CHANCE that they might NOT KILL IT?? Really? Will you stand by this dog 24 hours a day while it is in the presence of these people….these men who laughed while they hung a dog…..this man who swung a dog to the ground until its head burst……this man and his cronies who held a dog’s head under water until it drowned? All these acts take time….1 second…..5 seconds…..1 minute…….2 minutes….5 minutes…. ….all time for any of their consciences to kick in. But, Nothing. Nada. Just a life that looked to them for approval, for validation, tried to perform for them…..hurting, crying out, yelping, dying a horrible violent death. This man, personally, killed in several very cruel and heartless ways defenseless animals…READ THE TRANSCRIPT. Sure, knowing your written attitude, these were not worthy of your care….they were ”just dogs” that Vick and his unconscionable cronies trained to fight So, rather than say this man actually deserves NOT to be near animals, you would rather throw another dog INTO the RING, so to speak….with this supposed human. I have not added that we should be worried for children in this man’s presence but it carries far more logic than does yours. Because the FACT is that ANYONE with a CONSCIENCE, ANYONE with a SOUL…..no matter how they were ‘brought up’ or in what ‘culture’ (excuse # 561 and 562)…understands that HURTING AND KILLING are wrong. It is WITHIN a person. EVERYTHING ELSE is “I’m a victim’ EXCUSE.
So, while he proclaims to “not be a psychopath”….this is even more illogical…really? You Want to claim that? And JUST BECAUSE HE PLAYS A GAME WELL, JUSTICE IS AND HAS BEEN VERY LIGHTLY APPLIED.
And, now, you feel his chance to show his sanity, to demonstrate his rehabilitation, IS MORE IMPOPTANT than yet another defenseless being's life? You feel that risking the dog’s life will help us be more open to giving people a second chance. WE DO NOT NEED YET ANOTHER DOG’S DEATH TO DO THAT. Anyone who DOES NOT deliberately HURT/KILL defenseless living things CAN HAVE a second chance. A third chance. Anyone who DELIBERATELY HURTS/KILLS defenseless life should be in lockup away from others. Something is WRONG with them. Think. Could YOU KILL a dog? Could you swing it’s head into concrete until it burst? Could you hold its head under water as it fought for life until it suffocated from water filling its lungs? No, it goes against everything inside of you because you do not lack the something that makes you human.
Think about it another way….your LACK of care for this one life, this dog that you intend to hand to this killer, maybe you could not ACTUALLY DO THE KILLING BUT YOU ARE CAPABLE AND WILLING TO HAVE IT DONE FOR YOU. By Michael Vick. Think……does this put you closer to the category which he occupies?
Many people Do deserve a second chance and are willingly given it. Yet IT”S TIME to STOP PUTTING ON BLINDERS……to give the person who performed the CRIMINAL AND IMMORAL act a second chance WHEN it means putting another life directly in harm’s way? Not only is this not “fair play” but it is ILLOGICAL. WE MUST FACE IT. THERE DO EXIST SOME ACTS that deserve NO CHANCE to be REPEATED. NONE
Jim tells their story from both the dog & human point of view, he, very successfully, gives voice to all the souls involved. While their story is filled with heartache, which can be very difficult to read, it is well worth the journey as the hope they offer an otherwise doomed species (I'm referring to humans, not pits) may very well help us to become a better species.