He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it. – Martin Luther King, Jr

When you do what Vick did, a second chance should never include the rare gift of an NFL career and the potential bounty it offers.

Shame on the NFL for not banning him permanently.

How can we justify this saga to our children?

The fighting is bad enough. But when the dogs aren’t up to their standards of violence, they’ll beat the dogs against walls until they’re dead, hang, electrocute or drown them.

And if the schedule is too busy for torture that day, they’ll just shoot them dead as the poor dogs gaze desperately into their eyes for just one moment of love or kindness. But love is one thing those dogs are forever and viciously denied. – Nils Lofgren, guitarist with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band (Read more)

Even if you are not a dog lover, how can you sit there and make two dogs fight and one is going to die? How could you do that if you are somewhat sane? He had a great year and a great comeback, but there were times where we watched the game and I know it’s bad to say, but there were times where we hope he gets hurt. Everything you’ve done to these dogs, something bad needs to happen to these guys. – Mark Buehrle, MLB player (Read more)

Anybody who fights pit bulls is a punk – Antonio Pierce, NFL Player

Just as convicted pedophiles aren’t allowed free access to children, anyone who is responsible for hanging, electrocuting, or shooting dogs and who ‘got a rush’ out of killing them, as he admitted and his friends confirmed, and who caused them to suffer in other horrific ways, should never again be allowed access to dogs. – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Read more)

It’s inhumane to put two aggressive animals in the ring and watch them fight to the death or until they are maimed. Dogs are supposed to be pets and great friends to come home to. They shouldn’t be bred for violent reasons. – Josh Stamer, NFL Player

I believe fervently in second chances, but Michael Vick killed dogs, and he did in a heartless and cruel way. And I think, personally, he should’ve been executed for that. – Tucker Carlson, FOX News correspondent (Read more)