“A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast; but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.” Proverbs 12:10
The for quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons is signing on with the Philadelphia Eagles. The National football League suspended Vick indefinitely in August 2007 after he pleaded guilty to a federal charge of a lucrative dogfighting operation at a home he owned in Virginia. The NFL reinstated him last month and will be monitored for 6 weeks (by October) based on his progress. The 29-year-old quarterback was freed from prison in Leavenworth, Kansas while there, he earned only 12 cents an hour as an overnight janitor. The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are extremely disappointed of not only his release, but his contract with the Philadelphia Eagles; the CEO says Philidelphia is a city of dog lovers and people of the Philidelphia community may not welcome Michael Vick.
Is he really sorry for what he did or is he just sorry he got caught? Now that Michael Vick is going to be playing with the Philadelphia Eagles, his life as a murderer is behind him. Hopefully, he asked God to forgive him, because he cannot and will not be able to play basketball by taking the lives of those precious dogs. Dogs have lives like humans have lives, so do cats, birds, fish, anything that God created to make us smile and love us unconditionally are valuable lives. Those Dogs were breathing just like humans. When he starts playing for the Philadelphia Eagles, hopefully he will be great as he was before, but all of those dogs suffered and will never be able to play and catch tennis balls, ever again. Every last one of those pitbulls were precious in the eyes of God and we as humans are supposed to value them as we do ourselves. Michael Vick is going to continue to make millions and has paid his short debt to society. Furthermore, if Michael Vick ever owns another dog(s) will he know who to love and adore it and respect its’ life?
“I fully understand that playing football in the NFL is a privilege, not a right, and I am truly thankful for an opportunity I have been given, as you can imagine, the last two years have given me time to re-evaluate my life, mature as an individual and fully understand the terrible mistakes I made in the past and what type of life I must lead moving forward,” Michael Vick said in last month’s statement.