Howard Stern (bear with us) recently went on a rant against Michael Vick and Vick’s recent decision to secretly own a dog. It’s a long rant — seven minutes — so we thought we give you the best quotes.
Before we do, however, you should be aware of Howard and wife Beth’s bona fides when it comes to dogs. They’re not shabby.
The pair have rescued multiple dogs and cats. In 2010, Beth published Oh My Dog: How to Choose, Train, Groom, Nurture, Feed, and Care for Your New Best Friend. Beth is also heavily into animal advocacy, and she is a spokesperson for the North Shore Animal League, the world’s largest no-kill animal adoption and rescue group. She was also named one of Petside’s 25 Pet People of 2011.
In July, the couple’s bulldog Bianca, which they adopted 10 years ago from a rescue, passed away. Stern has railed against Vick in the past. He and Beth have Bianca’s name tattooed on their arms.
Okay? Good. Take it away, Howard:
“Well, when I saw the news I was dumbfounded. It baffles the mind really.”
“Everything has calmed down for this guy, he’s gotten his career back on track … things are quiet. But instead of keeping things quiet, the way he should, he decides he’s going to get a dog.
“What the ?$&!* is that all about?”
(Oh, if you didn’t know, Stern works blue. Satellite radio and all.)
“Michael Vick should never own a pet.”
“This is no different than Rihanna getting back together with Chris Brown.”
“Get the dog away from him. There should have been something written where he could never own a dog.”
Robin: “It would be like Jerry Sandusky getting hold of a children’s group again.”
Howard: “It would be like if Casey Anthony filled out adoption papers for a baby and got one.”
“Isn’t there someone in his life that says, ‘Listen, Michael, You’re a dopey guy, you’re a big, dumb ?$&!* jock. You’re a football player. Let me think for you. You can’t have a dog. You can’t have a cat. You can’t have a HAMSTER YOU ?$&!* ?$&!* You blew it! If you really want a pet, it’s not in this lifetime. And your kids when they get older can get one.'”
“This ?$&!* guy should not be around dogs. He’s got a hostility to dogs. I don’t know what happened in his life, but he shouldn’t be allowed to be near a … it’s CRAZY.”
“Why would he stir this up? He’s insane. This guy’s insane. Of course he’s insane. Who could look at a little dog and kill it?”
If you’d like to listen to it yourself, click here.
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