Michael Vick, Dogfighting Hero

Hank Kurz Jr. of the AP writes in today’s Globe:

NFL star Michael Vick was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday on charges of sponsoring a dogfighting operation so grisly the losers either died in the pit or sometimes were electrocuted, drowned, hanged, or shot.

I was thinking that if Vick is convicted of being the psychotic, pathetic, disgusting little piece of crap that would do this sort of thing, then the six years he could get in prison wouldn’t be enough.

No, I was thinking genuine justice would be to truss him him up naked and throw him in a pit with a couple of his meanest dogs and let him watch while they chewed off his penis and his nuts.

But that would be doing to the dogs pretty much what he and his sick pals did to the dogs all along.

No, let’s have human justice if he and his partners are guilty. Hang the bastards. Not with a breakneck knot. Just some rope, and watch them strangle. And then bury them alongside the dogs they brutalized.

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  1. If michael enjoyed and made money by dog fighting (IRS are you there?) …… then he is not a hero or a winner …. but a very sad LOSER !!!!

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  2. Never thought about the IRS angle – interesting!

    If there is anything good about the Michael Vick story, it is that there is an emerging increased awareness about animal cruelty and animal fighting. However…

    I think it is a sad commentary that we, as a culture, are using the Vick story to compare “What’s worse?” “What’s worse”, we ask, “carelessly fathering illegitimate children, or dogfighting?”. “Dogfighting or gambling?” “Dogfighting or rape?” “Dogfighting or racism?” “Dogfighting or hateful nationalism?” “Dogfighting or (fill in the blank)….?” The comparisons to dogfighting have been endless.

    Dogfighting is one more piece of evidence our country is in need of a spiritual transformation (please note I said spiritual and not necessarily religious). Animals are sentient beings – they feel pain, and they suffer, just like we do. They are not more important, or less important than human beings, but like human beings, they are important, too.

    Every major faith teaches its followers to be responsible stewards of animals and the Earth. Please help us get the word out that caring for animals, just like caring for people, is an important part of just being a decent person and citizen. If we make this a priority, there will be no more dogfighting horror stories, and no more pointless comparisons of evils. Let us all rise, together, to be better people than we are today, shall we?

    Chaplain Nancy Cronk
    Founder, http://www.AnimalChaplains.com

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