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Say What? Part Duex

"Michael Vick has received more negative press than if he had killed a human being." - R.L. White, President of the NAACP's Atlanta Chapter.

He says that after Vick does his jail time that he, as a new, rehabilitated Michael Vick, should be welcomed back. Let him play football, have endorsements and what not.

OK, I'm all for that. I don't know the details of what happened. The other men could be lying. They could be telling the truth. How do I know he's not pleading out to avoid a long, drawn out trial that may not ever clear his name in the eyes of the public? You just don't know. I, personally, don't see how he couldn't have known what was going on. I may be naive in thinking that he would never drown a dog. Who knows except those that were there and now have to save their own asses.

My problem is with the first statement. I don't know that I've read a more ridiculous statement regarding this case. Does Mr. White really believe that? Does he really think that Vick would get less negative press if he killed a human being? I'm almost at a loss for words.

"His crime is, it was a dog." Quite possibly the 2nd ridiculous thing said. I always like to play devil's advocate. Let's say it was your dog that someone drowned. Killed. Caused the death of. How would you feel? You would want them punished right? According to the thought process here though, it was just. a. dog.


"White said he does not support dogfighting and that he considers it as bad as hunting." Hmmm, one is necessary in some cases. One is blatant disregard for another living creatures life. One is done for food, population control, etc. One is done for the enjoyment of sick people. Look, I know that not all hunters are out there for the food. Some are out there for the thrill of killin' somthin' big. I don't care for those hunters. All I'm saying is hunting does not equal dogfighting.

We'll never know exactly what happened, who was responsible for what or the depths of Vick's involvement. Hopefully this has brought attention to the fact that dogfighting is a problem. Maybe not in your area, but a problem for someone somewhere. Even cat lovers/dog haters would have to agree, it's just wrong. If Vick was involved, Karma will get him. She does every time.


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