I touched on this briefly last week, and I don’t want to say much more, because what Michael Vick and others do to dogs and how others think their behavior is acceptable and amusing just sickens me. But I heard some more about this story today, and I don’t think my earlier name-calling went far enough. Michael Vick isn’t just a thug; he’s a monster.
Say what you will about Mark McGwire and Barry Bonds abusing their bodies and cheating their way to records and perhaps influencing a few kids here or there to put performance-enhancing crap in their bodies. Or consider how one in a million of violent video game addicts might shoot up his school. Then think about how much of role model someone like Michael Vick is, and how the media and general public care little when someone of his stature participates in high stakes dog-fighting and contributes to the abuse of hundreds of dogs in the name of entertainment. Do some quick Psych 101 reading if you’re not familiar with just how likely it is that kids that either participate in or are amused by the abuse of animals will go on to later abuse and injure human beings without remorse.
I don’t give a crap what legal stage this situation is at. I don’t think many people get framed for participating in dog fighting rings and abusing and neglecting dozens of their pets.
I imagine I may suddenly get all these hits from rabid sports fans ready to defend Vick. Good luck getting past the math question you’ll need to answer correctly to post a comment.