Did you judge Micheal Vick? To me, this issue shows how downside up our society is. The cruelty in the dog fighting realm is insignificant when compared to the cruelty of the meat industry. Vick was vilified and spent two years of his life behind bars, but nobody wants to look at how that burger got to their table. If you dine on swine think about going out and buying a Vick jersey.
Please, your point is well taken about the meat industry but do you have to make Vick out to be a victim of the justice system? He has absolutely no remorse for his behavior, he's only sorry he was caught. He'd still be doing it if it hadn't ALMOST cost him his career. 2 wrongs do not make a right. All innocent and helpless animals need to be protected. The answer is educating people about the facts of animal cruelty in and out of the meat industry, not vindication for Vick.
I dont give a good god damn one way or the other about m. vick.... it was just funny to hear so many people judge him and not look at their own life. How come people aren't as hard on ronald mcdonald???? Meat eaters can't judge vick, period.
Have you seen any interview with Vick? He's gone from an arrogant, ghetto, disrespectful pissant to a humble, respectful, appreciative, and even thoughtful man. He deserves a second chance. He, at least, served his time.
It's sick to me that some of you would defend Roman Polansky, and then heap such hatred on Vick. Maybe if Vick had fled to France would it all be OK. Or maybe shown no remorse for his crime. I dunno. It's good to see in some circles child rape is forgivable, and dog fighting is not.
I had an idea for a restaurant. Build a giant cow fighting pit in the middle, and let the loser be served that night. You get the best of both worlds, entertainment, and food. And if after a certain amount of time the cow isn't completely killed by the other one, which would happen 99.999% of the time because cows make lousy warriors, then pick a kid out of the crowd and give them one of those No Country for Old Men things . . POW! dead cow! And fresh meat really is the best meat. OH! That could be the slogan!
This could also work for a seafood place and a giant shark tank, but the water would get really cloudy after a while . . .
OK Eric- just how will you get a cow to fight?All they want to do is stomp people who take care of them,( try giving cow vaccines...after one or two knock the c--p out of you they start to look rather tasty!!
not fit - you make some great points, but i didnt judge meat eaters - i'm just saying that there is so much animal cruelty in the meat industry that i think meat eaters should forfeit their ability to judge Vick. People do judge people all the time, I just felt this story had a little more hypocrisy in it than most of the already hypocritical bullsniff in our so called news. The difference between torturing dogs for amusement/making money and torturing cows, pigs, lambs, & chickens for eating/making money is that people don't like to talk about the torture in the later.
Wow, that's a good one. I see what you did there. See, it's clever because PETA is an animal rights organization but you changed what all the letters meant so that instead of being FOR animals it stands for EATING them! That's some pretty fancy word play.
What I find is sad is that it seems more people are apt to condemn (and not forgive) someone like Vick for abusing animals than they would had he beaten his wife or girlfriend...And as far as the hypocrisy, it seems just a tiny bit hypocritical to judge all the terrible "Meat Eaters" by implying that eating meat is an indicator that a person supports animal abuse. Now, I have seen those under cover videos of people kicking chickens or throwing them around while they're still alive and agree that it really isn't correct behavior by these individuals. And they're just that, INDIVIDUALS. Meat companies don't want a bunch of foolishness like this; it cuts down on production. However, I don't believe that killing an animal for food consumption is in any way wrong or abusive - I wouldn't prolong an animal's suffering for my own or anyone else's pleasure, but I don't have any qualms about the reasonably efficient slaughter of cows, pigs, etc. It's not pretty, but it's life.
Once again - I am not saying anything bad about meat eaters. I am saying that if you eat meat you cannot judge micheal vick. Dog fighting and the meat industry both create suffering for innocent animals. When I sit down to a steak I know that I am no better than Michael Vick. As long as there are slaughter houses dog fighting should be legal. Michael Vick killed a thousand dogs - Ronald McDonald has 'over a billion' served, but nobody likes to point the finger at themselves. All of us meat eaters are no better than Michael Vick. If you honestly think that there is limited suffering in a slaughter house you are fast asleep. If you enjoy your meat don't cry over some guys gambling on dogs. Wear that Vick jersey as a badge that says, "People kill animals all the time for a variety of reasons and I'm okay with that." If you still want to judge Vick become a raw food vegetarian first.
Mike Vick is a sick, sick, individual. He didn't make "A mistake" as he put it. For YEARS he systematically set up the dog fighting ring at a house he purchased in the country for the express purpose of being hidden from public view.
Over a period of years, he tortured, electrocuted, smashed, hung, and drowned animals that didn't perform to his expectations.
What he set up was a mini-Aushwitz for dogs. A guy like this doesn't feel remorse. Everything he says in public is just for public relations purposes. Most serial killers started out by killing animals, then worked their way up to humans.
This man should not be representing the NFL, he's human garbage, and not a very good QB at that.
The Singularity, that is not what is in question here. Micheal Vick added to the needless suffering of innocent animals. However, all of us meat eaters do the same thing only on a much larger scale. After having read your comment I am assuming that you are a raw food vegan vegetarian....if you are, right on, you are right and the rest of us are involved in large animal Aushwitzs everyday. However, if you eat meat like most of us do then you are a hypocrite or at least need to include yourself in the human garbage pile.
No I'm not a vegan, but a lacto-ovo vegetarian. I eat animal products, but not any that died to provide the food. However, I do have some leather shoes, but don't lump me into the same category as Michael Vick.