Wednesday, August 22, 2007

It's not about Vick' race...

What type of person can show such cruelty to any living creature? Michael Vick has shown what type of soul he has; a lost one. In Detroit they are arguing that what he is involved in is similar to hunting and the only reason he is being prosecuted is the “white man’s” problem with a successful black man. Pathetic!

The indictment said that in April 2007, Peace, Phillips and Vick "executed
approximately eight dogs that did not perform well in 'testing' sessions by
various methods, including hanging, drowning and/or slamming at least one dog's
body to the ground." Vick also is alleged to have consulted with Peace before
Peace killed a losing dog by electrocution in 2003.

This cannot be compared to hunting. Most people that hunt eat their kill and do not torture the animals they kill. Hunters do their best to kill their prey in the most humane manner possible. I know a lot of hunters and they are animal lovers. They also hunt wild animals in an environment that favors the animal, not in a cage where the animal is a sitting duck.

As far as a racial issue, it is painful to think how deep of a divide we still have between the races. This is the result of a government failed education system, lack of role models in the black community, and the generational dependency on government assistance. The people making the racial argument are angry with their station in life. That station will not change unless people take responsibility for their own life. To think the “white man” is keeping anybody down is so sixties and so defeatist.

Vick is a sick and disturbed person to take part in this cruelty. I am not an animal activist but you don’t have to be an activist to point out cruelty when you see it. Just a thought…


Sheri said...

I haven't read detailed accounts of what Vick is accused of and what he will likely plead guilty to. Suffice it to say, I am sure the details will be horrible and inexcusable. Period. Here is my question: Why was there little, if any, outrage when Leonard Little, St. Louis Rams star player, while driving under the influence, hit and killed Sharon Detweiler in St. Louis? If Little spent any time in jail, it was a small amount. Killing these dogs is horrendous and Vick should be punished if guilty. How much more should we value human life.

Sheri said... are completely right, it is not about race....

Loving the book. I have to admit I have skipped around. I am learning so much about you! You have me thinking about what my kids are seeing me do; what they see me do, they are likely to emmulate, so thanks!