Can We All Agree That It’s Not Racist To Be Disgusted By Animal Cruelty?

December 30, 2010 at 11:01 PM (Uncategorized) (, , , )

Michael Vick.

I could stop right there if I wanted. Just saying the name is enough to piss off most people. President Obama, no stranger to foot-in-mouth syndrome, did exactly that recently and he reignited an issue that should have been argued to exhaustion a year ago. And so, here we are again, arguing about Michael Vick and animal cruelty.

Let me get this out of the way before I go any further, just to make it clear which side I’m on. I think Michael Vick is a monster. He committed horrible crimes and I am disgusted to see him living it up as a celebrity. If you were looking for a balanced opinion of the Vick topic, you will be disappointed here.

The NFL’s decision to let Michael Vick play again and the Philadelphia Eagle’s decision to sign him is reprehensible and shameful. On the other hand, the Humane Society of the United States has agreed to work with Vick to educate people about the evils of dogfighting. So let Vick go to work for the Humane Society and do that full time. That should be his redemption, not going on to be a sports hero.

That’s my opinion of Michael Vick and his post-prison life.
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