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Thread #122909 Message #2700849
Posted By: Jeri
15-Aug-09 - 09:00 AM
Thread Name: BS: Michael Vick, dog-fighter, is an Eagle
Subject: RE: BS: Michael Vick, dog-fighter, is an Eagle
I can't judge Vick except based on the 'evidence' gleaned from what passes for 'news'. It's mostly sensationalist crap. He did something horrible and he went to jail. Whether he's truly reformed, nobody here can say. Even if he doesn't believe dog-fighting is wrong, if he doesn't engage in it, it's enough.
As for the dogs, it's seems they're getting the same judgment Vick is getting here. If I recall correctly, some of them turned up on The Dog Whisperer. Some animals get selected to be put down because nobody knows how to train them or it's not believed to be possible to find conditions in which they can live safely. People are afraid of the dogs, and up close that often means it's a self-fulfilling prophecy.
I do think the Eagles have likely made a mistake, because I don't think football fans are going to get over it this fast. The stands at their games are going to be interesting.