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Thread #122909 Message #2701021
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
15-Aug-09 - 01:49 PM
Thread Name: BS: Michael Vick, dog-fighter, is an Eagle
Subject: RE: BS: Michael Vick, dog-fighter, is an Eagle
PoppaGator seems to be the only one who has said a few sensible words about Vick and dog-fighting (add cock-fighting, a similar activity).
These activities are prevalent from Florida to California and Hawai'i (and probably elsewhere), and are accepted if not supported by a group in our society.
Education, and social pressure, may eventually eliminate these activities, as they have been in western Europe and among most North Americans.
Demonizing this group does not help.
Dog-fighting was finally eliminated from some U. S. military posts in the 1930s; as a child my first pet was a pit bull that my parents obtained from the kennel at one of these posts.
Vick, now returned to society, must be allowed to earn a living, and return to the sport at which he is proficient and pays not only his way but that of a number of people associated with him and his team.
Some posting here would assign him (and all offenders?) to the gutter.