Dogs Against VickJuly 18, 2007
Just last week I highlighted a blog that was inspired by Mitt Romney’s alleged dog abuse, but now it’s probably time to start a new one based on the news regarding NFL star Michael Vick: Falcons’ Vick indicted by grand jury in dogfighting probe
RICHMOND, Va. — NFL star Michael Vick was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on charges of sponsoring a dogfighting operation so grisly the losers either died in the pit or sometimes were electrocuted, drowned, hanged or shot.
The Atlanta Falcons quarterback and three others were charged with competitive dogfighting, procuring and training pit bulls for fighting and conducting the enterprise across state lines.
The operation was named “Bad Newz Kennels,” according to the indictment, and the dogs were housed, trained and fought at a property owned by Vick in Surry County, Va.
Dogfighting? DOGFIGHTING! My goodness. Where are we, Afghanistan? (the practice was actually banned under the Taliban, oddly enough). Is this actually fun to watch? I can’t imagine being able to stomach it, personally. There are probably hundreds of things people can gamble and bet on that don’t involve killing man’s best friend.
EDIT: I removed the pic of the poor dog that was all cut up from fighting. I just didn’t want to look at it anymore.