Dogfighting is brutal, sadistic, and intolerable. I don’t need to relate the kinds of torture dogs go through for this form of entertainment, but anyone involved in this stuff has to be mindless or heartless. Some time ago, the feds found evidence of dogfighting and training in a property owned by NFL quarterback Michael Vick. It should be noted that he does not actually live there, but had at least one cousin living there. Over the past weeks, there have been rumors of the kinds of activities and speculation of how much the football star was involved. Today I received this from PETA:
NFL star Michael Vick, of the Atlanta Falcons, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on felony dogfighting charges. We need your help to tell the NFL that someone who allows this kind of neglect and abuse to occur doesn’t belong in its organization. Please write to the NFL to ask that Vick be immediately suspended.
I’m glad PETA will beat the drum on this kind of thing, but Vick has not been convicted of anything yet. Except, perhaps, in the court of public opinion (yay, pukey cliché!). So there will be a lot of PETA Moonies petitioning the NFL to suspend a possibly innocent person. Well done.