Alanis should put this in a song
This is probably gonna be controversial, but when have I ever shied away from a fight?
While I think what Vick did was abhorrent, disgusting, etc, I cannot say I’m glad that he’s going to jail.
Suspended from the NFL, sure. Lost all his endorsements, happy. But I cannot be happy that he was convicted because I believe the law he was convicted under is absolutely ridiculous.
I’m sure you’re wondering how in the world I can feel this way, right? Vick electrocuted, strangled, and drowned dogs.
But there is something that is key in this whole discussion. Dogs are not human beings.
They are wonderful companions, they are docile animals, they are “man’s best friend”. But when it comes down to it, they are property. And it may be a little libertarian of me, but I feel like private property is pretty sacred in a free society, and our government should either protect it, or get rid of it.
Not to mention, what is the difference between what Vick did, and say, slaughtering cattle? The food idea?
Does this not seem to be the slippery slope that PETA has been waiting for?