Dog Fighters and Such…

Michael Vick played for the first time in about 2 years.
I’m excited to see what he’ll be like once he gets the rhythm of the game back. And more interested in how the Eagles will utilize him.
But of course, there is still a lot of controversy surrounding him. Even a rally outside of the stadium with people holding up signs like this:

Now, what I’m going to say next is going to be rather controversial, but I want you to think about it.
Michael Vick might have been better off if he physically abused his fiance or any other woman rather than killed the dogs.
Our culture seems to be more forgiving to those who commit acts of domestic violence, rather than those who hurt animals.
Take Chris Brown for instance. He’s probably more well known amongst the younger generation, particularly with the girls… and the controversy and media coverage of him died down rather quickly. He was seen at the Orlando Magics game in the Finals. He seen smiling and joking around on streets of NYC and have the paparazzis and screaming girls surround him. He’s seen playing basketball and he’s probably working on another album, and that album probably will have similar success to his previous ones. I still hear his song on the radio here and there (maybe it had to do with the wedding where the wedding party danced down the aisle of the church).
Or Kobe Bryant who was accused of raping a woman. We’ve pretty much forgotten about that. (Although they settled out of court)
Or how about Ben Roethlisberger and his current situation of being accused of rape.
Of course the situations are different with Michael Vick, because Mike lied about it and was actually convicted for it.

But all I’m saying is, why do we at times put more emphasis on lives of animals than humans?
There was a recent story that came out about the LA Zoo, I believe. A few celebrities came out to sign petitions and held rallies to raise millions of dollars so that the zoo can enlarge the elephant exhibition, because apparently the exhibition seemed too small for the elephants. I don’t have a problem with that. I like elephants. And I like going to the zoo once in a while, mainly to check out the monkeys.
But you know, walk the streets of LA, there are so many people who are homeless and even more who may be on the verge of losing their homes.
So, where are the celebrities leading rallies and petitions for their cause?
Where are the people fighting for millions of dollars to fund more (and cleaner) rescue mission centers?

I’m just saying…

2 thoughts on “Dog Fighters and Such…

  1. to be fair to kobe, the girl he “raped” was found to have like 5 different traces of semen in her underwear, which says something about the girl he “raped.” what i can’t fully understand from a legal standpoint is stallworth vs. plax. i understand the practicality of stallworth (and wrote a blog post about it), but i dont understand why plax automatically deserves two years for shooting himself in the leg.

  2. I know. I’m just a Kobe-Hater.
    And Ben’s accuser, I don’t think has that much weight to it either.

    As for Plax, the Mayor.. or Gov of NYC is, I believe in favor of more gun control. Therefore, it was his opportunity to make a big statement about this, and Plax just happened to be a big name enough to make some point… at least that’s my take..

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