Originally Posted by fnordcircle
If you eat store-bought eggs or meat you really have no place to complain about dog fighting. I'm not defending dog fighting or those who do it at all - I was deeply upset about it. But I recognize the hypocrisy in myself when I pick up a dozen eggs at the store considering the reprehensible conditions to which those animals are subjected.
Vick served his time and he seemed contrite. I believe in rehabilitation and second chances.
But dogs have a special place in the hierarchy of animals in human society. They are seen as family members, beloved companions, etc. Some of them work leading the blind, corralling animals, smelling cancer or bombs.
So it's just one of those things that you have to accept, I think. Vick will be forever marked the way he is because, for a number of people, what he did was only slightly less abhorrent than had he done it to babies.
Not playing with a full deck, are you?