I Vote for “Smothered Under the Bodies of the Dead Dogs He’s Responsible For”

Sadly, I am not Queen of the Universe or I would sentence Michael Vick and his cohorts to be smothered to death under the bodies of the dead dogs they are responsible for.

I believe that, when we die, if we go on, we become completely aware of the results of our lives here on earth.  Every good deed that ripples out ten people will be a joy to us.  Every hurt will be a pain.  I sometimes need to believe that because I want to believe that some day, even if not in this lifetime, anyone who would be a part of something that resulted in the deaths of dogs “by hanging, drowning and/or slamming at least one dog’s body to the ground” would have to bear the whole weight of his actions.

But most of the time, I guess I believe they get away with it, not just legally, I mean, it doesn’t weigh on their consciences.  And I just don’t understand that.  My dog will curl up next to me in bed.  She seems to smile when she sticks her head out the car window.  She whines when the cat is laying in the middle of the room and won’t get up so that she can get past.  If you’re laying on the couch, she wants to get up there and lay next to you.

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You see what I’m saying?  How could you not find this footballfans.jpgfootballfans.jpg(see photo) a better use for you dog than fighting it?  The Commercial Appeal calls it

a phase that has made it a status symbol in neighborhoods where violence and intimidation are valued, cooperation and generosity are signs of weakness and guns and gangs are rampant.

Even the very young have been infected with the attitude that intimidating others with an angry animal on the end of a leash is a way to acquire respect.

If that’s so, then we are a fucked up culture indeed.

Detective C. R. Beals of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says “there are people who are animal lovers who would do everything up to and including put a bullet into some of these clowns” and I have to say, if I were on the jury of someone who shot a dog fighter, it would be nearly impossible for me to find her guilty.

Here’s another good one of Mrs. Wigglebottom.  Again, if you could look that in the face and then put it in harm’s way, I question whether you have a soul.

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10 thoughts on “I Vote for “Smothered Under the Bodies of the Dead Dogs He’s Responsible For”

  1. I’m with you, I just cannot understand the thinking behind making animals fight for entertainment. Dogs, roosters, bears, hell – I don’t understand why people want to watch men hit each other until one of them falls down. How can the pain of another being be entertaining? I strongly suspect there is no karma, but reading things like this make me wish there was.

  2. I was happy to see that Dancingmorganmouse (man, that takes a minute to type, huh?) also included roosters in her list. Of course us dog lovers are horrified at the thought of inflicting pain on such beautiful, loyal creatures. But i have seen otherwise reasonable people engage in in the practice of cock-fighting, and it is equally sickening.

    Mouse, I will say as someone who used to box, and still loves the sport, it isn’t about making the other guy fall down. It is supposed to be about all the training and sacrifice to get there in the first place, and the point is to score points by out-boxing your opponent. Sometimes, no-one ever hits the mat.

    As for karma, I too have my suspicions (what else can you have?) But I take some solace, B, in that people who do these atrocious things are redeemable, and it is a measure of our growth as to how we deal with both their crime, and their eventual rehabilitation. I fear I’ve flunked this test many times. I’d like to see them suffer as well. I just wish I didn’t feel that way.

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  5. I am sickened that not only was Michael Vick engaging in this type of animal torture, but that it took this long for anyone to do anything about it. If anything comes out of all the publicity he’s getting, I hope it’s that others who deal in this crap will be prosecuted as well. Or maybe people will just stop doing it. OK, that’s probably too much to ask. I don’t care if humans want to beat each other to pulps in a boxing ring because they have made the choice to do so. But forcing animals to kill each other is just evil.

  6. Boxers have a choice about getting in the ring. They also don’t get killed if they lose.

    Between Vick and Packman, them athletes SURE ARE great role models for the kids.

    At least this will certainly cost Vick dearly. They’re already talking about suspending him. I guess the commissioner asked about this when the allegations first started coming out, and he promised him that he had nothing to do with it. Bosses don’t like to be lied to.
    Also, kiss those endorsements goodbye.

  7. They also don’t get killed if they lose.

    I think Benny Paret and that guy that Ray Mancini killed would beg to differ, but I agree with your overall point.

  8. Exador, the Irish aren’t police officers in your world?

    Mack, can they be rehabilitated if they feel no remorse?

    Megan, I agree. There’s something about turning the best qualities of a dog against itself that just makes me grossed out and angry.

  9. If that’s so, then we are a fucked up culture indeed

    Take your dog for a walk at Centennial Park and look around at the other dogs being walked.
    Draw your own conclusions.

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