Something is surely wrong with a country that values pit bulls more than unborn children.
Michael Vick made the mistake of killing and maiming dogs, and PETA in turn organized marches and protests and generally made his life miserable. However, had Vick been financing an abortion clinic, no doubt he would be a hero in the media.
In fact, had Vick run an abortion clinic where late-term abortions are done, PETA would be organizing marches in his honor and Planned Parenthood would have given him the Margaret Sanger Award. Just some bad choices on his part; he chose to kill dogs rather than people, and he now will pay with his freedom and perhaps his career.
Of course, this is the same Margaret Sanger who called for the "elimination of the Negro race" through eugenics. Perhaps had Sanger had her way, Vick never would have been born. (Of course, Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1966 proudly accepted the Margaret Sanger Award, which I find to be a bit ironic. But, then, Sanger called for the black ministers to help in her eugenics campaign.)
We also hit on this point brilliantly explained in this post by Thomas DiLorenzo at the Lew Rockwell Blog:
None of the talking heads on ESPN has defended Michael Vick, of course, and quite a few of their guests have denounced him. There is general agreement there that his treatment of his dogs was barbaric (which it certainly was) and criminal.
But at the same time, ESPN broadcasts all those Sunday morning hunting shows, especially in the fall, where corporate executives dressed like bubbas in coveralls and carrying elephant rifles blow away deer, turkey, pheasants, ducks, and other critters, then pose to have their picture taken with their "prey." I guess animal cruelty is OK with ESPN as long as there's no gamblin' involved. (Not to mention that poor bass that they photograph getting hooked over and over again on those fishing shows).