Saturday, August 25, 2007

If Vick Had Killed Half-Born Babies

A couple great comments from bloggers at the Lew Rockwell Blog. These guys must have been eavesdropping the other night when DefundAbortionGuy had a few buddies over for some Edmund Fitzgerald Porter and cigars. (aka The Chesterbelloc Rountable). Bill Anderson correctly notes:

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.)

Something is surely wrong with a country that values pit bulls more than unborn children.

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).


i hate liberals. said...

you fuckin idiot.

do you understand that there is a difference between shooting a duck and drowning a domesticated animal?

Anonymous said...

yea yo- you know what im sayin.

its like yea-yo.

it be like a sport in da hood yo yea.

aint no diff'rnt dan poppin a cap in a dear yo.

--some black ball plaaya.

Animal Chaplain said...

I think it is a sad commentary that we, as a culture, our using the Vick story to compare "What's worse?" "What's worse", we ask, " carelessly fathering illegitimate children, or dogfighting?". "Dogfighting or rape?" "Dogfighting or racism?" "Dogfighting or hateful nationalism?" "Dogfighting or (fill in the blank)....?"

Dogfighting is one more piece of evidence our country is in need of a spiritual transformation (please note I said spiritual and not necessarily religious). Animals are sentient beings - they feel pain, and they suffer, just like we do. They are not more important, or less important than human beings, but like human beings, they are important, too.

Every major faith teaches its followers to be responsible stewards of animals and the Earth. Please help us get the word out that caring for animals, just like caring for people, is an important part of just being a decent person and citizen. If we make this a priority, there will be no more dogfighting horror stories, and no more pointless comparisons of evils. Let us all rise, together, to be better people than we are today, shall we?

Chaplain Nancy Cronk

Defund Abortion Guy said...

I'm sorry gang. But killing a dog is a lot closer to duck hunting than is to killing an inocent human life.

hcg said...

Oh wow, this got every one going - fascinating input mixed with a good read.