By Sloane Quealy-Miner
Michael Vick fans have been busy whining lately about tot mom Casey Anthony’s not guilty verdict. Not because they are outraged that a baby killer will go unpunished, but because Vick served prison time and tot mom will not. These sharp shooters seem to forget that Michael Vick pled guilty, killer Casey Anthony did not. In a perfect world DEXTER would not be a fictional character and would also take on animal abusers. But unfortunately this is not the case. Instead we are stuck with a justice system that is broken.
Michael Vick murdered countless dogs and his minute prison stint is a joke in comparison to his heinous crimes. Michael Vick fought dogs for sport, and when they didn’t win him money he hung, drowned, electrocuted or shot them. He tied innocent dogs to rape stands for the brutal practice of mating. Not to mention the beatings and the syringes full of drugs forcibly injected into the dogs. It was hell on earth for the dogs at Bad Newz Kennels who had no say in their actions. And though some made it out alive, many of the dogs continue to suffer to this day. Yes, Michael Vick spent time behind bars. But since his release he is celebrated, idolized and rewarded for his bad behavior by making millions. Most recently Nike signed Vick to a four year endorsement deal.
Michael Vick fans make me sick. While searching for the perfect words to summarize the type of people they are I came upon this fantastic quote from the FB page The Rally Against Michael Vick. “The thing about Vick supporters is that they are mostly all ignorant to the facts of the case, they spout arguments about race, religion, “he did his time, and usually conclude with “get over it.” Their comments usually contain vulgarities, inaccuracies, and generalizations about those of us that fight against Vick every day. That in and of itself should tell you something about Vick himself.”
I whole heartedly believe Michael Vick is not a changed man, nor does he have any remorse for the heinous acts of cruelty he bestowed on countless dogs. Killer Casey Anthony being set free is just the latest example of our broken system. Our system doesn’t hold animal abusers, murderers or child abusers accountable for their actions. Yet huge sentences are handed down to countless activists who never harmed anyone. People like the SHAC 7 , Walter Bond, Steve Murphy, Barry Horne , Peter Young just to name a few.