"I Am Not The Beast"

@Rozie37 (15505)
Turkmenistan
December 14, 2007 2:23pm CST
I do not usually comment on the news anymore. But every now and then I hear something that really gets me going. Michael Vick should have gotten way more time than he did. He is lucky that I was not the judge in the case. Not only did he finance dog fighting, but he he took part in killing them if they did not fight aggressively enough and he has the nerve to say that he is, "Not The Beast," I think that he used that phase to let us know exactly what he is. I could not come up with a better way to describe him. What did these dogs do that was deserving of death? The mere fact that they were trained to fight is bad enough, but if they lost, they died. This just makes me so angry. It's evil and it is not fair. This was my first time hearing the details about something this sick. I just hope I never do again. I can not believe how far people are willing to go for the almighty dollar.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
14 Dec 07
That is really sick and sad. He should just work with his animals more is all. Killing them is sick,sad and deranged. Espically when there are plenty of people who would love to have animals just for pets to love and take care of. I agree it is evil and unfair.
@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
14 Dec 07
I believe that the dogs are very badly injured from the fights also. They train the animals to fight each other and be vicious. If the dog loses too many times, I guess, they have no choice but to get rid of them. They have been trained in such a way that they are no good to keep as pets any longer, I suppose.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
15 Dec 07
That is just really sad sounding to me.
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• United States
17 Dec 07
Michael Vick are like a lot of people that do not put a value on dogs life. Some people believe that dogs are just dogs to do with what you please. I am glad he got some jail time but he should have gotten more. I hope he has to pay back the millions of dollars that the NFL team paid him. That will show him that what he did was wrong.
@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
23 Dec 07
I know what you are saying. In some countries, they kill dogs and eat them. I can understand that if you have nothing more to eat. But, to take a dog and make him fight his own kind for entertainment and money is just beyond sick. I was he had gotten at least five years.
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
14 Dec 07
Totally sick indeed. I was watching this weeks episode of CSI and it was about dogs and dog fighting - it reminded me of this guy Michael Vick. I don't know how people can do things like that to animals too - He is a beast!
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@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
14 Dec 07
I know for certain, I would not want a man like him in my life. He has no heart or feelings and is probably abusive to women also.
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@nichole1983 (1189)
• Canada
14 Dec 07
the reason why he didnt get a harsher punishement is cause of who he is... thats the problem with this society thta we live in.. all the stars and big names are getting a slap on the wrist while the underdog gets the harsh punishment.. look at it this way.. if you or i did this we would be looking at several years in prision.. these ppl are suppose to be rolemodels and ppl that we the underdogs look up to.. how are we suppose to look up to them when they get slaps on the wrist for what they do and we get the max penality according to the law of that state province territory etc etc...
@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
14 Dec 07
Well now, first of all, I do not consider myself an underdog. Although, I understand clearly what you are saying. Secondly, I do not look up to any of these people, although again, I understand exactly what you are saying. These people act like they are above the law, because they are treated as if they are. All they have is a talent that enables them to generate a lot of money. For me, that does not a role model make. You have to have something real going on in your heart to be a role model to me. Otherwise, you are simply a public figure.
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@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
15 Dec 07
I think being a celebrity saved his butt. Dog fighting is sick and cruel and I can't believe people actually do something that horrible. Many dog breeds get a bad rep because of people like him. Dogs should not be used to fight for pleasure, however sick it may be. He's lucky I wasn't the judge either, Rozie!
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
15 Dec 07
All I can say is you have made a good point. I agree with you.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
17 Dec 07
Hi Rozie dear! I really don't like dog fighting, actually I despise it. I have two dogs and one is a pitbull. They say that pitbulls are trained in dog fights. How can they do such a thing to these dogs? My pitbull is very sweet and loves to just snuggle close to me and my husband. I wouldn't have the heart to see her bloody and fighting and wouldn't even want to see any dog be in any kind of dog fights. It is horrible and I find it really sickening. How can other people find this a form of entertainment? Just like you, I can't believe how much people are willing to go for the almighty dollar or any currency for that matter. I hope Michael Vicks should have gotten what he truly deserves. Take care and have a nice day! :)
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@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
23 Dec 07
This really was a sad story. I hope this will help people to realize that it is a crime and that it is totally unacceptable in America.
• China
15 Dec 07
the beast cool.... but are you sure????
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@ronaldinu (12454)
• Malta
8 Feb 09
It is sad to hear that a professional footblal player was involved in dog fighting and took part in killing dogs that were not aggressive enough. I hope that the police continue to curb such abuses.