Alleged Dirt Bag…When Celebrities are Bad Examples

I am having a day off (okay, am attempting one) but this hot buzz from the pet world is something I thought I would share. It happens to deal with pet ownership and responsibility.

First, YouTube already has a video commentary up:

I respect the Pet Connection crew and you can read their comments and find the links I snagged at the blog concerning the Atlanta Falcons football player (quarterback) Michael Vick who was allegedly conspiring to run an interstate dog-fighting operation.

The court docs concerning Michael Vick are at the Smoking Gun and if you want to find some info and links related to dog fighting visit Lassie, get help.

The problem is that people seem to admire sports personalities and the trend of admiring celebrities comes from people believing that they know them. Some say it is because we don’t have royalty and so have to find someone to put up on a pedestal.

Still, I’d rather admire people whose jobs help mold young people or save people versus someone who gets a lot of money for playing a sport or acting…for crying out loud it is their job…and my question is how does it contribute to or really change someone’s life?

Anyway, I don’t really have a point other than to say that animal cruelty is a sick thing and the connection between animal cruelty and human abuse is a known issue.



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5 Responses to “Alleged Dirt Bag…When Celebrities are Bad Examples

  • 1
    Anonymous
    July 19th, 2007 08:29

    Here is commentary on the issue from Bloomberg: Michael Vick

  • 2
    G.G.
    July 19th, 2007 08:57

    Thanks for the link. One of the things I forgot to mention is that this valley has been very forgiving of bad behavior.

    There have been scam artists that have taken advantage of the community–forgiven–and then have done it again.

    When one person was turned in for child pornography by one of the merchants in the village, many others denied that it was a problem and promoted him heavily–even to at least one merchant whose child was at the business location regularly.

    Is loyalty a good thing–or is it really denial and refusal to see a problem just because the truth is hard to bear?

    IMHO Forgiveness is a great thing but stupidity and tolerance of bad behavior isn’t.

  • 3
    Anonymous
    July 20th, 2007 08:37

    The You Tube video got it so right! Everyone needs to let the NFL know that the right thing to do is suspend Vick until the case is resolved in court. I will not support the NFL by watching any of this season’s games until they do this and show they understand basic ethics and morality!

  • 4
    Anonymous
    July 20th, 2007 09:00

    Here is a Humane Society link to a letter that people can send to the Commissioner of the NFL about this issue, asking for Michael Vick to be suspended.

    https://community.hsus.org/campaign/US_2007_dogfighting_nfl2?rk=z1zC%2da71Nbs8E

  • 5
    G.G.
    July 20th, 2007 18:05

    Thanks for the link and input–hopefully this celebrity issue will result in action being taken!