I know it's old news, but I'm somewhat out of the loop especially when it comes to American football. ESPN reports (almost a year ago) on the 23-month sentence received by the famous athlete. The last thing I knew, over twenty years ago, all the quarterbacks were white. But when I saw this video, I wondered if Johnny Unitas ever did what Michael Vick made look so easy.
I guess you know what I'm wondering. Is two years in prison an appropriate sentence for cruelty to animals? Now, don't get me wrong. I eat no meat because of animal rights, so don't any of you meat-eaters start in on me. I'm just thinking if it might not have made better sense to increase the fines and remedial programs, make him pay millions to animal rights groups perhaps, put him under strict supervision and let him keep playing football. Just look at the talent on that video, which I'm sure you have seen plenty of, I'm the one seeing it for the first time.
Another question is do you think violence towards animals translates into violence towards humans? Is it possible for one to be cruel to dogs and kind to people? What do you think?