Quite frankly I’m sick of this story. Perhaps now that Vick has pleaded guilty this story will die a quick death, but I doubt it. I have some issues with this plea arrangement. I’ll probably take some flack for this, but oh well. I like dogs I really do (my mini-dachshund, Mac is our furry kid) . I think dogfighting is a deplorable practice and the killing of the losing dogs is cruel, but I’m surprised at the huge fine that Vick has to pay and the year in prison after a plea arrangement. If he were found guilty by a jury of his peers what would the sentence be then?
My struggle is should their really be prison time for killing dogs? Probably, but it seems out of whack to me when I hear of child rapists getting off with less time that what Vick is getting. I’ve seen those who have been found guilty of vehicular homicide get less time than this. Human life is far more valuable than a dog’s. Dog’s are not created in the image of God, we are. I’m not saying there shouldn’t be consequences – their should, but we need to see some balance brought back to our justice system.
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