DO WE VALUE ANIMALS OVER HUMANS?
WHERE ARE WE AT IN SOCIETY?
I have to get something off my chest. It's something I've been thinking about for awhile, and something I'm sure that some people will not like.
But when did we get to the place where we value animals over human life, and when did we become so cold that we don't really seem to bat an eye about bad things that happen to our neighbors in this world?
You don't agree? Then how do you explain Browns wide receiver Donte Stallworth getting a 30-day jail sentence for killing a pedestrian while driving drunk...yet Mike Vick gets 10 times the outrage for what he did to dogs, plus a 23-month sentence of which he served about 18 months?
Before PETA and animal lovers worldwide crucify me, hear me out. I think what Mike Vick did was deplorable. I had dogs growing up my whole life, and what he did was disgusting.
He also served his time, and deserves a second chance. After all, this country is built on second chances.
But while the Mike Vick story transcended sports and became an international NEWS story, cases like the Stallworth incident become ho-hum incidents. Stallworth faced 15 years in prison. Only 30 days for taking a human life while driving drunk? Now that's just as deplorable as what Vick did.
At least NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell realized the injustice of the sentence by suspending Stallworth indefinitely. But can someone reassure me that we still care about our fellow man, and not just reserve our outrage for man's best friend?
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