Check the thread created by johnnybravo i believe to get why dog fighting is a big deal.
And the bad part about all of this is the silly generalizations that people make. Like someone mentioned cockfighting...can you prove that the people outraged over Vick are accepting cockfighting? No you cant. Its like because people are speaking out on a big named celeb that people didnt care if dogs were fought. The attentioned paid to Vick is the flip side of the attention paid to Vick when he is on your magazine cover, in your commercial, being hyped up as the "new breed QB" etc etc. Vick has benefitted laregly by his popularity that the people have given...now he is recieving the backend of it. And people wonder why or its too harsh. Its the price you pay when being a celeb and thinking your stupidty makes you exempt from this type of backlash.
Sure people are going extreme with the death penalty. So why are you even thinking thats what the majority want? The max he can get is 6 years and that tells me that while dogs are valued highly in this country our priorities when it comes to human lives still is #1. Because someone says Vick is scum and should die by eletrocution only after being slammed down to the ground...you think thats the general consensus of the f*cking public? Get real.
People need to realize animal right activists has always been around.
People need to realize ASSuming no one cares about the treatment of other animals because it doesnt dominate sportscenter is ridiculous. Like before Vick & dog fighting no one cared BS, who are you to make that statement? Exactly, sit back...stfu and go about your own business. Like PETA groups havent dedicated thier entire careers to protecting animals not just dogs. Its like someone making the statement no one cared about rape, woman being taken advantage of before Kobe Bryant was accused of rape. Before then no one cared about Jane Doe in Arkansas who was raped by 2 men. Huh? Lets use our brains and the common sense god gave us.
I think its moronic and borderline retarded to even ask what the big deal is about dog fighting. Like you were born 4hrs ago.