Thursday, August 23, 2007

From YAHOO! Sports:

Stephon Marbury defends Michael Vick, calls dogfighting a sport

August 22, 2007

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury defended Michael Vick, calling dogfighting a sport and comparing it to hunting.

Marbury spoke Monday about the federal dogfighting conspiracy charges against Vick while promoting his basketball shoe in Albany, N.Y.

"I think it's tough," Marburt said, according to Albany TV station Capital News 9. "I think, you know, we don't say anything about people who shoot deer or shoot other animals.You know, from what I hear, dogfighting is a sport. It's just behind closed doors."


He's got a point. To be boiled alive, shotgunned from the back of a Range Rover, or shackled upside down, throat slit, bleeding to death is no picnic, either. For the sake of our humanity (if not for the sake of the animals) let's not fight them, hunt them or eat them.