Originally Posted by RoyTheHammer
He wasn't taking your family beagles and fighting them for fun and profit.. they were pitbulls. Dogs bred for aggression and fighting.
How many did he torture? Wasn't he a part of a dog fighting ring? It wasn't Vick in his basement fighting dogs against each other for his own personal enjoyment.
How is it any different than hunting? Im sure no one here would ever do such a thing like shooting defenseless animals for sport though..
Yep, just like hunting. And if you read this, he was putting ordinary 'family dogs' into fights with the pit bulls.
Suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick placed family pet dogs into a ring and his trained pit bulls "caused major injuries" to the pets at Bad Newz Kennels, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report released on Friday.
The 17-page report, prepared by the USDA's inspector general-investigations division, provided some new details on Vick's participation in Bad Newz Kennels, the dogfighting operation financed by Vick and formed along with his friends Tony Taylor, Purnell Peace and Quanis Phillips.
The report also states in mid-April of 2007, Vick, Peace and Phillips hung approximately three dogs who did not perform well in a "rolling session," which indicates the readiness of a dog to fight. According to the report, the three men hung the dogs "by placing a nylon cord over a 2 X 4 that was nailed to two trees located next to the big shed. They also drowned approximately three dogs by putting the dogs' heads in a five gallon bucket of water."
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