Thursday, May 24, 2007

NFL Player: Dogfighting OK

Nancy Armour, a sports columnist for the Associated Press, has written an article about dog fighting in light of comments made by Washington Redskins' running back Clinton Portis regarding the dogs found on Michael Vick's Virginia property. Portis apparently made the statements on Monday, saying that dog fighting is no big deal. The next day, the Redskins apologized on his behalf, and Portis' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, was attempting to spin the story with little success on Wednesday, if Armour's article is any indication.

Read Armour's article, "Brutality is brutality, whether it's against a human or animal," for the entire story, in the Northwest Florida Daily News. We applaud the stand she has taken.

A similar article appeared in the Orlando Sentinel, written by Jerry Greene. Read "Vick, Portis could land in the NFL's doghouse."

While we're talking about animal fighting, tourists at the Harbin Wildlife Park in China can pay to watch Siberian tigers attack and eat other animals. $4 to see a chicken fed to the tigers and $200 to watch a cow attacked and eaten, according to the AP report on Orlando's