New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury is defending Michael Vick and dogfighting, and equating dogfighting with hunting.
Somebody please kick Marbury out of the NBA on the grounds of stupidity while defending acceptance of inhumanity. Or just stupidity. In the meantime, give the guy a dictionary.
Hunting deals with the pursuit, capture, and killing of wild animals for the purpose of food/clothing and the like and which are supposed to have an opportunity for escape. (Sport; except in cases where jerks partake in "canned" and internet-aided 'hunting,' which is known to use domesticated animals; see 'Obtuse People' label in sidebar for examples.)
Dogs used by hunters are for the purpose of retrieving game.
Fighting is for the purpose of physically overpowering (as in win-lose). Put the word "dog" before the word "fighting" and there you have it: two dogs pitted against each other for the purpose of one dog "winning." (Generally, for the purpose of gambling humans.)
What's really sick about Marbury's statement is that the sentiment is popular and shared by those that are otherwise portrayed as role models of 'success'. (To say nothing of populations that are neither famous nor affluent.)
Marbury can keep Vick company in The Dog House.
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