Actress Whoopi Goldberg, on her first day as co-host with Barbara Walters' show The View, decided to defend Mike Vick and, essentially, dog fighting. Goldberg defends his actions, saying "He's from the South.... This is part of his cultural upbringing." Goldberg also says, "...this is a kid who comes from a culture where this is not questioned."
- So it's fair to say that Southerners murder animals for sport?
- And it's OK to perpetuate illegal and abusive behavior if it was part of the "culture" that you grew up with? (If it is, then I think there's a very good case for a good deal of our prison population.)
- If dogfighting is "not questioned" in that culture then why it has been outlawed?
It's about more than not appreciating something. It's about being angry that there are people out there like Vick and Goldberg that think it's perfectly legit to breed animals specifically for the purpose of killing each other for human entertainment.
And one more note: according to American law, Vick isn't a "kid." He hasn't been a "kid" since his 18th birthday. He doesn't need to grow up - he is grown up.
I can live a life without Whoopi Goldberg and The View. I'm sure they can live a life without me, too.
detroit dogs's advice: dump The View and dump Goldberg. Life is better without those that defend murder for sport.
To read the article on Reuters, click on this link.
To read the AP article on The Washington Post, click on this link.