This is indeed the definition of a hot button topic: Animal rights. I go back and forth with my friends and Facebook friends about Michael Vick and dog fighting.
As I've debated with people about it I started to notice that the people who are pro-Vick were 99% black and anti-Vick people were 99.5% white. So I started thinking why I feel the way I do and why my anti-Vick friends feel the way they do. It might have to do with ethnic background, location, and your perception of dog fighting. Personally, where I grew up dog fighting wasn't considered a bad
thing (I wasn't involved in it BTW).
Due to recent events, I started to wonder why most African-Americans weren’t involved with animals’ rights groups. I think it may have to do the perception that the people in these groups have. It seems that these people treat dogs and other animals better than they their fellow man. I posted a picture on my Facebook page from an animal rights group during hurricane Katrina rescuing dogs on a charter bus. When I saw that picture my first reaction was that there were plenty of people who were face down in Lake Pontchartrain who could've used a lift.
A lot of us blacks felt like these groups are not any different from the tea party. We feel that the sentence that Michael Vick got was harsh. The animal rights people can say whatever they want but until they change their image a certain segment of the population isn't trying to hear it.
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