Originally Posted by Rang_27
I will warn anyone that might want to watch it, be prepared for some very graphic dog fighting video. I don't think it needed to be that graphic and I have to say I feel a bit traumatized. That being said, for anyone who is still intrested it will be rerun Wednesday night. Krazy Kat, I totally understand you position about not wanting to watch. People know how involved I am with animals, so I always get asked questions about this stuff. am glad I watched because I knew little to nothing about dog fighting, now I feel more prepared to answer questions if anyone asks.
I think there are probably a few reasons why it was so graphic... sensationalism for one... but my heart tells me it was quite likely to 'get the message across' to those who still may not get how violent this tragedy is. Sadly there are people out there who think it's still acceptable. If more people in our society get educated on how horrendous this 'game' is, then more people will *hopefully* take action and stand up for the dogs. If someone hears a neighbor talking about going to one or running one, they can call the authorities. If they hear one going on, potentially, they can also call the authorities.
Too many people, I think, don't grasp the extend of what happens to these dogs in the ring. If that show, as graphic as it is, helps to educate, I'm all for it. As much as I hate Vick for doing this and thinking he's above the law, his case brought this whole 'game' to light... so hopefully more 'regular' folk will get educated and stand up.
I'm just now consuming my morning coffee... I hope that all made sense and wasn't so inflammatory as to move this to IMO because of me... I could say much worse...
Now to get ready for work...