Monday, March 10, 2008

Michael Vick

Here is the article

Should dog fighting be a government regulated activity?

Where are dogs’ rights in the Constitution?

If dogs are considered property why are there laws protecting them?

Is it ok to destroy your own property?

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

I do not think dog fighting should be regulated. Although animal rights are not in the constitution it is morally wrong to endanger the life of a living creature. Animals are living thinkiing creatures. In my eyes it is a privilege to own a dog. Dogs are wild animals that you are basically keeping caged up in a house for its life. The downfall of dogs is the fact that they are easily domesticated and are very popular to own as pets. When a dog is starved its natural instincts kick in and its kill or be killed. Michael vick was in the wrong for putting the dogs in the situation he put them in. He knew what he was doing the entire time and there are no excuses for his actions.

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Brown says said...

Obviously animals do not have "rights". This website might change your mind.Free Michael Vick

Durkhanai A. said...

No I don’t think that dog fighting should be a government regulated activity. It is a cruel thing for them to do to any animal. How would they feel if they did that to humans or to something else that meant a lot to them? Well I think that the law is protecting them because dogs are a help to humans. Many people don’t see that dogs help the blind and people consider them "A mans best friend". It is not okay to have dogs fighting because they aren’t meant to fight they are playful and fun to keep company. They should not be raised to be so vicious and fight for food. That’s why we have supermarkets and pet stores to supply that for our animals. Why do they find it so interesting to see 2 dogs eating each other up?

Samantha Ross said...

Dog fighting should stay illegal. Even though it is illegal people still do it. When a dog fight occurs and it is known about animal control gets called and the owners go to jail. Just because dogs are not in the Constitution doesn't mean they don't have rights. It is like a unwritten law. Dogs deserve respect. They are a mans best friend. Yes, dogs are considered property but they should be considered more than that. A dog becomes a part of the family its not just some thing there. They are more than property. And no it is not ok to destroy property. Why destroy something that is yours, if you do then why have it?

Brown Again said...

"It comes down to property rights. If a person owns an animal, then he should have the right to dispose of his property as he wishes. Property rights are absolute; a free and just state should go out of its way not to violate them in any way. It should go so far to protect property rights that it errs on the side of going too far, if such is possible."

I found the above quote here!

Anonymous said...

Dog fighting should be a government related property,because then I thin k something like thiss would occur less.
The dogs' rights are in the Constitution, because they are apart of America too, by living in America. Dogs' do have rights, because they are in the airport to search bags, they search bags because they have a right.
Paragarph seven is a good quote that tells it tells about dogs' being considered property.
I think that the way the society sets up what is right and what is wrong, no one goes against the society. If the society thinks dog fighting is wrong or right then that's how it is.

.....Manpreet Kaur...........

Octavia Ramos said...

No dog fighting shouldnt be a government regulated activity. The reason why is because dogs are Gods gifts to the world and we shouldnt treat them as if they are not worth our love. even though they dont have rights as we do dogs have feelings and if you are not going to treat it right then you shoulodnt have a dog period. I understand you own the dog and should be able to take care of them as you please but as the saying goes " treat others as you would want to be treated" goes for dogs also they may not be human but they are apart of this world and are just as important as we are. Dogs may not have constitutional rights but they are apart of this world and deserve to be treated with love and care like taking care of our children.

Alyssa Cumberbatch said...

The questions about this article seem to be focused more on the law than what is morally right. You can say that dogs aren't technically protected under the constitution but that doesn't mean its okay to knowingly put them in harms way. Even though dogs are people’s property, they are living, breathing things and as someone's property, that person has the obligation to make sure that the dogs is taken care of properly and lives in good condition. For the question of weather or not its okay to destroy your own property, it comes down to what the property is. The reason dogs are protected under the law is because of the fact that it isn’t morally right to hurt them.

For anyone who believes that dog fighting should be a government regulated activity, would you feel the same if it was your pet?

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Courtney Wilson said...

I don't think dogfighting should be a gov't regulated activity because there are many other things that come to play. These people place bets and involve drugs in their gambling ring. After a dog has past its prime, they kill them in the most brutal ways possible, such as drowning, shooting, etc.

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j blount said...

dogs have rights as you can see in this article. I believe dog fighting is wrong

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Anonymous said...

I don't believe dog fighting should be a regulated activity. I've seen first hand what dog fights do and its horrible. Dog's rights aren't in the constitution but I feel its our responsibility as owners to not force an animal to fight. Forcing any animal to fight is cruel. Mr. Brown brought up a good argument. He basically said that its right to kill a rodent but its not to kill a dog. Killing any animal is wrong but I guess people rather kill a rat because they aren't the common house " pets". Both have feelings yes but people would rather go with dogs.

Bryan S.

Anonymous said...

I feel that dog fighting is wrong due to the fact that dogs are killed in the process or after the fact of losing a match. I also feel there is a alturnative to this whole situation we could have the fights too a exstent but dont envolve the killing part, we also need refferes to call the shots and we could also bring the tax issue into this benifiting the government.

read to see the heighten sense of awareness of dog fighting in VA

Jamaal Adams

Anonymous said...

Yes, I think dog fighting should be a gov't regulated activity because it's animal abuse and it's close to child abuse except they're animals, not humans. Animal abuse just isn't right because nowadays there are commercials shown on television, telling us to help dogs and kittens from owner abuse in the pet stores. It is never okay to destroy your own property because it's your own 'property'. Why would you do that? There are laws protecting them because abusing animals is like child abuse and if there weren't any laws protecting them, a lot of dogs would've been injured by now and does that sound right to you? There's completely no reason for dog fights whatsoever.
-TLau

Anonymous said...

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mkaur

Anonymous said...

I think that dog fighting should not be a government regulated activity. I think its completely wrong and cruel to endanger a life, meaning any animal's life especially a dog because there are many people in the U.S. that are blind and they have dogs to guide them to cross the street and stuff. I think that animals do have rights because they are living creatures like us and we need animals in this world sometimes to even help us humans. Some people even keep dog's as pets to guide their house and be a look out for them. Some people who can't or don't have children keep dogs and treat them like their own kids. So dog fighting should be illegal because dogs are important in this world.
-Simran Kaur

John said...

Though many people tend to think that taxing dog fighting would be wrong, I'm sure the govornment wouldn't mind the extra revenue. I mean they are considering TAXING ONLINE GAMES.
But in all honesty what happens to these dogs should be a crime...wait a second! It IS a crime! We all came together as a society and decided that starving and hurting dogs was bad, same goes for cockfighting. When it comes down to it, animals don't really have rights but we give them certain protections under the law. Except for rats and cockroaches, if you see one of those go ahead and kill it. We only protect the pretty animals.

Anonymous said...

I agree with every one dog fighting is wrong. Killing animals is wrong to. If the government doesn’t take the actions that they are taking now people won't think that it’s bad. But I have one question what about people who kill animals by accident with there car should they go to jail for road kill?


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Anonymous said...

Courteney Richardson

I don't think michael vick is a bad guy but I think fighting dogs wasn't smart at all! As a dog owner I find it cruelty to fight animals. No matter what type of breed it is! How do you sleep at night knowing that you just witness another dog killing a dog ? that's just like a human being killing another dog. I feel any cruelty to dogs excuse me I mean animals you should do time for that crime. Knowing how they have a dog police Im not sure of the name but similair to CPS should tell you that the governemt is serious about animals and I think michael vick should've been too.

Anonymous said...

i think letting dogs fight was wrong and what Vick did was not a smart thing to do. Animals are creatures and should get treated with respect doesnt matter what circumstances we are talking about....

Kristal Atchison

Anonymous said...

Micheal Vick he what he was getting himself into but then again he prolly just looked at what was coming for it the money.Ppeople who does dig fighting should get into trouble because i feel thats killing a living creature and people think there fighting for the fun of it but dogs dont think that way there fighting for there life while others are makiing them fight for money thats ashame what human do to dogs.

Kkristal Atchison

Anonymous said...

I agree with almost every student said that dog fighting is a wrong thing because you can take away other animals life. But i don't think it should be a government law because in other country their alot of dog fights but no one is stopping them and i think the only reason the did this is to get money out of michael vick

-Khizer Hayat

Anonymous said...

I think that dog fighting should stay illegal. Dogs don’t choose to fight they are just put out there and are trained to do it. People choose to fight they put them selves in the wring. But if you look at a dog and a person after a fight the dog will be a lot worse then the person. I think that if you go and buy or take a animal in to your house you need to take care of it and give it a good home well it is there. But if it is like a mouse that made its way in to your house yes you want it out don’t kill it get it in a trap then set it free.

-Kristen Fitz

Anonymous said...

I also do not think dog fighting should be regulated. Animals such as dogs do not have their "own" rights but morally it's not the right thing to do. If you have a dog as a pet, you have to love dogs. And if you don't love dogs... there is no reason to go out of your way to get a dog and then abuse them. There is no sense in just killing a living creature for no reason at all. Micheal Vick has no excuses for his actions because he knew what he was doing the entire time.

-Anta R.

Anonymous said...

As we discussed in class dogs or any animal shouldnt be mis treated. But for them to have the same rights as humans, I dont think so. theres a reason why we nare the dominant species in the world. And thats because our judgement as well as our grasp of whats goin on exceeds everything around us. So while I think Dogs shouldnt be givin rights I also believe that they shouldnt be put in the same boat as humans.

-Jblount

Anonymous said...

J Dilan

Dog fighting is a bad situation for people in America the reason why I say that is because the United States of America loves there pets. We are truly a dog nation we take care of our pets very well. It is wrong what people train these dogs to do. I really think that dogs don’t want to fight but if they don’t they will die. So they don’t have a choice. So as a dog nation you will always be penalized for hurting an animal.

Anonymous said...

i disagree with justin, some dogs are trained by birth to be killers, if you've ever seen a dog fighting video (I wouldnt recommend it) you'll notice that some of these dogs, not all, but some are just made to be machines for blood trained by people just for fighting, to rip apart their opponents in the ring. i definitely do not approve of this act as i would not want my own dog to be swapped by a stranger and thrown into a pit of raging dogs that have also fallen victim to such a sick game. even though i like michael vick as a football player and him being a wealthy millionare, I have to say this was not a wise decision on his part

Alex P