Every human life has value.

Commenting on the news of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick’s legal troubles regarding his involvement in a dogfighting operation, Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., asks, if we can go to great lengths to ensure the humane treatment of dogs, what about humans?

“The appalling cruelty to dogs described in the complaint against Michael Vick immediately reminds me of another kind of cruelty that is not only not punished, but is protected by our authorities,” said Dr. King. “I’m talking about the incredible cruelty suffered by babies who are stabbed, have limb torn from limb, or have their skulls crushed in the womb by abortionists. The pain these children endure is undoubtedly excruciating, yet we close our eyes and look the other way in the name of ‘choice.’”

‘Yes, of course we should ensure humane treatment of animals,” said Dr. King, “but shouldn’t we also humanely treat humans?”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has a firsthand account of the greusome business of dogfighting from Eric Sakach, an undercover invastigator for the Humane Society – every time I hear stories about this it makes me sick.

July 20th, 2007 at 5:53 pm