Thursday, November 18, 2010

Dog owner can't forgive Michael Vick

Dog owner can't forgive Michael Vick
November 16, 2010|Bill Plaschke

"While Michael Vick was screaming toward the sky, a black pit bull named Mel was standing quietly by a door.

On this night, like many other nights, Mel was waiting for his owners to take him outside, but he couldn't alert them with a bark. He doesn't bark. He won't bark. The bark has been beaten out of him.

Can there be any forgiveness for something like this? I have to honestly admit that I am torn in this case. On the one hand, this kind of cruelty is unspeakable. While not as horrendous as if the victims were human, it is but a small step down from there. On the other hand, he did "pay his debt to society" and does have the right to reclaim his life back. However, on the gripping hand, there is no way to tell what is in his heart regarding the actions and deeds he has done. How can we know if he has truly repented for his crimes?

I can't answer that question.

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