BSO- A group of animal rights advocates plan a vigil “for the victims of Michael Vick” on Thursday night in Pittsburgh.
According to the Facebook group “Candlelight Vigil for the Victims of Michael Vick,” the vigil is planned for 6 p.m. outside Heinz Field.
The group says they’ll gather near the Art Rooney statue at the south end of the stadium. An alternative location is on the sidewalk on the river side near the Mr. Rogers statue.
“Please be respectful. We are honoring the dogs, not looking for confrontation with Steelers fans or police officers who are there to control crowds,” the Facebook group says.
The true crime in this is that it makes Michael Vick a sympathetic figure. Don't get me wrong, I love dogs just as much as the next self respecting man. However, holding a candlelight vigil almost a decade after the unceremonious passing of a few pups really makes me want to say "they are just fucking dogs". Hell, that's not even meant as a dehumanizing statement. Say you think that dogs deserve the same treatment as humans. I can live with that. You know when we, as society, stop throwing candlelight vigils for dead people? I don't think it's set in stone, but I would say the cut off is about a week, and generally we aren't a part of them if we don't know the victim in question.
There is a thin line between being an animal lover and an animal obsesser, and these people are like 100 yards to the wrong side of it. They aren't honoring dogs. They never even pet those dogs. They supposedly "aren't looking for confrontation", yet they are holding passive aggressive memorials that are geared more towards the criminal than the victims? Where was the candlelight vigil the last 9 years when Mike Vick was a member of the Eagles and Jets? I guess the lives of those dogs only matter when the person who is responsible for their death is on your football team? I would almost respect it if this was an annual thing done by the 'Dog Lover's Association of Pittsburgh'. At least then they would just be crazy, as opposed to being crazy assholes whose entire goal is to make Mike Vick feel bad at himself. Can't you just let sleeping dogs lie? After all, they all go to heaven anyway. I bet Mick Vick doesn't even regret what he did anymore. He's received so much undue backlash from his past trangressions that he's probably reached the tipping point. I bet he's one apology away from a "yes they deserved to die, and I hope they burn in hell!", and at this point I couldn't even blame him.