How could any one who loves dogs(of any breed) think of cutting slack to someone who would hurt dogs on purpose(re; dog fights for entertainment). How Cruel!
Anyone that condones dog fighting for sport should be put in the same ring with these dogs and get bit to "H"- and see how they like their welts & bloody gashes!
Just because he's a celeb./sport-star does not mean he should not answer for what he did- and he(and anyone else convicted of this horrible crime) should be banded from ever being able to own any dog/pets what-so-ever - and if found with one should be locked up in a kennel of angry-rabid dogs to take a bit out of him, and see how he likes it.Sorry to be so passionate- but to own a dog(or any pet) is a privilege & high responsibly to keep the animal safe, healthy & happy in the false environment we provide/created/brought them into… if they were in the wild then they would have to fend for themselves with their own instincts but because we have taken it upon ourselves as "humans" to domesticate them for our own enjoyment/pleasure- then we have a grave responsibility to ensure their safety & happiness in our care - and be "Humane" to God's beautiful creatures of all kinds.
I don't support Cesar Millan or Michael Vick…BUT...Vick DID answer for his crime..he was accused, found guilty and he completed his jail sentence. And the judge decreed he should never own dogs again...and he hasn't. He has indicated that he might want to, but to wish to isn't a crime.
He was able to return to the NFL successfully (to the surprise of many), and he is a really talented football player. There is nothing set forth in our legal system that bans former criminals from returning to their employment...so although we may not like it, he is entitled to make millions of dollars however he wants, as long as it is legal.
He is actively trying to reach out the community and talk about his mistakes, whether he believes what he is preaching is up to interpretation...but he IS doing it.
We can hate him, we can find what he did disgusting, we can wish him to burn in hell. But we can't really understand why he did what he did, and we can't know how he really feels about what he did, and we can't keep him from moving on with his life. So it seems like the best idea is to either support him with his new direction, and/or simply hope he really has changed.
Just my two and a half cents :)