I read this post and your previous post over on Goodreads and created a Livejournal account solely to thank you. I work with an animal rescue and I've seen dogs who have had their teeth crushed and nails pulled out before they were thrown into a pit as bait for starving fighters. I've seen the fighters themselves, so abused and mistrusting that they try to bite off any hand that goes near them in an attempt to check on the fractures and lacerations. When Michael Vick's dirty little secret came out, we were a few of the many calling for him to be kicked out of the league. It's always heartening to find somebody else who cares about the animals and what their treatment says about Vicks's personality over the talent he shows on the field and what that could mean for the team. How we treat animals and those we have power over shows our true personality. Thank you for realizing that.