Okay, so last time I mentioned my friend Marie’s suggestion that I throw my animal advocacy poems in here. So why not? As I come up with them, I shall do so.
On a different topic (slightly), there have always been pages and photos that I and other advocates (of varying causes) have reported to FaceCrook to be removed. Such includes a page called Adalia Must Die, which targets a young girl who appears to have terminal cancer. Targeting those with illness or disability and harmful or hateful speech are both reportable infractions. We’ve also reported pics of people holding up bloody wolf pelts (violence or graphic content), pics of people appearing to strangle puppies by holding them off the ground with hands around the throat (violence, harmful behavior), and pics of cats with guns shoved in their mouth or pointed at their heads (ditto). FaceCrook inevitably sends an email that the pages and photos reported have not been taken down due to “lack of evidence”. Hmmm.
This takes me to Monday. I was at work, and it occurred to me that I should create a page with the title “Michael Vick should be shot, electrocuted, hung, and beaten”. Surely this won’t be a violation of FaceCrook conduct policies if those other items weren’t. And these are the exact things Michael Vick did to dogs. He shot them, drowned them, etc., and admitted his joy in doing so.
In an interview after being released from prison, reinstated in the NFL, and signed by the Eagles, Vick was asked if he had any regrets or anything he would change in his life. His initial response was “No.” The interviewer asked, incredulously, if he was sure he wouldn’t change ANYTHING. ANYTHING AT ALL. Vick’s response was that perhaps he’d like less jail time than he was given. For the record, he spent 18 months in jail for illegal gambling. Those that like to tell me “he served his time” are errant in that he served the above sentence and NOT ONE SECOND for animal abuse or cruelty. None.
So perhaps he needs a little karma to come his way. And karma is a….female dog.
I did indeed create my page, and I’m already near 50 followers. It consists of a lot of the same things that I do on my regular advocacy page (petitions and animal rights issues), but the focus is on dog fighting, Breed Specific Legislation (the boycott of specific breeds such as Pit Bulls in certain cities, airlines, and other places), and promoting better awareness. Many folks out there have made pictures of Vick with different humorous phrases on them, and those absolutely go in there when I find them. My page link is: Boycott Vick for the Voiceless Ones. Now let’s go full circle to my first paragraph about poems. I wrote 2 for my page, and here they are. The second one references a certain STD Vick is known to have. They were meant to be silly (that’s the story I’m sticking to).
Fried Green Infrahumanos 8/27/12
I hate Michael Vick;
He should be fried like frittata,
And then hung,
Beaten like a piñata!
An Ode to Vick, et. al. 8/28/12
Working to save animals is cooler than Slurpees;
I hate all abusers (especially ones with herpes).
I’d like to see karma hit them all like a rocket;
Let’s set off fireworks in each’s front pocket.
That’ll keep each one from attempting any breeding;
They’ll get what’s deserved with their crotches burned and bleeding.
The monsters they are would be displayed by their new features,
And perhaps they’ll no longer assault defenseless creatures.
They went over well with the activists, at least!
I’ll end with a plug for the book The Lost Dogs by Jim Gorant. This book is written from the accounts of the police officer and FBI officer who ran the bust on Vick’s compound, the animal forensics expert on the case, and the people that rescued the still living dogs. If you don’t understand why we activists won’t let it go, won’t forgive or forget, it is all in the book, the whole ugly truth.
Disclaimer: I’m not actually saying anyone should go and confront Vick and mete out their own justice. This is stated in fun and as a way to vent the disgust over Vick’s actions.