Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Faster pussycat, kill, kill!

Barbara Amiel on dogfighting:
Farewell procedure, what about the crime? In gladiatorial human sports such as boxing, wrestling and especially mixed martial arts, there's a good chance of injury and, occasionally, death. I find such sports sick-making, but participants enjoy themselves. I have no idea how dogs feel about fighting. They get terribly mutilated or killed, but this "sport" is apparently enjoyed by huge numbers. Just because many of us find it distasteful and brutalizing does that justify outlawing it?
Good to know that other people's schaden is a lot more freude than mine will ever be. The entire column is a masterwork of overclass derision disguised as a simple libertarian desire for fair play and justice. Plus, she unsubtly implies that there is a comparison to be made between the trials of Michael Vick and those of her husband – which I am happy to make if she is.

1 comment:

Ognir Rrats said...

It seems Babs has somewhere acquired a sympathetic taste for felons. I wonder where.