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Senator Robert Byrd – Dogfighting is Barbaric

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February 25th, 2010 at 11:32 am cynnicysm says:

its funny...and then its not funny....and then it just makes me sad somewhere deep inside.

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February 25th, 2010 at 4:21 pm Mart says:

He's too old for this ****!

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February 25th, 2010 at 4:26 pm AbsintheAndCarnations says:

I wish senators would make this kind of impassioned plea for, you know, people, sometimes.

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February 25th, 2010 at 4:49 pm Teflon Monkey says:

BARBARIC.

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February 25th, 2010 at 7:55 pm MrMiyagi says:

AbsintheAndCarnations is on to something. Reminds me of the now infamous statement from Madeleine Albright...

During his presidency, Bill Clinton presided over the most devestating regime of economic sanctions in history that the UN estimated took the lives of as many as a million Iraqis, the vast majority of them children. In May of 1996, 60 Minutes aired an interview with Madeline Albright, who at the time was Clinton"s UN Ambassador. Correspondent Leslie Stahl said to Albright, “We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that”s more children than died in Hiroshima. And—and you know, is the price worth it?"

Madeline Albright replied “I think this is a very hard choice, but the price—we think the price is worth it."

It's always easy to justify things...especially when "We" think its right.

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February 26th, 2010 at 12:23 am jostein says:

Someone stole my notes! It's barbaric! BARBARIC!

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February 26th, 2010 at 4:46 pm felis20 says:

...He does realize that preaching is for clergymen, right? It just sounds weird coming from a government official...

And I agree with Absinthe. Why the hell does he care so much about dogfighting? Especially when we don't treat other animals any better.

If dogs tasted better, and people didn't find them cute, we wouldn't have any problem with breeding and slaughtering them under squalid, cramped conditions.

I'm not saying I care all that much about the way we treat our livestock, myself, I'm just saying that his anger is misplaced and shallow...

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February 26th, 2010 at 8:40 pm Whys says:

felis20, excellent point. Factory farming is BARBARIC. Personally, I do care and buy free range meats when ever possible. But the industry itself needs to change. If for no other reason than because factory farming leads to the creation of deadly strains of flu virus. Think petri dish. BARBARIC! And yeah, dog fighting bad.

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February 26th, 2010 at 10:52 pm RJ says:

Why do you assume no one has ever made an impassioned plea for human rights before the senate? It happens quite often, but the videos aren't shared on DYOG because they frankly aren't very funny.

The senator's anger is well placed, but he could have expressed it a bit more eloquently. Torturing dogs until they're half-mad killers is indeed barbarous, but couldn't he have taken the idea a little further than that?

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February 27th, 2010 at 1:37 pm Teflon Monkey says:

It reminds me so much of the gym teacher from The Simpsons- BOMBARDMENT!