Senator Robert Byrd on dogfighting: ‘barbaric…barbaric…BARBARIC!’

CNN video: condensed of Vick dogfighting charges stir stinging reaction

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Fallout intensified Friday from NFL star Michael Vick’s indictment on charges linked to dogfighting, a practice that a longtime lawmaker denounced as “barbaric” on the floor of the U.S. Senate.

July 20, 2007 – Post 

Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, who has addressed lawmakers often about his love for animals, shook with emotion during a forceful condemnation of dogfighting.

“Hundreds of thousands — if not millions — of dollars are often at stake in the breeding, the training and the selling of fighting dogs. How inhuman, how dastardly!” shouted the senator. “The training of these poor creatures to turn themselves into fighting machines is simply barbaric.”

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One thought on “Senator Robert Byrd on dogfighting: ‘barbaric…barbaric…BARBARIC!’

  1. I agree with the condemnation of dog fighting and Michael Vick’s possible involvement in this illegal and babaric so called “hobby”! It’s obivous all of us have not yet evolved.

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