Buehrle, Animal Rights Activist And Hunter Sticks To His Statements About VickAmerican League, BREAKING NEWS, Eagles, MLB, News, Quarterbacks Friday, February 18th, 2011
During the offseason, Chicago White Sox lefthander Mark Buehrle said he and his wife were hoping Eagles quarterback Michael Vick would get injured during the football season as a way of paying him back for his involvement in dogfighting. Buehrle was approached by a reporter at the Sox spring training camp and asked whether he regretted anything about wishing harm on Vick.
“I said it. It’s an old story,” said Buehrle. “Again, we are not bringing drama inside and past history stuff. So, I said it, meant it. It’s over and we’ll move on.”
Buehrle is both an animal rights activist and an avid hunter. Yes, you read that correctly. He hunts down and kills animals but claims to be an animal rights activist and was so upset at Vick that he and his wife were hoping he would get hurt during the NFL season. Go figure.
As you might expect one of the reporters asked Buehrle how he can be both an animal right activist and an avid hunter at the same time.
“Hunting is a sport. There are hunting stores out there. If that’s illegal, shame on my dad and my grandpa and his grandpa. It’s kind of been brought up throughout the history of America. The last time I knew dog fighting was a sport was never.”
I don’t have anything against hunting for sport, but I’m not an animal rights activist. How could you seriously get all worked up about Vick and the dogfighting then go out and kill animals for the fun of it?
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