The things you said about wanting Michael Vick to get hurt during Eagles games are
circulating around news feeds like wildfire. Apparently you said, “there were times when [Buehrle and his wife] hope he gets hurt,” in a sort of karmic payback for what Vick did to all of those pitbulls. That’s very nice, Mark. I know all about Sox for Strays and I heard that this winter that you paid all of the veterinary bills for a dog that had been injured near your home in Missouri. Again, all very nice things. I’m glad that you and your wife are such animal activists. But, um, there’s one small problem I have.
You like hunting. A lot.
In case you didn’t realize, Mark, hunting involves killing animals. I remember reading in 2007 that you shot a bear with an arrow, and the bear ran about 30 yards in agony before succumbing. I heard you had the head stuffed and the claw made into a necklace. For an animal activist, that sounds pretty barbaric. I sure wouldn’t want to run 30 yards with an arrow stuck in me. That’s also ironic, because that dog whose veterinary bills you paid was injured with–guess what–an arrow. I also recall other anecdotes regarding your killing–I mean, hunting–habits. For example, you proposed to your wife on a deer stand. That means she was hunting with you. But I thought she was an animal activist too? Hm, I’m very puzzled.
I have no problem with your support for animals, Mark. In fact, I think it’s wonderful that you are so charitable to a cause. But this hunting thing is very confusing. I know you don’t drown puppies like Michael Vick did, but you still have a bear’s head on your wall…Maybe you can explain it to me.
Eagerly awaiting a sensical explanation,