An article on Time.com said that we as a civilization are a work in progress.
In Rome, gladiators fought each other to death as mass entertainment. And now, in present times, people like Michael Vick use dogs for their own entertainment.
The author said that many people have argued that Vick’s punishment may be too harsh for what he did. They claim that pit bulls have been bred over the centuries to fight. These same people also say these dogs’ suffering cannot be compared to the pain and agony that humans and children endure each day around the world. They also ask why should someone who kills dogs go to jail while butchers kill hogs and run a business.
But the author states: “All good points. Perfect consistency may be too much to expect, however, from our veneer of civilization. The Vick case isn’t about children or farming; it is about suffering and death as entertainment. A modern gladiator, of all people, ought to know what’s wrong with that.”