Not a pleasant story to have to report, however it is important to mention as it relates to the issues of animal abuse, neglect and cruelty. 

From ABC News,  a federal grand jury indicted Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick on Tuesday  on charges of competitive dogfighting. 

The allegations of abuse, and the state in which the dogs were found, are disturbing to say the least.   Many does died in the pit or sometimes were electrocuted, drowned, hanged or shot.

The 18-page federal indictment, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, alleges the 27-year-old Vick and his co-defendants began the dogfighting operation in early 2001, the former Virginia Tech star’s rookie year with the Falcons.

If convicted, Vick and the others are facing up to six years in prison and $350,000 in fines and restitution.

Is this sufficient punishment for such cruel, degrading and illegal behavior? 

What do you think?