â†µHere's the latest on the great bat incident from the Spurs-Kings game on Halloween night. Manu has yet to land a gig on True Blood, but he did have to get vaccinated for rabies after swatting the flying creature out of mid-air on Saturday night. But, just as much as we all expected the sun to come up again today, PETA has weighed in on the subject. â†µ
â†µâ‡¥Here's our take on it: To bludgeon a 4-ounce animal to death, it takes either a small man or a totally unthinking one—with no respect or consideration for lives humbler than his own. This is a time when athletes in particular need to be on their best behavior around any animal and show that they have brains and a heart, not just reactionary brawn. â†µâ‡¥â†µI hope you take the time to click that first link in the quote. Know where it goes? To a PETA blog archive referencing Michael Vick. So -- and I just want to make sure I have this right -- Manu Ginobili swatting a loose bat out of the air in a basketball arena is the same as a man who participated in and funded a dogfighting ring. â†µ
â†µâ‡¥Bats always try to avoid contact with humans, and there are plenty of easy ways to keep bats out of a basketball arena (or your home). We hope that the next time someone's life is on the line, Manu Ginobili will take just a few seconds to think before he acts. â†µâ‡¥â†µ
â†µWould it have been nice if they got the bat out unscathed and he returned to live with Bill Compton and Sookie in Bon Temps? Sure. But it wasn't like they didn't try. Just look at the mascot. He was clearly doing his best. (He had a net!) â†µâ†µ
â†µ(H/T to SPORTSbyBROOKS) â†µâ†µ
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