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Michael Vick Lobbys For Anti-Dogfighting Bill

Michael Vick will announce his support for a new bill designed to fight dog and cock fighting in Washington today. The bill would make it illegal to even attend a dog or cockfight. Vick will be speaking on behalf of the Humane Society, who says the QB is one of the most effective voices against dogfighting.

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"Vick was a role model for many young people, and he lost everything because of what he did to dogs. His story is the strongest possible example of why dog fighting is a dead end. Just as former drug addicts are able to reach people struggling with addiction, former dogfighters are some of the most effective voices against this crime."

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Interestingly enough, had this been in place when Vick got in trouble, his sentence could have been even worse than it was. Typically, the only thing someone attending a dogfight could likely get in trouble for is gambling. Should this law pass, it would make it that much more dangerous to support dogfighting in any way.

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[Note by JasonB, 07/19/11 1:48 PM EDT ] Here's a link to the video of Vick's press conference.