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