Dog-killer Vick speaks out against cockfighting
Eagles QB Michael Vick makes effort to say animal cruelty is wrong, urging Alabama lawmakers to increase penalties for cockfighting.
— Dan Gelston (@APgelston) April 16, 2012
Back in 2008, NFL quarterback Michael Vick was sentenced to 23-months in prison for dog-fighting. Now he’s speaking out against animal cruelty by urging Alabama to increase penalties for cockfighting.
Vick says in a statement Monday that Alabama’s cockfighting law is the nation’s “weakest” because the $50 fine is the maximum punishment. Vick has been outspoken against animal cruelty since he served 16 months in federal prison on a dog-fighting conviction.
Vick says he doesn’t want others to make the same mistake of being cruel to animals.
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