Hopefully this is sincere and not a good-will publicity stunt!
Tuesday, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick brought his anti-dogfighting message to Congress bout backing legislation that would penalize those who knowingly attend animal fights and allow minors to attend.
Vick, who served 18 months in prison on dogfighting charges, said he wants to teach kids not to repeat his mistakes and to take profits away from sponsors of these events.
"Help us to reach out to these kids before they go down the wrong path.t's up to the parents to take responsibility and make sure it doesn't happen."
The football star has been speaking at churches and schools along withWayne Pacelle, president and chief executive officer of the Humane Society of the United States.
Pacelle told the news conference, "I had a lot of soul searching to do" before deciding to partner with Vick in efforts to stop animal fighting events.
We don't blame him!
[image via 60 Minutes]
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