It just doesn’t stop, does it?
Michael Vick, NFL player and better-known-as-dog-killer testified before Congress about the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act (Bill HR 2492) that aims to add some “teeth” to laws that prohibit animal fighting. The bill makes attending organized animal fights a felony. Currently, only the actual organizer of the event faces punishment. The bill would impose penalties of up to a year in prison and fines for attending an animal fight, and a penalty of up to three years in prison and fines for bringing or allowing a minor to attend.
Vick says it’s about breaking the cycle and teaching kids not to get involved in this crime.
“It’s tough when you are caught up in that lifestyle…you aren’t worrying about what people think…you’re just reacting…you’re doing things unconsciously,” said Vick.
And who was by his side? Humane Society president and CEO Wayne Pacelle.
It made my stomach turn when Pacelle first embraced Vick. What are your thoughts?