NFL quarterback Michael Vick will be speaking to Congress tomorrow on a subject he’s quite familiar with, and it isn’t how to read a zone defense.
Vick and and Humane Society president and CEO Wayne Pacelle will be testifying before Congress tomorrow in support of the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act, which would strengthen laws against animal fighting. (Martin Sheen to attend Drug Courts support rally and hearing in D.C.)
Introduced by Representatives Tom Marino and Betty Sutton, the act would prohibit attendance at organized animal fights and bringing a minor to such events. The current law only prohibits animal fighting or possession of animals for fighting.
Vick was busted in 2007 for running a large dog fighting ring out of a house he owned in Virginia, where dogs were routinely abused and killed. He was sentenced to 23 months in a federal penitentiary.
Since his release from prison and return to the NFL, the penitent Vick has teamed with the Humane Society to speak out against animal fighting and cruelty.
Watch Michael Vick touts anti-dogfighting bill: