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Fame and fortune did not seem to be enough stimulation for NFL quarterback Michael Vick. No, he needed the added amusement of having one of the most loyal animals in the world, the pit bull, forced into barbaric blood sports to the death, on his property. Vick has been accused of operating a dog fighting ring on his property and if convicted he could face up to six years in prison and $350,000 in fines.
According to the indictment, dogs that didn’t show enough fighting spirit, or that lost matches, were put to death by a variety of methods, including shooting, drowning, hanging and electrocution. Prosecutors allege that on one occasion earlier this year, Vick participated in killing eight dogs.
Vick of course has denied knowledge of the dogfighting and says he rarely visits the property – the property he owns…uhh, yeah, uh-huh, that’s a good one my friend, ahahahahahahhahahah. Luckily both houses and the president took action recently against animal fighting in america, by signing the animal fighting bill. But animal fighting for sport is still ingrained in certain cultures around the world and as with most animal issues it will take more education to stop this cycle.
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