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Animal rights group plans Vick protests at Linc Field

An international animal rights group says it will stage anti-dog fighting protests before the Eagles home games starting tomorrow (Nov. 1).

Animal rights group plans Vick protests at Linc Field

An international animal rights group says it will stage anti-dog fighting protests before the Eagles home games starting tomorrow (Nov. 1).

In Defense of Animals -  which supports wild and domestic animal causes around the world and staged a protest before the Eagles game in Oakland last Sunday - says volunteers will hold a peaceful "Demos for Dogs" between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. outside Lincoln Field for the remainder of the season.

The group says it is protesting dog fighting and its connection to the NFL, the Eagles and quarterback, Michael Vick.

Although Vick - who was found guilty of running an interstate dog fighting ring - was the catalyst that brought the nation's attention to the horrors of dogfighting, the group said its message is bigger than Vick. It is asking the NFL to include dogfighting and cockfighting as specifically prohibited activities in their Personal Conduct Policy.

Amy Worden Inquirer Staff Writer
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