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"Rev. Vick" to preach against dog fighting

If not PETA, HSUS. One way or another disgraced NFL star Michael Vick will preach the gospel of animal kindness upon his release from federal prison.

"Rev. Vick" to preach against dog fighting

If not PETA, HSUS. One way or another disgraced NFL star Michael Vick will likely be spreading the gospel of animal kindness upon his release from federal prison.

In a jailhouse meeting with Humane Society of the United States president Wayne Pacelle, Vick said he wants to take his anti-dogfighting message to school children, according to an Associated Press story

Pacelle believes dog fighting is a "culturally complex problem" that is prevalent among black urban teens and Vick's voice could become a valuable asset.

Earlier this month it was reported that Vick was on track to try to restore his image as the next voice of PETA doing public service announcements for the animal rights group. Apparently that arrangement fell apart when PETA learned from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that Vick "enjoyed putting family pets in the ring with fighting pit bulls."

Vick, the former Atlanta Falcons star quarterback, is scheduled to be released tomorrow after serving 21 months on a dogfighting conviction. He will spend the final two months of his sentence under house arrest in Virginia.

 

Amy Worden Inquirer Staff Writer
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