The Michael Vick redemption tour returns to Philadelphia today as Vick addresses students at Juniata Park Academy on the evils of dogfighting.
Vick will be appearing as part of his arrangement with the Humane Society of the United States to speak out against animal abuse and encourage young people to be kind to animals. HSUS is set to launch its new End Dogfighting campaign this month in Philadelphia, as it has in other cities, where at-risk students learn alternatives to dogfighting and how to humanely care for their dogs.
Despite Vick's high-profile dog fighting conviction in 2007 and subsequent two-year jail sentence, the message hasn't gotten through in Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania SPCA receives an average of 60 dogfighting complaints a month. In 2009, the PSPCA investigated a total of 903 complaints of animal fighting across Pennsylvania.
WHERE: Vick will address students at Juniata Park Academy, at 801 E. Hunting Park Ave., in Philadelphia