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I organized a very successful protest against Vick..who was hosting a party in Hallandale Beach at Gulfstream Park. If you want my photos too, just email me and I’ll send them all to you.
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Philadelphia – PSPCA Says Dogfighting Up Because of Michael Vick
By KYW’s Tony Hanson 3/5/10
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SPCA authorities say dogfighting in Philadelphia has gone up dramatically over the past year and the authorities cite a Michael Vick factor.
The number of animal fighting investigations, the vast majority of them dogfighting, has gone up from 237 in 2008 to over 800 last year – three to four times more. George Bengal, director of investigations for the SPCA, says some of the owner offenders have been drawn to the sport by an idol.
“Michael Vick in my view definitely enters into the equation. A lot of the younger generation looks up to him as an idol and they idolize him and try to mimic the things he had done, which is not good.”
Bengal doesn’t discount Vick’s public service work since his release from prison and the upside is the notoriety of the case has prompted the public to be more vigilant and report more suspicious activity leading to the discovery of more dogfighting operations.
Yesterday, March 9th, Vick received the Ed Block Courage award in Baltimore. About 100+ protesters turned out for a peaceful protest. All major Baltimore news stations were there and videos can be found on their web sites.