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ASPCA on Michael Vick's case

ASPCA RESPONDS TO QUERIES REGARDING MICHAEL VICK CASE As part of a drug investigation on April 25, police raided a 15-acre property in Virginia owned by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick—and discovered 66 dogs, 55 of them pit bulls, and a variety of equipment that could be associated with dog fighting. In response to the ongoing news coverage of the pending investigation and allegations surrounding the football star, the ASPCA has received numerous emails and calls from concerned citizens, many expressing outrage, and many wondering what can be done to stop the cruel blood sport of dog fighting. Dog fighting is an illegal practice in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The ASPCA strongly opposes animal cruelty in any form, and is especially concerned about any characterization of dog fighting as a trivial matter. Says the ASPCA’s Randall Lockwood, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Anti-Cruelty Initiatives and Legislative Services, “This is a serious and violent crime that r