Casino Watch Focus has reported that lawmakers across the country started focusing on legislation in their respective states to help curb dog fighting after Michael Vick was arrested for illegal gambling and dog fighting. Vick took full responsibility for his actions and after spending two years in prison, he has been an advocate for animal rights. Even though many local politicians were focusing on the issue, there haven’t been a lot of federal bills aimed at reducing the illegal gambling. Now, a Jacksonville Source is reporting that a Vick is supporting a new federal bill:
Philadelphia Eagles star quarterback Michael Vick is scheduled to pledge his support Tuesday for new legislation to crack down on supporters of dog fighting. Vick will be joined at a news conference on Capitol Hill by Wayne Pacelle, the head of the Humane Society of the United States, Vick announced on his official website. The bill, H.R. 2492, seeks to penalize people who finance and bring children to dog fights and cock fights.
“Spectators are participants and accomplices who enable the crime of animal fighting, provide a large share of the funding for the criminal enterprise through their admission fees and gambling wagers, and help conceal handlers and organizers who try to blend into the crowd when a bust occurs,” Pacelle said in a statement.