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Keeping track of animals in popular culture.

Vick’s Dogs, One Year Later

Posted by lisagbrown on July 8, 2008

This post relates to previous entry: Dogfighting Footballer Michael Vick

Just about one year ago, Michael Vick rose to infamy when a police investigation uncovered that the football star had been running a dogfighting ring. Most Americans were unaware that dogfighting was even happening in their own country, and the case helped to educate the public about the thriving, violent bloodsport.

Today, the fate of Vick’s 50 confiscated fighting dogs is just as eye-opening as the original case. Despite being abused, tortured and malnourished, most of the animals are overcoming the stereotype of the vicious pit bull and are being rehabilitated — not just physically, but emotionally, as well.

The Washington Post reports that many dedicated welfarists are Saving Michael Vick’s Dogs


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