Controversial sportsman Michael Vick has vowed to help end dog fighting after serving prison time for killing, maiming and forcing animals to battle each other.
“…I’m going to let my actions continue to speak louder than my words. And I’m going to still be involved in the community, because I still — regardless of football — would have a voice that can have an impact on kids,” Vick said in an interview with “60 Minutes,” “because I’ve been a living example of what not to do.”
On a rural Virgina farm, Vick owned and operated a dog-fighting operation called “Bad Newz Kennels” and authorities found 66 dogs and found eight others that were already deceased. To make amends, Vick has been working closely with Wayne Pacelle, president of The Humane Society of the United States, and former Super Bowl-winning NFL coach Tony Dungy.