Dogfighting has received a great deal of attention since the arrest and conviction of National Football League player Michael Vick. High profile cases such as Vick’s bring more attention to problems that have existed, but often go unnoticed by many. The Humane Society of the United States ( The HSUS) is one of the organizations taking a prominent position in eliminating dog fighting in the U.S. One pledge Mr. Vick must fulfill in order to continue his transition back to the NFL is to work with The HSUS on community-based programs to reach at-risk youth about steering clear of dogfighting. You can read more about the work being done by The HSUS on their Animal Cruelty & Fighting website. We agree with Benjamin Franklin that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and we applaud the efforts of The HSUS.
Jon Siegel, Executive Director