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Despite Stiff Penalties, Dogfighting Still Popular
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National football star Michael Vick has been sentenced to 23 months behind bars after he pleaded guilty to felony charges stemming from his involvement in an interstate dogfighting ring. Vick has already lost millions in endorsements and has been suspended from playing for the Atlanta Falcons. Humane organizations said dog fighting rings like the one Vick was involved in are not unusual in the United States. Ohio state leaders said dog fighting isn’t unusual here either.