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Vick backs tougher animal fighting law

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Michael Vick appeared on Capital Hill Tuesday to push for tougher laws against dog fighting.

Alongside the head of the Human Society of the United States. Vick pledged his support for a bill that would make it a crime to be a spectator or bring a child to dog or cock fights.

The law would also penalize those who finance such events.

The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback served 20 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to bankrolling a dog-fighting operation.

Since his release in 2009, Vick has spoken out against the crime.

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