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Vick Dogfighting Charges Stir Stinging Reaction

July 20, 2007

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Fallout intensified Friday from NFL star Michael Vick’s indictment on charges linked to dogfighting, a practice that a longtime lawmaker denounced as “barbaric” on the floor of the U.S. Senate.

Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, who has addressed lawmakers often about his love for animals, shook with emotion during a forceful condemnation of dogfighting.

“Hundreds of thousands — if not millions — of dollars are often at stake in the breeding, the training and the selling of fighting dogs. How inhuman, how dastardly!” shouted the senator.

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Inside The Dog Fighting Underworld