Vick backing animal campaign

WENN.com

, Last Updated: 11:40 AM ET

Shamed NFLer Michael Vick is urging kids across America to be kind to their pets as part of his new-found dedication to animal welfare organizations.

The quarterback was arrested for animal abuse and promoting dogfighting in 2007 and subsequently spent 23 months in jail.

Since his release last year, Vick has worked with animal charities and he's now joined the Humane Society's End Dogfighting campaign to teach kids about the importance of looking after animals.

The 30-year-old Philadelphia Eagle has been promoting the scheme across the U.S., and during a visit to a Connecticut high school on Tuesday he told the youngsters about how his attitude towards pets has changed.

"I didn't really care what people felt about animals, I didn't care about the welfare of animals," he told the students.

And Vick is convinced it was his destiny to become an animals rights campaigner.

"I think I'm being used by God because all the laws have changed since my incident."


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