SOURCE: Last Chance for Animals

July 18, 2007 10:54 ET

Last Chance for Animals Wants Michael Vick Dog Fighting Case to Receive Maximum Penalties

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - July 18, 2007) - Last Chance for Animals (LCA), a national animal rights group based in Los Angeles, wants to see Michael Vick receive the maximum penalties in connection with the federal dog fighting case against him. This case is a close issue to LCA, as are all our cases.

"LCA is very involved in working to stop animal fighting across the country. The Michael Vick case is an important cornerstone in this fight. Maximum penalties are essential to show the world how despicable this blood sport is. Anyone who fights animals for financial profit and entertainment has the capability to cause damage to everything around him; his community, his family. Dog fighting is big business from coast to coast and, in my opinion, the epitome of cowardness. There are people involved from every socio-economic background. Animal fighting must be brought to an end.

"We'd like to thank the Office of Inspector General for working so diligently on this case," said Chris DeRose, President and Founder, Last Chance for Animals

Through our countless undercover investigations, LCA has become the expert on animal fighting. As we speak, 81 people will be federally charged in Van Buren, Arkansas in connection with the nation's largest cockfighting raid. On May 19th, with information provided by Last Chance for Animals' Special Investigations Unit, 150 law enforcement personnel from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies raided a crowded and popular cockfighting arena near Van Buren, Arkansas leading to over 140 arrests.

Last Chance for Animals (LCA), a national animal rights organization based in Los Angeles, has been active for more than two decades. Founded and led by animal expert, author, and actor, Chris DeRose, LCA fights for the rights of animals by conducting investigations that expose animal cruelty. For more information, visit

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