Animal-rights activists say Vick case 'tip of the iceberg'

Updated: July 19, 2007, 3:25 PM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

By noon on Wednesday, John Goodwin had a bad case of cell-phone ear and a hundred things to do. Four months ago, he couldn't buy publicity in the Humane Society of the United States' struggle to stop dogfighting.

Now Michael Vick has done something Qyntel Woods, Nate Newton and LeShon Johnson couldn't -- put a marquee face on a cause that has suddenly jolted public consciousness.

"There is a definite subculture of dogfighting within professional sports," said Goodwin, ...

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