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Eagles meet with animal rights groups

Updated: August 25, 2009, 8:45 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

PHILADELPHIA -- Animal rights groups and the Philadelphia Eagles are looking at ways they can join forces to combat dogfighting.

The team drew criticism after hiring convicted dogfighting ringleader Michael Vick. He wasn't in attendance at Monday's meeting.

Tom Hickey, chairman and founder of DogPAC, said he believes the upshot of the meeting was that the Eagles have a responsibility to battle dogfighting because they have employed Vick.

According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, ...

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