I've been about as skeptical as the next guy regarding Michael Vick's "rehabilitation" when it comes to animal cruelty, but as time goes on — and he continues to speak out publicly against it — my cynicism is eroding. 


The 31-year-old Eagles' quarterback recently recorded a series of PSAs for the Humane Society of the United States, an animal welfare organization he partnered with to fight dog fighting immediately after his release from prison. 


In the "Make the Call" videos, Vick is seen throwing the football around with a bunch of kids while expressing his desire to stop animal cruelty. The films debuted last week during a presentation by Vick at Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia. 


“Michael Vick served time for illegal dogfighting, and he’s an important ambassador for the message that dogfighting is cruel, that it’s a felony, and that we must be good to animals,” said Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States. “Mike has been making appearances for HSUS’s anti-dogfighting campaign, and these videos will broaden our audience and remind people to report animal fighting crimes and help to build humane communities.”


You can check out both PSAs below. What do you think about Vick's continued work with HSUS to stop dog fighting? 



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Michael Vick records new Humane Society PSAs
Convicted dog fighter fronts new campaign urging people to "make the call" if they witness animal cruelty.