Willie Does His Part for Dogs

Willie Nelson has filmed a television spot supporting an anti-dogfighting bill that is moving through the Georgia legislature.

In the ad, Willie speaks to the camera while his version of “Georgia on My Mind” plays in the background. “Dogfighting is against the law in Georgia,” Willie says in the spot, “but the laws are so weak, the beautiful state of Georgia has become a haven for dogfighters around the country.” The bill would make it a felony for anyone to sell, trade or transport dogs for the purpose of fighting. State Sen. Chip Rogers, the bill’s author, hopes to get the spot running by the time of the Dec. 10 sentencing of suspended Atlanta Falcons football player Michael Vick, who has pleaded guilty to a federal dogfighting conspiracy charge.

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