Dog Wars App Is Back on the Market, the Fight Continues

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The fight continues
Yesterday SF Weekly reported that the controversial Dog Wars app was mysteriously pulled from the Android market. But a quick search for the game now shows that the virtual dogfighting app is curiously back.

The national uproar over Dog Wars could have been the reason it was temporarily pulled. Yet unconfirmed reports say the brief disappearance was because of copyright infringement issues, according to bloggers.

Meanwhile, people continue signing petitions asking Google to permanently take the app off the market. Change.org has gotten more than 13,000 signatures from supporters who want it blocked. And this week, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick came out against Dog Wars, saying it was a training ground for dogfighters.

And Vick should know. He served 18 months in prison for his involvement in a dog-fighting ring. He is now joining forces with the Humane Society in blasting the game, saying it glorifies animal abuse.

Dog Wars allows users to feed, water, and train virtual pit bulls for dogfights. And while Kage Games, which created the app, insists it isn't promoting the murderous sport, the website features an illustration of a pit bull with a bloody muzzle next to the Dog Wars logo.

Kage has defended the game, saying that it is meant to be satire, and that it would actually benefit dogs. The developers have vowed to donate proceeds from the game to animal groups across the nation.

Naturally, PETA has now come out with its own smartphone app -- one that allows users to monitor and take action against people who are exploiting or mistreating animals. And the animal-rights organization suggested that subscribers put the free app to good use and protest  Dog Wars.

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Fdnjnx
Fdnjnx

this reinforces my opinion that there;s a lot of sick fu_ks out there.

cj1277
cj1277

We've had one that tells us how to steal cars. What's next? a game to tell us how to abuse children or the elderly? After all it would only be "virtual" no one would actually get hurt!

I feel sorry for the sick mind that would think this up and put it in a "game". There is nothing remotely entertaining about this.

Plus I will remove myself from any organization that promotes this. That includes Google, I lived without it before it came along I can get by without it in the future.

Jgurlie088
Jgurlie088

Pit bulls are such loving dogs and don't deserve to be raised in such violence and abuse.These people are sickos for creating this game.

Keoneill
Keoneill

Little men with little balls and even smaller penis' pit animas against each other to buck up their own egos. Women get involed are because they are abused by these pitiful little men. Get evolved. Stop animal abuse. If these idiots want to fight, let them fight in their little pits, and die in their little pits. Poor little, little things.

Poppies4u2000
Poppies4u2000

this app promotes animal abuse and the fighting of animals against each other, it promotes abuse and the death of animals - it will set back the efforts of all agencies and recuse groups who work so hard to stop humans from abusing dogs thru fighting like micheal vic and others who are not so well named for abuse and murder! This and all companys who promote animal abuse need to have law suites filed against them . It is a crime to abuse animals or to promote animal abuse and this is what this app does, it teaches you how to raise a dog to use for fighting and they are responsible for every person who uses this app and then gets a animal to reproduces this app in real life to abuse and murder animals, this set us animal lovers and advocates for animals so far back in all our work we do every day to show people it is wrong to hurt and kill animals when they promote this to kids,teens and adults as entertainment! they are showing thru this app that they think is is fun for everyone and show them steps to begin dog fighting in real life thru this app' I say they need to be sued and hit them where it hurts and use the money from the law suite to treat the animals being butchered from being forced to dog fight' and the owners of this company should also be arrested for promotion violence toward animals as it is a crime to fight gods and it is a crime to promote violence of animals ,

Poppies4u2000
Poppies4u2000

type o, it is a crime to fight Dogs and to promote violence of animals,

123tl78
123tl78

You know those dog war app creators are full of crap. Some people are so sick and good people are trying so hard to save pit bulls, the victims of dog fighting. Pit bulls die every day because of dog fighting and all it entails or even worse when a dog fighting ring is busted many are euthanized because some people think they can't be rehabilitated or don't have enough money to rehabilitate them. The people in dog fighting have totally messed with the original american staffordshire terrior and cross bred them and trained, taunted them to be aggressive or use them as bait dogs and torture and kill them if they don't perform well. They have totally destroyed their reputation and their future. Way to go guys. You have reached a new low in human decency. Let's encourage sick and twisted people to be more sick and twisted or better yet, let's screw up an impressionable kid's mind with this crap.

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