Tell Android/Google: DogWars Dogfighting App Should be Removed from Market Immediately
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Tell Android/Google: DogWars Dogfighting App Should be Removed from Market Immediately

    1. Raichle Farrelly
    2. Petition by

      Raichle Farrelly

      Salt Lake City, United States

Android, who is owned by Google, has available in the Android Market a new downloadable game application for your phone called DOG WARS (developed by Kage Games LLC). This is a DOG FIGHTING GAME. The player feeds, waters, trains and FIGHTS the virtual dog for virtual money. It is clear to me that the people at Google/Android /Kage Games think dog fighting is a joke and that perpetuating the myth that pit bulls are inherently aggressive has no repercussions.

Call to Action: In addition to signing this petition, you can contact the Android market team here and email press@google.com to demand this disgusting application be banned from the Android Market.

Please SHARE this petition as widely as possible and REPEATEDLY EMAIL until they take this application off the market.

This kind of stereotyping is responsible for countless deaths of loving, gentle and well adjusted pit bulls across the country. These innocent dogs suffer and die in shelters because it gives false verification to the public that pit bull type dogs are vicious.  Any dog breed can be “trained” to behave aggressively. This fact has been supported time and again.

The developers state on the game description page “If you have a bug up your b*tt about the game concept, remember: It is just A VIDEO GAME…” It is not just a video game, it is irresponsible and devastating to the animals that are victims of this abuse. The animal abusers who participate in dog fights starve, beat and train the dogs to behave aggressively to both animals and people.

Fighting dogs are kept isolated from other dogs

Fighting dogs spend most of their lives on short, heavy chains, often just out of reach of other dogs.

Fighting dogs may also be given a variety of legal and illegal drugs, including anabolic steroids to enhance muscle mass and encourage aggressiveness. Narcotic drugs may also be used to increase the dogs’ aggression, increase reactivity and mask pain or fear during a fight. Young animals are often trained or tested by allowing them to fight with other dogs in well-controlled “rolls.” Those who show little inclination to fight may be discarded or killed. Some fighters will use stolen pets as “bait dogs,” or sparring partners.

Fighting dogs used by all types of fighters may have their ears cropped and tails docked close to their bodies. This serves two purposes. First, it limits the areas of the body that another dog can grab onto in a fight, and second, it makes it more difficult for other dogs to read the animal’s mood and intentions through the normal body language cues dogs use in aggressive encounters. Fighters usually perform this cropping/docking themselves using crude and inhumane techniques

The effects of dog fighting are devastating, please take a moment to speak up for the victims.

Sincerely,

Dog Lovers WorldWide

(Text adapted from Sloane Quealy-Miner of BSL News )

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. Raichle Farrelly
      Petition Organizer

      We still have a long way to go, so share widely! Kage Games just tweeted that they are tweaking the Dog Wars application - it's not gone yet! But, the pressure is on and I think we can overcome!

    3. Reached 250 signatures
    4. Raichle Farrelly
      Petition Organizer

      Original source of information: BSL News - Thank you for getting this into the spotlight!

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    Reasons for signing

    • Judy Danelley REGINA, CANADA
      • about 3 years ago

      If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem. There are so many other subjects for games. Why does suffering have to be part of it?

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    • Rae Creedle ROANOKE, VA
      • about 3 years ago

      This application is an affront to civilization. Please remove it immediately!

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    • lisa weintraub SEEKONK, MA
      • over 3 years ago

      Just upgraded my Android to an iPhone (cost me $$ but it is worth it not to be associated with Android/Google), and did my last ever Google search. Thank you Android and Google for showing your true colors and content of character. Signed, a FORMER Android and Google user and fan.

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    • Morgan A. CORDOVA, TN
      • over 3 years ago

      Wretched! The only thing this game will do is encourage people to fight in real life.

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    • Kathy Putnam COVINGTON, VA
      • over 3 years ago

      WTF are you people thinking, that an APP that promotes animal abuse is OK. You will NEVER, EVER get my business and I will post, and post, and post until you stupid, greedy, thoughtless people are out of business.

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