Protest Dog Wars, A Dog Fighting Game for Android By Google
Android, who is owned by Google is now offering a Vicious and Disgusting DOG FIGHTING game. PLEASE Sign This Petition to Demand Dog Wars be terminated!
1st : Sign this petition
2nd: PLEASE CONTACT GOOGLE HERE: Press@Google.com
3rd: PLEASE CONTACT ANDROID HERE: http://www.google.com/support/androidmarket/bin/request.py?contact_type=takedown
4th: Refuse to use Google or Android Services
Why Should we Protest? The Following Article written by "BSL News" (Link provided below) explains perfectly why this game needs to be terminated immediately!
I did not write the following, article, but it was very well written and to the point. Credit for the following information comes from the followin g website: http://bslnews.org/2011/04/22/dog-fighting-game-released-by-androidgoogle-call-to-action/
"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: Contact the Android market team here and email firstname.lastname@example.org to demand this disgusting application be banned from the Android Market.
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. The people at Google/Android and Kage Games are too daft to realize that aggression is not a breed issue, it is a dog issue. 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, thank you."
Please sign this Petition and take the additional steps listed above to put an end to the New Dog Fighting Game, by Android.
This game is despicable on many levels; it is a mockery to victims of Dog fighting while compounding the myths, stereotypes and BSL Issues that we are all fighting so hard to disprove. NOTHING about Dog Fighting is entertaining, it is vicious and inhumane and should not be made light of by making it into a game, that could also fall into the hands of children.
Please sign this petition to show Android your dismay with their new Game, Dog Wars!
Thank you, Nikki Bolos President of Snuggle Bulls
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