Sunday, April 24, 2011
Tell Android to Block Dog Wars
On Friday, April 22, BSL News posted about a downloadable game application called Dog Wars available on Android Market (Android is owned by Google). The game, which was developed by Kage Games LLC, allows players to feed, water, train, and FIGHT virtual dogs.
The developers argue that it is just a game, but this type of media fuels animal abuse and breed specific legislation, which costs innocent dogs their lives.
Dog fighting is a felony across all 50 states. Dog Wars promotes violence and creates a virtual community for a very real crime.
Like many sites, Android Market's policies don't specifically address animal cruelty, but do state: "Android Market should not be used for unlawful purposes or for promotion of dangerous and illegal activities."
This Monday, April 25, many concerned pet bloggers will be joining together to help spread the word about this application and to put pressure on Android and Google to remove it from Android Market.
You can help by blogging, tweeting, and posting on facebook about this game and by asking your friends and followers to sign the petition at Change.org.
Tell Android and Google to block Dog Wars and stop condoning animal cruelty!