Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Dogfighting Game Returns to Android Market
via Change.org - Last week, Dog Wars, created by Kage Games LLC, was briefly removed from Google's Android Market because of a copyright infringement complaint. Over the weekend, the game was re-released under a new name KG Dogfighting.
The name change doesn't affect the opinion of animal lovers across the US who believe the game promotes animal cruelty and perpetuates negative stereotypes about pit bull-type dogs. Thousands of people have a signed a petition on Change.org which calls for Google to remove the game from Android Market.
The game has also been condemned by major animal protection organizations, including the Humane Society of the United States, the ASPCA, and Best Friends Animal Society, as well as by many local rescue groups and law enforcement officials.
"Cruelty to innocent dogs should never be condoned, even in the cyber world of apps, let alone marketed as entertainment," says Ledy VanKavage, Senior Legislative Attorney at Best Friends Animal Society.
The Change.org petition has been widely endorsed by the pet blogging community. To date, over 20 different pet bloggers have called for the removal of the game from Android Market.
The game returned to Android Market just in time for Be Kind to Animals Week. The petition's creator, Robert Pregulman, says "We cannot let Google off the hook for promoting a game that glorifies the abuse and torture of dogs."
Please join me in signing this petition and sharing the link on your blog, facebook profile, and twitter.