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Monday, April 25, 2011

Dog Wars

We couldn't believe our eyes when we read this short piece posted today on the Huffington Post blog. It seems that there's a new App on the market (there's an App for everything these days, isn't there?), to be used only on Android devices, that allows users to raise and train their own virtual dog for... dogfighting!
Users now get to engage virtual dogs in bloody, to-the-death fights!
Read the full article here: www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/25/dog-wars-android-app-dogfight_n_853428.html.

Now, we usually tend to favor free speech, so perhaps we're not legally opposed to this new "game", plus, we haven't actually seen it, but we can safely say at this point that it sounds disgusting to us. And we're not the only ones. The President for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals issued a statement that says in part: "Dog Wars is a sickening tool that can be used to recruit potential dog fighters about how to train future victims...".

Let us know what you think: Is this new App just a harmless game that won't translate into more dog fighting, or is it a tool to incite even greater participation in this illegal activity?


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

It sickens us that they would even think to market such crap -


Anonymous said...

What is this world becoming, where commercial greed wins out to pander to a bunch of sociopaths? Thanks for putting this out. I hope everyone who reads your blog all writes to the company in protest. Jaci & dog friends

The Daily Pip said...

It is disgusting!

Your pal, Pip

K-Koira said...

Sounds like something that will give people ideas as well as making them immune to the horror that is dog fighting. I'm disgusted by the company that produced this game, and will make a note of avoiding ALL their products in the future if they continue to support this app.

Unknown said...

It's awful!!!

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...


What's next - Child Porn Stars?

Bocci said...

Thanks so much for your comments-good points all. We espcially noticed K-Koira's comment about what we can do to demonstrate our disgust and displeasure: find out what other products this company makes and...don't buy them!
We can also write to the company and express our thoughts.

Anonymous said...

It saddens us that creators of this game are so insensitive. What does it say about their hearts? This is so sad.

Asta said...

I think it's howwibull
It makes me sad that someone would design this and that someone would want to play this....anything fow money I guess that's theiw motto
sad smoochie kisses

Michelle Maskaly said...

Cute photo!

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