Petition spreads trying to get Dog Wars removed from the Android Market
While game designer Kage Games says that it's, "Just a VIDEO GAME," animal rights activists have been joined by the head of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, Paul M. Webber to put down the app. Webber worries that gangs could see the game and become interested in dog fighting. Another notable figure has bad things to say about Dog Wars. NFL Quarterback Michael Vick, who spent time in prison for his role in setting up a dog fighting ring, has taken the time to put down the game. Vick said, "I’ve come to learn the hard way that dogfighting is a dead-end street. Now, I am on the right side of this issue, and I think it’s important to send the smart message to kids, and not glorify this form of animal cruelty, even in an Android app."
The Humane Society of the United States called Dog Wars, "a step backward." In order to placate some of the people arguing for the removal of the game from the Market, the overview of the game says that some of the proceeds are being donated to animal rescue organizations.
If you are interested in signing the petition to get Dog Wars pulled from the Android Market, click on this link.
It seems as though the petition mentioned above did it's thing as Dog Wars has been removed from the Android Market, once again proving that you can fight City Hall!
1. Shwut (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Apr 2011)
This shouldn't have even been allowed in the Market at all...
2. TheFunnyMan (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)
Disagree. Who are you to say what can be in the market, and what can't? The idea of the open source market is that ANYONE can make a hit app and become a winner. I bet there are a bunch of downloads just from this story alone.
If you dont like it, no one is making you download and play. For the rest of us....my pitbull will so murder yours!
5. speakdatruth (Posts: 24; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
MY PIT WILL MURDER ANY OF YOURS.........I GOT MINE FROM MIKE VICKS HOUSE......
6. TheFunnyMan (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)
Man, for real? He must have had a "Going Out of Buisness" sale and I missed it....
7. speakdatruth (Posts: 24; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
DUDE MINE CAME WITH SUPER POWERFUL LOCKJAW FOR FREE....... IT WAS HALF PRICE......
10. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4432; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
I agree with TheFunnyMan, it may be a tasteless app but they have a right to make it if they want. I by no means endorse such a behavior. They should put the dog owners in a cage with a tiger to see if they change their minds quick, but if I want to make any app it's their right & since it is open source who is to say they can't make it. It's not like they are making a NAZI or a HATE app. So as sick as it is they can make that app. There are sick people out there who will surprisingly buy that garbage! It’s an example of the twisted nature of some people!
8. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
That's the thing about having an open market. You get games like this that could be offensive to some people. Kind of like freedom of speech. I hate racism as much as the next black guy, but everyone has a right to speak their mind openly. It really does come down to, if you don't like it...don't download it.
13. speakdatruth (Posts: 24; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
This is retarded...... You can have gang wars and all kinds of other shit ..... but you start killing dogs and its all bad......stick to killing people, peoples
46. messiah (Posts: 433; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)
this has NOTHING to do with the android market or an Apps store.... open market vs closed system.... its a game.. To say "Gangs might see this and become interested in dog fighting" Seriously???? what about MAJOR systems providing games like: GTA, Mortal Kombat, and Modern Warfare. Apparently this is not a concern to have gangs get an interest in. How about Overlord 1 and 2? Clubbing sheep and baby seals respectively. Why not weep for those little guys?
Let's not forget hurtling dizzy little birds in rubber bands to smash into walls and completly crush pigs...... i swear, i almost joined a gang just face the innitiation....
dumb ass sensors always find a way to mess with what works.... the developer is correct, It is a GAME. LIKE ALL OTHERS.
3. Speardj (unregistered)
Excuse me while I go LOL all over the place.
4. TheFunnyMan (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)
Sorry, PA, but this had to be said:
"Los Angeles Police Protective League, Paul M. Webber to put down the app. Webber worries that gangs could see the game and become interested in dog fighting"
Where is the obvious statment that should read "gangs already dogfight for a profit in LA, so it shouldn't change too much"? I read you guys daily, and value the news you put, but c'mon, man.
11. speakdatruth (Posts: 24; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
Make sure you download my new app pot wars
15. Alisa (unregistered)
16. skymitch89 (Posts: 1121; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
I'd rather the dog fighting be done in a video game than in real life. Why are they against a game about dog fighting when the Grand Theft Auto games are all about sex, drugs, gang activity, murder, and stealing vehicles? People are more likely to reenact something from GTA than Dog Wars based on the fact that GTA shows people how to do certain things and how to get away with them. Also, unless this game is just for Gingerbread and higher, the game has been taken down because I cannot find it anywhere.
17. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Still not as tasteless as Baby Shaker or the Gay Cure app. I don't like it, but the game maker also says that the game is a parody meant to poke fun at the institution. Either way, Google may take it down, but they never said that they would police their market like Apple does.
18. stilt (Posts: 63; Member since: 13 Jul 2008)
alcohol shouldnt be legal look at all the deaths any petitions on that? what about the war, any petitions on that? what about gas prices, any petitions on that? what about game hunting, any petitions on that? what a bout racism, any petitions on that? what about paying athletes millions and millions to play a GAME, any petitions on that? racing horses and putting them through rigorous training and running, any petitions on that? inflation, any petitions on that? government greed, any petitions on that? Are there any petitions on rated R movies, over 18 yrold video games, porn, poor neighbors, liquor stores, pollution? but because Mike Vick dog fought we got to always say anything about dogs or fighting is wrong now. are we petitioning ignorance no we arent so please just shut up and sit down some where with all of this Mike Vick BS. why arent all of these people crying about slavery? that was worst than fight a dang dog, was anybody petitioning for new orleans? focus on what matters no lifes
21. TheFunnyMan (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)
Umm.....Are you confused? I mean, the story that this post was meant for was up last week.
And, just to humor you....if you ban alcohol, war, put a ceiling on gas prices, changing the entire US economic system, and then want to ban horse racing, R-rated movies, porn, and the rest of the nonsense you have going on in this post, people will just start shooting people for a break from the bordom.
I love the motivation here, stilt, but i gotta say: if you are so passionate about these things you want to petition, contact your local state or federal representative, start your petition, and lets see where it goes from there. Don't, however, rant about it then do nothing.
51. stilt (Posts: 63; Member since: 13 Jul 2008)
no im not confused you didnt get the sarcasim in my reply, people need to stop hating and focus on there own life and stop giving so much energy to things that wont be changed why sign petitions on dog fighting and removing apps about dog fighting when in every ghetto, "suburbs" and everywhere where lil boys and men that thinks it cool to dog fight or sell drugs and do drugs and rape or molest or steal whatever all the crazy people in the world do
19. bossmt_2 (Posts: 437; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
I would rather it stay there, I'm not a fan of removing the game, if you find it offensive, don't download it and don't download any other games from the developer..
20. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)
This is a horrible game and shouldn't be allowed on the market. Open or not. This is just as offensive as "baby shaker" which was removed from the AppStore a while ago.
22. TheFunnyMan (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)
But why shouldn't it be allowed on the Market? Please, give me one valid reason as to why the developer isn't allowed to share his opinion (which, clearly, is satiric in nature). We do it here, do we not? The devoloper simply uses a different medium to express it.
Android is designed to be open. Anyone and anything can get in, and anyone and anything and come out. Google, keep doing your thing. Don't become an app market nazi. Freedom to developers everywhere, and freedom to Android users.
25. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)
There are people who think dog fighting is okay because they are "just dogs". These people do terrible things not only to their own dogs, but stray dogs and even pets. Have you ever seen a bait dog? Well, these cowards will take a stray or a pet, tape that dog's mouth closed and let their fighting dog maul it for training. Why would anyone want to see this happen to an innocent dog? Why couldn't the developer used monsters, or aliens? Why encourage this mindset?
Just because you can doesn't mean you should. And get what your saying about an open platform and all. But why yell fire in a crowded theater just because you can?
32. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
You can't yell fire in a crowded theater... it's against the law...
38. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
Yes, but if you make a video game (who knows why you ever would) about people yelling fire in a theater or bomb on a plane, the game is not illegal. I don't support this piece or crap game, but I believe people have every right to make it and play it... bunch of sickos.
Are you against any game that has killing in it? Hell, I love GTA, but I'd never go out and steal cars and shoot people... but I like playing it- virtually.
40. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)
You know, I really hate when people blame games, music, and artist for bad behavior. But in this case it is just a little different because most people are already indifferent about animals. I witnessed a dog fight first hand at just 10 years old. It was really existing to me because all the grown ups were rooting and cheering on their favorite dog on. I didn't realize just how wrong it was until I got a look at the losing dog. It was a bloody mess, but it was like I was the only one who really noticed. At that age, my idea of dogs and dog fighting could have swung in either direction, and I could only imagine how a video game could have influenced me or other kids at that age.
I also realize that my view is skewed but as a dog owner and witness to a real dog fight, I can't help but to feel strongly about this.
37. Eingild (Posts: 203; Member since: 19 Apr 2011)
Even if you are allowed to do it, it doesn't mean you should.
23. Owlet (Posts: 447; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)
I'm for removing this game. How about I'll make a game where you kidnap little girls and lock them in your basement and rape them in all kinds of perverted ways. I'll make really nice graphics with blood, put some nice screams there... What, you think it's sick? Don't play!
Those are the things you shouldn't enjoy doing. And I think we shouldn't supply the perverts with those games. It's not right, just my opinion.
26. joe cinirelli (unregistered)
The developers should be punished for this. Just so the developers know that children getting raped and fighting is not ok either.
27. joe cinirelli (unregistered)
Dogs are like people's kids. They are vulnerable. You don't make video games about killing them.
28. paynekiller (Posts: 139; Member since: 24 May 2010)
Dogs are not like people's kids. They can't do household chores for you.
29. Owlet (Posts: 447; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)
Mine can. He puts his pillow back on his couch and takes papers to trash and brings printed papers out of printer and mail from the mail box! :)
30. MyJobSux (unregistered)
Funny, this is a free app in the Android market yet "the overview of the game says that some of the proceeds are being donated to animal rescue organizations." So tangible proceed is being donated?
I'm all for games but this is a bad idea, strip it and set an example. I'm sure they can make another game.
33. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
Well, for all you damn softies out there, you got your wish. It's off the market.
And I was gonna fight my boys dog but now he can't get the app, super gay.
39. biggles (Posts: 213; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)
Oh well. Back to fighting dogs in real life.
35. Oh wooooow (unregistered)
Never knew this game existed! I want this game now :D
49. haroonazeem638 (Posts: 129; Member since: 29 Mar 2011)
same here loll....I want it and im going to look for it ;)
44. Obento (unregistered)
Next we should Petition Pokemon, I mean raising creatures to fight, that should be outlawed!!!
How about any game in which a creature real or fictional based is killed, harmed or any thing violent should be outlawed.
45. Owlet (Posts: 447; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)
Deer, monster and duck hunting is not illegal. Dog fighting is. Don't ya think there's a reason for that? Leave puppies alone.
47. OsirisRa (Posts: 46; Member since: 17 Dec 2010)
Im going to release a game called Human Trafficking. Where you can purchase a person and train it to do what you want. Bet you it wont even get the same reaction as this app did.
48. haroonazeem638 (Posts: 129; Member since: 29 Mar 2011)
Now i just want the game because its all over PA. I think this was the most stupid thing to ever do. There is GTA and other games where you kill HUMANS but you can't kill animals in game eh? lol thats really funny.
Anyway, can someone direct me to a link where I can find the APK for this game? ;)
50. daniel_bargs (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)
this isnt even pornographic so why take it out? so sensitive.
53. imlaxin01 (Posts: 4; Member since: 11 Apr 2011)
only thing i have to say is SHUT THE HELL UP VICK....hes not rehabilitated, hes a hypocrite
54. chillwind (unregistered)
The game was removed due to copyright violation, not because of petition or angry letters. There is another game called Dog Wars, the creator filed a complain to Google.
55. baby finger food tips (unregistered)
Gorgeous make up along with chance.