Petition spreads trying to get Dog Wars removed from the Android Market

Petition spreads trying to get Dog Wars removed from the Android Market
Animal rights activists and just regular everyday dog lovers are passing around a petition on the internet, seeking the removal of the game Dog Wars which is currently available for free on the Android Market. The game allows you to raise a virtual pit bull by feeding them, training them and injecting them with steroids to make them aggressive. You then take your pooch-now the size of Barry Bonds-and fight him against dogs from other online trainers.

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.

**UPDATE**

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!

source: m.live




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54 Comments

1. Shwut

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 23, 2011

This shouldn't have even been allowed in the Market at all...

2. TheFunnyMan

Posts: 77; Member since: Jan 26, 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: Feb 04, 2011

MY PIT WILL MURDER ANY OF YOURS.........I GOT MINE FROM MIKE VICKS HOUSE......

6. TheFunnyMan

Posts: 77; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

Man, for real? He must have had a "Going Out of Buisness" sale and I missed it....

7. speakdatruth

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

DUDE MINE CAME WITH SUPER POWERFUL LOCKJAW FOR FREE....... IT WAS HALF PRICE......

14. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

LOL LMAO

10. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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: Feb 04, 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

24. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

I'm with you, Shwut.

34. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Its not on the market anymore....

46. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 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.

31. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

ur excused?

4. TheFunnyMan

Posts: 77; Member since: Jan 26, 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.

9. Robert235

Posts: 70; Member since: May 30, 2010

can't wait for gerbil wars

11. speakdatruth

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Make sure you download my new app pot wars

12. TheFunnyMan

Posts: 77; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

"The Battle for the Emerald Triange"

15. Alisa unregistered

Disgusting!!!

16. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 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: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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: Jul 13, 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: Jan 26, 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: Jul 13, 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: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 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: 3295; Member since: May 17, 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: Jan 26, 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: 3295; Member since: May 17, 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: Dec 12, 2008

You can't yell fire in a crowded theater... it's against the law...

36. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

So is dog fighting.

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