These days there’s an app for your mobile phone for just about anything. You want to know your sleep patterns at night? There’s an app for that. You want to know how many calories you eat each day? There’s an app for that. You want to be able to make random sound effects from your pocket? There’s an app for that.
You get the picture, but what about the ancient, and banned, sport of dog fighting? Surely there’s no app for dog fighting? Well yes, there is – and it’s called ‘Dog Wars’.
With the Dog Wars app, for Android phones (not the iPhone) users can train their virtual dogs to become bigger, fiercer and better fighters, before pitting them in competition against other dogs in a fight to the death.
The app, in truth, is similar to other virtual fighting games (such as Pokémon for example) where you train something in order to compete against someone else’s competitor. The only difference is that this game is about dog fighting, and it breeds a blood lust that only exists in the most deplorable of society’s members.
The website for the app (which we will not be linking to) states that you can:
“feed, water, train and FIGHT your virtual dog against other player’s (sic)”
Note the use of the apostrophe on ‘players’ – clearly the makers of the app should have spent more time learning to use the English language, and less time trying to shock people with deplorable mobile phone apps; indicative of the level of education of people who will use this app.
Animal rights groups are understandable appalled at the app, and a petition has been started at Change.org to get the app removed. One note on the petition, from Nikki Bolos, read:
“It is clear to me that the people at Google/Android /Kage Games think dog fighting is a joke and that perpetuating the myth that pit bulls are inherently aggressive has no repercussions.”
Kage Games, the company behind this disgusting app, defended it on their website with the following message:
“1. It is just A VIDEO GAME.”
“2. Perhaps one day we will make gerbil wars or beta fish wars for people who can’t understand fantasy role play games.”
The onus is now on Google to remove the app, as it appears that Kage Games has no intention of deleting this appalling creation that glorifies the abuse and murder of dogs. Kage Games went on to add:
“What makes the Google Android platform special is it gives the freedom and responsibility to the individual users to decide what to put on their phones as opposed to Apple making value judgments on our behalf.”
The ball is firmly in Google’s court.
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