There’s an app for that: dog fighting
Update: Apparently the offensive Dog Wars app from Android/Google has gone down. But according to Breed Specific Legislation News, “While the Android Market has taken down Dog Wars, which is the free game installer, they have not removed “Dog Bucks” which is the 99 cent purchasable item that equips your Dog Wars character with 8000 “Dog Bucks” and an adrenaline shot to make sick, injured (even dead) dogs perform harder, faster, and meaner.”
This comes from the file — what the hell were they thinking?
Oh, wait. They weren’t.
It’s old news now because tonight Android pulled the app probably after hundreds of animal bloggers blogged, people tweeted, Facebook fired up, and dog knows what else ranted and raved about how an app that advocated dog fighting abuse even made it past the censors. Who approved this debacle?
Dog fighting is illegal in 50 states. Dog fighting is not entertainment nor is it gambling. It’s animal cruelty just like greyhound racing which is still perpetuated by a bunch of losers and breeders. Dogs are injured and dogs die in dog fighting and greyhound racing. Sadly, greyhound racing is still legal but it’s in the cards, not for long.
What next? An app for gang rape, child molestation, and domestic violence?
This kind of disregard for animal cruelty makes me want to shove the Android brand up its ass.
You can read more about Breed Specific Legislation news here.
(Photo is courtesy of Adopt-a-Bull which is a Tucson-based all volunteer, 501c3 nonprofit animal welfare organization specializing in the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of bully breeds from local shelters and on occasion, private individuals.)