Michael Vick Rips ‘Dog Wars’ App
Stop promoting animal cruelty, says Eagles quarterback
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2011 3:03 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Michael Vick is growling about the new "Dog Wars" app for Google's Android phone. Created by Kage Games, the app allows users to feed, water, dope, train, and fight virtual dogs in bloody battles. "Train your dog to beat the best," says the website for the app, featuring a pit bull with a bloody muzzle, reports the AP. "I've come to learn the hard way that dog fighting is a dead-end street," the Philadelphia Eagles star quarterback says in a statement posted on the Humane Society's website. "Now I'm on the right side of this issue. It's important to send the smart message to kids, and not glorify this form of animal cruelty, even in an Android app."

A Kage Games statement on the website quips: "It is JUST a video game. Perhaps one day we will make gerbil wars or beta fish wars for people who can't understand fantasy role play games. Just because something is illegal in real life does not mean it is illegal to make a song, movie, or video game about it." A Kage Games rep tells the LA Times, "We are in fact animal lovers ourselves," and calls the app "our groundbreaking way to raise money/awareness to aid REAL dogs in need." The head of the Los Angeles police union is also calling for the game to be yanked because it encourages "sickening cruelty and immoral behavior." Google has not yet responded.

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vickisapri___
Apr 27, 2011 1:07 PM CDT
Dog wars is ridiculous. I would like to know what kind of person would even think about a game like this. They need to be in jail, just as anyone whether they play football or not, that would own a rape stand to breed more pitbulls to kill and torture should be taken out and horsewhipped a few times before throwing them back in jail. Michael Vick I could care less what you say, you are an evil man and there is a special place in hell waiting on you.
MDD
Apr 27, 2011 5:12 AM CDT
Michael Vick should still be in Jail, not playing Football.
yoeydude
Apr 27, 2011 3:12 AM CDT
Americans love a redemption story , he will be a great spokesperson for animal welfare ,.... if he is smart and sincere , he will make a lifetime commitment to be associated with the cause , after football he could really represent ,....... and who are any of you little petty children to pass judgment ? Really ? who among you shall cast the first stone ?