Written by PETA
In response to Kage Games' repulsive Dog Wars game in Google's Android app market, PETA has released our own free iPhone app today.
The PETA app features an up-to-date list of PETA's action alerts (including our alert demanding that Google remove the Dog Wars Android app). After participating in an alert with a few simple keystrokes, users can share the link with their friends and urge them to take action. You can earn points for every alert you participate in, every time you share the alert with friends, and every time you donate. The points go toward your "PETA Rank" and earn you badges like Private Penguin, Lieutenant Llama, Colonel Chicken, and beyond.
You can get our app free at the Apple iTunes Store, and try it out by helping to put an end to that other app. Your dog will thank you.
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Written by Michelle Sherrow
The developer of the Android phone's new game apparently has a heart like a robot too. Kage Games, LLC, touts its Dog Wars app as "a game that will never be in the iPhone App store." And for good reason. Dog Wars encourages people to train virtual dogs to fight to the death and challenge other phone users to "dogfights." Alicia Silverstone was so appalled when she heard about the app that she wrote a letter to the CEO of Google, maker of the Android, and Kage Games, asking that they pull the game right away:
"As a mom-to-be and someone who has adopted and loved rescued pit bulls, I join PETA's millions of members in imploring you to cancel this game immediately. If one dog dies as a result of this game, you will not forgive yourself."
Dogfighting is so cruel that it is a felony in all 50 states, but underground dogfighting continues, and the Dog Wars game does nothing but encourage this violence against dogs and other animals.
You can help by contacting the Android market team and politely asking it to stop selling this sadistic "game."
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