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Alicia Silverstone Blasts Dogfighting App

Written by PETA | April 26, 2011

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.”

Written by Michelle Sherrow 

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  • jennifer says:

    this is horible!

  • Obviously says:

    … you have no clue what causes are worth fighting for. It’s a stupid phone app and yet you rant and moan about it like people will go fight real dogs just because it exists. The real problem is people like you who can be so easily manipulated and used to fight useless causes. Go outside, find an animal shelter and HELP some REAL animals instead!

  • Nicky says:

    @Mark: Nobody is putting animals ABOVE human life. Our humanity is measured by how we treat ALL beings, including animals. Are you seriously justifying this game based on the fact that humans suffer too? As a human, isn’t it a bit presumptuous to argue that humans are more important than animals? How convenient for us that animals can’t disagree. (I’m betting they do, but us humans can’t understand them.) We can hardly claim superiority when we have done nothing but destroy and exploit our environment for our own short-lived purposes.

  • maxine stead says:

    how people can enjoy such a vile cruel event is forever beyound me. What kind of evil can stand by and watch two dog forced to fight, the thought of the bait dog breaks my heart, then just when you think it can get no worse they bring out a game glorifying this evil violent sport, How have peoples heart become so hard.

  • interzone says:

    Hey Mark, all beings are equal in value – we even love you – if you ever experience cruelty and unkindness remember …did I ever say that was fun to watch?

  • lynne says:

    Seeing the results of dog fighting many times I do not understand the twisted minds that subject one of the swwetest breeds to battling to their death. In todays society why would a company even think about promoting such cruelty. I say let the ceos spend an hour witnessing the outcome of dog fighting. Anyone with half of a conscience would NEVER promote such a horrendeous thing. how about if they are forced to live the lives that these poor dogs have to for just a day….

  • Mark says:

    I would like to see the same people so angry and hurt, angry and hurt about children that are helpless! People that put animals above human life deserve to die. and don’t worry I won’t be on this web site again to see your sad comments. Well gotta go download that app!

  • Anita says:

    I was seriously considering getting an Android next, but not anymore. Putting such an app on the market is unnecessary stupidity.

  • Daniel says:

    Dont worry too much – no one downloads Android apps anyway 😉

  • Rhys_Squeeky says:

    I LOVE Android but this app is awful. I hope this has no affect on real animals and I hope Android removes this at once and regains a bit of dignity.

  • Jennifer says:

    That’s absolutely sick! I mean seriously?! There’s enough problems with dog fighting without making a **** game that encourages it.

  • Amanda says:

    I will be spreading the word to others not to buy this phone because of this sad, irresponsible, disgustingly abusive, cowardly app. People wonder why kids that grow up in this society are the way they are… ughhh

  • igor says:

    stop cruzimii!!! sunt niste oameni fara suflet!!!

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  • Chants says:

    DISGUSTING. Surely there are thousands of other games out there, why would anyone want to play a game of animal cruelty!! It is as bad as people watching bullfighting!

  • Jörg Salber says:

    These are people who themselves have no eggs to himself to fighting. An eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth so you should deal with them.

  • zio tom says:

    bestie lasciate stare i nostri amici animali!

  • omnivore says:

    I have written to them! Disgusting ‘sport’ and disgusting game!

  • Denise says:

    ich hoffe ihr könnt mich auch so verstehen: ich finde es einfach nur grausam wie man das den besten tieren der welt nur antun kann solche leute gehören bestraft!!!!ich wäre sooo glücklich wenn ich einen HUnd hätte!! -,-

  • Shaun Hollingworth says:

    Stop this kind of censorship. Stop the assault on people’s right to freedom of expression. Censorship just sweeps things under the carpet and makes them less visible. These aren’t REAL dogs. I would be very concerned if they were.

  • diya says:

    and who said that dogs were man’s best friend?? what kinda best friend would create an app that this?? Boycott the thing, send as many letters, as many emails as possible; we are responsible for these animals’ well being!

  • nag says:

    THe picture with this article is so hurtful and i am sure it does not even scratch the surface. its like a hurt child, and it SHOULD have the same effect on heartless people who subject these defenceless animals to such cruelty for their pleasure and a few bucks. Hope the human race goes to hell.

  • Abhilasha says:

    This is Horrendous. We need to remind these people that we as Human race are responsible for taking care of animals and other. We are reponsible for the pain and suffering being created for others..

  • Anne Lazar says:

    How can you promote such atrocious practice?? How can you tolerate such barbaric ….suppose to be…. game?? How can you call yourself .. a human being.. after witnessing such horrible scenes? Google stop it right now. Anne

  • Anne Lazar says:

    How can you promote such atrocious practice?? How can you tolerate such barbaric ….suppose to be…. game?? How can you call yourself .. a human being.. after witnessing such horrible scenes? Google stop it right now.

  • Grace says:

    Poor dogs.. 🙁 Stop animal cruelty now!!!

  • niz says:

    You promote this app and you are a real loser STOP ANIMAL CRUELTY NOW!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hypocritical article is hypocritical says:

    Endless first-person shooter videogames are created to realistically simulate shooting civilians, and nothing is said but god forbid they make a pixelated dog get attacked by another pixelated dog. Talk about a double standard. lol

  • ADNAN TARIQ says:

    i m deeply hurt to see all dis………… has to be stopped immediately…..

  • carolyn burt says:

    What are poeple becoming when they have to start having these war games . soooo very cruel to these animals,I agree, this is bararic and needs to be stopped.dogs are suppose to be man’s best friend.

  • dilek demirel says:

    please stop this cruel game

  • Simone Ferreira says:

    This action shows how far man is from light. It shows that man, in 21 century, didn´t get evoulution within yet. What shame! I hate animals cruelty, even in games.

  • lexx10 says:

    this is terrible! i have an unconditional love for animals as do a lot of other people in this world. this is so wrong and not fair. they are innocent creatures who do NOTHING wrong to any human being. sick, pathetic, cold hearted people are at fault for any bad animal behavior. STOP DOG FIGHTING!

  • Paula says:

    what on earth does this say about us as a society- the things some of us find entertaining??!!??!!! Discusting.

  • Lisa Miller says:

    Please be a decent expample for the world-do away with that horrible game.

  • dingo says:

    I have read all of the comments. There is a reason why most people do not take you bunch of hand wringing old women seriously. “oh my god they showed animals getting hurt in a video game”. Pathetic.

  • Maryam says:

    They dont have the balls to fight themselves?! If its something enjoyable!

  • lorena arif says:

    que cabrones!!!

  • Dee says:

    Very disappointed that this type of app would be provided/promoted by anyone with any bit of humanity.

  • pat says:

    owners of these poor beautiful animals…should be thrown in jail to rot…..they have a voice to defend there actions ….these beautiful dogs dont have a voice and are at the mercy of these thugs

  • mike says:

    get rid of this asap!!

  • Kim says:

    This is absolutely despicable. Are these idiots trying to promote this kind of violence. I think the makers of thus game need to be held responsible for their actions because these kind of games give the youths the idea that this inhumane activity is perfectly fine. This game needs to be banned and the creators should pay fines just for their pathetic stupidity.

  • Sophia says:

    Not only does this game need to be stop being sold cause its wrong. dog fighting is still a huge problem and we need to fix that

  • Sophia says:

    This is so sick and disturbing. Why would Google a huge corporation have to result in making a disgusting and cruel game?

  • Ronald Guinn says:

    I hate people who fight dogs. we should bring back cruel and unusual punishment for all the hatefull bastards who think of this as a sport cause its not at all a sport dogs are meant to be part of a family not a tool of pleasure

  • cfroehlich says:

    NOT THE BEST way to distinguish yourself from your main competition the IPhone boys…

  • Maren says:

    why dont people understand whats unhuman..

  • Irina Seifert says:

    Stop the curelty!