Dog Fighting App Has Animal Activists Howling Mad

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and the union that represents LAPD officers are calling for a controversial cell phone app to be banned.

They say “Dog Wars” glorifies dog fighting – a crime that Vick was convicted of back in 2007. He served a year and a half in prison before returning to the NFL in 2009.

The free game, which is for Google’s popular Android phones, allows users to simulate real dogfighting by feeding digital pooches water, food and even steroids. User can also buy weapons to defend themselves from police, which is an obvious concern to both parents and authorities.

The Los Angeles Police Protective League is teaming up with the Humane Society to get the app removed.

“We are in fact animal lovers ourselves… This is our groundbreaking way to raise money/awareness to aid REAL dogs in need, [and] execute freedom of expression,” Kage Games, the maker of the app, said to the Los Angeles Times in a statement.

  • The Mayor

    No one cares about your blog! get over yourself!


    It’s a VIRTUAL app, who cares! We have video games where we can kill dogs with guns that have been out for years…are they going to ban those too?

  • Tucker

    Terrible. Reposted on Bad Animal People on Facebook at

  • Robert S.

    People can be just terrible, and training dogs to fight to the death is just plain sick. I think we have raised a bunch of sosiopaths that are that of the Devil, and it will come back to “bite um” in the butt big time! Where are the parents of this bunch of PUNKS!

  • James

    I’d bet that the same people who cry in horror at the specter of a dogfighting game haven’t said a word about all the war-related video games that are on the market.

  • tastelikechicken

    hhhmmmm. did all you sensitive little weirdos not READ the part that this is a……game?

  • On The Fence

    I’m on the fence with this issue…. First, I see the app as just a game. There are many, many war-related games out there. And what about Grand Theft Auto? It would be nonsensical to ban these types of video games. On the other hand, there has been research done that proves that violent games such as these change the mental make-up of kids’ brains. They find that these kids can’t differentiate between fantasy and reality, and oftentimes people want to reproduce in real life what they play in these games. Bottom line, the games should not be banned, BUT parents need to be more active and communicative with their children about these very real issues and hopefully teach them some morals while doing so.

    • Roger Wallace

      Oh yes, I so agree. It was just the same when I was growing up as a kid. My friends and I used to watch all those violent shows on television, such as “Gunsmoke”, “Hawaii Five-O”, and “The Wild, Wild, West” and is turnout, we all ended up becoming socio-pathological mass murders. ?Also, it’s now become verified in history that Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin played video games as children, and we all know what happened there. Sarcasm aside, the point is that about 99.9% of the time inanimate objects and exposure to violent images do NOT mold a child into become a violent person in real life. Bad upbringing with the lack of strong moral compass can, though.

  • Fisherman Dan

    Anything that promotes animal cruelty and/or abuse is wrong

  • Fred

    I think these violent games desensitize people and make them lose touch with reality. It’s not entertainment to abuse or kill anything and noone should make a game of it. It’s not funny, not cute, not healthy

  • Mel Gibson

    HaHaHaHa Hey Trainer. I’m sure u r so rite

  • Mel Gibson

    HaHaHaHa Hey Trainer. I’m sure u r so rite

    And What else is Vick the best QB there is supposed to Say??

  • Steve

    There’s an app for that…

  • PL

    Oh Yeah,
    So it’s OK to kill birds and pigs (angry birds)?

    • Den

      And ZOMBIES!!!!

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