Actress and author Alicia Silverstone has written an open letter to Kage Games, the CEO of Google, and the maker of Android asking them to take down their free dog fighting app.
Silverstone wrote, “When I read about the new game Dog Wars, I couldn’t believe my eyes. 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.”
As of this morning, I can’t find Dog Wars on Android’s marketplace. However, Dog Bucks is still there. You can purchase it as an add on for Dog Wars to buy things in the game. With it you also get a free adrenaline pen, which apparently revives an injured dogs health. Sick.
Will the game be off of Android for good? Or, are they just regrouping as some are speculating? This statement from Kage Games certainly doesn’t sound encouraging.
Kage Games said, “We do not condone violence towards animals or humans. This is a satire about the ridiculousness of dogfighting, and we believe in the power of a modern media tool to educate, and raise awareness of the real horrors.”
We, of course, agree with Alicia. Michael Vick also spoke out about the issue. A dog fighting app promotes violence towards an already largely abused breed of dogs. There is no satire here. Just cruelty.
Via Vegetarian Star