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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Definitely one application I won't download

Even Michael Vick wants Google to dump dog-fighting app
Raise your Dog to Beat the Best!" reads the Android App Market description for "Dog Wars," by Kage Games. "A GAME THAT WILL NEVER BE IN THE iPHONE APP STORE!!!"

If animal welfare advocates have their say, "Dog Wars" won't stay in the Android Market, either. The ASPCA, Best Friends Animal Society and the Humane Society of the United States have all issued statements condem[n]ing the game. Even Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick — who served 21 months in jail for operating a dog fighting ring in which dogs fought to the death, were hung and killed by repeated slamming into the ground — released a public statement against the free app, currently in beta testing.
The article has information on contacting the folks at the Google Android Market in an attempt to have the application pulled.

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