There IS an App for Everythng, Even for Dog Fighting
I know virtual gun fighting is legal, and if a virtual person dies – it’s no big deal. I’m not sure if that is right or not, or if some video games are too violent. No matter, I shouldn’t be surprised about the availability of virtual dog fighting.
I also know there’s an app for everything – but this – in my opinion – is going too far. . . It’s an Android application for dog fighting, called Dog Wars (developed by Kage Games LLC).
I downloaded the free version of Dog Wars. Under the training tab, for example, one goal is to train your dog to bite. The direction reads “Get a rope from the store to train your dog.”
I haven’t worked my way up yet to where my virtual dog is ready to fight.
Of course, supporting dog fighting is supporting a Felony. I also can’t yet determine how graphic the violence on the app is depicted. But I’m thinking this is in no way appropriate for children. If it’s really life – it’s horrific, seeing dogs tear one another apart (being prodded by people to do it). Or if they don’t depict just how horrible dog figjhting is, then dog fighting is pretty much being glamorized. The app treats dog fighting as if it’s a sport.
From the game’s own web page – here’s what it says…I just cut ‘n pasted. You decide. (click continue reading)
“If you have a bug up your b*tt about the game concept, remember:
1. It is just A VIDEO GAME
2. Perhaps one day we will make gerbil wars or beta fish wars for people who can’t understand fantasy role play games
3. Just because something is illegal in real life in certain countries,
does not mean it is illegal to make a song, movie, or video game about
it (looking at you XDA Developer Forums… deleting our beta testing
thread and banning our account?!)
4. Just go slingshot some virtual birds to kill some virtual pigs.
5. Go complain to someone who cares about Call of Duty, Grand Theft
Auto, Weed Farmer, Smoke a Bowl (these two are listed in the top 15 of
casual games on Android Market) and maybe even Sierra’s Leisure Suit
Larry from 1987.
Let’s Get it On!”
Here’s a reality. Fighting dogs are taught to fight using innocent bait dogs. These dogs are the dogs raised for fighting who refuse to, are dogs stolen from private homes and backyards and sometimes cats. The dogs are prodded to fight using means so horrific, I hate to describe them here – some of these tactics really don’t make the dogs “mean” but are just cruel, such as feeding them gunpowder. Dogs are typically raised alone, and without care from their mother’s. Dogs spend most of their lives on heavy chains (often just out of reach of other dogs). Where there are dogfights, there are always other illegal activities going on. Supporting or legitimatizing the dogfighters, legitimatizes the wide array of other crimes they partake in, from stealing cars, selling drugs, robbery, even murder.