Ban KG Dogfighting
KG Dogfighting hit the app world initially as Dog Wars for Google android smartphones to a wave of protests across the web. Best Friends, ASPCA, HSUS, PeTA, outraged celebrities, bloggers, and law enforcement organizations all had letters published, quotes quoted in media stories. A broad, not just vocal, cross-section of society spoke with one voice – Salon, Thomas Ricks’ Foreign Policy, Huffington Post, LA Times, FoxNews, local daily newspapers, even Michael Vick, agree this “game” teaching the ins and outs of dog fighting has got to go.
As seconds pass… another KG Dogfighting game app is sold. Taking the next step to fighting a real dog has been made that much easier through a menu tutorial telling “gamers” how to prepare, feed, train and fight their dog to the kill. And make money doing it with their “Dog Bucks” app.
Dogs need your help.
Minutes have passed…
- Take 1 minute: Sign the petition at Change.org. No money, just time.
- Take 1 minute: Tell Google to take down that app!
- Take 30 seconds: Commit to sharing this post on Facebook and other social media outlets.
- Take 30 seconds: Write a prefacing message to your FB friends – ask them to do this *now*, that’s and easy 3 minutes to save dogs – and tell them to tell their friends to do the same – pass it on!
Why It Matters
Games to shoot monsters are not the same as games teaching to fight dogs, inject them with steroids, rack up points for kills while watching for cops, as several people have stated. Equating what is a real nightmare for defenseless animals to “a game” is, in the words of the LA police chief, “disgusting.”
There are only 32,000 signatures after two weeks of this news – to get Google’s attention we need so much more! What do you think – can we push for at least six figures? It really is all up to us, now!
KG Dogfighting is for sale, $2.99, on the Google app page for android smartphones, reemerging after a copyright infringement case shut down Kage Games first generation app. Mistaken reporting followed that the app was gone from Google. Petition numbers slowed. None could believe a game that incites felony cruelty against defenseless dogs would meet Google’s criteria for “do no evil” or for that matter end up on any “mainstream” site for sale.
A review of android corporate guidelines revealed, in fact, accordingly to Salon’s Mary Elizabeth Williams that this blood sport falls within Android guidelines. Really? Is it fair to surmise, then, the guidelines have no real guidelines?
Google has been unwilling to take action. They will not pull the game, or they would have done so already. Their lip service about caring about dogs is just another corporate “ feel good” ploy. There’s no evidence to come any other conclusion. Yet.
Three minutes. Dogs saved…we all win.
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