Tell Google That Dog Fighting is Not a Game

Target: Larry Page, Co-founder and C.E.O

Goal: To urge Google to remove the KG Dogfighting game from its application marketplace.

KG Dogfighting is the reinvention of the brutal virtual game, Dog Wars, released by Kage Games, L.L.C. The first dog fighting game released by the company was forcibly removed from the marketplace amid public outcry over its graphic glamorization of dog fighting but this new version is still available for purchase by users over the age of 13. Gamers feed, train, and fight their virtual dogs in all too realistic demonstrations of blood and gore that result in the ultimate death and dismemberment of other virtual dogs. The dog fighters are also armed with weapons in the event of a police raid and have the ability to inject their dogs with steroids. Essentially, this game teaches the user how to be a criminal dog fighter.

The makers of the gaming application justify it by adding the following to the game description; “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”. Google seems to uphold this sentiment by their direct refusal to remove the game from their marketplace. The game description is also riddled with sarcastic puns toward their “detractors” including; “Perhaps one day we will make gerbil wars or beta fish wars for people who can’t understand fantasy role play games” The very idea that this company considers this a “fantasy” game serves to prove that they are attempting to profit from the sickness that causes some members of society to pursue torturing animals as a means for emotional and monetary gratification.

The Los Angeles Police Protective League, the Humane Society of the United States, and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have all urged Google to permanently remove this game from the Android marketplace. Please let Google know that dog fighting is a serious violation of animal welfare that endangers more than animals as it is almost always associated with organized crime, drugs, and violent crimes against humans and that this horrific activity should not be glamorized or deemed acceptable even in a virtual setting.

PETITION LETTER

Dear Larry Page,

I respectfully ask that you reconsider your company’s position on the marketing and distribution of the KG Dogfighting application as this game is intended to glamorize the torture of animals’ for profit.

While I respect your intentions to allow your users to decide what applications they deem appropriate for their own use, I am concerned by this games ability to desensitize the public to the horrific reality of dog fighting for both the animals and the people who live in areas where this illegal activity takes place.

Please take a stand against animal cruelty by permanently removing this application from the marketplace.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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10 Comments

  1. Mr.Page and Mr. Brin :

    What kind of people are you?
    How you dare support this atrocity?
    Really,your I.Q is so big as your stupidity.

  2. Maggie Schafer says:

    I don’t even know why we need a petition for this! How stupid can you get, Google! Do you really not know the harm you are doing? There are too many people that take this junk seriously, AND YOU ARE EGGING THEM ON! STOP IT NOW!

  3. Sharon Mills says:

    If this is true and it goes ahead…Good bye Google (On everything connected or involved with Google)

  4. There have been a thousand, if not more video game titles that cross the boundaries of what is decent, moral or humane. There will be many more. Wowsers unite!

  5. I cannot believe that any company would condone a game of this nature. It’s been proven that violent games desensitizes the player as to what is right or wrong.
    Mr. Page are you willing to stand-by and allow a generation of players to become reality players? What I mean by this is that because a child/young adult has been desentized they’ll want to “act out” what they’ve been accustomed to seeing on the screen. (Just ask any professional in the mental health field.) Once a person has crossed that threshhold what will prevent them from turning on their fellow man? According to all studies this is how serial killers have started out…playing violent games that show a lot of blood/gore.
    Please reconsider this particular app & others like it as entertainment!

  6. Karen charles says:

    Google you should be ashamed of yourselves . Way to leave a legacy , horrible thing you are doing . Wake up and see the harm it is doing M

  7. THIS IS BARBARIC AND INHUMANE ON ALL LEVELS AND THIS HORRIFIC ABUSE AND TERRIBLE PAIN / DEATH THESE INNOCENT PRECIOUS DOG’S ARE FORCED TO ENGAGE IN IS SO BARBARIC AND INHUMANE AND SHOULD BE STOPPED AT ALL COST AND SHOULD HAVE THE STRICTEST MAXIMUM SENTENCE ENFORCED AND BAN THESE IDIOTS FROM EVER BEING ABLE TO OWN A ANIMAL OF ANY KIND EVER AND PUT ON A ANIMAL ABUSE REGISTRATION SO ANIMALS CAN AND WILL BE PROTECTED

  8. this is most uncivilized n i find it difficult to believe why the Govt is silent so far n for what reasons??

  9. ANYONE INVOLVED IN DOGFIGHTING ARE THE LOWEST OF THE LOW , AND SHOULD BE GIVEN THE HARSHEST SENTENCES POSSIBLE .

  10. This uncalled for abuse needs to stop. Its time these people doing this spend time in a correctional facility for a long time. There us no sense in this type of thing. These poor defenseless dogs. All they know is kill or be killed. Dear God in Heaven please hear these animals cry.

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