An Android app called “Dog Wars” allows players to participate in video game dog fights. America’s best-known participant in real-life dog fights is not amused.
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick issued a statement saying that Android should disallow the app because it portrays dogfighting as fun and games.
“I’ve come to learn the hard way that dogfighting is a dead-end street,” Vick said. “Now, I am on the right side of this issue, and I think it’s important to send the smart message to kids, and not glorify this form of animal cruelty, even in an Android app.”
The makers of “Dog Wars,” however, say it’s just a video game and not meant as an endorsement of dogfighting.
“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,” the game’s creators said in a statement.
Vick is joined in speaking out against “Dog Wars” by, among others, the Humane Society and the Los Angeles Police Protective League.