Dog Wars App Is Back

May 12th, 2011
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Dog Wars, an app for Google’s Android phone that allows players to “feed, water, train and FIGHT your virtual dog against other players,” is back.

Originally released in April, the app was pulled on the tails of complaints by outraged dog lovers, animal rights organizations, and high-profile figures like Michael Vick, who called on Google to remove the game from the Android marketplace, due to its inappropriate content glorifying the illegal, and sick practice of dogfighting.

Dog lovers may have won the battle, but apparently not the war. The Dog Wars app is once again available for download in the Android marketplace, where it has been renamed KG Dogfighting. It is no longer free (it now costs $2.99 per download), but the app is the same, turning dogfighting into a game. The game’s return to the Android marketplace is trumpeted with the following description:

Raise your dog to beat the best!

AN APP THAT WILL NEVER APPEAR IN THE iPHONE APP STORE!

The Controversial Dogfighting Android “DogWars – Beta” app by Kage Games LLC has been renamed and uploaded here to the market as a paid app!

According to the L.A. Times, Google pulled the original Dog Wars app from the marketplace, based on a complaint alleging trademark infringement. The paper has not heard back from a representative at Google regarding how the company plans to handle the renamed app.

Remind Google that dogfighting is not a game. Report the app as inappropriate in the Android marketplace, and join others who are opposed to the cruel practice of dogfighting by signing a petition.

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