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Friday, June 22, 2018

Michael Vick Wants Android to Drop Dog Wars App

If you thought Michael Vick’s makeover was purely for image, it seems you’re being proven wrong. The former dog fighting felon is going out of his way to throw his name and support behind the Humane Society’s movement to shutdown the Android application known as “Dog Wars.”

The Dog Wars game encourages dog fighting and instructs people on the process of how to train dogs to fight. I haven’t played the game but a news report says you can train the dogs how to fight by having them pull tires, wear shock collars, and by administering them steroids. It sure seems like you have to be pretty disturbed to play this game.

Vick, who had the game brought to his attention by the Humane Society, says “This app just sends the wrong message.” He made the comment after putting down his T-Mobile phone with whom he has an endorsement deal. OK, he really doesn’t, but that would be pretty convenient, right?

Anyway, not to get all crotchety angry old man on you, but I agree with the Humane Society here. Video games have taken a turn for the unhealthy lately with the rise of Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, and all the other games encouraging negative and illegal behavior. I’m not even joking when I tell you I wasn’t allowed to play certain games because they were too violent, and you know what? I think that’s the right message to send.

I’m glad Vick is support this effort. How disturbed do you have to be to play and enjoy a game like this? What’s wrong with something simple like Farmville?

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