Monday, April 25, 2011

The Humane Society of the United States Responds to Android Dogfighting Application

The following is a statement from Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The HSUS regarding the Android application “Dog Wars.”

Law enforcement and animal advocates nationwide are making significant strides against both professional dogfighting and street-level dogfighting, and it is a step backwards to offer a video game for young people that glorifies this cruel and criminal activity. The Humane Society of the United States urges Android to drop “Dog Wars” from its applications and to join the national movement to save dogs from this violent pastime. Because “Dog Wars” actually instructs players on how to condition a dog using methods that are true to organized dogfighting, this game may be a training ground for young people to try the activity in the real world, encouraging cruelty to dogs and leading young people down a dead-end path. For more information on The HSUS’ work against dogfighting, visit http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/dogfighting/

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