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Apr 26, 2011 5:47 PM by Andy Koen

Dog fighting app causes uproar

NFL star Michael Vick and the Humane Society of the US are among the critics calling on Google to drop a dog fighting video game developed for use on the company's Android mobile phones.

Kage Games, LLC has created the beta version of the game "Dog Wars" which it says lets the user "feed, water, train and FIGHT your virtual dog against other player's."

The company's website features the game title, an image of a dog with a bloody muzzle and the words coming soon.

Vick, who was convicted of dogfighting charges in 2007 said in a statement, "I've come to learn the hard way that dogfighting is a dead-end street. 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."

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