There’s a new game on the scene called Dog Wars, a dog fighting app for Android smartphones. The tag line is “Raise your dog to beat the best.” Gamer “dejay” gives the app 5 stars saying (without proper punctuation): “great game now I know the rush mike vick use to feel!!!” That’s right. You can now experience the joys of inflicting horrific abuse on animals by fighting digital dogs online. “But dog fighting is outlawed in my area!” you say. No worries. Makers of the game assure you, dear customers forking over cash to perpetuate a culture of abuse, that to play isn’t breaking any laws. Legally, perhaps this is true. Ethically? Morally? Are you kidding me?! FIGHT BACK!Well, Dog Wars, you aren’t the only one with a fight in you. When you foster virtual cruelty, you foster it in reality. And animal advocates have a game of our own. It’s called, Digital Damnation. I encourage anybody as outraged as I am to play.
Makers of the app tell dissenters like me, “If you have a bug up your b*tt about the game concept, remember: It is just A VIDEO GAME.”
THIS IS NOT JUST A GAME
Thoughts become words. Words become actions. Actions become habits. Habits become character. Character becomes your destiny.
WHAT GOES AROUND… Make no mistake, Kage Games, has a softer side. “Never let your dog go hungry or thirsty… you must train it and feed it a while before you can fight other player’s dogs.” Hey, isn’t that all a fighting dog needs? I mean that … and steroids for body mass, narcotics to block pain and fear, heavy chains for isolation and a little peroxide for that deep gash exposing a kidney. (Just shove that back in.) To those of you who enjoy these thoughts, thanks for chalking up one more black mark on humanity as a whole. And cheers to Karma, baby. That’s MY favorite game.