Michael Vick and the Humane Society spoke out against an application built to run on Google’s Android software that glorifies dog fighting.
The application is called Dog Wars and allows its users to train and fight virtual dogs against others.
“I’ve come to learn the hard way that dogfighting is a dead-end street,” Vick said in a statement posted on the Humane Society’s website. “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.”
Humane Society President Wayne Pacelle said, “Android should drop ‘Dog Wars’ from its online market and join the national movement to save dogs from this violent practice.”