Vick takes stance against dog-fighting game for cell phones

Michael Vick is speaking out against a new game for Android cell phones entitled “Dog Wars.”

The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback has partnered with the Human Society to urge Google to drop the game from its app store, according to Sean Leahy of USA Today.

In the game, users are allowed to fight dogs, the kind of crime that sent Vick to federal prison for more than a year-and-a-half.

“I've come to learn the hard way that dogfighting is a dead-end street,” Vick said. “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."

In the game, users can feed, water and train their dogs to fight. The maker of the game defends it, saying it’s just a game.

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