Sleeping Dogs, a violent video game from Vancouver-based United Front Games features an “Achievement” in the game whereby the player bets on a cockfight.
Cockfighting is illegal in Canada and the US, and it’s a vile, demoralizing gambling spectacle outlawed in many other countries. Cockfighting is a dreadful experience for roosters, as they’re forced to attack each other until one dies, often with blades attached to their legs, resulting in mutilations.
It’s shameful for Sleeping Dogs to glorify and profit from cockfighting. Friends of Animals asks that they patch the game to remove the cockfighting segment.
Please write, call or email United Front Games of Vancouver, 5th Floor 1110 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2S2, Canada — (604) 687-4263.