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In June 2014, The Animal Rescue Site received a disappointing letter from YouTube in response to our request to ban dog fighting videos. Rather than agree to remove them, YouTube merely reiterated their flagging policy, and did nothing to acknowledge the harm these videos are causing. Your signatures are more important than ever -- help us tell YouTube that we won’t take no for an answer!
Goal: 150,000 Progress: 120,045
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

Dog fighting, in and of itself is a heinous crime. What may be surprising to find out, however, is that others are encouraging dog fighting by offering instructional videos about the activity. YouTube.com, the world's largest video sharing website, features videos depicting dog fights and material related to it.

Dog fighting is an abhorrent "sport" in which owners pit two dogs against each other in the ring and have them fight until one collapses or dies. The other dog is most often injured as well.

YouTube should not allow these videos to be featured anywhere on the site as they only promote violence and carnage.

Write to YouTube's CEO asking her to prohibit these videos and stand up for dogs!

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Dear Susan Wojcicki:

Dog fighting is a heinous activity in which two dogs are pitted against each other and are made to fight to the death. It's a bloody sport where no one wins.

These fights depict excessive violence, cause great harm to the animals involved, and break the law in all fifty US states in addition to many countries around the world. By these measures, such videos violate your community guidelines regarding "animal abuse", "graphic or gratuitous violence", "intent to shock or disgust", and "encouraging dangerous, illegal activities".

Despite these safeguards, dog fighting videos persist on your video sharing site. With the resources dedicated to the removal of copyrighted content, these sensational and gruesome videos stand out, lending an air of culpability in propagating this unlawful and immoral practice.

Though you will not comment on the removal of individual videos, the continued presence of this particular category demands a review of your policies and procedures for the handling and reviewing of flagged content. As a good first step, your Community Guidelines might explicitly prohibit the presence of dog fighting videos under your "helpful examples and tips."

Please take down all dog fighting videos and do your part for the humane treatment of dogs everywhere.

Thank you.

Petition Signatures

Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed) Are you KIDDING me???!!! These videos are actually posted on your site??? It is illegal, immoral, disgusting and whatever other adjective you can use to describe these people. Remove them NOW!
Oct 21, 2014 SUSAN O'KEEFE
Oct 21, 2014 M Stalvey
Oct 21, 2014 Eloise Posthumus Please stop this from happening! Its disgusting to see what humans do because of greed! Those poor dogs. No animals should ever have to experience something as sick as that!
Oct 20, 2014 Doris Hayes Lets boycot y tube till they stop showing evil actions on animals
Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2014 Cortney Greenlaw
Oct 20, 2014 Leticia Cruz Dogs are sentient beings that are not on this planet to please you! Ban these videos now!
Oct 20, 2014 Martha Muller
Oct 20, 2014 Chris Leacock you must take action to stop promoting this unconscionable practice.
Oct 20, 2014 Meghan Trew
Oct 20, 2014 Nancy Shorterage
Oct 20, 2014 Ruthann Booher Dog fighting is cruel, barbaric and inhumane, not to mention illegal! The law prosecutes people who go to these fights, now. Maybe, you should be prosecuted for showing the videos of them. Please, remove them! Thank you.
Oct 20, 2014 Susan Joyce Please stop showing these vile videos. How did killing or torturing animals ever come to be entertainment, and how sick do you have to be to encourage that !
Oct 20, 2014 Beth Doty This world is sick enough the way it is, then to have psycho's out there thinking something like this is ok?!! People like that should be shot!!! And the people that watch them are just as bad!!!!
Oct 20, 2014 Clarette Wenta
Oct 20, 2014 Sarah Magee What if your dog/cat was stolen for the sole purpose of being used as a bait dog AND you saw a video showing your pet being choked to death? Dog fighting is illegal and showing videos is encouraging an illegal activity. You should be persecuted by the law
Oct 20, 2014 Cammie Magee
Oct 20, 2014 Donna DiMare
Oct 20, 2014 Suzie Stoltz
Oct 20, 2014 Alan K
Oct 20, 2014 John Collings
Oct 20, 2014 Anna Lavan
Oct 20, 2014 Anastasia Lamers
Oct 20, 2014 Jeanne Govoni
Oct 20, 2014 Carol Hanson Please take down all dog fighting videos and do your part for the humane treatment of dogs everywhere.
Oct 20, 2014 Angela Tillander
Oct 20, 2014 Debbie Marsala It is hard to believe Utube would continue sharing dog fighting videos. This activity is totally unacceptable.
Oct 20, 2014 Sigrid Zerlett Dog fighting is no sport, it's just that sick idiots (shadow creatures) have enough energy for her shitty life.
Oct 20, 2014 silvia flores
Oct 20, 2014 Lisa Martin Is it ok to show people beating on a person? Is it ok to show a murder or a rape? What makes this ok to show? What makes this ok to do? People are fighting back, fighting against cruelty. Shouldn't you?
Oct 20, 2014 jean-paul gallart
Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2014 Jayme Hess Dog fighting is inhumane and disgusting. Please remove these disturbing videos immediately. Children do not need to view these videos.
Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2014 aleesha norman It's not entertaining, it is cruelty. Please ban all videos containing cruelty and violence to animals and humans.
Oct 20, 2014 francine gallart
Oct 20, 2014 melissa skye
Oct 20, 2014 Ivana Paleckova
Oct 19, 2014 Lisa Florea Please stop supporting animal abuse!!!
Oct 19, 2014 Stasi Brown
Oct 19, 2014 Carol Reider This is inhumanity in the name of greed. Not to mention that it's illegal. Maybe someone should institute a law suit against You Tube for running illigal activities. Maybe YT should start showing snuff films if they are allowed to show dog fight films.
Oct 19, 2014 (Name not displayed) This is Not entertainment. Why would you care about losing these types of viewers if you banned these videos and Instructions?? Really? YouTube has so much more great videos to offer. I hope I never see this. Disgraceful Dishonorable YouTube
Oct 19, 2014 Christy Di Lorenzo Why do I need to ask you to have common sense???? Take off all dog fighting videos, it is illegal and has no place on the internet.
Oct 19, 2014 Myriam Baynard should not abuse animals or take pleasure in doing this,it is sick and abnormal so stop showing those horrible videos of animal cruelty
Oct 19, 2014 Bettina Riedel Please Do Not allow any horrific videos and as a company do your part to achieve PEACE on this planet.
Oct 19, 2014 Robyn Hayman
Oct 19, 2014 Linda King To put dog fighting videos on YOU TUBE makes You Tube an accessory to the brutal & cruel crime of dog fighting! Please stop this practice now!!!

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