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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: 200,000 Progress: 142,784
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., 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 26, 2016 Karen Gordon
Oct 25, 2016 Lori Romeo
Oct 25, 2016 Marie Soules
Oct 25, 2016 Taylor Hill
Oct 24, 2016 Elena Caddell
Oct 24, 2016 Diane Chiacchio
Oct 24, 2016 Elizabeth Jackson
Oct 23, 2016 margaret oneill
Oct 23, 2016 Olga Faletova
Oct 22, 2016 Miryam Garcia
Oct 21, 2016 Tina Brewster
Oct 21, 2016 Despina Mordou
Oct 21, 2016 Annette Craig
Oct 21, 2016 Maryse Savard
Oct 21, 2016 (Name not displayed) i hate dog fighting
Oct 21, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2016 (Name not displayed)
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Oct 21, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2016 (Name not displayed) This is a bunch of bull!!!!!
Oct 21, 2016 (Name not displayed) this is so terrible and needs to be stopped
Oct 21, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2016 Jessica Wolf
Oct 20, 2016 Marco Escalante
Oct 20, 2016 Ben Bell Stop this now! It's sick & ridiculous.
Oct 20, 2016 DOROTHY BERNIER This is so cruel.
Oct 20, 2016 Rachel Mobley
Oct 20, 2016 Ann Patounas
Oct 20, 2016 Roxanne Dropp
Oct 20, 2016 Natalie Chapman do the right thing
Oct 19, 2016 Barbara Toering Please, remove these harmful videos.
Oct 19, 2016 Laura Martinek
Oct 18, 2016 Christine Higgins
Oct 18, 2016 Regina Toledo
Oct 18, 2016 anell de klerk
Oct 18, 2016 trudi selner
Oct 17, 2016 Mick Mooney
Oct 17, 2016 Anne Shackman
Oct 17, 2016 E Herman The manner in which a people treat their animals is a reflection on their entire society. Does want to be known as the place that supports dog fighting, a heinous crime? STOP promoting & sharing these videos NOW! It's the right thing to do.
Oct 17, 2016 Tamra Jenkins Please please please do not allow these videos any more than you'd allow a video promoting how to kill a human ----with power and influence, come RESPONSIBILITY.
Oct 17, 2016 Rosanne Cataldo
Oct 17, 2016 Virginia Dixon Stop this cruelty for all animals
Oct 17, 2016 Sunny Shelton
Oct 16, 2016 Karen Brander
Oct 16, 2016 Betty Birdsall
Oct 16, 2016 Anthony Hostetter
Oct 16, 2016 Danuta Wojciechowska

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