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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: 147,023
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

Jun 19, 2018 Soňa Vokurková
Jun 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 18, 2018 Vicki Peters
Jun 18, 2018 Michelle Miess Cruel and disgusting animal abuse
Jun 18, 2018 Debra Anderson
Jun 18, 2018 Jennifer Villa Lopez
Jun 18, 2018 Vivian DeZarn
Jun 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 18, 2018 Marie Pack I'm against all dog fighting. Have given forever homes to a few. You tube, you must remove all abusive videos of animal abuse!!! Not just dog fighting, but animal abuse in any shape of form. And help to get these monsters in jail where they belong!!!
Jun 18, 2018 Donna Carroll Please be Their Voice....... We need to End Dog Fighting
Jun 18, 2018 Robbin Covill
Jun 18, 2018 Arla Jean Butts This must be stopped! If you people wouldn’t show this disgusting things on You Tube/ just maybe this would help to stop it.
Jun 18, 2018 Gloria Cullipher
Jun 18, 2018 Kathy Baer
Jun 18, 2018 Sheri Miwa
Jun 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 18, 2018 Penney Joe Brown Shame on anyone that shows this horrific criminal activity!
Jun 18, 2018 Mary Wilson I hate humans! They need to put the Monsters that do this to these precious fur babies ! Our Laws need to change and as for You Tube ! You you should not be allowed to show this at all!
Jun 18, 2018 Sandi Sadler
Jun 18, 2018 Karen Oliver These people need to be in jail with dog lover Big Bubba. Let him sort them out.
Jun 18, 2018 Sharonne McCall
Jun 17, 2018 Bridget Hopper
Jun 17, 2018 Gabriele Naumann
Jun 16, 2018 Kimberly Obrien There's a special place in Hell for these sick individuals.
Jun 16, 2018 Tama Chan
Jun 12, 2018 Angie Hyde Please stop contributing to this vicious practice!! These dogs are gentle spirits. Please STOP!!!
Jun 12, 2018 Maria Angeles Leorza Arechavaleta
Jun 11, 2018 Jo-Ann Sangataldo There's s something wrong when people act more like animals than animals
Jun 10, 2018 Donald Williams
Jun 10, 2018 Sophie Avoustin
Jun 9, 2018 suzanne caruso
Jun 9, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please remove videos and all information that pertains to dog fighting. Thank you
Jun 8, 2018 Sandra Thompson
Jun 7, 2018 Stacey Lightfoot
Jun 5, 2018 Jeff & Donna Scofield PUT ALL THE BASTARDS THAT DO THIS IN JAIL FOREVER!!!!!!!!
Jun 4, 2018 Mollie Vreeland
Jun 1, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 31, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 31, 2018 Karen Price
May 30, 2018 Tammy Gombosi
May 30, 2018 Eleni Panagiotidou excuse me but you flag videos with paranormal or detective content and you consider dog fighting ad friendly or appropriate to watch?
May 30, 2018 Ashley Andrews
May 30, 2018 Krystal Mills
May 29, 2018 Tom Lahey Make the penalty death for these savages that fight animals
May 29, 2018 SHANE AUSTIN
May 29, 2018 Nora GALLAGHER
May 29, 2018 BOUR Claire
May 29, 2018 Clément Bour
May 29, 2018 Niki O'Connor

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