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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: 116,422
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

Sep 18, 2014 Diane White
Sep 18, 2014 Lynne Cruz Allowing dogfighting videos is a silent nod of encouragement. Stop allowing these to be uploaded immediately.
Sep 17, 2014 Isabella Thomson
Sep 17, 2014 Madeleine Doran
Sep 17, 2014 Elisha Heruty
Sep 17, 2014 L. Shimabukuro
Sep 17, 2014 Eva Leutenegger
Sep 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2014 Irena Vukovic
Sep 17, 2014 Jeanette M.
Sep 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2014 Salim Ekici
Sep 17, 2014 Ronald Miller
Sep 17, 2014 Chari Birnholz
Sep 17, 2014 Maria Livers
Sep 17, 2014 Anne Aaron-Lyle
Sep 17, 2014 jocelyn rowbotham Dog fighting, indeed any animal fighting/baiting is nothing but sickening, inhumane cruelty
Sep 17, 2014 Rachel Jack These videos encourage the brainless to either do the same thing or support others to do so. Governments around the world are trying to desensitise us to violence in preparation for their senseless wars.
Sep 17, 2014 Ginette Collerette
Sep 17, 2014 Megan Tillman
Sep 17, 2014 Jenene Lehman
Sep 17, 2014 sherri pickett
Sep 17, 2014 deborah kamin
Sep 17, 2014 Susan Day Please Youtube use your media for good purposes!!!!!!
Sep 17, 2014 Joy Brown
Sep 17, 2014 darren peachey
Sep 17, 2014 Jesse Easterbrooks
Sep 17, 2014 Jacqueline Leahy
Sep 17, 2014 trine bellew
Sep 17, 2014 A L
Sep 17, 2014 James Murphy
Sep 17, 2014 Dixie Speare
Sep 17, 2014 Mark Parsley
Sep 17, 2014 Catherine Kokkinakis
Sep 17, 2014 Laurel Waters Please stop showing these horrific videos. They will only encourage this violence to continue. It is not a sport or entertainment. It is cruelty to animals, nothing more, nothing less!
Sep 17, 2014 Gisela Krispin Sollen die Besitzer doch selber kämpfen. Faules Dreckspack.
Sep 17, 2014 alan jenkins
Sep 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2014 Alithea Winstead
Sep 17, 2014 Maryann Wheeler
Sep 16, 2014 Karen Cedergren
Sep 16, 2014 Gail Cronquist
Sep 16, 2014 lisa baden
Sep 16, 2014 Patricia Antonelli
Sep 16, 2014 Gina Tedescucci
Sep 16, 2014 Virginia Greenwood-Warner
Sep 16, 2014 Katherine Brooks MD
Sep 15, 2014 Cynthia Q
Sep 15, 2014 Deborah Bresser
Sep 15, 2014 kumari k.m.

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