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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: 137,896
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

Jun 30, 2015 stacy lupori
Jun 30, 2015 Sandra Glavey Stop this,its cruel and unusual punishment for these animals. They are sweet by nature, lets keep them that way! Please help them! This is an awful way to treat these dogs!! Show how humane you are!!
Jun 30, 2015 katie pilkington
Jun 29, 2015 Monica Guarneri
Jun 29, 2015 Billie Goodson
Jun 29, 2015 Kathleen Miller No more dog fighting anywhere.
Jun 28, 2015 Carolann Hynes
Jun 28, 2015 renae nowicki
Jun 28, 2015 Glynis Partridge
Jun 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 28, 2015 allison farr
Jun 28, 2015 Virginia Allgaier
Jun 28, 2015 Amy Thompson
Jun 28, 2015 David Pinc Dog fighting is for sickies if I catch you doing this I will beat you bad !
Jun 28, 2015 Cathy Brennecke
Jun 28, 2015 Jinett Reyes
Jun 27, 2015 Clara Fuller
Jun 27, 2015 Linda Pellegrini Stop feeding this horrific abuse!
Jun 27, 2015 Samarpita Gulati
Jun 27, 2015 Nectaria Peters
Jun 27, 2015 testut vero
Jun 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 27, 2015 b w
Jun 27, 2015 Jackie Deckel
Jun 27, 2015 Tracy Brown
Jun 27, 2015 Paul Metson
Jun 27, 2015 Patricia S. Stop this brutality...
Jun 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 26, 2015 AURORE Talloen
Jun 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 26, 2015 gentialon odette
Jun 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) Dogs are humans best friend....do you stage fights to the death with your best friends? I THINK NOT. STOP THIS NOW!!!
Jun 26, 2015 Annie Lau
Jun 26, 2015 Debra Jordan
Jun 26, 2015 Maria Teresa LLonch
Jun 26, 2015 marie latour
Jun 25, 2015 Marcee boagn
Jun 25, 2015 Nancy Griffin
Jun 25, 2015 Cuello Amanda
Jun 25, 2015 Stelios Armenis
Jun 25, 2015 Florence Barbier Heureusement que vous existez pour sauver tous ces chiens, merci.
Jun 25, 2015 Hannah Nacht
Jun 25, 2015 Karen Baker Please stop promoting this by media perpetuation
Jun 25, 2015 Gunnar Lien
Jun 25, 2015 Deborah Summerville
Jun 25, 2015 OMAR TRENCHE
Jun 25, 2015 Karin Wolfe
Jun 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 25, 2015 Sue Torres-Ponce My furry kid was rescued when police broke up a dog fighting ring. We were told she was going to be used as bait. She was a tiny 2 lb puppy at the time. It sickens me to think what would've happened had she not been saved! Please stop these awful videos!!

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