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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: 146,173
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

Mar 18, 2018 Delimir Papic
Mar 18, 2018 Pat Swanson How do you live with yourself?! I have to assume that you either have no kids or you have no conscience.
Mar 18, 2018 Suzana Grozaj
Mar 18, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please stop the pet abuse.
Mar 18, 2018 Sandra Clark
Mar 18, 2018 Kateri Hilton
Mar 18, 2018 Mar Pom
Mar 18, 2018 Margaret Stuhlreyer This is not a sport - just a disgusting display of stupidity by anyone that would consider this a sport. Stop showing this now.
Mar 18, 2018 Brenda Cunningham This is disgusting!!!!!!
Mar 18, 2018 Dawn Sare
Mar 18, 2018 Cindy Edwards This should not even be an issue. You tube should know better.
Mar 18, 2018 Mike Dollard
Mar 18, 2018 Penelope DeCoster Please continue to help the dogs who are victims of dog fighting!! The people involved in this cruelty need really harsh punishment!!! It won't stop until the punishment is a great deal worse.
Mar 18, 2018 Linda Crawford
Mar 18, 2018 Danielle Chartier
Mar 18, 2018 Alexis Pierce
Mar 18, 2018 Nancy Taylor
Mar 18, 2018 (Name not displayed) Stop this mean very cruel what some people think is a sport! Do not display this kind of needless killing of innocent animals!!!!!!!!
Mar 18, 2018 Michael Cassella
Mar 18, 2018 Arlene marv
Mar 18, 2018 George Allen
Mar 18, 2018 Sarah Barton
Mar 18, 2018 Mike Van dyne
Mar 18, 2018 Jo Matthews Illegal. Worse still it is cruel. Would hate kids to see it!
Mar 18, 2018 John Halstead
Mar 18, 2018 (Name not displayed) By refusing to ban dog fighting videos they are as guilty of cruelty to animals as the people promoting dog fighting. If you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem. SHAME on you Tube.
Mar 18, 2018 Angel Tribuiani It’s a disgrace what people do for for entertainment and money...when all these precious dogs want is love❤️...please help them...🐾🐾🐾🐾
Mar 18, 2018 Helen Malinauskas
Mar 18, 2018 Lyn Skudder Anybody who believes watching a sport in which animals are suffering is less than a human being. How on earth can they enjoy watching animals be mutilated etc? It is an abhorrent sport and needs to be stopped NOW.
Mar 17, 2018 George Lennox
Mar 17, 2018 Rhonda Murray
Mar 17, 2018 gerri call
Mar 17, 2018 Sister Clara Schroeder
Mar 17, 2018 Susan Whitsell
Mar 17, 2018 Catherine Holzman
Mar 17, 2018 Keiko Barrett
Mar 17, 2018 Sandra Matz
Mar 17, 2018 Claudia Honigsztejn
Mar 17, 2018 Laura Yamase
Mar 17, 2018 Frances Nadeau
Mar 17, 2018 Pat Lynch
Mar 17, 2018 Patricia Profit
Mar 17, 2018 Sandra Geisenhof Dog fighting is a cruel, evil & demonic practice that needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. There should be NO VIDEOS OF IT ON YOUTUBE!
Mar 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 17, 2018 G Claycomb This is against the law.
Mar 17, 2018 Doreen Pryor Horrific
Mar 17, 2018 Kristin Dubovsky
Mar 17, 2018 Wendy Gaston
Mar 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 17, 2018 Theresa Page

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