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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: 145,452
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


Nov 17, 2017 Sheryl Precopia
Nov 17, 2017 Jeanette Desmond
Nov 17, 2017 Anna Maria Sergi
Nov 17, 2017 Lisa Legato
Nov 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 17, 2017 HELGA Jelus
Nov 16, 2017 Lucille Hurst
Nov 16, 2017 Tisha Becker You tube should not accept any video showing violence or abuse of any animal and should be reported to police
Nov 16, 2017 Janis Ciofalo
Nov 16, 2017 Julie Minton This needs to end.
Nov 16, 2017 Michele Chasse
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed) Dog Fighting is a felony-why is YouTube allowing 'how to' videos for felons? Are there 'how to' videos for arson or murder? No--those would be unacceptable. Animal fighting is no different. YouTube Red members, cancel your accts until this is addressed.
Nov 16, 2017 Misti Lee
Nov 16, 2017 Tammy Hayes Youtube should be ashamed, I'm personally horrified that they would promote such barbaric and criminal behavior.
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed) Dog fighting, or any animal fighting and training, must STOP NOW!!
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 16, 2017 Marguerite Panzica
Nov 16, 2017 Memoree VanderHeyden
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed) Please end the abusive, inhumane dog fighting.
Nov 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 15, 2017 Susan Smith
Nov 15, 2017 Roberta Allen
Nov 15, 2017 Marianne du Randt
Nov 15, 2017 Beverly Huff Put these inhumans in the cage with the dogs.
Nov 14, 2017 TATYANA taty
Nov 14, 2017 Janine Sanders
Nov 13, 2017 Marilin Griego
Nov 11, 2017 Rhonda Cave-Leon
Nov 10, 2017 Fran Lazzara
Nov 10, 2017 Ruby Irvine
Nov 10, 2017 LUCUTA CONSTANTIN
Nov 9, 2017 Susan Tucker
Nov 9, 2017 Şsş Dkem
Nov 8, 2017 Joan Heezen
Nov 8, 2017 Eva Garet
Nov 8, 2017 Judith P. Lindsey
Nov 7, 2017 наталья чернева
Nov 7, 2017 Ian Meikle The most damaged animals from a dog fight are the humans who arrange and watch it!! Cruel and sick people!!!
Nov 7, 2017 Julie Schuster
Nov 7, 2017 Elena Burankova
Nov 6, 2017 Cynthia Lee
Nov 6, 2017 Walt Dougherty
Nov 6, 2017 Norman Koszelak
Nov 6, 2017 Judy Bash
Nov 6, 2017 Joanne Franchi
Nov 6, 2017 Nurit Dagan
Nov 6, 2017 Janina Brzezina
Nov 6, 2017 Muriel Lea Zrenda

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