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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: 121,033
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

Oct 31, 2014 Brian Mathews
Oct 31, 2014 Barbara Gostomski
Oct 31, 2014 Christina Michael
Oct 31, 2014 Peggy Ranson
Oct 31, 2014 Tamara Bacon
Oct 31, 2014 Jennifer Leonard
Oct 31, 2014 Heather Chapman
Oct 31, 2014 Tina Arnold
Oct 31, 2014 Maria Lara
Oct 31, 2014 Marsha Schaaf
Oct 31, 2014 Barbera Libis
Oct 31, 2014 Tracy Hauge
Oct 31, 2014 Carol Allen Why would anyone want to pit animal against animal for the thrill of it. This is a SICK person that would even think about doing this. STOP all animal fighting!!!
Oct 31, 2014 Lauren Lunde
Oct 31, 2014 Lily Greene
Oct 31, 2014 Petra Laug
Oct 31, 2014 Ashlee Ryan-Frost
Oct 31, 2014 Liz Schlebusch
Oct 31, 2014 Vanessa Fields
Oct 30, 2014 dorothy lewis I'm against all & any dog~fighting, maming, killing abuse to dogs. (Cats) you want to fight?? "Join the Service. Fight for our Country & Freedom." Wake~up, STOP!!
Oct 30, 2014 Brandi Friedman
Oct 30, 2014 Jennifer MORZIER
Oct 30, 2014 Hilmy Soedjadi
Oct 30, 2014 ashley miller
Oct 30, 2014 Donna Greenfield Dog fighting is one of the most cowardly crimes I can imagine. The dogs only want to please their human and they don't enjoy it like some idiots say!!!!
Oct 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) Anyone involved in contributing to this type of disgusting act should automatically serve jail time
Oct 30, 2014 Carol Emerson What's next? Porn videos?
Oct 30, 2014 Helen Munro This is a cruel sport it should be banned and anyone involved should be hung
Oct 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 30, 2014 Arlene DeManche How about putting the "STUPID, SICK, humans who are cowards (because they can only get pleasure from seeing helpless animals try to survive), in a cage and see how they like it!!!
Oct 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) it is sick what humans choose to do. don't acknowledge bad behavior.
Oct 30, 2014 J Waggoner
Oct 30, 2014 F. Kay Lightner Disgusting! This is an illegal activity in most states, never mind the immoral aspect of it. There should be jail time for all of you. Stop doing "anything" that will make you money.
Oct 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) please stop dog fighting
Oct 30, 2014 frank miller barbaric!
Oct 30, 2014 Taman Nababan I really curse this! Those people who take part in dog fightings should be in jail!
Oct 30, 2014 Bonnie Shadrick-Laws
Oct 30, 2014 Robert Dillard
Oct 30, 2014 monica cruz youTube, remove all the videos. Dog fighting is horrific and wrong on all levels. Anything that can be done to end it. Flagging is not enough. You need to step up and remove them.
Oct 30, 2014 Serena Martinez Dog fights are not entertainment!
Oct 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 30, 2014 Dorota Bigus
Oct 30, 2014 Diane Meier Youtube executives should be ashamed for allowing the posting of dogfighting videos! What is wrong with these people? Are they heartless?
Oct 30, 2014 Rosemary Bell
Oct 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 30, 2014 Teresa Urich This is so disgusting. Why would anyone find this entertaining. These folks end up being serial killers or terrorist! YOU TUBE-BAN THIS CRAP OR YOUR COWARDS AND MORONS JUST LIKE THESE PEOPLE. YOU DISGUST ME YOU TUBE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oct 30, 2014 Michelle Guinn

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