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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: 145,506
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


Jan 17, 2018 Anna Borys-Malek
Jan 16, 2018 aya oda
Jan 14, 2018 Sieglinda Preez
Jan 14, 2018 Debra Glass
Jan 14, 2018 Beth Neubacher
Jan 14, 2018 norma graciela varrone cancio
Jan 13, 2018 Sheri Nolen
Jan 13, 2018 Cathy Saunders
Jan 12, 2018 Herbert Wassserman
Jan 11, 2018 Lynn Gaudette
Jan 10, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 9, 2018 Tanahy Armental
Jan 8, 2018 Sylvie Lacord
Jan 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 6, 2018 Davina Lee
Jan 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 4, 2018 Katelyn Goodwin
Jan 4, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 4, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 4, 2018 Alysa Waring
Jan 3, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Dec 30, 2017 Janice Vakili
Dec 29, 2017 Bonnie Reeves
Dec 29, 2017 Nicole Reid
Dec 28, 2017 Kaarina Tuhkalainen
Dec 25, 2017 Marilyn Williams These videos just encourage dog fighting a cruel thing to do. Please stop this.
Dec 21, 2017 T.J. Pitts
Dec 20, 2017 Sheryl Segraves
Dec 16, 2017 Helen Auzins
Dec 15, 2017 Donna Brock
Dec 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 12, 2017 Wendy Derner
Dec 12, 2017 Meher Behrana
Dec 9, 2017 Sasha Beuermann
Dec 6, 2017 Mari Chavez
Dec 6, 2017 Paula Carlson
Dec 2, 2017 Nico Dabajo THIS IS ABSOLUTELY REVOLTING AND DEPRESSING... PLEASE HELP END THIS ATROCITY
Dec 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 29, 2017 Michalla Sutton
Nov 22, 2017 Kristel Soles
Nov 22, 2017 Trisha Soles
Nov 22, 2017 C Glenz
Nov 22, 2017 Cynthia Knapp
Nov 22, 2017 Butch Moto CONSIDER THAT CARING PEOPLE WILL START TO BOYCOTT UTUBE....WHEN YOU START LOSING MONEY THEN MAYBE YOU WILL COMPLY .... FOR THER WRONG REASON BUT NEVER THE LESS STILL COMPLY!!!!
Nov 21, 2017 Stacy Anderson
Nov 20, 2017 Sharon Buchner
Nov 20, 2017 Lucille Lietzau
Nov 19, 2017 Kaitlin Stroud
Nov 19, 2017 Gisele PENA
Nov 19, 2017 Beverly Schwarz

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