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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: 134,001
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

Apr 1, 2015 Pam Novotny "Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty." Albert Einstein
Apr 1, 2015 Jala Farquhar
Apr 1, 2015 Stevie From PA
Apr 1, 2015 Vickie Sheehan NO MORE DOG FIGHTS!
Apr 1, 2015 lois Merritt
Apr 1, 2015 Kim DeFelice
Apr 1, 2015 (Name not displayed) I know many people who use YouTube as I do & enjoy it but we DO NOT want to see any more dog fighting videos.Many of us have dogs that are like family.I for one don't want my grandchildren to see these brutal videos.Please stop.
Apr 1, 2015 David Saccoccia
Apr 1, 2015 (Name not displayed) Dog fighting is NOT entertainment!
Apr 1, 2015 CARA FANT
Apr 1, 2015 sandy corleto
Apr 1, 2015 Rebecca Doyle Please remove the horrible videos
Apr 1, 2015 Sanna Pollace Ur "fka
Apr 1, 2015 deni ankel
Apr 1, 2015 Kimberly Haviland
Apr 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 31, 2015 rayna gordon
Mar 31, 2015 Lisa Storie
Mar 31, 2015 (Name not displayed) Dog fighting is the worst form of abuse. It's not to be watched or enjoyed. Please remove any and all videos from the internet.
Mar 31, 2015 Silvia Raum
Mar 31, 2015 Barry Richardson
Mar 31, 2015 Lori Jones Please take dog fighting videos off of your site. You tube videos are meant to be entertaining and family friendly videos. Not videos that show animals being harmed by illegal dog fighting or any other kind of animal abuse.
Mar 31, 2015 Allie Uncapher
Mar 31, 2015 Chris Boschi
Mar 31, 2015 (Name not displayed) Dogfighting is an illegal "sport" centered on abuse and cruelty, and should not be promoted on YouTube. Please take the moral and ethical stance against dogfighting, and ban dogfighting videos from being uploaded and viewed.
Mar 31, 2015 Ellen Kutcher Please stop posting these barbaric murderous videos
Mar 31, 2015 Lori Fisher Animals need love also
Mar 31, 2015 Sija Sur
Mar 31, 2015 Christy Teague please stop these posting on YouTube!
Mar 31, 2015 yvonne mchardy
Mar 31, 2015 Stephanie Crespi These idiots that train their dogs to fight should be locked up forever!
Mar 31, 2015 tanya nichols
Mar 31, 2015 M Lau
Mar 31, 2015 Robin Livesey
Mar 31, 2015 Amanda McCain
Mar 31, 2015 Shadoe Drury
Mar 31, 2015 (Name not displayed) Remove all offensive videos, especially those depicting dog fights.
Mar 31, 2015 (Name not displayed) cruelty havb no place in our heart
Mar 31, 2015 Michael Cilantro Don't be like twitter
Mar 30, 2015 Suzanne Harris
Mar 30, 2015 nicole schalles I do not support the glorification of dog fighting.
Mar 30, 2015 (Name not displayed) Take down the dog fighting videos
Mar 30, 2015 Alison Anderson
Mar 30, 2015 Carolanne Saenz I dislike YouTube for a lot of reasons but this is the main one. YouTube is very money hungry, money grubbing company that will let anyone exploit innocent victims for profit!
Mar 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 30, 2015 Lisa Mason By YouTube Allowing these horrible videos of animal cruelty to be posted is the same as condoning it or promoting it! And these disgusting people making these videos must be prosecuted!
Mar 30, 2015 kari foehner dog fighting is horrible and should not be allowed to be shown.
Mar 30, 2015 Faith Kurdi
Mar 30, 2015 Julia Stahl

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