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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: 116,014
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

Sep 2, 2014 Tracy McAndrew
Sep 2, 2014 Yvette Skelnik No one should see this type of disgusting cruelty
Sep 2, 2014 shawn mixon WE ARE HUMANS...NOT MONSTERS! This is despicable display of trashy behavior!!
Sep 2, 2014 jenn smith
Sep 2, 2014 Cindy Mylchreest
Sep 2, 2014 gwen Leach
Sep 2, 2014 Faith Kauffmann
Sep 2, 2014 sandy thacker
Sep 2, 2014 (Family) Ruth Miller
Sep 1, 2014 Wendy Lorenzo
Sep 1, 2014 Brittany Paral
Sep 1, 2014 Mary Cronkright PLEASE
Sep 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 1, 2014 Hannah Ward
Sep 1, 2014 violeta castro
Sep 1, 2014 Amanda Moore
Sep 1, 2014 pablo augusto
Sep 1, 2014 Fabiola Mercado
Sep 1, 2014 Traci Howard I think my face is froze. I am agast, to say the least. What purpose will it serve to only "flag" dog fighting instrunctional videos? I am an avid YouTube user and I will not hesitate to inform the big shots that it's WRONG to allow these videos to stay
Sep 1, 2014 Marisa Martinez
Sep 1, 2014 Mandeline York
Sep 1, 2014 Michelle Dungjen
Sep 1, 2014 laura Llorens gracia
Sep 1, 2014 Rosine Page
Sep 1, 2014 Raoult Geneviève
Sep 1, 2014 Sabine Moehler
Sep 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 1, 2014 Stefan Hengstler
Sep 1, 2014 Melinda Mendez
Aug 31, 2014 Olivia Hopkins
Aug 31, 2014 Jacqueline Lavanchy
Aug 31, 2014 Belgica Bailey
Aug 31, 2014 Pamela Gregg This must stop!!!
Aug 31, 2014 Laura Cano
Aug 31, 2014 BRETT DOWIE
Aug 31, 2014 Mitzi Summers
Aug 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2014 Lorena AP
Aug 31, 2014 Ely Carmona
Aug 31, 2014 Rebecca Evitts
Aug 31, 2014 Yesica Cardenas
Aug 31, 2014 donna jezowski
Aug 31, 2014 Dawn Linton despicable - ALL videos of dogfighting should be removed from YouTube.
Aug 31, 2014 julie roahrig
Aug 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2014 Suzanne McClain Not only are there thousands of dogs used in this blood "sport" but there are countless dogs used for "bait" in training the dogs before the actual fights. Once used as "bait" for the fighting dogs, they are left to die, severely injured and alone.
Aug 31, 2014 kim Vanspauwen Pls stop dog fighting as it is cruel and just crazy to exist still
Aug 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2014 tanja hillman
Aug 31, 2014 Jeanine Lamb

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