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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: 133,358
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

Mar 28, 2015 Ruth Civeira
Mar 28, 2015 Carrie Nowak This is animal cruelty!!!
Mar 28, 2015 Stephanie Alphonso
Mar 28, 2015 Tricia Dauzat
Mar 28, 2015 Angela Luca
Mar 28, 2015 Susan Vinales Disgusting "sport"! I hope "karma" visits these barbaric bastards!
Mar 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 28, 2015 Laura Quinn
Mar 28, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please don't help promote this violence of these sweet innocent dogs.
Mar 28, 2015 Stacee Marshall
Mar 28, 2015 Gwen Asmussen Horrifying that this would even be allowed to be uploaded yet alone still continue to happen! If uploaded it's location should be reported and the people arrested!
Mar 28, 2015 deanna labella #BOYCOTTYOUTUBE
Mar 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 28, 2015 (Name not displayed) It's awful and it must stop!!
Mar 28, 2015 Bonnie Jackson
Mar 28, 2015 Dana Pierson These videos must be removed from YouTube - they are horrible, cruel and encourage the people who are despicable enough to maim and torture dogs.
Mar 28, 2015 mary beesley
Mar 28, 2015 Chris Bonney Do not allow anyone to be entertained for one second by this horrific abuse. Stand up YouTube.
Mar 28, 2015 Carolyn Morris
Mar 28, 2015 (Name not displayed) Are you kidding me? Really YouTube? These are living breathing creatures and you're exploiting cruelty. Would you post this if it were children?
Mar 28, 2015 ILENE BRETON
Mar 28, 2015 Tenby Watson Don't glorify dog fighting by showing videos of it on YouTube...these poor dogs have a hard enough battle just trying to stay alive when they are forced to live this kind of hellish life!
Mar 28, 2015 Robyn Warren Inhumane and absolute disgraceful!!!
Mar 28, 2015 maggie rosier
Mar 28, 2015 Jamie Dwyer
Mar 28, 2015 jenny Specht
Mar 28, 2015 (Name not displayed) Remove all dog fighting videos. It is a disgrace to humanity
Mar 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 28, 2015 sally miller take them down!! No place for this ANYWHERE!!! If it's illegal, you should not allow them!! Next I suppose you'll be posting rapes??? Take them down!!
Mar 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 28, 2015 Liz Mcguire DO NOT encourage this disgusting type of behavior
Mar 28, 2015 (Name not displayed) This needs to stop
Mar 28, 2015 Andrea LeBaron
Mar 28, 2015 Wanda Robinson I would like YouTube to stop showing dog fighting. It only teaches and encourages animal abuse.
Mar 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 28, 2015 Aaron Horsewood
Mar 28, 2015 Kathleen Gean Showing videos of dog fighting is condoning dog fighting. Think about the harm that is done when dogs are trained and encouraged to fight and injure and kill each other. What reason could you hav for showing dogs fighting. Take a stand for the right side!
Mar 28, 2015 Kellijo Cordaro Put these idiots who do this to these poor dogs in a ring against each other and have them fight for their lives. Then throw them in jail for abuse of an animal. And a very stiff fine. I could go on and on about what should happen to these pieces of shy
Mar 28, 2015 Erin White
Mar 28, 2015 deann gehlen-poole
Mar 28, 2015 melissa sanders
Mar 28, 2015 Robin Gray Dog fighting is a federal offense. Perhaps the Justice Department might look to indict You Tube for showing /aiding and abetting or profiting from an illegal activity.
Mar 28, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please stop this horrible u humane of wonderful animals.
Mar 28, 2015 maribeth brown Take the videos off! It's cruel and disgusting!!!
Mar 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 28, 2015 louise prohost
Mar 28, 2015 Rebecca Smith
Mar 28, 2015 Jalissa Bradshaw
Mar 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)

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