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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: 134,386
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 18, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 18, 2015 Kerstin Murr
Apr 18, 2015 Denise LoRusso despicable treatment of a wondrous animal - dogs are loyal and good and fighting is cruel and evil
Apr 18, 2015 evan hunt
Apr 18, 2015 anita vd berge is wreed om honden te laten vechten ga zelf vechten maar laat dieren erbuiten
Apr 18, 2015 Rhonda Matson
Apr 18, 2015 Diane Carson Dog fighting is a violent, cruel crime and severe animal abuse. Do not show dog fighting as if it were acceptable entertainment. No dog fighting videos are acceptable.
Apr 18, 2015 (Name not displayed) Barbaric and revolting. Enough said.
Apr 18, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 18, 2015 Barbara Pullaro
Apr 18, 2015 (Name not displayed) Dog fighting is a despicable and barbaric excuse for "entertainment" and has absolutely no place on YouTube, or anywhere else for that matter.
Apr 18, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 18, 2015 Claudia Gorecki
Apr 18, 2015 Star Hart
Apr 18, 2015 Elizabeth Veiga
Apr 18, 2015 YLa Hoang
Apr 18, 2015 Johanna Kristin Sigurz
Apr 18, 2015 Avelina Pereira
Apr 17, 2015 Carol McDonald
Apr 17, 2015 lauren matthias
Apr 17, 2015 Cary Savitz
Apr 17, 2015 ivette diosdado
Apr 17, 2015 Shannon Erickson
Apr 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2015 Pamela Pado People need to turn around and realize that these are living beings, with feelings, & heart!!! How would they like their own children or family going through this ? Think about it, there is no difference ! HAVE A HEART, PLEASE !!
Apr 17, 2015 Dayna Hopping
Apr 17, 2015 KC Collins
Apr 17, 2015 Kathleen Davidson
Apr 17, 2015 Karen Hughes
Apr 17, 2015 Paul Anderson
Apr 17, 2015 Ellen Deal
Apr 17, 2015 Mishelle Johnson
Apr 17, 2015 Billie Dennis
Apr 17, 2015 sas s
Apr 17, 2015 Mireille Helme
Apr 17, 2015 Joshua Oliver
Apr 17, 2015 Rachel Foutch
Apr 17, 2015 Donna daniels-hall
Apr 17, 2015 Veronica Brikker
Apr 17, 2015 Jennifer Wyman Dog Fighting Is Not Entertainment. Stop The Madness Today.
Apr 17, 2015 Ashley Toldo
Apr 17, 2015 Gale Avila Dog fighting is cruel and inhumane as all other animal fighting When will we stop being cruel to animals for human entertainment. These videos, as well as other animal fighting videos, promote cruelty to not only animals but humans.
Apr 17, 2015 Susan Roberts
Apr 17, 2015 Jenny Miller
Apr 17, 2015 Genelda Peck
Apr 17, 2015 Gloria Jenrette
Apr 17, 2015 Lynda Humphreys
Apr 17, 2015 Debbie Passmore
Apr 17, 2015 Jan Harrison
Apr 17, 2015 alanna kilpatrick

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