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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: 138,582
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


Aug 31, 2015 Cindy Norris Dog fighting is a CRIME!!! Ban all videos about dog fighting!!! Would Youtube show videos on how to kill a baby!
Aug 31, 2015 (Name not displayed) Take down dog fighting videos
Aug 31, 2015 Madison Harris
Aug 31, 2015 Rochelle Lawrence
Aug 31, 2015 C GREEN
Aug 31, 2015 Louis Karman
Aug 31, 2015 Carol Wong
Aug 31, 2015 Christel Platt
Aug 31, 2015 Jordan Bush
Aug 31, 2015 evangelia christopher
Aug 31, 2015 ARZU ERDOGAN
Aug 31, 2015 Kevin Case
Aug 31, 2015 Ketna Khusal
Aug 31, 2015 Lori McMurdy
Aug 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2015 Marie Bunting
Aug 30, 2015 Roxanne Asel
Aug 30, 2015 Farhana Farooq
Aug 30, 2015 Rickie Lanier
Aug 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2015 Esther Wank
Aug 29, 2015 Jenn Robb
Aug 29, 2015 Monika Omasta
Aug 29, 2015 Donna Banks
Aug 29, 2015 Nola Hall
Aug 29, 2015 Chris Leverich
Aug 29, 2015 Janet Ague-Kennedy
Aug 28, 2015 Judy Spaulding
Aug 28, 2015 Dianna Cristello I care
Aug 28, 2015 Frances Bessette
Aug 28, 2015 Emily Hanson
Aug 28, 2015 John Petteford
Aug 28, 2015 Dennann Smith Please stop these heinous acts toward domestic pets.
Aug 28, 2015 grit engelmann
Aug 28, 2015 Crystal Schrag
Aug 28, 2015 vicki kline
Aug 28, 2015 Regina Alesso
Aug 28, 2015 maureen mcdonald
Aug 28, 2015 Gail Marceaux
Aug 28, 2015 PAULA DODSON
Aug 28, 2015 Susanna Krogius
Aug 28, 2015 Rose Thompson
Aug 28, 2015 Edurne Gonzalez
Aug 28, 2015 Argaitz Romero González
Aug 28, 2015 Edurne González Arrugaeta
Aug 27, 2015 LaVonna Ray
Aug 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 27, 2015 Rebecca Davis
Aug 27, 2015 Marie KOUGLOVÁ

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