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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: 146,741
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


May 22, 2018 Lisa Cable Showing these cruel videos make you as guilty as the people who fight these poor animals, it’s time stop the violence and abuse.
May 22, 2018 Nancy Norwood
May 22, 2018 Dorinda Holm There is no excuse for these videos. This is not freedom of expression. It is torture. I am stunned that you would allow this.
May 22, 2018 Traci Farden
May 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2018 Vasso Christodoulou
May 22, 2018 (Name not displayed) If there is a way to help stop this torture, then I'm in.
May 22, 2018 Nita Cannon I abhor people who abuse animals in anyway, along with those who watch it for entertainment. I won't watch another YouTube video until these dog fighting videos are take down for good!!!
May 22, 2018 Jeanette Roman
May 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2018 (Name not displayed) THIS is against the law and you are breaking the law! Or don't you care about the law? I'm glad I don't view you at all!!
May 22, 2018 (Name not displayed) It’s outrageous that YouTube allows such videos. Shame on you.
May 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2018 Tina Slivon
May 22, 2018 Denise Darby It's so cruel and should not be encouraged and by showing it your no better than the morons that do this ,those poor dogs
May 22, 2018 Kerri B
May 22, 2018 carol webb please stop this horrific activity NOW. These dogs are loving creatures and only want to be loved and to love you.
May 22, 2018 (Name not displayed) That’s so revolting
May 22, 2018 Brenda Calvert This is heartbreaking! YouTube must stop videos depicting this violence.
May 22, 2018 Debbie Boisvert I had a pit/mastif, I couldn't imagine him in situation like fighting. Sick twisted idea of entertainment.
May 22, 2018 Mark Gooch Allowing a video of dogs fighting and killing each other is just wrong in every way. Please stop showing this.
May 22, 2018 Kim Webster
May 22, 2018 Sandra Howard NO dog deserve this level of abuse!!! STOP and find the perpetrators that allowed this to happen to these dogs and prosecute!!!
May 22, 2018 (Name not displayed) So sick stop dog fighting it is not a sport it's cruel
May 22, 2018 Dorothy Brown
May 22, 2018 Katy Johnson Absolute disgraceful shame on YouTube for promoting dog fighting!! Are you completely retarded?
May 22, 2018 PATRICIA FOX How could anyone enjoy watching animals being hurt?
May 22, 2018 Joan Zimmer So cruel.these people are sick and discusting
May 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2018 Anne Lewis Please please you must stop this. Dog fighting is so cruel and barbaric. Poor poor dogs.
May 22, 2018 Lori Scibbe
May 22, 2018 Zephra Milde Dog fighting is NOT a sport, it is one of the most despicable and barbaric of all practices. END this at all costs!
May 22, 2018 Heide Noonan
May 21, 2018 Natasha Moore
May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed) This barbaric things has to stop so many poor dogs are used and made to suffer or are killed dogs are stolen for the bait dogs are stolen to fight absolutely horrendous for them.
May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed) Animals deserve our love and trust making them do this is sick.
May 21, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 21, 2018 Anabell Chavez
May 21, 2018 Mary Templeton of
May 21, 2018 Jennifer Jones People that participate in dog fighting rings or support them in any way are the lowest form of humans and I only wish that they one day have to endure the same heartless,cruel, and painful existence that they force on the defenseless dogs.
May 21, 2018 Catherine Antoine Abuse and neglect or any forms of animal cruelty have to be considered and punished as crimes. What s wrong with people?! 😡
May 21, 2018 Paige perry
May 21, 2018 Angela Mcewan Its a horrible cruel thing . Dogs only want to be loved . I feel sick to my stomach just thinking about dog fighting. Dont allow it . Ban it now. Please.
May 21, 2018 Nicole Morris
May 21, 2018 Holly Wells
May 21, 2018 Kristy Feather Dog fighting is absolutely barbarian. No animal should be subject to any type of abuse.
May 21, 2018 Chellie Purdie
May 21, 2018 Lourdes Page Please please myself and my family are doggie lovers ... and it hurts to see any dog get hurt ... so please don’t allow for this horrible heartless people to post or load videos on YouTube... and behalf of myself and my family including my doggies
May 21, 2018 Lupita Hall Please stop showing dog fighting videos. These videos are horrendous and encouraging in humane treatment of animals
May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)

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