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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: 147,260
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., 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

Jul 21, 2018 Stephanie Appleton
Jul 20, 2018 Kirsten Deveraux
Jul 20, 2018 Alana Kaplan
Jul 20, 2018 Kirsten Van Heurck
Jul 20, 2018 Sarah Von Beanz
Jul 20, 2018 Karen Scarlet
Jul 20, 2018 Kristel Van Heurck
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Jul 20, 2018 karen reedy
Jul 19, 2018 L R
Jul 19, 2018 Octavia Salerno
Jul 19, 2018 Kathy Snavely YouTube should be fined a considerable amount, with the money being used to further stomp out this horrific sport
Jul 19, 2018 Summer Patterson
Jul 19, 2018 Jennifer HOST-SIMON
Jul 18, 2018 Diane Lilly
Jul 18, 2018 Pamela Scholl
Jul 18, 2018 jmeterFirstName281259117519025 jmetetlastName275571375645944 jmeterComment5533
Jul 18, 2018 jmeterFirstName397516969719084 jmetetlastName395717218495448 jmeterComment1912
Jul 18, 2018 jmeterFirstName996169040110498 jmetetlastName6875547432721 jmeterComment7808
Jul 18, 2018 jmeterFirstName876430430917813 jmetetlastName62180794972099 jmeterComment8879
Jul 18, 2018 Jane Brownlow
Jul 18, 2018 Marti Worth
Jul 18, 2018 Wanda Maness
Jul 18, 2018 Ursula Bayer
Jul 18, 2018 shirley cooksley
Jul 18, 2018 Nancy Millhorn
Jul 17, 2018 Juanita Fournier
Jul 17, 2018 Pam Miner
Jul 17, 2018 Sahsha States
Jul 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 17, 2018 Sarah Singer
Jul 17, 2018 Paula Mattila
Jul 17, 2018 Chris Nuzum
Jul 17, 2018 Dave Croft
Jul 17, 2018 Michael Fisette Can't understand why these videos are still being posted. The First Amendment must have limits, and depicting cruel, sick behavior should not be allowed!
Jul 17, 2018 Jennifer Chapman
Jul 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 17, 2018 Amanda Stogner
Jul 17, 2018 margaret strane
Jul 17, 2018 Ann Lyons People who fight dogs are the most vile and depraved members of society. Lets help shut them down by eliminating any access to information that helps them continue with their vile behaviour. Say no to dog fight videos and any material related to it!!!
Jul 17, 2018 Martine Tramson
Jul 17, 2018 Ralph Sainsbury Hideous greedy people engaging in such a cruel & barbaric practise - I refuse to call it ' sport ' as it damm well isn't!!
Jul 17, 2018 Karen Watkins
Jul 17, 2018 Candace Funk
Jul 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 16, 2018 Alan Weiskott This is a disgusting sport but it’s not a sport it’s a place that dogs come to fight and die for money enough must stop at any cost.
Jul 16, 2018 Rita Council This is absolutely sick! And these monsters that find this entertaining should die and rot in hell!! These people are monsters and cold hearted!!!!
Jul 16, 2018 Patricia Cummings
Jul 16, 2018 Janet Doiron This is so wrong in so many ways ! Please stop this cruelty ! What kind of person would do this to any animal ? What next people fighting this way ? Stop this bullshit . Stop the posting on u-tube !
Jul 15, 2018 Maria Ferraro

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