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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: 147,323
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 17, 2018 Jill Yamada
Aug 17, 2018 Brenda English
Aug 16, 2018 Maria Bastos
Aug 16, 2018 Shea Nace
Aug 16, 2018 Heidi Siebens
Aug 16, 2018 Tiia Pitkänen
Aug 15, 2018 Marilyn Williams Stop abusing sentient animals for entertainment. It cruel and you are being enablers for posting this sadistic crapola.
Aug 15, 2018 Myra Craig
Aug 15, 2018 Nichole Canino Mellerke
Aug 15, 2018 Belinda Bolden
Aug 15, 2018 Shelley Reagan
Aug 15, 2018 K Van Loon
Aug 14, 2018 (Name not displayed) This is a cruel and unnecessary "sport", only savages could get any pleasure from watching this. Please remove any and all footage from Youtube, so that this barbarism will stop.
Aug 14, 2018 BERNADETTE MEIER
Aug 14, 2018 S. Rydel
Aug 13, 2018 Heidi Becker-Elpert
Aug 13, 2018 Virgil Pauls
Aug 13, 2018 Dilhara Soyza
Aug 13, 2018 Bernie Doherty
Aug 13, 2018 Joycine and Dave Inverso
Aug 13, 2018 Sue Cugini
Aug 13, 2018 Sarah Eastwood
Aug 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 13, 2018 Karen Beckner
Aug 13, 2018 Robyn Nicholson
Aug 13, 2018 Paul Foulger
Aug 13, 2018 catherine Perry
Aug 13, 2018 Robin Shepard
Aug 13, 2018 Tammy Gregg
Aug 13, 2018 Lynne Burnell
Aug 13, 2018 janna murphy
Aug 13, 2018 Jana Pettinger
Aug 12, 2018 Kim Lanier
Aug 10, 2018 natasha damien
Aug 6, 2018 Carla Miranda
Aug 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 5, 2018 Rita Wolff
Aug 4, 2018 Hiedi Tan Shame on you tube!
Aug 4, 2018 Inge Ferdusch
Aug 4, 2018 (Name not displayed) Strong and long jail sentencing needs to be put in place for these evil criminals. These criminals are very dangerous. if this is what they can do to a pet dog they say they love what could they do to other human beings. Long Jail time for all of them.
Aug 3, 2018 Kimberly Whalen
Aug 2, 2018 Isabel Figueiras
Aug 2, 2018 Margarida Valadao
Aug 2, 2018 Rebecca Kellerman
Aug 1, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2018 Elva Granat
Aug 1, 2018 Vonda Chavez
Aug 1, 2018 Patrizia Cordoni
Jul 31, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2018 Catherine King-Chuparkoff

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