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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: 146,316
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

Mar 23, 2018 Brenda Pereira Enough bad could not be said about this practice. You tube is an instructive and entertaining website and this type of cruelty is no different than snuff films. It should not be allowed as it perpetuates the idea that it okay.
Mar 23, 2018 Sharon Mollett
Mar 23, 2018 Kimberly Wong-Hyde
Mar 22, 2018 Teresa Brooks
Mar 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 22, 2018 Karen Smith
Mar 21, 2018 Robert Whitaker
Mar 21, 2018 annah jetha
Mar 21, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please do not allow any videos of any animals being tortured or being used for human entertainment
Mar 21, 2018 Tina Weber
Mar 20, 2018 Suzie Imlach If you cover up the corrupt BS here in vegas, don’t allow animal cruelty on your site! We will take you down!!
Mar 20, 2018 Dar Ju Dog fighting videos are to entertainment as child porn is to love. Do you make money off of either?
Mar 20, 2018 Cadance Fowler Really? Instructional video for dog fighting..Shame on you. These need to be removed.
Mar 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 20, 2018 Suzanne McMullen There is no excuse for dog fighting to still be happening and the video displaying of them should be treated as a crime in itself. You have the power to stop this suffering and death trap. Please do so now!
Mar 20, 2018 dawn hansen Please don't allow your platform to contribute to this heinous and heartbreaking abuse.
Mar 20, 2018 Linda Borner
Mar 20, 2018 Alsira de Lima Guedes
Mar 20, 2018 Lothar Schmidt
Mar 20, 2018 Ursula Bellof
Mar 20, 2018 Chris Lindsey These horrible events MUST stop. YouTube this is NOT entertainment! are you serious??
Mar 20, 2018 Bob and Pat Featheringham Whatever makes a dime for YouTube they will show anything.
Mar 20, 2018 Birgit Kingsbury Please don’t allow dog fighting videos on YouTube. Michael Vick, from my hometown, learned the hard way how the public views dog fighting. Use your channel to promote charitable behavior, not violence against helpless animals.
Mar 20, 2018 Susannah Cooper If you had any idea of the suffering these fighting dogs go through, as well as the dogs who are used as bait (their teeth filed sown so they can't fight back)...It makes no sense why YouTube would want to allow these videos...simply gross.
Mar 20, 2018 (Name not displayed) please don't forget to check their homes, friends, families, contacts, etc. of how they have been getting the dogs and make sure none of them are ever allowed to own another one. all of them.
Mar 20, 2018 Donna Silvio
Mar 20, 2018 L Chancey Dogs are man's best friend. Maybe Susan's never had a dog to know this. So, of course it doesn't affect her, the bodily destruction dogs suffer in fights. Maybe she thinks it doesn't hurt. Too bad SHE can't be chewed half to death to see for herself.
Mar 20, 2018 Lisa MacAllister
Mar 20, 2018 caroll a russell shame on u tube & those who watch these videos for "instructional" & voyeuristic reasons. please ban them.
Mar 20, 2018 Di Nader Seriously? You think cruelty and abuse is entertaining? Please STOP allowing this abuse to be shown on youtube
Mar 20, 2018 Vivian Cooper Please stop any YouTube videos related to dog fighting and help stop this heinous activity.
Mar 20, 2018 Debra Wilks
Mar 20, 2018 Fernanda Ferreira
Mar 20, 2018 Stephanie Markle Please do not allow these horrible videos on you tube.
Mar 20, 2018 Jennifer Hardacre Dog fighting is appallingly cruel as well as illegal, and should have no place on YouTube.
Mar 20, 2018 Gail Whittier Everyone should start boycotting You Tube until they stop showing these fights. Maybe if more people stopped watching them, these monsters that show them will go out of business. Once they are arrested, they should be locked away for life!!!
Mar 20, 2018 Suanough Zentell
Mar 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 20, 2018 K. vonReubendale
Mar 20, 2018 Dianna Wilson What is the matter with organisations who perpetuate this disgusting practice by providing a platform to make it public?
Mar 20, 2018 Madeleine Linebarger stop showing these videos.
Mar 20, 2018 Brendan Weldon-Beltz Dog fighting is NOT a sport, especially for the dogs. I am offended, disappointed and dismayed that YouTube still allows dog fighting videos on your site. Please stand up for these abused animals and explicitly prohibit any dog fighting videos, period!
Mar 20, 2018 Pamela Eisner
Mar 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 20, 2018 (Name not displayed) How disappointing it is to hear that "YouTube" is allowing this.
Mar 20, 2018 Lee McLaughlin this horribly cruel and inhumane treatment of animals must be stopped by heavy fines and imprisonment.
Mar 20, 2018 (Name not displayed) What the hell is wrong with you U-Tube you almost kick off Vet Ranch videos (showing homeless dogs and cats receiving free care) but promote this inhumane illegal activity ... something is very wrong with the controllers of U-Tube.
Mar 20, 2018 Kathy Derrick
Mar 20, 2018 Melodie Collins stop promoting these things. Please soften your hearts.

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