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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: 150,000 Progress: 126,591
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

Mar 2, 2015 cinzia palamara
Mar 1, 2015 Sebastian Rodriguez Garcia
Mar 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 1, 2015 Kim Zwicker Dog fighting is not entertainment. The photo is gross.
Mar 1, 2015 Karen Tangorra
Mar 1, 2015 kevin bing
Mar 1, 2015 Carolyn Labus
Mar 1, 2015 Amy Miller
Mar 1, 2015 Shan Crawford Dog fighting is so cruel. why would you put it on You Tube? To show everyone just how cruel it really is? If it was your Child, fighting to stay alive would you put that on You Tube? Think about it. Please hear us! Please remove these videos.
Mar 1, 2015 andy zehnpfennig
Mar 1, 2015 nic anella
Mar 1, 2015 Carol Grubb So you are supporting freedom of what? Exposing just how truly ignorant and cruel this activity is. Too bad the videos can't be used better to track down the morons that engage in this.
Mar 1, 2015 Els Bol
Mar 1, 2015 (Name not displayed) stop au massacre
Mar 1, 2015 Floyd Powell
Mar 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 1, 2015 sheryl greenhouse I think they should fight and bet on the "owners" and the fight ring personnel. They all enjoy bloody, sadistic and cruel entertainment, I believe this is an idea that's time has come. Yes, leave the pups alone, and really mess each other up!!!
Mar 1, 2015 Natalia Piotrowicz
Mar 1, 2015 Lorrajne Rivera This Isn't Entertaining! How would you like to be thrown in to a cage and forced to fight?? SICKENING!!!!!
Feb 28, 2015 Colleen Connors
Feb 28, 2015 cynthia raskind
Feb 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 28, 2015 Nancy chess
Feb 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 28, 2015 ANDREA REISS
Feb 28, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please stop this. Dogs want love and to be your best friend. This is not natural for them. Their wounds are treated without any pain killer. It's horrible.
Feb 28, 2015 Holly Collins
Feb 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 28, 2015 brigitte leroy
Feb 28, 2015 Rhiannon Baca Please do something to end this! Give the innocent animals justice.
Feb 28, 2015 (Name not displayed) As a pet sitter, I have met innocent canine victims used as "bait" in this brutal torture. Please don't encourage this crime by posting images of its horror.
Feb 27, 2015 johnnie thompson
Feb 27, 2015 Karyn Pappel Please STOP this!!
Feb 27, 2015 kelly hamilton Youre just making the situation worse!
Feb 27, 2015 Melinda Rymshaw
Feb 27, 2015 (Name not displayed) This is a practice of primitive and wild cultures. It does not belong in any 2015 society anywhere in the world. We're humans, not animals. And no animals I know, torture other animals for entertainment purposes.
Feb 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 27, 2015 Linda Fox
Feb 27, 2015 Mirella Valker
Feb 27, 2015 Laura Stout
Feb 27, 2015 Linda Black Please stop this barbaric sport!! Animals deserve our love and respect. Not blood
Feb 27, 2015 Josette Franklin Dog fighting is a despicable thing people do for amusement! It is sad how the animals are mistreated and something seriously needs to be done!
Feb 27, 2015 Denise Abel
Feb 27, 2015 sherri damiani
Feb 27, 2015 andrea ruiz
Feb 27, 2015 Laureen McKenna
Feb 27, 2015 aaron phoenix
Feb 27, 2015 Gloria Taylor

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