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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: 200,000 Progress: 135,006
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 6, 2015 Pamella Kinney It is completely CRUEL to make dogs fight each other and especially to the death. Only sick, twisted & demented people would do or watch this cruelty.
May 6, 2015 Michelle Brikker
May 6, 2015 (Name not displayed) STOP putting cruel animal images on YouTube!!
May 6, 2015 maria grazia nucci STOP YOUTUBE
May 6, 2015 emiliano Regosa Stop Immediately YOUTUBE !!!
May 6, 2015 ingrid Reich
May 5, 2015 Yvonne lovato
May 5, 2015 adriana perez
May 5, 2015 Valerie Sanderson
May 5, 2015 Heidi Underhill This just makes me sick. How can anyone even think dog fighting is fun and entertaining!!!
May 5, 2015 helga marr Dog fighting is very bloody and sick!
May 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 5, 2015 Mary Fisher The enjoyment of watching or forcing innocent animals to tear each other apart is the mark of a monster with no soul. This kind of evil is not isolated -- they are most likely animal and child abusers themselves since they have no conscience otherwise.
May 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 5, 2015 dannie mitchell i had no idea!!!
May 5, 2015 Linda Boluk
May 5, 2015 dianne Rickson
May 5, 2015 Catherine A. Bill I can't believe there has to be a petition to make people do something they should have had the commonsense not to do in the first place!!
May 5, 2015 Demi Chipman
May 5, 2015 Betty Hargrove
May 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 5, 2015 Beverly Talley
May 5, 2015 cindy Gaines
May 5, 2015 robert mnk stop it!!!
May 4, 2015 Tamra Young You owe this to the dogs and to society
May 4, 2015 Joy Crout
May 4, 2015 (Name not displayed) Stop dog fighting. It is cruel. Be humane and please protect these animals who cannot protect themselves. Please do something. Please.
May 4, 2015 (Name not displayed) Stop this barbaric and so inhumane act of cruelty. The more that people can view these fights on YouTube the more those people who abuse those animals will continue
May 4, 2015 Jeff Williamson
May 4, 2015 Margaret Calouro
May 4, 2015 Larry musson
May 4, 2015 Royce Hawkins Animal cruelty should be punishable by imprisonment!
May 4, 2015 Leslie Young
May 4, 2015 Judy Rofe Another coward's sport! Cowardly human beings who have no idea how to enjoy life without causing harm. You are not human. In fact, you who entertain with blood sports of any kind are lower than the animals you use. You do not deserve to live!
May 4, 2015 Nancy Lowrey
May 4, 2015 Linda DeAvila Dog fighting should be penalty jail time. It's barbaric, in humane.disgusting, turns me off to you tube for sure
May 4, 2015 Lonniee Jones Dog fighting is for a__holes!
May 4, 2015 Judith Norwood Please stop all fighting of animals.
May 4, 2015 Mary-Ellen Bailey Shame on You Tube for showing this kind of content.
May 4, 2015 Sheena Warren
May 4, 2015 Brandi Collins
May 4, 2015 Terry Spirer
May 4, 2015 Stephanie Windham Animal abuse is horrendous, please put a stop to it. Animals are so loving an forgiving
May 4, 2015 Heather Pulse How can you show something so terrible!
May 4, 2015 Ana Aguirre
May 4, 2015 Janice Long
May 4, 2015 Gail Henning Abuse of any nature, and to be sure dog fighting is abuse, needs to be removed from the public domain especially one as popular as yours is.
May 4, 2015 Amanda Reile
May 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 4, 2015 Sandy Walls

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