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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: 138,259
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 2, 2015 Scotia Ogle To call this practice a "sport" is absurd. Those who engage in this activity are cowards in my opinion. These dogs are innocent pawns in a sick and twisted game.
Aug 2, 2015 Cindy Brown Those who use dogs to fight for money need to be '''''''''
Aug 2, 2015 nancy mckinley Put the people in the ring they are the real animals. Life in prison for anyone caught promoting dog fighting as I see it isn't enough.They are the scum of the earth.
Aug 2, 2015 pamela sarantscha
Aug 2, 2015 yvette Dieppa
Aug 2, 2015 Liliana Salinas Stop the insanity of those who use animals for their own entertainment and profit!!!
Aug 2, 2015 Irene Souder-Coyle No wonder there is so much violence in our country and in the world. Watching this savagery desensitizes people to it. Where is your integrity, YouTube?
Aug 2, 2015 Shawn Piccolo
Aug 2, 2015 Patty Hogan all those associated with dog fighting should be hung
Aug 2, 2015 Sherrill Hunt
Aug 2, 2015 Diana Viteri Animals were not put on this earth for men's sick enertainment. The only way animal anise would stop is when we stop thinking about human rights when they violate anyone else's right to live.
Aug 2, 2015 kelly Eriksson
Aug 2, 2015 hannah benchetrit
Aug 2, 2015 Penny White
Aug 1, 2015 rebecca flannery Sickening! Shame on you youtube!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aug 1, 2015 Jeri Lovell
Aug 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2015 Vicky Swanepoel
Aug 1, 2015 Karen Doran This is horrible. Why would anyone want to see a helpless animal fight with another. They have no say and I think this is a terrible sport !
Aug 1, 2015 courtney robins
Aug 1, 2015 Susan Shiffman There are some reasons why I do not watch anything on YouTube, and this is another one. It's despicable that you continue to show dog-fighting which you know is illegal in all 50 states. Why are you promoting something that is illegal ?
Aug 1, 2015 Deanna Davidson
Aug 1, 2015 Andreea Popescu
Aug 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2015 Janice Necco
Aug 1, 2015 Jose Cunha
Aug 1, 2015 jesika tocci
Aug 1, 2015 Jim Faulks
Jul 31, 2015 Kathy Crist Time to grow up
Jul 31, 2015 Diane Bannard
Jul 31, 2015 Pat Williams
Jul 31, 2015 Cherish Graham
Jul 31, 2015 Dawn Clayton
Jul 31, 2015 Marco Escalante
Jul 31, 2015 Karen Sprague
Jul 31, 2015 Rita Zore
Jul 31, 2015 daniel gautier
Jul 31, 2015 Krista Llanes
Jul 31, 2015 Julie Stevenson
Jul 31, 2015 marianne steverson
Jul 31, 2015 Kim Maxwell
Jul 31, 2015 Marce Walsh Animals are not ours for entertainment! We must be their voices!
Jul 31, 2015 Cindy Miller
Jul 31, 2015 Alexis Brotzman
Jul 31, 2015 Vicki Bron
Jul 31, 2015 Cynthia Milner
Jul 31, 2015 Kelly Boyle
Jul 31, 2015 Aly Macgregor
Jul 31, 2015 Hazel Soanes

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