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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: 123,877
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

Nov 28, 2014 ceri smith Please put a stop to this very cruel sport...poor animals!
Nov 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 28, 2014 Deanna Miller
Nov 28, 2014 Elizabeth Wood
Nov 28, 2014 Jennifer Giles
Nov 28, 2014 Pamela Trefry
Nov 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 28, 2014 April Mason
Nov 28, 2014 Carol Jackson save these helpless animals - ban all dog/animal fighting!
Nov 28, 2014 Heather Berger Take down the videos they are disturbing and cruel it also give haters of the breed more amo because of how violent they are
Nov 28, 2014 alan hamilton Ban dog fighting its barbaric and there is no place on earth for any animal blood sport in this day and age
Nov 28, 2014 Barbara Finch
Nov 28, 2014 Amy DeGennaro
Nov 28, 2014 Tammy Wright
Nov 28, 2014 jessica davis
Nov 28, 2014 Sharon Neal
Nov 28, 2014 cathy nolane
Nov 28, 2014 michelle murphy ban dog fighting please
Nov 28, 2014 Margie Winkelmann
Nov 28, 2014 Scott Winkelmann
Nov 28, 2014 Betty Baumgartner
Nov 28, 2014 ludovic morin
Nov 28, 2014 Colleen mcguire This is disgusting! Stop spreading the abuse by showing it!
Nov 28, 2014 Tori Lockwood Dog fighting is responsible for the death of thousands of unwanted shelter dogs, branded with negative connotations. Stop killing innocent animals!
Nov 28, 2014 diana gregir
Nov 28, 2014 annette rozier Sad
Nov 28, 2014 chris tullous This is horrible. I cannot believe you show these videos and think there is nothing wrong with it. You and anyone that watches these seriously have something wrong with them. Almost all serial killers started out hurting and torturing animals.
Nov 28, 2014 K Barrett Thank you, HSUS, for all the amazing work you do to help bring this horrific, "accepted" practice to an end.
Nov 28, 2014 chris holder i have a pit bull mix and i dont condone dog fighting
Nov 28, 2014 MARCY ZACHARIAS What an amazing rescue by the Humane Society volunteers. True Thanksgiving blessing for these poor animals. Hope the police are able to arrest and prosecute those responsible!
Nov 28, 2014 Maryhelen Tamsett
Nov 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 28, 2014 marie-anna ultsch
Nov 28, 2014 lorie lupo
Nov 28, 2014 Ann DesRoches
Nov 28, 2014 Kim Lambright Dog fighting is not a sport it is torture of unwilling victims. The dogs have no choice it is not something they want to do and are not paid millions of dollars like other athletes
Nov 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 28, 2014 Lisa Berg Can we still be this barbaric and cruel as a species/country?!
Nov 28, 2014 Linda Saunders
Nov 28, 2014 Pat Brown
Nov 28, 2014 heather russell
Nov 28, 2014 Carol Romano
Nov 28, 2014 merilynn like
Nov 28, 2014 (Name not displayed) Allowing videos of dog fighting is giving consent for animals to be tortured. This must stop at once!
Nov 28, 2014 (Name not displayed) What is wrong with people? How would these cowardly bastards like to be tied up & tortured for fun? Cut their balls off or hang them from a clothes line. People that cause any animal pain or torture are gutless & don't deserve oxygen!!!
Nov 28, 2014 jessica criee end this now
Nov 28, 2014 lena fontaine there is NOTHING ok about dogfighting! People who engage in it or support it (like YouTube, by not taking down videos and contacting the police) should be punished beyond what current law demands.
Nov 28, 2014 ai matsui
Nov 28, 2014 Lisa Fogelsonger

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