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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: 115,770
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 27, 2014 Renate Gärtner
Aug 27, 2014 Heather Gochenaur Hiding behind your terms is unacceptable. These videos would not be that hard to find and there is no reason why they should be allowed, as well as the users that post them.
Aug 27, 2014 Anne Havard
Aug 27, 2014 Lucia Baker
Aug 27, 2014 Zourou Giota
Aug 27, 2014 Amy Tray
Aug 27, 2014 Tracy Tully
Aug 26, 2014 Donna Fawcett
Aug 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 26, 2014 Mike Jarrett
Aug 26, 2014 Alicia Dishman Discusting! Abhorrent! Stop allowing this!
Aug 26, 2014 PAUL NEEDLES
Aug 26, 2014 Rebekah Baldwin
Aug 26, 2014 Shawn Harris
Aug 26, 2014 Justine Kenney
Aug 26, 2014 (Name not displayed) Dogfighting is a barbaric form of entertainment, and should be banned. Anyone who get some sort of thrill off of animals ripping each other to shreds has got to be sick and twisted.
Aug 26, 2014 AMANDA LANE
Aug 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 26, 2014 Jess Elliott
Aug 26, 2014 Carol Morgan
Aug 26, 2014 (Name not displayed) please stop dog fighting.have pity on the dogs...
Aug 26, 2014 b clark
Aug 26, 2014 M.S. Pariama
Aug 26, 2014 Michelle Stoller
Aug 26, 2014 Susan Booth
Aug 26, 2014 Amie Marchesani Take the dog fighting down!!!!
Aug 26, 2014 Pat Flowers Laws should be stricter and enforced to the fullest.
Aug 26, 2014 (Name not displayed) terrible crime and people who do this can't be punished enough. !@#$%^&**(! I stand up for this breed and all breeds!
Aug 26, 2014 ADI BEARD
Aug 26, 2014 Deborah French
Aug 26, 2014 Vina Marie Arellano Dogs are not just a toy. Please respect them.
Aug 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 26, 2014 miranda juinen
Aug 26, 2014 Solyda Keo
Aug 26, 2014 Ale Escobedo
Aug 26, 2014 Gamze Akan
Aug 25, 2014 Kim Hegedus Dog fighting is a crime!
Aug 25, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please don't show dog fighting videos on u tube.
Aug 25, 2014 Marisa Forrest
Aug 25, 2014 Debbie Waynick
Aug 25, 2014 Amy York
Aug 25, 2014 David Lounder WTF, YouTube????? DaLoEnt.com IMDb.me/DaLo
Aug 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 25, 2014 addison justin
Aug 25, 2014 Claudia Obrien
Aug 25, 2014 kat api
Aug 25, 2014 Isabel Cortés
Aug 25, 2014 Jacinta Dufall
Aug 25, 2014 Dorann Turney
Aug 25, 2014 Catherine Hays Please take down all videos of this horrible "sport" and stand up for the innocent animals that are being hurt and killed by it!!!!

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