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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: 125,911
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

Jan 30, 2015 T Richardson
Jan 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 30, 2015 Donna Deese
Jan 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 29, 2015 Ana Carolina Ferguson
Jan 29, 2015 christina Setinc This is just cruel dogs are meant to be loved and treasured not fought for peoples sick pleasure and entertainment.
Jan 29, 2015 Ashley Drape
Jan 29, 2015 Jeanette Lopez Dogfighting is inhuman and should NOT under ANY circumstances be allowed to happen or be viewed. If YouTube does not make an effort to RID the videos I will no longer visit and SPREAD THE WORD ALL OVER THE INTERNET to stop youtube. You are a discrace!
Jan 29, 2015 Evelyn Mondragon
Jan 29, 2015 Jacqueline Plaza
Jan 29, 2015 Anna Mondanelli
Jan 29, 2015 clare cummins
Jan 29, 2015 Kaitlyn Morgan Condoning this is absolutely disgusting. There is absolutely no reason why these videos should be allowed to be posted.
Jan 29, 2015 sue spivey do you allow child pornography to be shown on your site? Illegal, immoral, cruel. What's the difference?
Jan 29, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please stop this its so horrible to think of xx
Jan 29, 2015 Linual Wortham
Jan 29, 2015 Sarah Davis
Jan 29, 2015 Malin Lunde
Jan 29, 2015 DeAnna DeRosa
Jan 29, 2015 Cheryl Taylor Stop showing the videos. Prove that You Tube is run by persons with heart and decency.
Jan 29, 2015 Robin Boger
Jan 29, 2015 Barbara Raab This is barbaric, and has to stop
Jan 29, 2015 Shelley Wehberg
Jan 29, 2015 Elizabeth Brooks
Jan 29, 2015 Teddi-Lea Long
Jan 29, 2015 Florin Jorza
Jan 29, 2015 Terri Forman
Jan 29, 2015 robert wiehemeijer
Jan 29, 2015 Mary Sanders
Jan 29, 2015 Donna Riddle
Jan 29, 2015 Sonya Nel Human boxing and human cage fighting are entertainment!!
Jan 28, 2015 Elizabeth Richardson
Jan 28, 2015 Nelda Seidel If I were to HIT my animal... that would be abuse, so why isn't it abuse to deliberately put a dog in a situation that would cause it to be injured... namely DOG FIGHTING!! IT'S Animal cruelty... plain and simple!! STOP the madness!
Jan 28, 2015 Raija Nefoussi
Jan 28, 2015 emilio leone
Jan 28, 2015 Beth Boomershine
Jan 28, 2015 James Mulconry
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed) By allowing these sick people to upload these videos, you are agreeing with what they are doing.... disgusting!
Jan 28, 2015 Judy Bell
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2015 Michelle Daniels Please remove them as these are lovable family members and don't deserve these scum bags to use them for financial gain then discard if they survive.
Jan 28, 2015 Susan Van Veen
Jan 28, 2015 Barbara Garris
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2015 Sabrina Lemay
Jan 28, 2015 Elisa Filoni
Jan 28, 2015 Elizabeth Rutledge I am fighting everyday to stop this, PLEASE JOIN ME IN THE FIGHT TO STOP THIS HORRIBLE PRACTICE, violence is NEVER ENTERTAINMENT!
Jan 28, 2015 Pat Troy

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