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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: 136,273
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 22, 2015 Kimberley Youngblood
May 21, 2015 (Name not displayed) There is no excuse for violence against a living creature, and it is inexcusable to allow this as a form of entertainment on YouTube.
May 21, 2015 Sharon Marshall This is quite possibly the most horrible atrocities committed by man!!!
May 21, 2015 Doreen Schein
May 21, 2015 Alisa Comeaux Hey, Susan, do you have any pets? How about you throw them into the ring and watch them suffer and die? Does that bother you? How about watching a man beat his wife? Or a parent beat her child? Just how much pain and death is too much for you?
May 21, 2015 Andrea Vega
May 21, 2015 Elen Kentnor
May 21, 2015 Barbara suggs the law should put the offenders in cages cut off their ears and have them fight there is a case going this area about this horrible thing
May 21, 2015 svetlana davidovic
May 21, 2015 (Name not displayed) youtaube, please take off these disgusting videos!!!! thank you!!!!
May 21, 2015 Loretta Johnson Dog fighting is a heinous crime, and I am sorely disappointed to know that YouTube is allowing these videos to remain posted. In doing so YouTube is essentially supporting and promoting this awful and heartless cruelty. Please stop this now!
May 21, 2015 roxanne reed
May 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2015 Jennifer LaPrad Dog Fighting is barbaric not to mention the obvious inhumane. The behind the scenes terror fighting dogs endure is unimaginable. No living creature should have to face such a tortured existence. Fighting for your life is no life at all. Please sign.
May 21, 2015 merri chansley
May 21, 2015 Karen Egseth
May 21, 2015 Vista Michael
May 21, 2015 william kuhn Dog fighting is a cruel and savage activity. Those you participate in it in any way are psychologically disturbed individuals who should be prevented from having contact with any animal.
May 21, 2015 Bérengère DUPUIS
May 21, 2015 Rosemary Bowering Cruelty on the highest level.. What is wrong with these people
May 20, 2015 Elenir Mauro
May 20, 2015 JoAnne Smith
May 20, 2015 Sheryl Smith
May 20, 2015 Susan Horne Stop hurting our friends!
May 20, 2015 zeni ribeiro
May 20, 2015 Rebecca Durrans
May 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2015 Lauren Davies
May 20, 2015 Dawn Wright
May 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2015 Grace Gorelick
May 19, 2015 Shari Thompson Dog fighting must be stopped. Now. Immediately. As long as it continues, we cannot call ourselves civilized.
May 19, 2015 julie attard People who use dogs to fight, and those who gain enjoyment from watching this horrific activity, are absolutely despicable!!..They need to remember Karma...(They may come back as one of those poor dogs and be forced to fight to the death too!!...)
May 19, 2015 Michele Mele This is TRAGIC!!!!! Please make it STOP!
May 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2015 George Hunter Sr I don't look at it as a sport.Only pathetic humans making a cheap buck
May 19, 2015 Thomas Blackwell Please put an immediate stop to this vicarious entertainment for sadists.
May 19, 2015 fabs nacka
May 19, 2015 Teri Nix
May 19, 2015 David Sickles
May 19, 2015 Barbara Halvorsen
May 19, 2015 Kimberley Travise
May 18, 2015 Elisheva Rode
May 18, 2015 Danis Benguria-Valenzuela
May 18, 2015 Wendye Kolles
May 18, 2015 Norma Jáuregui
May 18, 2015 fernanda almeida
May 18, 2015 Maria Helena Leite Borges

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