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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: 126,659
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

Mar 6, 2015 Annette Gajeski
Mar 6, 2015 Colleen Singleyn This needs to stop yesterday!!!!
Mar 6, 2015 martina Meinen
Mar 6, 2015 Bonnie Schneider
Mar 6, 2015 dulce fernandez
Mar 6, 2015 Susie Hay
Mar 6, 2015 c c
Mar 5, 2015 sabina cichy
Mar 5, 2015 Jordan Parmenter
Mar 5, 2015 Cassandra Jacobs
Mar 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 5, 2015 joanne barios please block any dog abuser to posting anything which displays harm to animals.
Mar 4, 2015 Jennifer Haggett there should be no videos of dog fighting on YouTube or anywhere else for that matter. Anyone who would be sick enough to want to watch these videos need to have their head examined. TAKE DOG FIGHTING VIDEOS OFF YOUTUBE!!!!
Mar 4, 2015 Kevin Pope
Mar 4, 2015 Sharon Norway
Mar 4, 2015 Tabitha Harris
Mar 4, 2015 Sherry Young Anyone that fights dogs should get 10 years in prison; no trail go straight to jail even for the first time. Dog fighting is cruel and abusive.
Mar 4, 2015 ashley bartley
Mar 4, 2015 marianna molnar woods
Mar 4, 2015 Christine Burkman
Mar 4, 2015 Kathy Meadows
Mar 4, 2015 Debbie Cascardo Normal people do not watch horrible videos like this. Those who do are the worst of our society. Still hate Michael Vick with a vengeance.
Mar 4, 2015 Carol McConnell Cruelty like this is simply beyond belief but it's totally true.
Mar 4, 2015 helena scholte
Mar 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 4, 2015 Patricia Harvey STOP THIS NOW!!!!
Mar 3, 2015 Diane Fontana Please take these horrific videos off your site! Anybody who participates in any way in this barbaric practice cannot be human.
Mar 3, 2015 irasema diaz
Mar 3, 2015 Karissa Lowe
Mar 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 3, 2015 Stella Bennett
Mar 3, 2015 Victoria Peyser
Mar 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 3, 2015 Ann Singer If you're not part of the solution then you're part of the problem
Mar 3, 2015 Linda Phelan
Mar 3, 2015 Paula Eaton
Mar 3, 2015 (Name not displayed) It should be illegal to show dog fighting ! !!!!!!!
Mar 3, 2015 Rene Croteau
Mar 3, 2015 Lisa Camp
Mar 3, 2015 Georgia Craven
Mar 3, 2015 Edgar Roberts
Mar 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 2, 2015 Anna Regan
Mar 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 2, 2015 BC Stock
Mar 2, 2015 Augusta Carrillo
Mar 2, 2015 Sarah Friedman
Mar 2, 2015 D Thomas There is no entertainment in watching two dogs trying to kill each other. If you think there is then you are on sick puppy.
Mar 2, 2015 Alexandra Liebster
Mar 2, 2015 dalila orellana

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