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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: 120,983
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

Oct 30, 2014 Karen Hilker Take these videos off youtube NOW. You g_d damn thugs can come up with an alternative source of entertainment, NO? Sick bastards
Oct 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 30, 2014 hayley mattocks This is a cruel unnecessary sport that need stopping now
Oct 30, 2014 Kennedy Jean-Baptiste Dig fighting is as much if a crime as robbery or breaking and entering. If some one posted a video of them robbing someone, that would be taken off YouTube right? It is time for this to stop! We need the support.
Oct 30, 2014 Adrienne Flores
Oct 30, 2014 Anita Quint There is no excuse for this type of behavior. Dogs are sweet loving animals that deserve better.
Oct 30, 2014 Peggy Higgins Something is horribly wrong with anyone who can watch these heart breaking videos. This sad and so wrong on so many levels. God and karma will meet you face to face someday.
Oct 30, 2014 Margaret Nolan
Oct 30, 2014 Cheryl Fringer
Oct 30, 2014 Emily Sazkia Maisey
Oct 30, 2014 grazyna witkowska
Oct 30, 2014 Emilia Laneman “We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.” ~ Immanuel Kant This is cruelty that has to end, and perpetuating it needs to stop!
Oct 30, 2014 Janine Johnson
Oct 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) How the hell can anyone watch that shit. It is so wrong. We should all love animals like I do.
Oct 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 30, 2014 Jennifer Ng
Oct 30, 2014 Devy Nababan I hardly ask YouTube to ban dog fighting videos!
Oct 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 30, 2014 Joan Falkenhan This is just sick!! AND dog fighting is illegal so how can your site promote it by showing those gross videos?? Please stop or I will refuse to watch anything posted on your site!!!
Oct 30, 2014 Sheila Rowlands How anyone could possibly want to watch this sort of thing is beyond my comprehension. BAN IT ON YOU TUBE.
Oct 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) It's very cruel. Stop the cruelty
Oct 29, 2014 Victoria Krause Please STOP IT!!! Go get a Job- loser, don't let your dog make you money!!!
Oct 29, 2014 Casey Scheffer Dogs are beings and have feelings just like humans. They should not be used to fight and gamble. No human is forced to do that
Oct 29, 2014 Sieglinda Du Preez
Oct 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 29, 2014 Lauren Potts
Oct 29, 2014 sue pierce
Oct 29, 2014 Angela Thompson
Oct 29, 2014 shannon schumacher
Oct 29, 2014 Tammy Fields This makes me sick. How people can be so evil and treat animals this way is beyond me. Wanting to watch such cruelty is also sickening. End this!!!!
Oct 29, 2014 Kathleen Boivin
Oct 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 29, 2014 Laura Wight Really, in this day and age it takes a petition to get this done ?!!
Oct 29, 2014 Sandy Nelson
Oct 29, 2014 Diane Adams
Oct 29, 2014 Krista Smith
Oct 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 29, 2014 ricky Rowe Please stop promoting dog fighting
Oct 29, 2014 angelina sembinelli
Oct 29, 2014 Brittany Kirzner Absolutely disgusting! Only cowards would use innocent animals like that, and yoube is promoting such disgust?
Oct 29, 2014 beatriz miranda
Oct 29, 2014 julie seminara leaving videos like this on the internet only encourages this atrocity. You wouldn't leave other videos of crimes on the Internet unless a compilation. For humor. This isn't funny please stop
Oct 29, 2014 AnnMarie Fergo the dog fighting videos should be removed, leaving them there to be watched is promoting it! Shame on you!!!!
Oct 29, 2014 Tania Almond
Oct 29, 2014 Kim Page
Oct 29, 2014 Jenifer Chrisilda Please do respect animals!!
Oct 29, 2014 Andrea Deckard
Oct 29, 2014 Lori Caviasco Can't YouTube set a precedent and end the public airings of this horrific "hobby"?? Someone has got to be the agent of change here. PLEASE!

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