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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: 125,021
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


Dec 20, 2014 Yolanda Soto
Dec 20, 2014 metka zoya obrul
Dec 20, 2014 silvia frerix
Dec 20, 2014 CAREY LOVE Please help these dogs. They didn't ask to be put through this.
Dec 20, 2014 cheryl farinha
Dec 20, 2014 Christopher Wagner
Dec 20, 2014 kellie mcleod
Dec 20, 2014 dee westbury
Dec 20, 2014 Jan Jeffreys Please remove dog fighting videos from you tube. Also, if anyone knows of someone that does this heinous activity, please report them to the local Humane Society.
Dec 20, 2014 Éva Baróti
Dec 20, 2014 Ann Hudek Dog fighting or any animal fighting for amusement and financial gain is a sick and demented mind set.Take all videos of animals and even human fighting from your site. You have the power and the authority to clean up You Tube. USE IT
Dec 20, 2014 Marie Nygård
Dec 19, 2014 staci wade Abuse laws need to be enforced. exposeanimalabusers.org has a petition to sign for a national abuser registry to be available hopefully
Dec 19, 2014 Rebecca Thompson
Dec 19, 2014 (Name not displayed) This has been a big problem for a long time, it's time this stops
Dec 19, 2014 nadine jestram
Dec 19, 2014 susi grathwohl
Dec 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 19, 2014 Alice Neuman pits need nurturing environments and healthy socialization!
Dec 19, 2014 Bärbel Lehmann
Dec 19, 2014 carole hagen
Dec 19, 2014 terri lombardi
Dec 19, 2014 Patricia Nalin
Dec 19, 2014 (Name not displayed) Save the dogs! O:
Dec 19, 2014 APRIL FOXWELL
Dec 19, 2014 Shannon Blair
Dec 19, 2014 Lily McCoy
Dec 19, 2014 Annette Sepega Freedom of speech (and post videos). Our right, right? Hmmmm, then why the terms and conditions? It seems as if dog fighting videos violate the posted restrictions. So why the hesitation? Or do you not consider such violence graphic or gratuitous?
Dec 19, 2014 Julie Helms
Dec 19, 2014 Miodrag Bozic
Dec 19, 2014 Catherine Hubert
Dec 19, 2014 Marianne Rech
Dec 18, 2014 Renee Calpin People that force dogs to fight, NEED TO BE IN PRISON!!!! IT'S THE WORST KIND OF ABUSE, THEY USE BAIT DOGS/CATS THAT GET RIPPED APART, AND THESE EVIL PEOPLE WATCH, AND LAUGH!!!! THAT'S MURDER OF BABIES!!! REPORT IT IF YOU KNOW ABOUT IT!!
Dec 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 18, 2014 Shelley Vivian
Dec 18, 2014 Claire Ryan
Dec 18, 2014 Tarra Navarro
Dec 18, 2014 Bonnie Berg
Dec 18, 2014 celeste del vecchio
Dec 18, 2014 Manon Kostrzewski
Dec 18, 2014 annamaria sette de paolis
Dec 18, 2014 Elizabeth Masson
Dec 18, 2014 Louise Watkins It's unbelievable that you tube would post this kind of crime. If this is what they stand for I will never use them again...
Dec 18, 2014 athina chloridou
Dec 18, 2014 Bobi Little
Dec 18, 2014 Mary K. Gedert
Dec 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 18, 2014 Helga Preinesberger
Dec 18, 2014 Alice Miller

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