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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: 138,554
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


Aug 28, 2015 Judy Spaulding
Aug 28, 2015 Dianna Cristello I care
Aug 28, 2015 Frances Bessette
Aug 28, 2015 Emily Hanson
Aug 28, 2015 John Petteford
Aug 28, 2015 Dennann Smith Please stop these heinous acts toward domestic pets.
Aug 28, 2015 grit engelmann
Aug 28, 2015 Crystal Schrag
Aug 28, 2015 vicki kline
Aug 28, 2015 Regina Alesso
Aug 28, 2015 maureen mcdonald
Aug 28, 2015 Gail Marceaux
Aug 28, 2015 PAULA DODSON
Aug 28, 2015 Susanna Krogius
Aug 28, 2015 Rose Thompson
Aug 28, 2015 Edurne Gonzalez
Aug 28, 2015 Argaitz Romero González
Aug 28, 2015 Edurne González Arrugaeta
Aug 27, 2015 LaVonna Ray
Aug 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 27, 2015 Rebecca Davis
Aug 27, 2015 Marie KOUGLOVÁ
Aug 27, 2015 debi gray
Aug 27, 2015 Susan Pittman how barbaric
Aug 27, 2015 Michael Banik
Aug 27, 2015 ANGELA JOHNSON
Aug 26, 2015 Patricia Habat This is a discusting sick way of treating a dog, any animal for that matter!!!
Aug 26, 2015 Lusia Yosefa Dwiyana
Aug 26, 2015 Sharon Korba This is a despicable past time and anyone who participates must be prosecuted to the fullest!
Aug 26, 2015 Teresa Heiser
Aug 26, 2015 Marion Bost
Aug 26, 2015 Linda Santoso
Aug 26, 2015 Alexis Stengel
Aug 26, 2015 Wendy Epping
Aug 26, 2015 Lori Eltz
Aug 25, 2015 Lisa Maines
Aug 25, 2015 jane gilmore
Aug 25, 2015 janet sifers
Aug 25, 2015 Oleg Nazarov
Aug 25, 2015 Tanya Lyders
Aug 25, 2015 Desire Hill
Aug 25, 2015 Kimberly allen
Aug 25, 2015 Fotena Zirps Please put an end to this disgusting practice. Shame on us.
Aug 25, 2015 Tracy Mattes
Aug 25, 2015 pamela zambriski
Aug 25, 2015 Leisa Baumann
Aug 25, 2015 apryl whitten
Aug 25, 2015 Laura Dani
Aug 24, 2015 Roberta Kennedy
Aug 24, 2015 Mlrtha Robledo

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