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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: 134,563
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

Apr 28, 2015 Lava Aurelie
Apr 28, 2015 Aimee Bernstein
Apr 28, 2015 virginie mondon
Apr 28, 2015 mereu maryse
Apr 28, 2015 Jamie Prata
Apr 27, 2015 Margaux Louis
Apr 27, 2015 Oriane Pastore
Apr 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 27, 2015 despontin vinciane
Apr 27, 2015 laura di carlantonio
Apr 27, 2015 launay nadia
Apr 27, 2015 Chloe Mahias
Apr 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 27, 2015 catherine lespingal
Apr 27, 2015 Stephanie Cox We get these dogs in everyday. They are being forced to do something they were never intended to do! All you a__wholes who watch these videos on YouTube or anywhere else says something about you.....You are a cruel and inhumane individual!!!
Apr 27, 2015 myriam ortiguier
Apr 27, 2015 Nathalie Bazin
Apr 27, 2015 Marga Childs
Apr 27, 2015 Trisha Webb
Apr 27, 2015 Marcie Meline
Apr 27, 2015 karen bluy je suis contre la maltraitance des animaux, il faut arrêter ça
Apr 27, 2015 ZAMORA LORENA
Apr 27, 2015 Carole Lazaro
Apr 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 27, 2015 (Name not displayed) Je n'ai jamais et ne pourrais jamais tolérer de telles barbaries envers des animaux en occurrences des chiens. Je ne comprendrais jamais la race humaine capable de faire subir de telles souffrances à des êtres vivants !!!
Apr 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 26, 2015 Angel Pierce I have a Pit bull and couldn't imagine life without him! I don't understand why this is being allowed! Dogs are just as entitled to love as humans are!!!!! It is disgusting that some feel they have the right to do abuse animals!!! Shame!!!!
Apr 26, 2015 Sharon Boulanger
Apr 26, 2015 Kathleen Fitzgerald
Apr 26, 2015 schoepens Véronique
Apr 26, 2015 marie laure emard
Apr 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) I love my dogs i love my Pitbull !!!
Apr 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 26, 2015 Irmina Zalewska
Apr 26, 2015 Brenda Brown
Apr 26, 2015 Sabrina DOREZ
Apr 26, 2015 titouan chargros Vite que sa s'arrete pauvre toutou
Apr 26, 2015 sheryl scott Dog fighting is savage and horrible. I do not understand how any person can find this entertaining.money is not more important than feelings
Apr 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 26, 2015 Stola Marine
Apr 26, 2015 delaune angelina
Apr 26, 2015 Nancy Doumont
Apr 26, 2015 bonura laurie
Apr 26, 2015 pomares laetitia
Apr 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 26, 2015 journet Audrey

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