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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: 136,479
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

May 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 28, 2015 Debra Lamb
May 28, 2015 Leanna Walters
May 28, 2015 Diana Lobodzinska
May 28, 2015 laurence haubtmann
May 28, 2015 tamre jorgenson
May 28, 2015 Carol Reinhard Please prohibit videos on dog fighting from You Tube. This is the most disgusting form of entertainment I ever heard of. People who participate in this are sick. By allowing this on You Tube, you are as guilty as those involved in these events.
May 28, 2015 Katarina Eviliana
May 28, 2015 Barbara Turner
May 28, 2015 Sandra Heil
May 27, 2015 Lorena Lee
May 27, 2015 theresia styadinata
May 27, 2015 debra andl
May 27, 2015 Tiana Afoalean
May 27, 2015 Erin Colon
May 27, 2015 Ann Hewitt
May 27, 2015 Carlos Panama
May 27, 2015 Derek Demane
May 27, 2015 Danielle VIDY
May 27, 2015 Sarah Romboy
May 27, 2015 luigi bertoldo
May 27, 2015 Brandy Eckstein
May 27, 2015 linda may
May 27, 2015 fonda reeves
May 27, 2015 Paul-Denis Clermont
May 27, 2015 christine jean
May 27, 2015 Veronika Mishanova
May 27, 2015 Renate Graafhuis
May 27, 2015 Lesley Thomas
May 27, 2015 Martin Foster
May 27, 2015 Kathi Riddle
May 27, 2015 Lynne Sekas
May 27, 2015 kees albers
May 27, 2015 Christine Holzmueller Dogs are not for fighting, they are for loving and being loved.
May 27, 2015 Trees Rosenbrand
May 27, 2015 Megan Pobst
May 27, 2015 Ashleigh DONALDSON
May 27, 2015 Perrine Gallart
May 27, 2015 Marci Turner
May 27, 2015 Karine Verhoeven
May 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 26, 2015 Tyler Haslam
May 26, 2015 Patty Lanting
May 26, 2015 janet rice Prosecute these individuals to the fullest extent of the law.
May 26, 2015 Betania Bernardes da Silva
May 26, 2015 jennifer fraissl

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