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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: 120,022
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 20, 2014 Anna Lavan
Oct 20, 2014 Anastasia Lamers
Oct 20, 2014 Jeanne Govoni
Oct 20, 2014 Carol Hanson Please take down all dog fighting videos and do your part for the humane treatment of dogs everywhere.
Oct 20, 2014 Angela Tillander
Oct 20, 2014 Debbie Marsala It is hard to believe Utube would continue sharing dog fighting videos. This activity is totally unacceptable.
Oct 20, 2014 Sigrid Zerlett Dog fighting is no sport, it's just that sick idiots (shadow creatures) have enough energy for her shitty life.
Oct 20, 2014 silvia flores
Oct 20, 2014 Lisa Martin Is it ok to show people beating on a person? Is it ok to show a murder or a rape? What makes this ok to show? What makes this ok to do? People are fighting back, fighting against cruelty. Shouldn't you?
Oct 20, 2014 jean-paul gallart
Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2014 Jayme Hess Dog fighting is inhumane and disgusting. Please remove these disturbing videos immediately. Children do not need to view these videos.
Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2014 aleesha norman It's not entertaining, it is cruelty. Please ban all videos containing cruelty and violence to animals and humans.
Oct 20, 2014 francine gallart
Oct 20, 2014 melissa skye
Oct 20, 2014 Ivana Paleckova
Oct 19, 2014 Lisa Florea Please stop supporting animal abuse!!!
Oct 19, 2014 Stasi Brown
Oct 19, 2014 Carol Reider This is inhumanity in the name of greed. Not to mention that it's illegal. Maybe someone should institute a law suit against You Tube for running illigal activities. Maybe YT should start showing snuff films if they are allowed to show dog fight films.
Oct 19, 2014 (Name not displayed) This is Not entertainment. Why would you care about losing these types of viewers if you banned these videos and Instructions?? Really? YouTube has so much more great videos to offer. I hope I never see this. Disgraceful Dishonorable YouTube
Oct 19, 2014 Christy Di Lorenzo Why do I need to ask you to have common sense???? Take off all dog fighting videos, it is illegal and has no place on the internet.
Oct 19, 2014 Myriam Baynard should not abuse animals or take pleasure in doing this,it is sick and abnormal so stop showing those horrible videos of animal cruelty
Oct 19, 2014 Bettina Riedel Please Do Not allow any horrific videos and as a company do your part to achieve PEACE on this planet.
Oct 19, 2014 Robyn Hayman
Oct 19, 2014 Linda King To put dog fighting videos on YOU TUBE makes You Tube an accessory to the brutal & cruel crime of dog fighting! Please stop this practice now!!!
Oct 19, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please take down all dog fighting videos and do your part for the humane treatment of dogs everywhere.
Oct 19, 2014 Ina Kessler
Oct 19, 2014 rei waters That is not something to entertain people
Oct 19, 2014 Ana Aviles This heinous show is for loosers. A human, kind and normal person will not enjoy this activity. Please stop this horrible propaganda of rage act. Thanks!
Oct 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 19, 2014 Karen Hudson There is nothing "entertaining" about watching two dogs forced to tear each other apart! YouTube should be ashamed to be part of this abomination!
Oct 19, 2014 Quinn Colleen Please remove the dog fighting videos. They promote animal cruelty and the people who engage in that as an activity should be arrested.
Oct 19, 2014 Jane Rafferty Animal abuse is not entertainment! Take the videos down and ban them! NOW!
Oct 19, 2014 Nancee Tapley Dog fighting is cruel and not entertainment. This is illegal. Using animals to kill each other is not something that should be seen or done. Protect animals and teach people to be compassionate to each other and animals
Oct 19, 2014 Caitlin Moore This is cruel and must stop please take down these terrible videos and stop dogfighting altogether.
Oct 19, 2014 (Name not displayed) Stop showing this barbaric and heinous activity! By showing these dogs fights, youtube is just as guilty of breaking the law as the owners of the dogs.
Oct 19, 2014 elizabeth bannister It makes me ill to know that youtube does not yet have policy in place to take down these cruel, disgusting videos. Get rid of them for society's sake!
Oct 19, 2014 christine smith
Oct 18, 2014 Michelle Hellstern Hunting videos don't belong on YT, why are there dog fighting videos, too?!
Oct 18, 2014 (Name not displayed) Ms. Wojcicki: Surely you're astute enough to know that dog fighting is only one of the many serious criminal activities bound together by this blood sport. Only the most depraved amongst us would promote any aspect of it.
Oct 18, 2014 Debra Berntson Berntson May God Help Our Poor Abused And Tortured Animals.
Oct 18, 2014 m s only demented sadistic humans would watch this The videos PROVOKE & ENCOURAGE animal abuse Why can;t lawmakers see this??
Oct 18, 2014 Julie Summerfield There is NEVER an excuse for condoning cruelty.
Oct 18, 2014 Steven Pupak Your idiotic website can do some good this time......stop showing violence, ALL kinds of violence.
Oct 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 18, 2014 Jenny K
Oct 18, 2014 Melissa Mosher Supporting animal abuse of any kind makes you just as disgusting as the people doing it!!
Oct 18, 2014 Sam Smakel

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