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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: 125,821
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

Jan 26, 2015 Rosie Favela
Jan 26, 2015 Swetlana Frei
Jan 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 26, 2015 marilyn endoh this needs to stop ASAP!
Jan 26, 2015 Colleen kobiela Abuse is NOT Entertainment
Jan 26, 2015 Kim Kenway
Jan 26, 2015 tonya holmes Showing these kind of videos is despicable!!!!!
Jan 26, 2015 Linda Bachmanek So many people dedicate time and money to helping rescue dogs from this abuse. Time to crack down on the people who perpetuate this cruel activity!
Jan 26, 2015 Rose Andriacchi
Jan 26, 2015 Charles Savoie
Jan 26, 2015 Helen Reeves
Jan 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) This horrible cruelty needs to stop now!!!
Jan 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 26, 2015 Marianne Jones Take them down!
Jan 26, 2015 Jessica Miracola
Jan 26, 2015 julie plant Stop dog fighting immediately.
Jan 26, 2015 Ingela Andersson
Jan 26, 2015 Kimberley Arnold
Jan 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 26, 2015 JoAnne Spiese Those who commit this crime should be in jail
Jan 26, 2015 Cynthia Larkin You have to be kidding me! It's inhumane AND illegal.
Jan 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) please do not allow
Jan 26, 2015 susan coonen
Jan 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) Support support support to end dog fighting!!!
Jan 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) Dog fighting is not only sick and disgusting, it is illegal. Remove any such videos.
Jan 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please don't allow dog fight videos on YouTube. I have pitt bulls and they are lovable. We don't need videos to promote cruelty of animals.
Jan 26, 2015 sharon youde
Jan 26, 2015 Lorenzo Aparicio SHAME ON YOU!
Jan 26, 2015 Deb Mucklow
Jan 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) Stop dogfighting!
Jan 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please remove all videos and lets do our part to make a better world for animals
Jan 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please take down all dog fighting videos and do your part for the humane treatment of dogs everywhere!
Jan 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) Shut it down... if you dont, all these innocent animals blood is on your hands also. Please do the right thing.
Jan 25, 2015 Amy Daniels Please discontinue perpetuating the inhumane treatment of dogs by showing dog fight videos. Dogs are dependent upon their owners to care for them, not torture them for pleasure and money. Thank you!
Jan 25, 2015 Barbara Gladfelter
Jan 25, 2015 Karina Sistos
Jan 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 25, 2015 stephanie davis
Jan 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) Despicable--remove!!
Jan 25, 2015 Janina Grage
Jan 25, 2015 erica lancaster
Jan 25, 2015 karen sands Please remove all the dog fighting videos. It is horrific cruelty. I am very surprised that I have to sign a petition for You tube to take these down
Jan 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) Give those videos to animal control!!!
Jan 25, 2015 Samantha Thomas These videos are not needed on YouTube
Jan 25, 2015 debra croulet
Jan 25, 2015 aleece stallo
Jan 25, 2015 Aline Pöschl It's as criminal as showing sex videos with pets and children- your choice you tube!!!!!
Jan 25, 2015 Alex Gold
Jan 25, 2015 Jillian Cree To Susan Wojcicki What does a CEO stand for .. if not to show the way and lead by example.. stop these vile images NOW.

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