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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: 116,380
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

Sep 16, 2014 lisa baden
Sep 16, 2014 Patricia Antonelli
Sep 16, 2014 Gina Tedescucci
Sep 16, 2014 Virginia Greenwood-Warner
Sep 16, 2014 Katherine Brooks MD
Sep 15, 2014 Cynthia Q
Sep 15, 2014 Deborah Bresser
Sep 15, 2014 kumari k.m.
Sep 15, 2014 Ursula Gumlaw
Sep 15, 2014 Maggie Reeves These are the lowest form of humanity... The blood and terror shown on the poor animal is completely beyond their caring or comprehension... They must be stopped
Sep 15, 2014 Miranda Porter
Sep 15, 2014 Michael Syska
Sep 15, 2014 Debbie DeMerchant
Sep 15, 2014 nancy carney
Sep 15, 2014 Sandra Backelund
Sep 14, 2014 Sherebanu Kajee
Sep 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 14, 2014 Linda Costanzo
Sep 14, 2014 JAINA CABOT
Sep 14, 2014 Beth Greaves
Sep 14, 2014 kelly desensi
Sep 14, 2014 Diane Soucy
Sep 14, 2014 Megan Butterworth
Sep 14, 2014 ruth hingston
Sep 14, 2014 tessa connorton This is the 21st Century, NOT THE DARK AGES, lock those bastards up and lose the key that do this.
Sep 14, 2014 Melissa Cavaliere
Sep 14, 2014 Nicole Nicolaides
Sep 14, 2014 Erica Johansson
Sep 14, 2014 Hina Hong
Sep 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 13, 2014 Robin Longenbach
Sep 13, 2014 Rachel Berg They ALLOW dog-abuse fighting videos on YouTube?If they do--they might as well add child abuse and actual murders---sick,Get that stuff OFF YouTube NOW !!
Sep 13, 2014 Mia Valdez-Castillo
Sep 13, 2014 Carla Castelli
Sep 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 13, 2014 rose vasalech people who do this need to be held accountable. tough jail sentence, not able to ever have a pet again, heavy fines to go towards helping these dogs get into forever good homes
Sep 13, 2014 keri bennett
Sep 13, 2014 Jacelyn Yonkees
Sep 13, 2014 Patricia Williams
Sep 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 13, 2014 Lubna Abdullah
Sep 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 12, 2014 gabriela baumann
Sep 12, 2014 Tracey Elix
Sep 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 12, 2014 Johan Claeson
Sep 12, 2014 Michelle Christopher

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