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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: 120,129
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 25, 2014 rebecca McClellan Dog fighting is like pornography. It is exploitation and very destructive to animals and our society. Restrict and prohibit its playing on YouTube. Otherwise, you should prepare for a boycott.
Oct 25, 2014 monika pettersen
Oct 25, 2014 DIANE FORMAN How disgusting to promote this barbaric practice! Torturing dogs for profit is horrific! I found it shocking that a woman is the CEO when I normally would applaud a womans position!!!!
Oct 25, 2014 Teresa Kemp This should never ever happen between animals never te less be filmed. Please stop posting these horrific fights
Oct 25, 2014 Karin Cohen
Oct 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 24, 2014 Tina White I can not believe that any business would allow this to be played on their site. Help protect the dogs who can't protect themselves.
Oct 24, 2014 Laura Golston
Oct 24, 2014 Janet Bowker
Oct 24, 2014 Lynne Stig
Oct 24, 2014 Leslie Lombardi
Oct 24, 2014 Mom Morris-jackson
Oct 24, 2014 Shawn McCormick Please remove all dog fighting videos!
Oct 24, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please ban these videos. Dog fighting is illegal in the U.S. and as an illegal activity, YouTube should have the social conscious not to show these videos. Please stop.
Oct 24, 2014 Sharon Saunders
Oct 24, 2014 Susannah Martin
Oct 24, 2014 Cynthia Shortall
Oct 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 24, 2014 Andrea Fogt It's like why is Michael Vick still allowed to be a role model as a well known football player to our children? How could these videos be on youtube where impressionable children can find them??
Oct 24, 2014 Jeff Marshburn
Oct 24, 2014 Lisa Hales
Oct 24, 2014 stacy brainard how sad are humans that get a thrill out of watching animals hurt each other.
Oct 24, 2014 libby garofalo
Oct 24, 2014 k steinbock SO CRUEL!
Oct 24, 2014 Mark Hemmelgarn This is illegal in ALL 50 states now....Unless you want to be dragged down in court, I'd put a stop to this! Yesterday!
Oct 24, 2014 Karen Tutin
Oct 24, 2014 Sharon Battles YouTube, TAKE DOWN All Dog Fighting Videos!! Do Your Part to STOP this Horrific CRIME. Dog Fighting is Beyond Cruel & Inhumane to the Poor Dogs that are USED to be pitted against each other. Come On, YouTube, You are BETTER Than This! Take Them Down!!
Oct 24, 2014 Jane Hines No Animal deserves this!! Shame on YOU TUBE....
Oct 24, 2014 Machteld Wierenga
Oct 24, 2014 Maryann Mendoza
Oct 24, 2014 maria jones
Oct 24, 2014 Marian WILLEM
Oct 24, 2014 Vicki Calhoun
Oct 23, 2014 Cornelia Czornei
Oct 23, 2014 Emily Schmidt
Oct 23, 2014 Tura Walters Dog fighting is cruel torture. No animal is born to fight for our "entertainment". Dog fighting is also illegal so please take it off of your site. And quit glamorizing it.
Oct 23, 2014 emily scl
Oct 23, 2014 Helga Melgar
Oct 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) Stop!
Oct 23, 2014 Nina Røstad
Oct 23, 2014 Holly Wright
Oct 23, 2014 Joyce Cochran-Loyd
Oct 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) How would you feel if we did that to humans, o wait we do. So I guess w are no better then dogs.
Oct 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 23, 2014 Anne Sunderland Seriously YouTube!
Oct 23, 2014 TJ Passantino
Oct 23, 2014 Natalie Passantino I can't believe we even have to demand. Isn't this just a given YouTube? I'm disgusted.
Oct 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) Watching dogs fight is horrible to see it is inhumane and and sickening each person that leads a dog fighting operation needs to be locked up as well as the people that bring their dogs to fight.
Oct 23, 2014 Ruth Triplett

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