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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: 120,075
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 23, 2014 Jessica Hopper
Oct 23, 2014 Karen Warner you tube = violence. No longer allowed in our home.
Oct 23, 2014 Carol Becker How dare you allow dog fighting on YouTube. You seem to ban other things, so you are being very stupid to allow such videos to be displayed.
Oct 22, 2014 caroline moler
Oct 22, 2014 jenny jefferson
Oct 22, 2014 victoria conlin There is no excuse for your part in displaying videos of torture and violence. You should have to endure the same pain and I hope all involved in this torture of animals will feel it. You are the lowest of life.
Oct 22, 2014 Katarina Axelsson
Oct 22, 2014 Helen Rosario-Bird Please stop promoting animal abuse & dog fighting. I am a pit bull owner & my dog bears the scars of her previous owner. You are spreading violence, it is not a sport. Shame on You Tube
Oct 22, 2014 kim wilmers Shame on you and your barbaric reaction.
Oct 22, 2014 (Name not displayed) This needs to stop.......it's extremely cruel and disgusting.
Oct 22, 2014 Sharon Morehouse
Oct 22, 2014 Amy Dahl
Oct 22, 2014 Stephanie Shipe Craiglist, Youtube, facebook, need to police their content better. THIS IS A CRIME EVERYWHERE! No liberties or first amendment rights are being infringed upon. The police need to be using this to shut these rings down, and Youtube NEEDS to be helping.
Oct 22, 2014 shirley riedhammer
Oct 22, 2014 Diana Koehler
Oct 22, 2014 Victoria J
Oct 22, 2014 Rhonda Herold
Oct 22, 2014 Ethel Parker
Oct 22, 2014 cleia zinser Please stop showing videos about cruelty!
Oct 21, 2014 Baldassare Taormina
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed) I'm outraged that you would show such cruelty; it's disgusting.
Oct 21, 2014 Tim Jones
Oct 21, 2014 Liliana Torres
Oct 21, 2014 Mariah Hillman It is disgusting to think that these animal abuse video's are being shown on youtube! Ban it!!!
Oct 21, 2014 Janel Harder
Oct 21, 2014 Andrea Jensen
Oct 21, 2014 Dazey Rostant To;Susan Wojcicki these kind of videos have no business being up on YT.. Anything to do with any kind of animal abuse should be ban and not be allowed to be posted and watched by anyone. This is promoting others out there to take part please ban
Oct 21, 2014 Christine Butler Violent and cruel videos should be banned, no ifs and or buts.
Oct 21, 2014 Elizabeth Yeske
Oct 21, 2014 cynthia campbell
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed) Are you KIDDING me???!!! These videos are actually posted on your site??? It is illegal, immoral, disgusting and whatever other adjective you can use to describe these people. Remove them NOW!
Oct 21, 2014 SUSAN O'KEEFE
Oct 21, 2014 M Stalvey
Oct 21, 2014 Eloise Posthumus Please stop this from happening! Its disgusting to see what humans do because of greed! Those poor dogs. No animals should ever have to experience something as sick as that!
Oct 20, 2014 Doris Hayes Lets boycot y tube till they stop showing evil actions on animals
Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2014 Cortney Greenlaw
Oct 20, 2014 Leticia Cruz Dogs are sentient beings that are not on this planet to please you! Ban these videos now!
Oct 20, 2014 Martha Muller
Oct 20, 2014 Chris Leacock you must take action to stop promoting this unconscionable practice.
Oct 20, 2014 Meghan Trew
Oct 20, 2014 Nancy Shorterage
Oct 20, 2014 Ruthann Booher Dog fighting is cruel, barbaric and inhumane, not to mention illegal! The law prosecutes people who go to these fights, now. Maybe, you should be prosecuted for showing the videos of them. Please, remove them! Thank you.
Oct 20, 2014 Susan Joyce Please stop showing these vile videos. How did killing or torturing animals ever come to be entertainment, and how sick do you have to be to encourage that !
Oct 20, 2014 Beth Doty This world is sick enough the way it is, then to have psycho's out there thinking something like this is ok?!! People like that should be shot!!! And the people that watch them are just as bad!!!!
Oct 20, 2014 Clarette Wenta
Oct 20, 2014 Sarah Magee What if your dog/cat was stolen for the sole purpose of being used as a bait dog AND you saw a video showing your pet being choked to death? Dog fighting is illegal and showing videos is encouraging an illegal activity. You should be persecuted by the law
Oct 20, 2014 Cammie Magee
Oct 20, 2014 Donna DiMare

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