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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: 200,000 Progress: 133,956
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

Mar 30, 2015 kari foehner dog fighting is horrible and should not be allowed to be shown.
Mar 30, 2015 Faith Kurdi
Mar 30, 2015 Julia Stahl
Mar 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 30, 2015 Charles Toney
Mar 30, 2015 anne picke'
Mar 30, 2015 Lynn Forsht
Mar 30, 2015 João Aurélio Pastore
Mar 30, 2015 Cherrell Ollierou
Mar 30, 2015 susan ciaravino
Mar 30, 2015 joyce welch dog fighting is not enterment
Mar 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 30, 2015 Sophie Strange
Mar 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 30, 2015 Norma Roman
Mar 30, 2015 alice petersen
Mar 30, 2015 Sam Ford
Mar 30, 2015 Sarah Dyson
Mar 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 30, 2015 jeanette wilcox
Mar 30, 2015 (Name not displayed) Do the right thing YouTube and take this crap down. It's disgusting.
Mar 30, 2015 Judy Bradshaw
Mar 30, 2015 rosemarycolley colley
Mar 30, 2015 Hannelore Gaadt
Mar 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 30, 2015 josie williams
Mar 30, 2015 Tina Frier
Mar 30, 2015 (Name not displayed) Absolutely horrifying practice. YouTube must do the right thing
Mar 30, 2015 C. Skerbetz
Mar 30, 2015 Ivette Sedglach
Mar 30, 2015 (Name not displayed) Every life counts!
Mar 30, 2015 lena athanassiou
Mar 30, 2015 Christy Teague YouTube must take down these videos that promote dog fighting. I am so surprised these types of videos are posted for all to see.
Mar 30, 2015 Lois Wright Kentucky just refused to outlaw dog fighting!! What is wrong with them?? Stupid for sure.
Mar 30, 2015 Gary Lavinder
Mar 30, 2015 Casey Anderson
Mar 30, 2015 jessica rubin
Mar 30, 2015 D Mitzi A Bartlett
Mar 30, 2015 Paula Click ABSOLUTELY SIGNED!
Mar 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 30, 2015 Andrea Hoig
Mar 30, 2015 Julia Sukhanova
Mar 30, 2015 Jenny Boom Anyone conducting or participating should be punished with a stiff sentence. It must be stopped.
Mar 30, 2015 Kimberly ARCIUOLO We do not need to be rewarding these soulless pathetic excuses for human beings by adding to the "hits" on these sick videos ! These people need to be STOPPED !!!!
Mar 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 29, 2015 Brenda Avila
Mar 29, 2015 patricia rotruck
Mar 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 29, 2015 Rose marie Siemeck Stop the dog fighting videos. This is cruel and disgusting to view. Shame on you.

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