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On 4/9/2014, the Animal Rescue Site mailed 104,501 signatures to Youtube Headquarters. While we wait for a reply, please continue to show your support by signing the petition below!
Goal: 150,000 Progress: 110,216
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 the idea 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

Apr 18, 2014 Reilly Bastian
Apr 18, 2014 samantha Struthers
Apr 17, 2014 Elena Dixon
Apr 17, 2014 Julie Wines
Apr 17, 2014 Donna Jordan NO dog fighting
Apr 17, 2014 Chloe Beacham
Apr 17, 2014 Cheyenne Carr Dog fighting is entertainment. If you want entertainment get a job and do something with yourself.
Apr 17, 2014 Imroz Towhid
Apr 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2014 Stephanie Lloyd
Apr 17, 2014 joyce muentes
Apr 17, 2014 Patrice Bamat We may have advanced technology, but it may be all we have. What has happened to compassion and defending animals!
Apr 17, 2014 Sandra Pirini
Apr 16, 2014 susan coyle
Apr 16, 2014 Kerry Goodrum
Apr 16, 2014 Mari Jose Rábago Sanabrais
Apr 16, 2014 Joanne M
Apr 16, 2014 Kristy Elam Lindberg
Apr 16, 2014 Layla Quinn
Apr 16, 2014 Ana Dias
Apr 16, 2014 Danielle Fritz
Apr 16, 2014 Kim Foster
Apr 16, 2014 Lissa Vrtjak Since when is animal cruelty acceptable entertainment? I agree with Julie Jones below. Well said, Julie!!
Apr 16, 2014 Julie Jones This cruel 'sport' must be made illegal and perpetrators convicted with lengthy sentences!!!!
Apr 16, 2014 Kathy Pelletier
Apr 16, 2014 Amanda Davis
Apr 16, 2014 Matthias Haess
Apr 16, 2014 Chris Miller
Apr 16, 2014 paula hays 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.
Apr 16, 2014 john poirier
Apr 16, 2014 Elizabeth Whitham
Apr 16, 2014 Fran Wojtasiewicz
Apr 16, 2014 Karen Majkich
Apr 16, 2014 david andruczyk
Apr 16, 2014 Tracey Whitley
Apr 16, 2014 Amy Flicek
Apr 16, 2014 Kimberly Jacinto
Apr 16, 2014 M Kelly
Apr 16, 2014 Ola Almazova
Apr 16, 2014 Adrian Lay
Apr 15, 2014 Thomas Horsch
Apr 15, 2014 Ron Jackson Why promote sick videos from sick people?
Apr 15, 2014 jay jennings
Apr 15, 2014 kay valenti
Apr 15, 2014 Allison Hart-Young Dog fighting is a crime, not a sport. These dogs are subject to horrid abuse and neglect.Would you allow videos on how to murder or how to break into a house on your site? If the answer is no, you must not permit videos of dog fighting.
Apr 15, 2014 Jen Brown
Apr 15, 2014 Dene Kendrick
Apr 15, 2014 Lois Graham I've removed the YouTube app from all my mobile devices and won't visit your site anymore.
Apr 15, 2014 Alan Learned

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