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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: 136,561
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

Jun 3, 2015 Marlene Merck this savage cruelty must end forever and immediately
Jun 3, 2015 s emerson
Jun 3, 2015 Annette Hof
Jun 3, 2015 heather taheny
Jun 3, 2015 m-claire geneste
Jun 2, 2015 Crysten Johnson
Jun 2, 2015 Alexis Schultz
Jun 2, 2015 Rita O'Sullivan
Jun 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 2, 2015 Christina Wenig
Jun 2, 2015 brenda orms this is the worst crime against animals short of eating a dog or cat. please stop this violent activity.
Jun 2, 2015 Keri Stewart
Jun 2, 2015 Ximena Suarez Lopez
Jun 2, 2015 Peggy Ritchey
Jun 2, 2015 Johnny Czerwinski
Jun 2, 2015 Valerie Stone
Jun 2, 2015 Donita Lowrey
Jun 2, 2015 silvana ramin stop stop crudelta'
Jun 2, 2015 nadia patricio
Jun 2, 2015 Vanessa Allet I'm against animal cruelty.Animals do have feelings and they do feel pain like us humans. Let them live in peace.These people hurting and exploiting animals need to be sued!So please stop exploiting them. Protect animals as they voiceless, and we are not.
Jun 2, 2015 melanie woodfield chambers
Jun 2, 2015 Irene Letcher
Jun 2, 2015 Maucci Chantal
Jun 2, 2015 Gun-Britt Barkman Sick
Jun 2, 2015 (Name not displayed) Pls stop all animal cruelty!!! Please tell them if they continue to do so they will lose many foreign tourists who are fur kids lovers....
Jun 2, 2015 Eliane Hansen
Jun 2, 2015 Isabel carapeto
Jun 1, 2015 Lucinda Ward heartbreaking
Jun 1, 2015 julie card
Jun 1, 2015 Allison DuPree
Jun 1, 2015 Paula Sorrentino
Jun 1, 2015 MICHELE haubtmann
Jun 1, 2015 Pat Ruotolo
Jun 1, 2015 Lisa Henry
Jun 1, 2015 Jim Malone
Jun 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 1, 2015 Thomas Avery
Jun 1, 2015 kiki stachtidou
Jun 1, 2015 Jocelyn Warburton Hang these people responsible! They should be punish severely!!!
Jun 1, 2015 Desiree Bourne
Jun 1, 2015 Lauren Wood
Jun 1, 2015 Annie Choinière
Jun 1, 2015 Leann Smith WHY? This does NOT fall under the 1st Amendment. Use your brain if not your heart.
Jun 1, 2015 Margaret Erickson
Jun 1, 2015 Joanne Brennan Put up boxing videos instead. One human animal pitted against the other beating each other to death...at least they understand and agree to this violence, idiots that they are.
Jun 1, 2015 Donna Muller
Jun 1, 2015 Belinda Dormady
Jun 1, 2015 Colleen Cashon

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