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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: 125,122
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

Dec 26, 2014 R. Hunter NO MORE DOG FIGHTING VIDEOS. NOW is the time to do the right thing and get rid of them. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who takes actions to make the world a better place!
Dec 26, 2014 sandy sohn THIS HAS TO STOP!
Dec 26, 2014 Faith Collins
Dec 26, 2014 Victoria Caskey
Dec 26, 2014 Rhonda Brinegar
Dec 26, 2014 Mary Klein
Dec 26, 2014 Joan McGuinness It's bad enough that we have people watching other people (who have a choice) fighting til bloody, but to abuse an animal purely for money, or worse, is one step away from putting children in a ring and saying only the winner lives. Sadly, it will happen.
Dec 26, 2014 Ruby Davidson FUSCO
Dec 25, 2014 Jane Stanley Dear Ms Wojcicki you need to stop this activity on youtube. This is promoting animal abuse and violence. If you fail to do so I hope we can get a law passed that if this continues every video will result in youtube being fined, you can track this.
Dec 25, 2014 rocio mendieta
Dec 25, 2014 Donna Passal i don't even know what to say. It's beyond me how any human being with the capacity to feel and think, could consider this entertainment. Please help us stop these people from feeding this horrible side of some people.
Dec 25, 2014 Amanda Lambert
Dec 25, 2014 asiza ilicic it's terrible that you allow dog fighting videos that means youtube supports animal cruelty do right thing remove all animal cruelty videos it's the right thing to do. Thank you!
Dec 25, 2014 Bodil Mattsson
Dec 25, 2014 Sonja Mayer
Dec 25, 2014 charlene gibson STOP this horrible CRIME
Dec 25, 2014 Peggy CONLEY Dog Fighting is a CRIME. Stop Hurting The Dogs, They Have Feelings To!!!!!!
Dec 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 25, 2014 Kanak Chanpa
Dec 25, 2014 Eretrina Kylie
Dec 24, 2014 Diann Vicario
Dec 24, 2014 (Name not displayed) Dog Fighting Is Not Entertainment You Tube We Will Not Take No For An Answer
Dec 24, 2014 Ashley Champ
Dec 24, 2014 Fabiano Garcia
Dec 24, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please advocate for those who can't speak and remove dog fighting videos. Cruelty to animals is not sporting or entertainment.
Dec 24, 2014 lorraine foster
Dec 24, 2014 Lisa Starr
Dec 24, 2014 daren lausterer
Dec 24, 2014 (Name not displayed) Humans that take part in dog fights or do nothing to help affect change to show how truly barbaric and cruel this practice is should be held just as responsible as the abusers.
Dec 24, 2014 (Name not displayed) Inflicting pain on animals is sick, sick, sick --NOT entertainment or for profit
Dec 24, 2014 Lukas Garcia
Dec 24, 2014 Gabriel Garcia
Dec 24, 2014 Gudrun Garcia
Dec 24, 2014 Zachary Garcia
Dec 24, 2014 stefanie marx
Dec 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 23, 2014 Bettie Nguyen
Dec 23, 2014 Otaly Bianchi
Dec 23, 2014 Linda Pflugrad
Dec 23, 2014 amy jensen
Dec 23, 2014 Priscilla Evans
Dec 23, 2014 Tristan Jacques
Dec 23, 2014 LuAnn Kremer
Dec 23, 2014 Bente Lillaas Do you find the torture of innocent animals entertaining?????????
Dec 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 23, 2014 Tiffany Stinnett
Dec 23, 2014 Tudor Dragos
Dec 23, 2014 Jaroslava Novakova
Dec 23, 2014 Daniel Wiseman

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