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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: 138,618
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


Sep 4, 2015 Amanda Davis
Sep 4, 2015 Anna Obara-Gola
Sep 4, 2015 Sybil Fretz
Sep 4, 2015 Stephanie Girellini I am against animal cruelty and especially dog fighting.
Sep 4, 2015 Kelly Masnica
Sep 4, 2015 Dena Hathaway
Sep 4, 2015 Erika Agnew
Sep 4, 2015 charles torres
Sep 4, 2015 Laura Nattress
Sep 4, 2015 Helena Chalifour
Sep 4, 2015 Dana Stewart I see the after effects of this and it is sickening and so are the spectators anyone who attends,organizes or owns a fighter should be jailed just as a murder!
Sep 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 3, 2015 Susan Crane
Sep 3, 2015 Susan Crane
Sep 3, 2015 Cindy Esch
Sep 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 3, 2015 Joan Kline The thought of two beautiful dogs fighting to stay alive just sickens me. Was not really aware of dog fighting until the Michael Vick thing but now it seems to be everywhere. It needs to be stoped and the people who do it need more than a slap on the wri
Sep 3, 2015 Jo Ann Beatty
Sep 3, 2015 Ronald Wolniewicz Dog fighting is not entertainment, it's just a form of barbaric to feed the minds of sick individuals
Sep 2, 2015 christopher noon
Sep 2, 2015 Gail Wheeler This is SICKENING! Don't be a part of ANIMAL ABUSE!
Sep 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 2, 2015 Glenda Valle
Sep 2, 2015 Teresa Cagle It is disgusting and cruel --Just plain evil --please stop posting any dog fights and cruelty to animals--
Sep 2, 2015 susan conner Stop showing the dog fighting videos....
Sep 2, 2015 Bruce Martin
Sep 2, 2015 Hilda Watkins
Sep 2, 2015 rebekah salandra
Sep 2, 2015 Patricia Jackson Im disgusted that a great site like yours are still showing dog fights. What are you, Cavemen? Wake up & smell the disgust from people like me. All my family are behind me & are refusing to watch YouTube untill you clean up your act.
Sep 2, 2015 Lauren Reale I love You Tube, but am now extremely disappointed to hear that you haven't been willing to remove cruel dog fighting videos that damage people psychologically. Please remove the brutality!
Sep 2, 2015 sylvie béclard
Sep 1, 2015 Donna Aguillard
Sep 1, 2015 chris landman
Sep 1, 2015 Alexandra D. Pappano
Sep 1, 2015 Peter Hewitt Enforce your own community guidelines. Remove these horrific videos!
Sep 1, 2015 Terry Whittingham It's barbaric and cruel
Aug 31, 2015 Cindy Norris Dog fighting is a CRIME!!! Ban all videos about dog fighting!!! Would Youtube show videos on how to kill a baby!
Aug 31, 2015 (Name not displayed) Take down dog fighting videos
Aug 31, 2015 Madison Harris
Aug 31, 2015 Rochelle Lawrence
Aug 31, 2015 C GREEN
Aug 31, 2015 Louis Karman
Aug 31, 2015 Carol Wong
Aug 31, 2015 Christel Platt
Aug 31, 2015 Jordan Bush
Aug 31, 2015 evangelia christopher
Aug 31, 2015 ARZU ERDOGAN
Aug 31, 2015 Kevin Case
Aug 31, 2015 Ketna Khusal
Aug 31, 2015 Lori McMurdy

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