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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: 116,455
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 19, 2014 Kerry Hutchison
Sep 19, 2014 Lourdes Da Silva
Sep 19, 2014 Vicky Hubbard
Sep 19, 2014 Valerie Nordberg Some humans are still more primitive than others.
Sep 19, 2014 Patti Clark
Sep 19, 2014 sabrina baldin
Sep 19, 2014 Marcia Mery
Sep 19, 2014 Regina Horst disgusting
Sep 19, 2014 Sheena Jessica Dioso dog fighting: GROTESQUE
Sep 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 19, 2014 Lucy Kelly Youtube should remove videoes which show violence to animals because they encourage bad people to commit such acts.
Sep 19, 2014 Roswitha Hanowski
Sep 19, 2014 Kathy Wolf You shouldn't show dogs being forced to fight to death. You're promoting criminal act, it's cruel violence & is NOT entertainment.
Sep 18, 2014 Jennifer Adkins
Sep 18, 2014 Mary Caruso
Sep 18, 2014 Anita Venturi
Sep 18, 2014 Claudina Roncoli These videos perpetuate this cruel, inhumane, graphically violent illegal activity. By allowing them, you condone violent crime against dogs. Please stop showing dog fighting videos!!
Sep 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2014 Maria Mendes Absolutely disgusting that youtube allows this.
Sep 18, 2014 Pearl Ranstrom
Sep 18, 2014 Jordi Sabater Pont
Sep 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2014 Paul Williamson This is terrible, any decent human being can see this. These fuckers who treat dogs like this should be punished severely, and should definitely not be shown on the likes of YouTube .
Sep 18, 2014 Teri Ihrig
Sep 18, 2014 Colette Gill
Sep 18, 2014 David John Rivington McDonough BARBARIC
Sep 18, 2014 Leesa Boyce Disgusting if you let these videos exist on your site!
Sep 18, 2014 Nic Brennan
Sep 18, 2014 kit Mcadam
Sep 18, 2014 marjo van os
Sep 18, 2014 Clare Winchcombe
Sep 18, 2014 kat blais allowing these videos is the same as supporting the acts that take place. you are fostering the next generation of dog fighters. please consider the repercussions of your actions. don't play a role in the lives tortured and lost.
Sep 18, 2014 Paulo DarkForce
Sep 18, 2014 Diane White
Sep 18, 2014 Lynne Cruz Allowing dogfighting videos is a silent nod of encouragement. Stop allowing these to be uploaded immediately.
Sep 17, 2014 Isabella Thomson
Sep 17, 2014 Madeleine Doran
Sep 17, 2014 Elisha Heruty
Sep 17, 2014 L. Shimabukuro
Sep 17, 2014 Eva Leutenegger
Sep 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2014 Irena Vukovic
Sep 17, 2014 Jeanette M.
Sep 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2014 Salim Ekici
Sep 17, 2014 Ronald Miller
Sep 17, 2014 Chari Birnholz
Sep 17, 2014 Maria Livers
Sep 17, 2014 Anne Aaron-Lyle
Sep 17, 2014 jocelyn rowbotham Dog fighting, indeed any animal fighting/baiting is nothing but sickening, inhumane cruelty

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