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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: 119,005
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 30, 2014 Carol Macoretta
Sep 30, 2014 Daniel Whitmer
Sep 30, 2014 sheryl key-moore
Sep 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 30, 2014 Nene Cage
Sep 30, 2014 anita huybrechts
Sep 30, 2014 Carla Caston
Sep 30, 2014 shweta Parks
Sep 30, 2014 Dawn Pickard
Sep 30, 2014 diana barrera
Sep 30, 2014 janice woodrow
Sep 30, 2014 Deborah Griffin STOP glorifying this cruel practice!!!!!!!
Sep 30, 2014 Sabrina Miller I won't be using you tube until they remove dog fighting videos.
Sep 30, 2014 Fiona Hogg Please stop copy cat animal cruelty videos.
Sep 30, 2014 Emilee McGowan
Sep 30, 2014 carol strange
Sep 30, 2014 d berq
Sep 30, 2014 brenna childs I hate dog fighting. Make the laws stricter pls. Animals equal family and equal to humans pls make a law to punish these people like they were fighting children.
Sep 30, 2014 Liina R
Sep 30, 2014 Monica Pereira
Sep 30, 2014 Jenny Scott
Sep 30, 2014 Rebecca Mills Shameful
Sep 30, 2014 Michael Procino
Sep 30, 2014 Liliana Patricia Machare Castillo
Sep 30, 2014 Ann Sawyer
Sep 30, 2014 Lisa Roa
Sep 30, 2014 Gillian Forizs Dog fighting is for cowards... I hate anyone who condones it.
Sep 30, 2014 Katarína Petrusová
Sep 30, 2014 Lori Endres
Sep 30, 2014 bregine pasterkamp Stop!!!
Sep 30, 2014 Antoinette Campbell Dog fighting is cruelty how can you own a animal claim u love it then put it in harms way. Dog fighting must stop today !!
Sep 30, 2014 Cheryl Guesman
Sep 30, 2014 Shelley Phillips That is a beautiful pic xo🐾🐾🐾🐾
Sep 30, 2014 phelicity walker
Sep 30, 2014 Kate Ashley Please help us to stop this barbaric dog fighting in today's day and age we should be better educated and bette people
Sep 30, 2014 gabriel rodriguez
Sep 30, 2014 Chris Switucha
Sep 30, 2014 Erika Gonzalez
Sep 30, 2014 Sam Pendleton Please end this pain & suffering. Jail for these scumbags!!
Sep 30, 2014 Jane Tredinnick
Sep 30, 2014 evelyn depypere
Sep 30, 2014 EILEEN LESTER
Sep 30, 2014 Shannon baker
Sep 30, 2014 teresa zunker
Sep 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) Stop the fights, it's cruel
Sep 30, 2014 Lacey Brown
Sep 30, 2014 carolyn Martin ban dog fighting. It is illegal and inhumane.
Sep 30, 2014 rebecca hillson
Sep 30, 2014 Michelle crook
Sep 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)

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