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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: 122,874
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


Nov 20, 2014 Daniel Corbin
Nov 20, 2014 Cheryl Devens Horrible sick people who do this. Please, please that they are severely punished.
Nov 20, 2014 Carl Tosi
Nov 20, 2014 jennifer haegeman
Nov 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 20, 2014 elisabeth bernal
Nov 20, 2014 kurt laduron
Nov 20, 2014 linda goins this is so awful I pray for help
Nov 20, 2014 weslee hancock
Nov 20, 2014 kathy zeiler STOP THIS CRUELTY NOW...the lord says we are to be good stewards not blody cruel
Nov 20, 2014 Martine CUISSINAT Il faut arriver à ce que cessent ces tortures barbares que l'on fait subir à des chiens merveilleux, qui sont si dévoués à l'homme !!!
Nov 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 20, 2014 Skaie Knox The fact that YouTube is featuring dog fighting videos is HORRIBLE! You, as CEO, should be ashamed of yourself & held accountable for promoting these criminal acts of animal torture. END THE CRUEL PROMOTION OF DOG FIGHTING NOW!!!!
Nov 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 20, 2014 lefuel carine
Nov 20, 2014 edwige callewaert
Nov 20, 2014 debra espinoza
Nov 20, 2014 Charles Wohlers I know more good dogs than I do good people
Nov 20, 2014 Sarian Emmanuelle
Nov 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 20, 2014 (Name not displayed) How could you permit such terror on torture videos on your site..take these videos off....!!!!!!
Nov 20, 2014 Elaine Sternberg This has to stop.
Nov 20, 2014 christine lanore
Nov 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 20, 2014 Kathlene Rohm
Nov 20, 2014 caroline goffaux
Nov 20, 2014 Sheila Caron
Nov 20, 2014 Rene Besette Anyone with any heart would not want to do this. Punish those that do to the fullest extent of the law. Make this stop.
Nov 20, 2014 Mara Rankin This has to stop!
Nov 20, 2014 Agnes Léopold
Nov 20, 2014 (Name not displayed) pour que cela cesse au plus vite
Nov 20, 2014 bernadette chevreau Ces pratiques devraient durement sanctionnées
Nov 20, 2014 patricia allott
Nov 20, 2014 kath ss
Nov 20, 2014 jacqueline Gillet
Nov 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 20, 2014 Denine Dunston
Nov 20, 2014 jacqueline dardant
Nov 20, 2014 muriel VALIER BRASIER
Nov 20, 2014 marua binetti
Nov 20, 2014 lydia melin il faut interdir a youtube de visionner les combats atroces de ces pauvres chiens faire une vrai justice pour tout violence reconnu sur ces chiens car ils souffrent et pleurent en silence ils ont une émotion tout dans leur regard il faut punir
Nov 20, 2014 Rick Quinn This is disgusting!
Nov 20, 2014 whitney quinn I can't believe you tube would allow something so disgusting to be posted on their site! All people who practice this are the lowest people on earth!
Nov 20, 2014 Mare Brannan
Nov 20, 2014 Austina Smith
Nov 20, 2014 massez valerie

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