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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: 115,923
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

Aug 30, 2014 Carlos López Por qué tanta maldad en los humanos?
Aug 30, 2014 Elizabeth Cedillo Ya no mas peleas de perros!
Aug 30, 2014 Patricia Johnson
Aug 30, 2014 jenifer muñoz
Aug 30, 2014 Melissa Santiago
Aug 30, 2014 Ligia Gonzalez
Aug 30, 2014 Verónica Ruiz de Santiago Stop!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aug 30, 2014 Carmen Lucía Myrick
Aug 30, 2014 Maria Esguerra
Aug 30, 2014 Linda Ruberte
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 Vicky Inga
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) Por piedad hagan justicia
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 yvonne leroy
Aug 30, 2014 carlos ramirez Bang dog fighting videos it is cruel it is embarrassing that YouTube such a famous web site is allowing this repugnant videos.
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 jessica aguilar
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) Stop animal abuse bastards!!!
Aug 30, 2014 Edelmann Yvonne
Aug 30, 2014 Sarah Mancel
Aug 30, 2014 marcelo furno
Aug 30, 2014 Ekaterina Popova
Aug 30, 2014 Mariel Marrero del Valle
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) No more animal cruelty.
Aug 30, 2014 Maria Iglesias Riobó
Aug 30, 2014 Amanda Riaza
Aug 30, 2014 sandy mann Stop supporting dog fighting by showing videos. It is wrong.
Aug 30, 2014 Maria Vazquez
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 hector maldonado
Aug 30, 2014 jacky activista
Aug 30, 2014 galvan marilyn
Aug 30, 2014 sara costas sanles
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 bush sophie STOP aux combats de chiens
Aug 30, 2014 Kelly Bennett
Aug 30, 2014 victor tejedor
Aug 30, 2014 Alvaro Fornos
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 Ellis Brock
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 Hanan Elghazawy
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) stop dierenleed
Aug 29, 2014 Zu Lara Basta, a estas atrocidades, ya basta!!
Aug 29, 2014 Kim Altenburg

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