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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: 123,669
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 26, 2014 fontaine joelle
Nov 26, 2014 royer laetitia
Nov 26, 2014 Audrey Canaldo
Nov 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2014 summer sallee I hate the scumbags who fight dogs.. They disgust me.. It needs to stop. U tube needs to put an stop to showing these videos.
Nov 26, 2014 roseline dehorter
Nov 26, 2014 Fragnière Delphine
Nov 26, 2014 Christelle MALEY
Nov 26, 2014 laurence p
Nov 26, 2014 christelle guillaume
Nov 26, 2014 Constance White There is no reason for anyone to consider this entertainment.
Nov 26, 2014 kathy pike U make me sick & anyone who thinks this is entertainment should be shot!! People make this happen not the dogs. Need stricter penalties for jerks who show this violence. You'll get yours 1 day. YOU TUBE sucks. Off my list.
Nov 26, 2014 claudine Beau
Nov 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2014 nathalie le blévec
Nov 26, 2014 Odile Jouveneau
Nov 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2014 Denise Brockway
Nov 26, 2014 (Name not displayed) Cela est si ignoble! J'espère que les choses changerons envers c animaux!
Nov 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2014 Jolie Ellis
Nov 26, 2014 Sandrine DERREY
Nov 26, 2014 brian rader
Nov 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2014 blond patricia
Nov 26, 2014 buisset valerie
Nov 26, 2014 Karin Goffin
Nov 26, 2014 dorothy meersman
Nov 26, 2014 Margot Kelsh inhumane to the max!!
Nov 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2014 taverne valerie
Nov 26, 2014 jo normand This is criminal would you allow postings of people being murdered?Then why not defenseless animals who can't speak up for themselves? Let their voices be heard through ours I promise I will not use you tube until I get news
Nov 26, 2014 LISE REVSBÆK
Nov 26, 2014 nicole diot Ces pauvres bêtes ont été éduqués pour combattre alors que ces sont de braves bêtes s'ils sont éduqués normalement. Bravo à ces gens qui les ont sauvés
Nov 26, 2014 jen koala
Nov 26, 2014 catherine tacquenier
Nov 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2014 karen rolland
Nov 26, 2014 valdes marie
Nov 26, 2014 Miu Rizzo
Nov 26, 2014 Levent bozdere
Nov 26, 2014 Veronique Decockc
Nov 26, 2014 isa thiebaud
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Nov 26, 2014 elisa franco
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Nov 26, 2014 Lora Nettles
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