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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: 200,000 Progress: 139,073
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., 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

Oct 8, 2015 Richard Skoler
Oct 8, 2015 Elaine Diantonio Cruel, inhumane and definitely should be banned with punishment for forcing these poor animals to be abused and exploited.
Oct 8, 2015 Charlotte Raines RN
Oct 8, 2015 Jeannette Austin
Oct 8, 2015 Isabel Mykland
Oct 8, 2015 Laurie Sparks This is ridiculous! Remove this horrible violence now!
Oct 8, 2015 (Name not displayed) STOP STOP STOP !!!!!!!!!! Anyone who engages in this should be very careful INSTANT KARMA is going to get you!
Oct 8, 2015 (Name not displayed) How could you do this to "man's best friend?"
Oct 8, 2015 Deborah Herriford Please stop the madness!
Oct 8, 2015 Lucilla Bellucci
Oct 8, 2015 Joyce Moore
Oct 8, 2015 Marcy Gregg
Oct 8, 2015 Lynn Miller
Oct 8, 2015 cindy becker disgusting people want to see harm done
Oct 8, 2015 Victoria Barett
Oct 8, 2015 Hannah grandy
Oct 8, 2015 Robin Lay
Oct 8, 2015 Michelle Wilson
Oct 8, 2015 Sapphire Anderson
Oct 7, 2015 Brianne Rhoads I don't believe in killing animals unjustly for no reason at all. That's just animal cruelty!!
Oct 7, 2015 Diana Talbott
Oct 7, 2015 (Name not displayed) don't use defenseless animals...we have plenty of prisoners...rapists, murderers, child abusers...take your pick.
Oct 7, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 7, 2015 Mildred Johnson
Oct 7, 2015 Doris Hufnagel
Oct 7, 2015 (Name not displayed) this is a cruel sport and should banned and outlawed in all states. Pitbulls which are the main animals trained for fighting are lovable sweet dogs and are given a bad reputation only due to those who raise them to fight. This is so heartbreaking!
Oct 7, 2015 Deb Schneiders
Oct 7, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 7, 2015 Christopher Dean
Oct 7, 2015 (Name not displayed) I can' believe that such grossly heinous videos even exist, let alone that you inexcusably support them. And make no mistake, your continuing allowance exactly equates to support! Would you do the same if they were human 'snuff' films?! Stop it! NOW!!
Oct 6, 2015 Lindsay Friedman
Oct 6, 2015 Sarah Rose
Oct 6, 2015 karen poirier This is so wrong! No animals should be allowed to fight.. EVER! If people want to fight, that's one thing. But animals should never be allowed to fight other animals! EVER! ! We need to put an end to dog fighting for good! It is barbaric and inhumane!
Oct 6, 2015 Kimberly Wick
Oct 6, 2015 Robin Attridge
Oct 6, 2015 Karen Black
Oct 6, 2015 Diane Kadomoto
Oct 6, 2015 Donna Gagnon
Oct 6, 2015 Healla Green
Oct 6, 2015 Larisa Long
Oct 6, 2015 Brenda Branch I believe it takes a sick, cowardly, evil person to think that watching innocent animals tear each other to pieces and suffer is entertaining. God created all creatures for a reason and training them to fight for your viewing pleasure is not a reason.
Oct 6, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please stop this cruelty
Oct 6, 2015 Gayla Amend
Oct 6, 2015 Cheryl Arnold
Oct 6, 2015 Stephanie Regan
Oct 6, 2015 N Leam
Oct 6, 2015 paola catapano
Oct 6, 2015 Tamika Perrymon
Oct 5, 2015 susan tansley

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