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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: 123,648
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 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
Nov 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2014 elisa franco
Nov 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2014 Lora Nettles
Nov 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2014 Adeline JANSEN
Nov 26, 2014 Cory Hublau
Nov 26, 2014 Esthi Trachsel
Nov 25, 2014 Roxanne Scudiere
Nov 25, 2014 mary barnes
Nov 25, 2014 (Name not displayed) Absolutely disgusts me, how cruel humans can be. Sick and wrong. Why would people want to watch.
Nov 25, 2014 Fabio Weckbach
Nov 25, 2014 nancy smitas you tube please stop displaying dog fights
Nov 25, 2014 choy wk
Nov 25, 2014 (Name not displayed) dog fighting is just not acceptable...
Nov 25, 2014 Oliveri Aurélie Je ne comprendrais donc jamais l'être humain!
Nov 25, 2014 Linda Stronza dog fighting is illegal, immoral, and plain disgusting. Discontinue showing any dogfighting!!
Nov 25, 2014 gise leguizamo
Nov 25, 2014 Crystal Tupper
Nov 25, 2014 Nicola Cilla
Nov 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 25, 2014 Michelle Shultz
Nov 25, 2014 Edyta Czapla
Nov 25, 2014 Jordan Schultz
Nov 25, 2014 Rose Raill
Nov 25, 2014 Trina Trujillo Please help to stop allowing these videos to run. You're just as guilty of promoting these vicious acts by allowing them to be viewed.

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