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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: 125,965
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

Feb 1, 2015 Elaine Catellier
Feb 1, 2015 Nhi Huynh
Feb 1, 2015 Sherry Golding
Feb 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 1, 2015 Jo-ann Tellado
Jan 31, 2015 Lucy Valentino Using an animal that is tortured and trained to be viscous to abuse other helpless animals is cowardly. We are all Gods creatures and I pray that you will be judged accordingly. If you weren't such a coward you would train and fight.
Jan 31, 2015 mariangela travagliati
Jan 31, 2015 Abigail Lockhart
Jan 31, 2015 Jamie Barnett
Jan 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 31, 2015 Jane Young
Jan 31, 2015 Karen Catellier
Jan 31, 2015 Viktoria Trpceska
Jan 31, 2015 Tammy Fenske
Jan 31, 2015 Jan Depwe
Jan 31, 2015 August Korn, RN
Jan 31, 2015 margo shepard
Jan 31, 2015 amandine piedvache
Jan 31, 2015 Micki Jones
Jan 31, 2015 ciszak anthony
Jan 31, 2015 Barbara McGarvey This is psychotic! if you enjoy watching this or PROMOTING it !
Jan 31, 2015 Rosaria Zarro
Jan 31, 2015 надежда васильева
Jan 31, 2015 Brian Richardson Please do not support elligal dog fighting videos on your service. There is no reason for you to refuse to block them and hide behind your stated policy, to do so is to condone the practice.
Jan 31, 2015 finn mogensen
Jan 31, 2015 Karen Wilt Dog fighting and animal abuse needs to stop
Jan 31, 2015 Ivana Dufkova
Jan 30, 2015 Jacklyn Palmer
Jan 30, 2015 Erin Poltenovage
Jan 30, 2015 Teri Gwyn
Jan 30, 2015 LaDonna Enters
Jan 30, 2015 Hugh dang
Jan 30, 2015 Ana Santos
Jan 30, 2015 Lynne Kuhmerker
Jan 30, 2015 (Name not displayed) those involved in this crime should be put in a pit and made to fight to the death instead of these poor dogs
Jan 30, 2015 (Name not displayed) Any person involved in this horrible abuse needs to be incarcerated for the rest of their life.
Jan 30, 2015 (Name not displayed) I'm saddened to see You Tube the footsteps of Google in promoting this atrocious crime toward innocent animals- the blood comes from painful wounds received during the forced fighting. Why does money mean more than morals to You Tube?
Jan 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 30, 2015 Marnae Jorgensen
Jan 30, 2015 Robert Keiser
Jan 30, 2015 KRISTEN CORRIGAN How sick are you to allow FELONY acts of animal cruelty on your site? Children around the world will see this, turning them into monsters, YOUR FAULT
Jan 30, 2015 stacey barris
Jan 30, 2015 Diane Beeny
Jan 30, 2015 Syd Henley
Jan 30, 2015 suzanne charnock
Jan 30, 2015 Marti Barrett Please help these innocent animals ... Please. Just because we cannot end all the suffering, doesn't mean we shouldn't end any. Thank you for your time and consideration, Marti B.
Jan 30, 2015 Cindy Stottler
Jan 30, 2015 lindsay williams
Jan 30, 2015 Jacob Urlaub
Jan 30, 2015 Sosefo Mailangi Put a stop to the abuse of the voiceless.

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