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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: 137,959
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

Jul 5, 2015 Regina Coleoni
Jul 5, 2015 Silvia Gentil
Jul 5, 2015 Andréa Branco
Jul 5, 2015 cely lisboa
Jul 5, 2015 renato salerno
Jul 5, 2015 lennart blomqvist
Jul 5, 2015 Diane Hagen Absolutely SHAMEFUL and beyond cruel.
Jul 5, 2015 Shirl Simkins
Jul 5, 2015 Gunnar Lien
Jul 5, 2015 Petra Sopta
Jul 4, 2015 Loreto Elena Fillat de Acosta
Jul 4, 2015 Ana Andre
Jul 4, 2015 antoinette morelli UTube has as much a moral responsibility against harboring cruelty and abuse as any other big corporation--Proctor & Gable, Nestles, etc. Step up and do the right thing -- you need to act socially responsibly!
Jul 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 4, 2015 Adria Finnell
Jul 4, 2015 Daphne Braga
Jul 4, 2015 Emily Stanstead
Jul 4, 2015 Dan Friessen
Jul 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 4, 2015 A. Elissen
Jul 4, 2015 Lisa Norder
Jul 4, 2015 Carmen Stigen
Jul 3, 2015 Jude Dee Thank u
Jul 3, 2015 Jane Fong An animal that bleeds blood, and has a heartbeat, it's worth fighting for. Not pit fighting, but fighting to keep them as a pet, into a loving HOME. SAFE from dogfighting abuse, and any animal abuse. It's shameful. Shameful I am human, and we know better.
Jul 3, 2015 Kathy Ponte
Jul 3, 2015 David Hall
Jul 3, 2015 Valeria Rossi
Jul 3, 2015 Barb Adams
Jul 3, 2015 David Graber This is the ultimate animal abuse! It needs to stop! So do the videos...anyone encouraging dog fighting should be ___________(I'll let you fill it in).
Jul 3, 2015 angela cassidy
Jul 3, 2015 Lynn Raffin
Jul 3, 2015 Suzie Ford
Jul 3, 2015 Monica Reynolds
Jul 3, 2015 Sherin Nagra
Jul 3, 2015 Janice Degroot Come on YouTube! What is your reason for displaying this? You don't display videos of our americans gettings mistreated so why would you display this?
Jul 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 3, 2015 Arleen Jennings Horrible thing to do to a loving creature.
Jul 3, 2015 Haley Norriss
Jul 3, 2015 Alice Schewene
Jul 3, 2015 James Bustamante
Jul 2, 2015 Cindy Perrin
Jul 2, 2015 (Name not displayed) Dog fighting is NOT entertainment. Those who promote it should be prosecuted.
Jul 2, 2015 Tatyana Tereshenkova
Jul 2, 2015 Dustin Claflin Its sick and worng
Jul 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 2, 2015 Heydie Rodriguez
Jul 2, 2015 Alina Oliveira

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