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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: 124,968
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

Dec 18, 2014 Robyn Walker Please just remove all content relating to dog fighting. It makes me sick to the stomach to know that these poor dogs are being forced to fight each other. It's horrible and l wish it wasn't right in our faces . It's too accessible on utube. Please help.
Dec 18, 2014 Lois Ahlquist
Dec 17, 2014 Stacy Carson
Dec 17, 2014 shannon williams im not sure why a petition is even needed to know this is wrong.
Dec 17, 2014 Angela Galan
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed) Way to go youtube! Showing your disregard for what is put out on your site! Management needs to get a BACKBONE and quit with the dogfighting videos! If there is NO audience maybe we can finally put an end to cruel 'entertainment'
Dec 17, 2014 Jeremy Ezerzer
Dec 17, 2014 Lena Dimopoulos If you want to bet on fights, go and watch people fighting - at least they have a choice.
Dec 17, 2014 Michelle Hayes
Dec 17, 2014 Constance Hayes
Dec 17, 2014 Lin David STOP!
Dec 17, 2014 cam glassford
Dec 17, 2014 Patti Rice This is barbaric!
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed) Let's do everything we can to stop the promotion of this disgusting, barbaric "activity".
Dec 17, 2014 Kat Neises
Dec 17, 2014 Arlene Fairbanks
Dec 17, 2014 Karin Goldsmith
Dec 17, 2014 elizabeth madanelo
Dec 17, 2014 Chloe Tessmann
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 Rosemary Plonka Dog fighting is NOT Entertainment! Anyone who abuses an animal should go to jail. We need to protect those with no voice of their own.
Dec 17, 2014 Shannon Mckinney This is terrible !!!! Stop the abuse so so sad! I'm speechless leaves me in tears to know such a thing!!!!!!
Dec 17, 2014 Edie Urbasik
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 Bianca Sablotni
Dec 17, 2014 Laurie Cortright
Dec 17, 2014 William Black
Dec 17, 2014 Beverly Williams
Dec 17, 2014 debra clayton
Dec 17, 2014 Tiffany Ackert
Dec 17, 2014 fabrice Le Boedec
Dec 17, 2014 Lloyd Edwards Dogfighting is cruel animal abuse that has no place in society. YouTube take these videos off your site; they are an unacceptable incitement to animal cruelty.
Dec 17, 2014 Barbara Petras
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 Karen Holli
Dec 17, 2014 Jeannene Moore Absolutely deplorable to hold and show dog fights! Stop showing these videos!
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 Tina Weeks
Dec 17, 2014 Elizabeth Krajeski
Dec 17, 2014 Ajesh A.R
Dec 17, 2014 Beata Fajencka Psy nie są do walk , ale do pilnowania Ciebie i Twojego Domu .
Dec 17, 2014 rachel orleck
Dec 17, 2014 Denise Nash
Dec 17, 2014 Louise Marshman PLEASE stop displaying these films! It is brutal and cruel and incites further violence. The dogs suffer horribly.
Dec 17, 2014 Martina Dietl
Dec 17, 2014 Gisela Heinzmann
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 marko scholz

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