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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: 138,172
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 28, 2015 Cesar Lopez No more
Jul 28, 2015 Sherry Stover
Jul 28, 2015 Mike Buckley Dog fighting is not good for anyone except the criminal eliment that runs these sickening events. We need as many ways and forums as possible to rid this nation, and all others of this horrific "sport"!!! The treatment of these dogs is unconginal!!! Stop!
Jul 28, 2015 lorri MacQueen
Jul 28, 2015 Kathleen Foley
Jul 28, 2015 Lorely Grundy
Jul 27, 2015 harim lee
Jul 27, 2015 Sharon Williams
Jul 27, 2015 Géraldine Strauss
Jul 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 26, 2015 Jody Moody
Jul 26, 2015 R Tragni
Jul 26, 2015 Sandy BECKER
Jul 26, 2015 brigitte tricot
Jul 26, 2015 Sandra Santiago
Jul 26, 2015 Dorthe Jacobsen
Jul 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2015 Suzanne Syverød
Jul 25, 2015 john crouch
Jul 25, 2015 Permelia Yeager
Jul 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2015 Lynn Larkin
Jul 25, 2015 Margaret Spires
Jul 25, 2015 Paul Adair
Jul 24, 2015 Alison Buchanan Please do something about the removal of these horrific dog fighting videos... show some compassion
Jul 24, 2015 regina powell
Jul 24, 2015 Angus Barkley
Jul 24, 2015 Christine Reeder
Jul 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2015 Rainbow Morrow
Jul 24, 2015 Paulo Cabral
Jul 24, 2015 Cheryl Short
Jul 24, 2015 Robin Weekes
Jul 24, 2015 Anita Hunter Maybe we should all boycott YouTube.
Jul 24, 2015 Kimberly Green
Jul 24, 2015 Courtney Bean
Jul 24, 2015 May-Louisa Kühn
Jul 24, 2015 Rialdi van der Merwe How can you allow this???? what is the difference between putting a video of a child abuse and dog fighting on. come on. stop it. abuse is abuse whether animal or human. you won't allow child abuse videos, why in the world dog fighting????
Jul 24, 2015 Zurien van der Merwe This is inhuman and cruel. Please do not allow this on your site and prohibit it. Suffering is the same whether human or animal
Jul 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2015 James Thomas
Jul 23, 2015 TERRIER EVE
Jul 23, 2015 Matt Allen
Jul 23, 2015 Gail Slater Dogfighting is sadistic and only adds more to a culture filled with violence and greed. do a public service and follow your community guidelines.
Jul 23, 2015 (Name not displayed) what is wrong with the CEO of YouTube to allow and therefore encourage such dispicable behavior.
Jul 23, 2015 claudette blais
Jul 23, 2015 nestor berazategui
Jul 23, 2015 Pauline Gerdes-Brough
Jul 23, 2015 Michael Miracle

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