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On 4/9/2014, the Animal Rescue Site mailed 104,501 signatures to Youtube Headquarters. While we wait for a reply, please continue to show your support by signing the petition below!
Goal: 150,000 Progress: 112,172
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 the idea 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 12, 2014 Kim Kre Where is ur heart?
Jul 12, 2014 Jessica Doherty
Jul 12, 2014 Ofelia Lam
Jul 12, 2014 nicole edward
Jul 12, 2014 Sharyn Van Dyk
Jul 12, 2014 John Teevan
Jul 12, 2014 Ashley Peace Please for the sake of so many sweet lives, BAN this barbaric cruelty on YouTube
Jul 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 12, 2014 Arlene Kelly This is not a sport or fun activity. This is pure cruelty.
Jul 12, 2014 Louise Abbott
Jul 12, 2014 Jackeline Quintanilla
Jul 12, 2014 Nancy Kahl
Jul 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 12, 2014 Lance Kammerud
Jul 12, 2014 Eva Andersson
Jul 12, 2014 Terry Helman
Jul 12, 2014 Kristine Eviaty
Jul 12, 2014 Mike Anuszewski
Jul 12, 2014 A. Noriega-Gonzalez
Jul 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 12, 2014 mary blanford
Jul 12, 2014 Fiona Wright
Jul 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 12, 2014 Sophie Tramel
Jul 11, 2014 Jenny Bennetts Man cruelty to animals if a dog attacks man we kill the animal where is the justice. Tighter laws required
Jul 11, 2014 poppy Stewart
Jul 11, 2014 Jodi Desharnais Help!!
Jul 11, 2014 Tammy Reyna
Jul 11, 2014 Myra Brodett
Jul 11, 2014 Donna R Mitchell
Jul 11, 2014 Leilani Chua
Jul 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 11, 2014 Stacey Rapp
Jul 11, 2014 Darlene Battoglia
Jul 11, 2014 Maria R Furbelli
Jul 11, 2014 Ruth Tabor
Jul 11, 2014 Heather Ohm-Fisher
Jul 11, 2014 Frances Bonner Please be a model for our children. These videos glamourize a violent act and we need to model for the next generation that violence is not ok!
Jul 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 11, 2014 Roswitha Marcuzzi
Jul 11, 2014 Mark Allen
Jul 11, 2014 Jürgen Lorenczat
Jul 11, 2014 Mary Shepherd
Jul 11, 2014 Deb McKinney
Jul 11, 2014 Marcia McGuire
Jul 11, 2014 Barbara Gary
Jul 11, 2014 Gail Serra

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