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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: 134,980
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

May 4, 2015 (Name not displayed) Stop dog fighting. It is cruel. Be humane and please protect these animals who cannot protect themselves. Please do something. Please.
May 4, 2015 (Name not displayed) Stop this barbaric and so inhumane act of cruelty. The more that people can view these fights on YouTube the more those people who abuse those animals will continue
May 4, 2015 Jeff Williamson
May 4, 2015 Margaret Calouro
May 4, 2015 Larry musson
May 4, 2015 Royce Hawkins Animal cruelty should be punishable by imprisonment!
May 4, 2015 Leslie Young
May 4, 2015 Judy Rofe Another coward's sport! Cowardly human beings who have no idea how to enjoy life without causing harm. You are not human. In fact, you who entertain with blood sports of any kind are lower than the animals you use. You do not deserve to live!
May 4, 2015 Nancy Lowrey
May 4, 2015 Linda DeAvila Dog fighting should be penalty jail time. It's barbaric, in humane.disgusting, turns me off to you tube for sure
May 4, 2015 Lonniee Jones Dog fighting is for a__holes!
May 4, 2015 Judith Norwood Please stop all fighting of animals.
May 4, 2015 Mary-Ellen Bailey Shame on You Tube for showing this kind of content.
May 4, 2015 Sheena Warren
May 4, 2015 Brandi Collins
May 4, 2015 Terry Spirer
May 4, 2015 Stephanie Windham Animal abuse is horrendous, please put a stop to it. Animals are so loving an forgiving
May 4, 2015 Heather Pulse How can you show something so terrible!
May 4, 2015 Ana Aguirre
May 4, 2015 Janice Long
May 4, 2015 Gail Henning Abuse of any nature, and to be sure dog fighting is abuse, needs to be removed from the public domain especially one as popular as yours is.
May 4, 2015 Amanda Reile
May 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 4, 2015 Sandy Walls
May 4, 2015 Barbara Watson
May 4, 2015 Brittany Shaw
May 4, 2015 cathy ray
May 4, 2015 Pam Moore That's cruel to the dogs. That's why ALL pits get a bad name. I've got 2, and they'll lick u silly. Love em both!!
May 4, 2015 Gwynne Rowe After seeing the Vick dogs and all they went through have no idea how anyone can see that as fun. Its horrible, cruel and heartless...it needs to stop!!!
May 4, 2015 lynn wallace
May 4, 2015 sara stockall
May 4, 2015 Dianna Cooper Please do the right thing...not what's going to make you more money.
May 4, 2015 (Name not displayed) This is NOT okay...what's next child abuse??
May 4, 2015 Geri Duritsch This is sick and demonic! Be warned, your punishment could be an eternity of being violently attacked by mad demonic dogs! That's a long, long time...
May 4, 2015 Melanie McCarthy
May 4, 2015 lisa brown
May 4, 2015 Jesse Rodriguez Animal cruelty should not be entertaining for anybody
May 4, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please do not show dog fighting on You Tube. Thank you.
May 4, 2015 licelia rivera
May 4, 2015 Brittney yares
May 4, 2015 kaz mattocks this has to stop. Stop glorying it by showing it on u tube.
May 4, 2015 vikki gerrald
May 4, 2015 joleen Howard Please ban all photos and stories about dog fighting. you tube is keeping it going by allowing such disturbing photos and stories. Please do the right thing.
May 4, 2015 Linda Callaway As entertaining as I find some of the music videos. I will not view anything on this site until the practice of showing dog fighting is stopped. It is an atrocity!!!!
May 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 4, 2015 Noelia Gonzalez
May 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 4, 2015 (Name not displayed) It's absolutely horrible to have videos of any kind showing animals fighting. By having these videos available you are promoting it. Stop the madness now!
May 4, 2015 Holly Hannon
May 4, 2015 Patricia Hodge Please stop accepting and showing videos about dog fighting. Disgusting ptactice does not need any support from you-tube.

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