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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: 112,138
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 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
Jul 11, 2014 Stephanie Muckler
Jul 11, 2014 Zoe Duncan Fight yourselves and leave the dogs alone.
Jul 11, 2014 rho andrae-lawford
Jul 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 11, 2014 Tammy Brady
Jul 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 11, 2014 Dana Conradie It is barbaric
Jul 11, 2014 Nicholas Evich
Jul 11, 2014 Lindsay Wellhoefer
Jul 11, 2014 Crystal Burrow
Jul 10, 2014 brenda williams Please STOP allowing people to view these horrible videos of dog fighting!
Jul 10, 2014 John vallely
Jul 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 10, 2014 Katrina Clayton By allowing this type of video on your site, it's encouraging others. This is is no better than having pornography. Please do your part in stopping people from engaging in unhealthy activities. Thank you for considering.
Jul 10, 2014 Marc Van Overstraten
Jul 10, 2014 Antonio Elias Firmino Ferreira
Jul 9, 2014 Janet White
Jul 9, 2014 Citlali Real
Jul 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 9, 2014 courtney mosher
Jul 8, 2014 Élida Gomes Kobi
Jul 8, 2014 Virginia Skelton
Jul 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 8, 2014 Genomiel Gines
Jul 8, 2014 blandine bonnaud
Jul 8, 2014 Jeannette Ernst
Jul 8, 2014 Sheila Phillips
Jul 7, 2014 Jeanne Howe
Jul 7, 2014 leanna dossman
Jul 7, 2014 susan borghese
Jul 7, 2014 Felicia Singer
Jul 7, 2014 (Name not displayed) Dog fighting is illegal in all 50 states, so why is promoting of dog fighting not also a crime?
Jul 7, 2014 Amy Schultz

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