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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: 126,567
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

Feb 28, 2015 Nancy chess
Feb 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 28, 2015 ANDREA REISS
Feb 28, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please stop this. Dogs want love and to be your best friend. This is not natural for them. Their wounds are treated without any pain killer. It's horrible.
Feb 28, 2015 Holly Collins
Feb 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 28, 2015 brigitte leroy
Feb 28, 2015 Rhiannon Baca Please do something to end this! Give the innocent animals justice.
Feb 28, 2015 (Name not displayed) As a pet sitter, I have met innocent canine victims used as "bait" in this brutal torture. Please don't encourage this crime by posting images of its horror.
Feb 27, 2015 johnnie thompson
Feb 27, 2015 Karyn Pappel Please STOP this!!
Feb 27, 2015 kelly hamilton Youre just making the situation worse!
Feb 27, 2015 Melinda Rymshaw
Feb 27, 2015 (Name not displayed) This is a practice of primitive and wild cultures. It does not belong in any 2015 society anywhere in the world. We're humans, not animals. And no animals I know, torture other animals for entertainment purposes.
Feb 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 27, 2015 Linda Fox
Feb 27, 2015 Mirella Valker
Feb 27, 2015 Laura Stout
Feb 27, 2015 Linda Black Please stop this barbaric sport!! Animals deserve our love and respect. Not blood
Feb 27, 2015 Josette Franklin Dog fighting is a despicable thing people do for amusement! It is sad how the animals are mistreated and something seriously needs to be done!
Feb 27, 2015 Denise Abel
Feb 27, 2015 sherri damiani
Feb 27, 2015 andrea ruiz
Feb 27, 2015 Laureen McKenna
Feb 27, 2015 aaron phoenix
Feb 27, 2015 Gloria Taylor
Feb 27, 2015 Camala Scott-Wilson Please take down all dog fighting videos and do your part for the humane treatment of dogs everywhere.
Feb 27, 2015 Thomas Stanton
Feb 27, 2015 Jess Mora Save animals
Feb 27, 2015 Anne Stuart
Feb 27, 2015 Cheri Morris
Feb 27, 2015 Heidi Moscorelli
Feb 27, 2015 Linda Jones
Feb 27, 2015 Dave Schweizer
Feb 27, 2015 Christy Rosete
Feb 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) down with dog fights. they are cruel and the dogs have no choice and often know no other life. if evil humans want to be stupid they can go fight with someone who has a voice and a choice.
Feb 26, 2015 John Stevens Ms. Wojcicki, how can you support such a horrible practice? What does this say about You Tube and their judgement? This sends a message this is acceptable and promotes even more violence in todays society. Please rethink your decision. We will be watching
Feb 26, 2015 Westly Flora
Feb 26, 2015 Joanne Umstead
Feb 26, 2015 lena fribing
Feb 26, 2015 trish miller-neff
Feb 26, 2015 c c
Feb 26, 2015 Lana Bradley
Feb 26, 2015 Susan Holcomb Shame on YouTube for promoting this cruel and barbaric "sport".
Feb 26, 2015 wayne sylvia
Feb 26, 2015 Emily Nessler
Feb 26, 2015 Steve Stillman

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