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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: 125,842
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

Jan 27, 2015 Susan Bennett
Jan 27, 2015 Terry Holland
Jan 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 27, 2015 (Name not displayed) As a dog lover and owner, I am disgusted that anyone would treat their dogs or any one's dogs in this manner. Stop now.
Jan 27, 2015 Daphne de Luca
Jan 27, 2015 Debbie House
Jan 27, 2015 Pearl Thaung
Jan 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 27, 2015 Samantha Watson
Jan 27, 2015 lis smith
Jan 27, 2015 Pamela Hornick You should be ashamed for letting such videos be on YouTube. Please ban all videos showing animal or human abuse.
Jan 27, 2015 tara koppenberg
Jan 26, 2015 Laura Braley
Jan 26, 2015 Ecaterina Megyes
Jan 26, 2015 Richard Hanson
Jan 26, 2015 Jessica carruthers
Jan 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 26, 2015 Araceli Marino I would appreciate if you remove any type of video containing dog fights, they teach ignorance and encourage this sad way of life for these poor animals. It should be banned and not allowed on your video stream, any type of video should be reported.
Jan 26, 2015 mary gomez Every little bit help..
Jan 26, 2015 debra harlan
Jan 26, 2015 Juanita Harvey for the love of pit bulls remove all videos about dog fighting.
Jan 26, 2015 Rosie Favela
Jan 26, 2015 Swetlana Frei
Jan 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 26, 2015 marilyn endoh this needs to stop ASAP!
Jan 26, 2015 Colleen kobiela Abuse is NOT Entertainment
Jan 26, 2015 Kim Kenway
Jan 26, 2015 tonya holmes Showing these kind of videos is despicable!!!!!
Jan 26, 2015 Linda Bachmanek So many people dedicate time and money to helping rescue dogs from this abuse. Time to crack down on the people who perpetuate this cruel activity!
Jan 26, 2015 Rose Andriacchi
Jan 26, 2015 Charles Savoie
Jan 26, 2015 Helen Reeves
Jan 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) This horrible cruelty needs to stop now!!!
Jan 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 26, 2015 Marianne Jones Take them down!
Jan 26, 2015 Jessica Miracola
Jan 26, 2015 julie plant Stop dog fighting immediately.
Jan 26, 2015 Ingela Andersson
Jan 26, 2015 Kimberley Arnold
Jan 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 26, 2015 JoAnne Spiese Those who commit this crime should be in jail
Jan 26, 2015 Cynthia Larkin You have to be kidding me! It's inhumane AND illegal.
Jan 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) please do not allow
Jan 26, 2015 susan coonen
Jan 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) Support support support to end dog fighting!!!
Jan 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) Dog fighting is not only sick and disgusting, it is illegal. Remove any such videos.
Jan 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please don't allow dog fight videos on YouTube. I have pitt bulls and they are lovable. We don't need videos to promote cruelty of animals.
Jan 26, 2015 sharon youde
Jan 26, 2015 Lorenzo Aparicio SHAME ON YOU!

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