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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: 115,892
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

Aug 30, 2014 hector maldonado
Aug 30, 2014 jacky activista
Aug 30, 2014 galvan marilyn
Aug 30, 2014 sara costas sanles
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 bush sophie STOP aux combats de chiens
Aug 30, 2014 Kelly Bennett
Aug 30, 2014 victor tejedor
Aug 30, 2014 Alvaro Fornos
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 Ellis Brock
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 Hanan Elghazawy
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) stop dierenleed
Aug 29, 2014 Zu Lara Basta, a estas atrocidades, ya basta!!
Aug 29, 2014 Kim Altenburg
Aug 29, 2014 Leticia González
Aug 29, 2014 Leticia Gutiérrez
Aug 29, 2014 Marie Duell Dear Susan Wojcicki: Please take down all dog fighting videos and do your part for the humane treatment of dogs everywhere.
Aug 29, 2014 Toreka Pulou
Aug 29, 2014 Alexis Skorinko Not cool, not fun or funny, please ban dog fighting videos from youtube.
Aug 29, 2014 barbara franchs
Aug 29, 2014 cher fuller That is sick please outlaw it!!
Aug 29, 2014 Linda Cameron
Aug 29, 2014 Jay LeSaicherre
Aug 29, 2014 Irma Reyes Dogs are our friends.
Aug 29, 2014 Silvia García
Aug 29, 2014 giovanna raquel
Aug 29, 2014 Alejandro Gonzalez
Aug 29, 2014 Heather Farr
Aug 29, 2014 Rony Pèrez
Aug 29, 2014 Brenda Bechtel
Aug 29, 2014 Julie Martin
Aug 29, 2014 angels tresserra
Aug 29, 2014 giulia brogi
Aug 29, 2014 Laurel Burns
Aug 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2014 mariana luna
Aug 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2014 William Bridge
Aug 29, 2014 kathy gundle
Aug 29, 2014 Ajay Welinkar
Aug 29, 2014 Gabriele Hänseler
Aug 29, 2014 Lucy Blizzard
Aug 29, 2014 Susan Geschwender If the sickos want to see blood then let them fight each other not innocent animals

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