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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: 134,510
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


Apr 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2015 yvonne kenworthy
Apr 25, 2015 Sonal Punja
Apr 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2015 ana capano
Apr 25, 2015 francesca fiocco
Apr 25, 2015 Rafaela Freitas
Apr 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2015 Lida Stevenson
Apr 24, 2015 Margaret Woodall You should be ashamed of yourselves for allowing these videos, this is not what the internet was intended for
Apr 24, 2015 julianne eady
Apr 24, 2015 Melissa Hawn
Apr 24, 2015 Sara Lichstein
Apr 24, 2015 DeeAnne Antolik
Apr 24, 2015 Nicholette Ronga
Apr 24, 2015 Debora Hojda
Apr 24, 2015 helen withnell
Apr 24, 2015 John and Sharon Zamrzla How sad that people find entertainment in this ! All animal and human abuse is disgusting.............and very sad......where is our hearts ?????
Apr 24, 2015 chantal gosselin
Apr 24, 2015 Vincent D
Apr 24, 2015 Muriel B
Apr 24, 2015 Muriel BOUQUILLON
Apr 24, 2015 SALLY SHUMSKY
Apr 24, 2015 Michela Buono
Apr 24, 2015 sveta shelekhova
Apr 24, 2015 catherine szabelski
Apr 24, 2015 Linda Freeman Animal exploitation for entertainment is cruel and barbaric -
Apr 24, 2015 Stacy Stafford
Apr 24, 2015 Marina McCleery
Apr 24, 2015 Jeannette BIREAU
Apr 24, 2015 Delwin Goss Really U Tube? Even a 12 year old knows better.
Apr 24, 2015 CARMEN CAMPONUEVO
Apr 24, 2015 Sheryl Derby
Apr 24, 2015 Allison Burgess This is a terrible reflection of our society, it must stop.
Apr 24, 2015 Susan Halydier
Apr 24, 2015 TERRI BAKER
Apr 24, 2015 Elodie Rodriguez
Apr 24, 2015 regine BERTHELIN
Apr 24, 2015 Penelope Morris
Apr 24, 2015 Poelmans cathy
Apr 24, 2015 Sandra Costa
Apr 24, 2015 Maureen Cippel
Apr 24, 2015 Diane Morin
Apr 24, 2015 (Name not displayed) There should be absolutely NO SUCH THING AS DOG FIGHTING!! PLEASE put an end to this for good!!
Apr 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 23, 2015 Bartel Marlène
Apr 23, 2015 (Name not displayed) honte a la france et au monde entier .. il faut interdire ce genre de "jeux" se sont des être vivant pas des jouets ... il ne demande qu'a etre aimer donc svp STOP STOP STOP

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