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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: 113,124
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 28, 2014 David Pillai Pls stop the dog fighting videos on tou tube.
Jul 28, 2014 anne pham-sacilotto
Jul 28, 2014 Michelle Gohier
Jul 28, 2014 Richard Bosboom
Jul 27, 2014 Erin Peffley Animal fighting for human "sport" belongs to the 17th century. Please bring YouTube up to date and ban videos of dogfighting.
Jul 27, 2014 Dolly Sanders
Jul 27, 2014 Fabiana Gonzalez Please stop, we should NOT encourage anything that inflicts suffering in others, including animals.
Jul 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2014 Melissa McTague
Jul 27, 2014 Emily Moreno
Jul 27, 2014 Mona Cook
Jul 27, 2014 Maggie Hord
Jul 27, 2014 Julie Holmes Dogs are not supposed to fight, they're supposed to love!
Jul 27, 2014 Carolyn Farley
Jul 27, 2014 Geeta Phadke
Jul 27, 2014 Lavenna White
Jul 27, 2014 MaryJo Merritt
Jul 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2014 Patricia Nowlin Please remove any video that shows people exploiting animals for gain, such as dog fights, cock fights...
Jul 27, 2014 Lauri Lueth
Jul 27, 2014 Nicole Brock
Jul 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2014 Nelda Brimer
Jul 27, 2014 Virginia DiLorenzo That's why the beautiful pit bull gets such a bad rap. It's the human animals who deserve to be pitted against each other and fight to the death, ridding the world of a few more cancers.
Jul 27, 2014 Christine Sobers
Jul 27, 2014 Rita Garvey "Dog fighting IS NOT entertainment"
Jul 27, 2014 Daniel Garvey "Dog fighting IS NOT entertainment"
Jul 27, 2014 Philomina Rouse
Jul 27, 2014 Elisabeth Björklund
Jul 26, 2014 Sharon O'Sullivan
Jul 26, 2014 (Name not displayed) THIS IS SO WRONG I CAN'T EVEN EXPLAIN
Jul 26, 2014 Linda Ann Reynolds, Ed.S.
Jul 26, 2014 Gina Verdini
Jul 26, 2014 Leigh Radetsky
Jul 26, 2014 Cati Patricio
Jul 26, 2014 tanya ward iOnly sick people do this. The dog does not want to fight. Enough is enough
Jul 26, 2014 Laurie Moss
Jul 26, 2014 D Sweet YouTube,,PLEASE stand up for innocent dogs who have NO say! Stand Up for children & young people to not come across these horrific videos! More important,, stand Up & show the world you are compassionate, YOU have a HEART to do Good for Your kids & ours!!
Jul 26, 2014 Jessica Cutsgall
Jul 26, 2014 Amanda Mikalson
Jul 26, 2014 Kimberly Jervis
Jul 26, 2014 Dawn Thompson
Jul 26, 2014 KIm Simone
Jul 26, 2014 luis silveira
Jul 26, 2014 k k groce
Jul 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 Sam Balak
Jul 25, 2014 ann Le grange
Jul 25, 2014 San Ciemiega

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