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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: 139,045
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., 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

Oct 7, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 7, 2015 Christopher Dean
Oct 7, 2015 (Name not displayed) I can' believe that such grossly heinous videos even exist, let alone that you inexcusably support them. And make no mistake, your continuing allowance exactly equates to support! Would you do the same if they were human 'snuff' films?! Stop it! NOW!!
Oct 6, 2015 Lindsay Friedman
Oct 6, 2015 Sarah Rose
Oct 6, 2015 karen poirier This is so wrong! No animals should be allowed to fight.. EVER! If people want to fight, that's one thing. But animals should never be allowed to fight other animals! EVER! ! We need to put an end to dog fighting for good! It is barbaric and inhumane!
Oct 6, 2015 Kimberly Wick
Oct 6, 2015 Robin Attridge
Oct 6, 2015 Karen Black
Oct 6, 2015 Diane Kadomoto
Oct 6, 2015 Donna Gagnon
Oct 6, 2015 Healla Green
Oct 6, 2015 Larisa Long
Oct 6, 2015 Brenda Branch I believe it takes a sick, cowardly, evil person to think that watching innocent animals tear each other to pieces and suffer is entertaining. God created all creatures for a reason and training them to fight for your viewing pleasure is not a reason.
Oct 6, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please stop this cruelty
Oct 6, 2015 Gayla Amend
Oct 6, 2015 Cheryl Arnold
Oct 6, 2015 Stephanie Regan
Oct 6, 2015 N Leam
Oct 6, 2015 paola catapano
Oct 6, 2015 Tamika Perrymon
Oct 5, 2015 susan tansley
Oct 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 5, 2015 Bea Smythe
Oct 5, 2015 ana trillo
Oct 5, 2015 Cassandra D'Alessio
Oct 5, 2015 Cassandra D'Alessio
Oct 5, 2015 (Name not displayed) Disgusting act against God's creation!! And whomever upholds or displays these actions is just as DISGUSTING!!! Youtube...YOU SUCK!!!
Oct 5, 2015 Sue M Please stop! this is a crime
Oct 5, 2015 kandis g This is why Pit bulls,bulldogs,staffies,an any animals that favor them in the least get bad names,breed band,BSL,and killed because people think they're bad.I think we should ban,and kill people who do this not innocent animals.
Oct 5, 2015 k goullet These poor babies,just doing what they think makes their atrocious owners happy.Somebody needs to find these people making animals fight and put them in the same pain as these babies go through.This is awful an it needs to stop.Remember majority rules.
Oct 5, 2015 Kathleen Kennedy The lowest form of a brain-dead human who can promote, participate and enjoy this barbaric blood-sport! Harsher punishment for this soulless crime!!
Oct 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 5, 2015 jennie grant
Oct 5, 2015 Loretta Cooper
Oct 4, 2015 Diane DiBiase
Oct 4, 2015 Jeff harris
Oct 4, 2015 Marianne Mendlik
Oct 4, 2015 (Name not displayed) Dog fighting is illegal and a felony offense so does YouTube not realize they are condoning dog fighting by not taking the videos down?
Oct 4, 2015 (Name not displayed) Stop this
Oct 4, 2015 Pat Martin
Oct 4, 2015 Loraine Pretorius
Oct 4, 2015 Therese Gal
Oct 4, 2015 Yasemin Sunol
Oct 4, 2015 Katarina Milinkovic
Oct 4, 2015 lucia vera
Oct 4, 2015 Anne Johnson
Oct 4, 2015 Jacqueline Tomlinson
Oct 4, 2015 Andrew Nicholls Barbaric and cruel. You're better than this YouTube

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