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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: 119,268
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

Oct 1, 2014 maria ramirez
Oct 1, 2014 Sharon Grgich Dogs should be respected not destroyed by fighting.
Oct 1, 2014 Mayra Galaz
Oct 1, 2014 Silvia Rodriguez These videos should be banned completely from you tube not just dog fighting but anything where any animal is abused in any way. By allowing these videos you encourage these demented people to make more
Oct 1, 2014 Ann White Dog fighting should be banned . Those participating in it are cruel , evil people not fit to be called human and definitely of a lower order and intelligence than dogs.
Oct 1, 2014 Anissa Hultgren
Oct 1, 2014 Shirley Rowe
Oct 1, 2014 Mica Parsons This. Must. Stop.
Oct 1, 2014 Jerilyn Enander
Oct 1, 2014 Karen Van Tuyle
Oct 1, 2014 (Name not displayed) This is terrible. I cannot imagine someone doing that to a poor dog and even worse someone else watching it. Please stop.
Oct 1, 2014 (Name not displayed) i beleve animals are inocent souls and love uncoditionally unlike humans And I we are supposed to be their caretakers
Oct 1, 2014 ruiz codina
Oct 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 1, 2014 Danielle Halverson
Oct 1, 2014 meg brooke
Oct 1, 2014 JAN MADISON
Oct 1, 2014 Christine Webb
Oct 1, 2014 Joana Costa
Oct 1, 2014 Esha Pilinja
Oct 1, 2014 Stephanie Nielinger
Oct 1, 2014 (Name not displayed) Stop this ! NOWW !
Oct 1, 2014 Alejandra Sànchez No more
Oct 1, 2014 (Name not displayed) We need to stand against dog fighting. Its not the breed it the owner!!
Oct 1, 2014 (Name not displayed) If you like fighting so much, fight with your own body!!
Oct 1, 2014 Alisha Siemieniak
Oct 1, 2014 Eva Olsson
Oct 1, 2014 catherine leroy Stop this cruel and barbaric animal torture and killing !
Oct 1, 2014 Melissa Morgan
Oct 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 1, 2014 Linda Spencer
Oct 1, 2014 Petra Vukajlović
Oct 1, 2014 mary jane tarrow
Oct 1, 2014 Katherine Kautz Protect ALL dogs from this horrendous event.
Oct 1, 2014 Pauline cousineau No dog fighting get a life.
Oct 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 1, 2014 Suzanne Coleman Each one of us is responsible to stop dog fighting. If we're not involved in it, but look away when we know it's happening....the amount of guilt is the same. Take action. Report any dog fighting or any abuse to law enforcement. Thank you!
Oct 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 1, 2014 Grzegorz Konieczka
Oct 1, 2014 Ada Brinker This is EVIL,,,, and painful for the dogs! Let the people fight and leave the helpless dogs alone!!!
Oct 1, 2014 Ann Gill Please stop dog fighting ...
Oct 1, 2014 (Name not displayed) No no to dog fighting
Oct 1, 2014 Daphne Wood
Oct 1, 2014 liz zampa
Oct 1, 2014 Kelly Olsson
Oct 1, 2014 Kathleen Stephens
Oct 1, 2014 Juanita Perez
Oct 1, 2014 Mary Jones
Oct 1, 2014 aurora lopez
Oct 1, 2014 Fernanda Oliveira

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