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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: 138,243
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 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2015 Vicky Swanepoel
Aug 1, 2015 Karen Doran This is horrible. Why would anyone want to see a helpless animal fight with another. They have no say and I think this is a terrible sport !
Aug 1, 2015 courtney robins
Aug 1, 2015 Susan Shiffman There are some reasons why I do not watch anything on YouTube, and this is another one. It's despicable that you continue to show dog-fighting which you know is illegal in all 50 states. Why are you promoting something that is illegal ?
Aug 1, 2015 Deanna Davidson
Aug 1, 2015 Andreea Popescu
Aug 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2015 Janice Necco
Aug 1, 2015 Jose Cunha
Aug 1, 2015 jesika tocci
Aug 1, 2015 Jim Faulks
Jul 31, 2015 Kathy Crist Time to grow up
Jul 31, 2015 Diane Bannard
Jul 31, 2015 Pat Williams
Jul 31, 2015 Cherish Graham
Jul 31, 2015 Dawn Clayton
Jul 31, 2015 Marco Escalante
Jul 31, 2015 Karen Sprague
Jul 31, 2015 Rita Zore
Jul 31, 2015 daniel gautier
Jul 31, 2015 Krista Llanes
Jul 31, 2015 Julie Stevenson
Jul 31, 2015 marianne steverson
Jul 31, 2015 Kim Maxwell
Jul 31, 2015 Marce Walsh Animals are not ours for entertainment! We must be their voices!
Jul 31, 2015 Cindy Miller
Jul 31, 2015 Alexis Brotzman
Jul 31, 2015 Vicki Bron
Jul 31, 2015 Cynthia Milner
Jul 31, 2015 Kelly Boyle
Jul 31, 2015 Aly Macgregor
Jul 31, 2015 Hazel Soanes
Jul 31, 2015 Sybil Graham What is wrong with people? I have rescued too many dogs that have been used for fighting. This is a despicable practice and inhumane. People should be prosecuted to the full extent of a prohibiting law. Hundreds of thousands of dollars are made on this.
Jul 31, 2015 Lisa Johnston
Jul 31, 2015 Connie King
Jul 31, 2015 Renee Tabak
Jul 31, 2015 Kacee Pals
Jul 31, 2015 Frances Traschen Ducatel
Jul 31, 2015 Sabine G.
Jul 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2015 Patricia Nault
Jul 31, 2015 (Name not displayed) This just shows how who crappy humans really are, Sick, sick individuals!!
Jul 31, 2015 Anitra Hampton Unreal that anyone would think this is entertainment!!! Put the owners in the ring with them without weapons after raising these poor dogs in the conditions that they were in for their entire lives!
Jul 31, 2015 MARK FUZEK
Jul 31, 2015 sharla kear That's bullshit. What a total disgrace of you tube!
Jul 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2015 Dawn Smiddy
Jul 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)

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