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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: 145,561
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


Feb 22, 2018 Andrey Yushchenko
Feb 22, 2018 Brooke Prather
Feb 20, 2018 Margaret Randall
Feb 20, 2018 Allen Garvey
Feb 20, 2018 Daniel Garvey
Feb 20, 2018 Socorro Wapelhorst
Feb 20, 2018 Melanie Blackburn
Feb 19, 2018 Setsuko Maruki-Fox
Feb 19, 2018 Alison Sebesta
Feb 19, 2018 robert moeller
Feb 19, 2018 Maryann Doud
Feb 19, 2018 Jenny Fortsch
Feb 19, 2018 Eric Maxwell
Feb 19, 2018 Brandy Thompson That so very wrong
Feb 19, 2018 Marge Schwartz
Feb 19, 2018 Wanda Chin
Feb 19, 2018 Katerina Voutinopoulou
Feb 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 17, 2018 Linda Dankmeyer
Feb 17, 2018 (Name not displayed) By allowing dog fighting videos on your site you're basically saying that it's okay by YouTube and supporting animal abuse.
Feb 17, 2018 Anuja Mukherjee
Feb 16, 2018 Janice Foster GET REAL!! PLEASE DO NOT PROMOTE ANIMAL CRUELTY ON YOUTUBE ANYMORE!!
Feb 16, 2018 ruth goguen
Feb 15, 2018 Ann Plimpton
Feb 15, 2018 Francisca Brechbuhler
Feb 14, 2018 Chris Geaski Stop this cruelty Every animal deserves love not hate
Feb 14, 2018 Rahile Mehdiyeva
Feb 13, 2018 Gina Lippa Do the right thing and remove these offending videos.
Feb 12, 2018 Ellen Muth Everyone also everything's need love always
Feb 12, 2018 Dawn Suppo
Feb 11, 2018 Jeanne Piehl
Feb 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 11, 2018 Sylwia Juśkiewicz
Feb 10, 2018 Nalini Persad
Feb 10, 2018 Linda M
Feb 10, 2018 Lynne Minore
Feb 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2018 Anne Brown This is indefensible cruelty.
Feb 7, 2018 Diane Tabbott
Feb 7, 2018 Patrina Van Sky This is not entertainment! Dog fighting is cruel and inhuman! Stop letting these sub-human pieces of crap post these videos on You Tube!
Feb 7, 2018 Sherry Ficarra
Feb 4, 2018 Lisa Arnoul
Feb 3, 2018 Romy Hernandez How can you need to be told not to show dog fights ?
Feb 3, 2018 Sandy Jacobsen Stop any video or image of dog fighting. It’s despicable and has to be terminated it. Enough!!!
Feb 3, 2018 Doris Schaefer
Jan 31, 2018 Cassandra Johnson
Jan 29, 2018 Shannon Obrien
Jan 29, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2018 COLINDA KRAM

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