Skip navigation

no spam, unsubscribe anytime.
Skip navigation
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: 142,218
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!

Sign Here






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


Jun 24, 2016 Betty Finley
Jun 23, 2016 Ita Bartulica
Jun 23, 2016 April Narramore
Jun 23, 2016 Marilee Smith
Jun 23, 2016 Bernadette Stamm
Jun 22, 2016 Jieun Bak
Jun 22, 2016 Charlotte Gressett
Jun 22, 2016 karine tremblay
Jun 21, 2016 wanda chapman stop being so cruel ,,,Vick got caught and paid dearly...but,never enough to make upfor such selfish entertainment... Rethink your behaviour... ANIMALS FEEL PAIN JUST LIKE HUMANS ::::B
Jun 21, 2016 madeline hipley act civilized and prohibit these videos.
Jun 21, 2016 gabrielle pungercar
Jun 21, 2016 Elaine Kolek What is WRONG with you???
Jun 20, 2016 Irene & Bill Mauer
Jun 20, 2016 Rita Hammond
Jun 19, 2016 RENATA FLIS
Jun 19, 2016 Heather Martin
Jun 18, 2016 Andrew Weprin
Jun 18, 2016 Angels Moore Ban them you are justifying this insanely cruel abuse to animals what the hell is up with u totally discusting
Jun 18, 2016 Kenneth Rinard
Jun 18, 2016 Margaret Ellis
Jun 18, 2016 Elena Fedotova
Jun 18, 2016 Fadia Khayyat Save these poor dogs
Jun 17, 2016 christina martin
Jun 16, 2016 (Name not displayed) Dog fighting is disgusting and beyond cruel and should be stopped once and for all..
Jun 16, 2016 maria simonette
Jun 16, 2016 brian meegan
Jun 15, 2016 Alexia Ferranti
Jun 15, 2016 Petra Jones
Jun 15, 2016 Brent Crandall
Jun 15, 2016 Susan Brittain
Jun 15, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 15, 2016 Sheri Randall
Jun 15, 2016 Lotta Larsen
Jun 15, 2016 sharon vander pool
Jun 15, 2016 Pamela Llewellyn
Jun 15, 2016 Suzi Drake
Jun 15, 2016 Nina Carey
Jun 15, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 14, 2016 CHRIS KULCZAK
Jun 13, 2016 Helen Ryan No winners here, This sort of thing belongs in the dark ages not in the 21st century. Shame on all those who promote and support this horrific practise.
Jun 13, 2016 Jessica Trotti The act of dog fighting is a very special kind of cruelty that should be punishable to the full extent of the law and the laws need to be made to achieve a lot more than the current results. Step it up and don't let them go back to do it again and agai!
Jun 12, 2016 Angel Ruppert Take fighting animals down
Jun 11, 2016 sharon gooding
Jun 11, 2016 Dale Ruch
Jun 11, 2016 Laurie Izzo
Jun 11, 2016 Nina Ruch Dog fighting is brutal and shouldn't be shown. Those poor dogs will fight to their death just to please their masters while in search of a moment of tenderness/love. It's not entertainment. Put two consenting adults in the ring, not dogs who can't consent
Jun 10, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 10, 2016 Susan Ho Dog fighting or any animal fighting is absolute cruelty to animals! Why is it so difficulty to stop?
Jun 9, 2016 Tiffany Mauritz Sports on T.V. is entertainment not fighting animals
Jun 9, 2016 Paula Boyd Stop this scum back so called enterainment

back to top

Wine and My Pet Apron Collection
Share this page and help fund food & care: