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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: 145,314
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 16, 2017 Alexis Neil
Oct 16, 2017 Marlene West
Oct 16, 2017 Diane Webster
Oct 15, 2017 Jan Camalier
Oct 14, 2017 Kimberly Boden
Oct 14, 2017 Andrea Vos
Oct 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 14, 2017 Karl-Heinz Braun
Oct 13, 2017 Kei Breedlove We need to show more love and caring in this world. Stop dog fighting PERIOD!
Oct 12, 2017 Jennifer Parsons
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 12, 2017 Catherine Vest Dog fighting IS NOT entertainment. It is cruel and dogs have feelings too. STOP THIS UNNECESSARY THING!!!!
Oct 11, 2017 kaydee lewis
Oct 11, 2017 William Batkay
Oct 10, 2017 Nicola Marsden
Oct 10, 2017 Jean Galati
Oct 10, 2017 Roberta Cahill
Oct 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 10, 2017 Maria Boubouri
Oct 10, 2017 Silvia Agnoli
Oct 10, 2017 veronique Charvet
Oct 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 10, 2017 Lysa Francis
Oct 9, 2017 bec marant
Oct 9, 2017 Paul Carverr
Oct 8, 2017 Brigitte Hecht
Oct 8, 2017 Magdalena Leja
Oct 8, 2017 Petra Falkner
Oct 7, 2017 Nikki Lajoie If you keep those videos then we can start a ban of YouTube... I won't use the site for anything until you remove the dog fighting videos! I may only be one person but hopefully people will see that dogfighting is NOT OK!!
Oct 6, 2017 Leanne Keane
Oct 6, 2017 Tiffany Gurley
Oct 6, 2017 Patricia Dangle
Oct 5, 2017 Nadja Calderon
Oct 5, 2017 MaryJo DeGiuseppi
Oct 5, 2017 Rauno Kuusinen
Oct 5, 2017 Leslie Ashby
Oct 5, 2017 K Moore
Oct 5, 2017 Sarah Young
Oct 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 4, 2017 Linda K Reed
Oct 4, 2017 Gail Hanford
Oct 4, 2017 Elena Newton
Oct 3, 2017 Tracy Wood
Oct 3, 2017 julie melillo
Oct 2, 2017 Gisela Zech
Oct 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 2, 2017 Eva-Maria Haak
Oct 2, 2017 vera schiffer
Oct 2, 2017 Loeuil REGINE
Oct 2, 2017 katie smith

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