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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: 146,534
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


May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2018 alina stan
May 20, 2018 sarah rahm
May 20, 2018 sarah weisberg
May 20, 2018 Patricia Nielsen
May 20, 2018 Sugar Bouche STOP, EAT S***T
May 20, 2018 Alyssa DeFazio
May 19, 2018 Lisa Hayes
May 19, 2018 Reidun Carstens
May 19, 2018 Axa Tolonen
May 18, 2018 Claudia Frosch
May 18, 2018 carine verfaillie
May 18, 2018 Tressa Reisberg
May 18, 2018 Lena Bradel
May 18, 2018 Kathy Fuller
May 18, 2018 Margery Hughes
May 18, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
May 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 18, 2018 Stephanie McDonald
May 18, 2018 Kelly Shanks
May 18, 2018 Natalie Gray
May 18, 2018 Jaci Taylor
May 18, 2018 Joscelynne & Robert Bride
May 18, 2018 Lynn Walker
May 18, 2018 Dennis Gaida
May 18, 2018 Julanne Nowak
May 18, 2018 Chris Speechly
May 18, 2018 Marsha Seetaram
May 18, 2018 Donna Selquist
May 18, 2018 Linda Albright
May 17, 2018 faye munro
May 17, 2018 KATHLEEN TENNYSON
May 16, 2018 Penny Duke
May 16, 2018 Maggie Voell Shame on you, YT owners, if you choose to support criminals who abuse animals/living beings like that. IT NEEDS TO STOP!!!
May 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 16, 2018 Viktoriya Chukhnina
May 16, 2018 Lorraine Socorro
May 16, 2018 Paola Carbé
May 15, 2018 Vicky Tang
May 15, 2018 Susan Fleming
May 15, 2018 Erica Munn
May 15, 2018 Laura Lodygowski
May 15, 2018 Wendy Springstead
May 15, 2018 Elizabeth Fuller
May 15, 2018 Roberta R Czarnecki
May 15, 2018 Monica La Marfa
May 15, 2018 Gail Lang
May 15, 2018 Dianna Alger
May 15, 2018 Ruth Fichtner Mag. Dr.
May 15, 2018 Shelley Waltman

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