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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: 143,317
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 24, 2017 carleen savarino
Feb 24, 2017 Jackie Ludwig
Feb 24, 2017 Wanda Bunn
Feb 23, 2017 Maria Kanuk
Feb 23, 2017 Joanna Grant
Feb 23, 2017 michele rule
Feb 23, 2017 Stephanie Domian
Feb 23, 2017 Kristen Witt
Feb 23, 2017 Jessica DelOrefice
Feb 23, 2017 Eva Garet
Feb 23, 2017 Hayley Alice Bradley
Feb 23, 2017 Peni Petersen
Feb 23, 2017 Alson Sachs
Feb 23, 2017 (Name not displayed) We are the most cruel, terrible, demented, idiotic, barbaric, savage, wicked, diabolical, ruthless, merciless, villainous, murderous, cold-blooded, stupid, foolish, evil, sinful, criminal, and corrupt species on earth. This is one of the reasons why.
Feb 23, 2017 Barbara Rohrer
Feb 23, 2017 Abigayle Groover
Feb 23, 2017 Theresa Tucker
Feb 23, 2017 jody pobjecky
Feb 23, 2017 Brenda Thompson This should be punished with the same cruel treatment the poor dogs received
Feb 23, 2017 Autumn Wilson
Feb 23, 2017 Ruth Braithwaite
Feb 23, 2017 Sharon DelOrefice
Feb 23, 2017 Pamela Miguez
Feb 22, 2017 Janet Buzby All these dogfigting people need there assses torn apart snd beyond. If they think a animal does not feel pain they have another thing coming. They are sickos and need the most stiff sentences. These bastardsneed to rot in hell!!!!!!!
Feb 22, 2017 Michell G.
Feb 22, 2017 Shannon Mcbride Dog fighting is a terrible activity and should not be promoted or used as entertainment!
Feb 22, 2017 Lisa Wilhelm
Feb 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2017 So Ho
Feb 21, 2017 Lynda Korenstra
Feb 21, 2017 amanda clausen
Feb 21, 2017 libby berman
Feb 21, 2017 Ronda Maples
Feb 21, 2017 Gene Swanson
Feb 21, 2017 Tammy Tillery
Feb 21, 2017 Annie Roewe
Feb 21, 2017 Sinje Fromme-Sachs
Feb 21, 2017 Merethe Rehbehn
Feb 21, 2017 janice pemberton
Feb 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2017 Catherine Passas
Feb 21, 2017 Carolyn Popp
Feb 20, 2017 Caterina Raviglione
Feb 20, 2017 Edward Brannigan
Feb 20, 2017 Mark Cresswell People who are involved should face life behind bars and all assets seized
Feb 20, 2017 Sheri Wolaver DOG FIGHTING NEEDS TO BE OUTLAWED, ITS ABSOLUTELY EVIL 😈
Feb 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 19, 2017 Jessica Raysman Youtube please remove all videos that contain dog fighting, its not intertaining, it's cruel and disgusting.
Feb 19, 2017 Major Escape
Feb 19, 2017 Betty Menendez-Aponte

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