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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: 142,490
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., 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

Aug 23, 2016 Devon Stella
Aug 23, 2016 Jareda Quaid You Tube should not support these videos or associate themselves with them in any way. I realize I don't have to watch but I shouldn't have to choose weather I do or not, either. These should not be allowed. It is cruel and inhumane!
Aug 22, 2016 Connie Smith
Aug 22, 2016 Amy Pfaffman
Aug 22, 2016 Jacqueline Clare
Aug 22, 2016 Christy Gunnerud
Aug 21, 2016 Darla Walker This is very disappointing. Animal cruelty is NOT entertainment! Please take these videos down & don't allow any further posts depicting cruelty to innocent animals.
Aug 20, 2016 Vicky Brown
Aug 20, 2016 Robin Adryan
Aug 20, 2016 Deborah Jones
Aug 20, 2016 Virginia Dempsey
Aug 20, 2016 rebecca polen i am now a youtube boycotter! i had no idea that they could show this crime for sport! SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aug 20, 2016 Marie Louise Morandi Long Zwicker dog fighting is vile, heinous and disgusting, as are those who perpetrate and participate in it. stop allowing this perverted behavior to be championed on your video sharing site.
Aug 19, 2016 Carolyn Edwards-Johnson
Aug 19, 2016 Cynthia Von Schlehenried Please stand up for the animals, every little bit that can be done to discourage the desire to view such barbaric and cruel violence is helpful. By people being able to put the videos up for viewing it is only encouraging more animal abuse.
Aug 19, 2016 Flavia Perizzolo
Aug 19, 2016 Melissa Hatfield
Aug 19, 2016 Debra Lorah
Aug 18, 2016 Olga Espinosa
Aug 18, 2016 Robyn Cotterill
Aug 18, 2016 Pamela Lebowitz
Aug 18, 2016 Caryn Sutherland Take the videos down. They promote more dog fighting!!!
Aug 18, 2016 Sam McLeod
Aug 18, 2016 Susan Bacrantz
Aug 17, 2016 Juanice Burroughs
Aug 17, 2016 Elizabeth Keenan I cant believe they're not already removed!!
Aug 17, 2016 T Hewitt You-Tube; please come to your senses, have a conscience, have a heart.
Aug 17, 2016 g Spencer
Aug 17, 2016 (Name not displayed) To continue to allow the showing of dig fighting videos is as good as you agreeing with the crime. Horrendous and irresponsible on your behalf.
Aug 17, 2016 Debra S Hinds
Aug 17, 2016 Jovan Ljubenovic
Aug 17, 2016 Colleen McGovern
Aug 16, 2016 Jennifer Shifflett
Aug 16, 2016 Holley Groshek I am completely shocked that you tube would allow videos of illegal activity. Should be ashamed!!! Children are watching!
Aug 16, 2016 Joan Yanicke
Aug 16, 2016 Stacey Bradley
Aug 16, 2016 Etienne DE MEYER Stop those monsters of abusing these wonderful dogs, where is the law??
Aug 16, 2016 audrey vanderherten
Aug 16, 2016 carl romanik absolutely disgusting!!
Aug 15, 2016 Joan Lee
Aug 15, 2016 Elizabeth Nugen
Aug 15, 2016 Debbie Cornell
Aug 15, 2016 Amanda Bridgeman
Aug 15, 2016 Ranee Kohner
Aug 15, 2016 Lisa Denny
Aug 15, 2016 Alison Butler Take dog fighting videos down from YouTube
Aug 15, 2016 casey muhs
Aug 15, 2016 Cindy Blue
Aug 15, 2016 Cristina Coirolo
Aug 15, 2016 Rina Cigana Please stand up for dogs and prohibit videos of anything to do with this heinous sport which should be considered a crime.

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