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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: 144,545
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 24, 2017 Theresa Meade
May 24, 2017 Andrea Tuckett
May 24, 2017 Leslie D Such cowards using animals to gain a reputation. They need to step into a ring themselves. No holds barred.
May 24, 2017 Vaughna Vananda
May 24, 2017 (Name not displayed) Seriously, you are just going to flag them? Do you flag the beheadings by ISIS too?? Get a spine!
May 24, 2017 Linda Emerson Why would YouTube allow something which is so wrong, not to mention illegal, as to have their good name associated with dogfighting. It's time to do the right thing and not have your name linked with animal abuse.
May 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2017 Melinda Norman
May 24, 2017 Joseph Salamido
May 24, 2017 Kathleen Fitzpatrick Relying on the flagging policy is not enough. Raising consciousness rather than interest in dog fighting and animal abuse should be the goal. Please put an end to these graphic videos.
May 24, 2017 Susan Saint-Lockhart Please remove these videos from Utube. This is a very cruel blood sport and has no place in a society that needs to protect, not harm, animals. It is listed as a felony-so are you guilty?
May 24, 2017 Margaret Melnick
May 24, 2017 Kristine Thompson
May 24, 2017 Judith Gabriel Please do not encourage this practice by showing it.
May 24, 2017 louis angel
May 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2017 B. Szab
May 24, 2017 mitchel pilipovic
May 24, 2017 Fran Doran
May 24, 2017 Diana Whitt I DEMAND these videos instructing people how to commit the crime of dog fighting be removed!
May 24, 2017 Bev Horto
May 24, 2017 Janice Geist
May 24, 2017 christina ford
May 24, 2017 Joyce Artman Smith
May 24, 2017 Deborah Slattery WTF is wrong with you people ? STOP SHOWING THESE HORRIBLE VIDEOS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 24, 2017 (Name not displayed) Eliminate the barbaric and nurture the caring.
May 24, 2017 Joyce Azevedo You wouldn't show how to murder a person, so why teach someone how to murder a dog?
May 24, 2017 Natalie Panchenko
May 24, 2017 A Troy YouTube legitimizes and promotes animal cruelty by not banning videos that encourage this barbaric, illegal practice.
May 24, 2017 ELENORA SABIN As the owner of a gentle and loving pit bull I know what wonderful pets these dogs can make, and I deplore the cruel "sport" (torture is a better term) that turns them either into killers or victims. Videos promoting this vicious activity should be banned
May 24, 2017 Nina Insardi Dog fighting is barbaric and needs to be stopped. Allowing these videos to be posted makes your company complicit in encouraging this abuse.
May 24, 2017 Dorothy Young
May 24, 2017 Dawn Kushner
May 24, 2017 Nancy Burawski
May 24, 2017 Sherry Galligan
May 24, 2017 Ray or Sally Heller Dog fighting is abhorent. The criminals who perpetuate this sport S/B abolished from society. Don't allow any images on youtube.
May 24, 2017 Sharon Grieco How about we throw YOU in a ring with dogs beaten and abused so they fight to the death- how about that? Id watch - you like that idea? No? Dogs are loyal and love unconditionally - you allow this to be viewed on YouTube -I hope you rot in hell!
May 24, 2017 BJ Berry Dog fighting is a very sick & twisted act & needs to be abolished in every way, get it off your stupid youtube, never should have been allowed to begin with!
May 24, 2017 Diane Chmura
May 24, 2017 Kim Bolitho
May 24, 2017 Hazel Campbell I cannot understand why You Tube would allow anything so horrible as this to be shown. Please stop showing these barbaric acts. Support animals.
May 24, 2017 Douglas Cooke
May 24, 2017 Candace Collins
May 24, 2017 (Name not displayed) Why do large corporates think that they can provide lip service to policies and think it is acceptable to allow such graphic unlawlful content to remain for our children to see? Please do your part in creating a decent society.
May 23, 2017 Dave Bolton
May 23, 2017 Felicia Chandler
May 23, 2017 Michael Solomon
May 23, 2017 JoAnn Schmidt
May 23, 2017 APRIL Burchardt
May 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)

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