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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: 146,197
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

Mar 18, 2018 Sharon McCarson
Mar 18, 2018 Gary Schneider
Mar 18, 2018 Kathleen Duffus
Mar 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 18, 2018 (Name not displayed) Really? You need others to tell you how morally corrupt this is? And you think no one notices?
Mar 18, 2018 Dale Ireson Please stop these videos from being seen on your site. Any animal fighting is abhorrent..
Mar 18, 2018 Omkarnaga Jaya What kind of sick, damaged person does this or allows it to be shown?
Mar 18, 2018 carri perani-welsh
Mar 18, 2018 Mona Werbicky Obviously, the words 'do the right thing' mean nothing to you. Why do you promote animal abuse with these videos? Do you find animal abuse 'cute', or are you just another heartless person without a soul? GET THESE VIDEOS OFF YouTube AT ONCE!
Mar 18, 2018 Stuart Watson
Mar 18, 2018 Marti Foley
Mar 18, 2018 Brent Pennell
Mar 18, 2018 (Name not displayed) STOP IT! STOP IT! STOP IT! Put your humanity before the almighty dollar.
Mar 18, 2018 Andrew Kossoy
Mar 18, 2018 Tippy Young Dogfighting is sadistic and cruel.
Mar 18, 2018 Andrew Lesser
Mar 18, 2018 (Name not displayed) Horrendous inhumane practice!
Mar 18, 2018 Paula Campbell This is a horrible sport and anyone that participates in it should spend the rest of their life in prison.
Mar 18, 2018 Joy Marshall There is no excuse for this. The fact that it's illegal should be reason enough to remove these heartless videos. I'm calling for a ban on YouTube until you do the right thing.
Mar 18, 2018 Lynda Dawson
Mar 18, 2018 Linda Sega Please do not allow this cruel activity to be shown.
Mar 18, 2018 Sylvie Ragucci
Mar 18, 2018 Sandra Clark
Mar 18, 2018 SUE WARE
Mar 18, 2018 Delimir Papic
Mar 18, 2018 Pat Swanson How do you live with yourself?! I have to assume that you either have no kids or you have no conscience.
Mar 18, 2018 Suzana Grozaj
Mar 18, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please stop the pet abuse.
Mar 18, 2018 Sandra Clark
Mar 18, 2018 Kateri Hilton
Mar 18, 2018 Mar Pom
Mar 18, 2018 Margaret Stuhlreyer This is not a sport - just a disgusting display of stupidity by anyone that would consider this a sport. Stop showing this now.
Mar 18, 2018 Brenda Cunningham This is disgusting!!!!!!
Mar 18, 2018 Dawn Sare
Mar 18, 2018 Cindy Edwards This should not even be an issue. You tube should know better.
Mar 18, 2018 Mike Dollard
Mar 18, 2018 Penelope DeCoster Please continue to help the dogs who are victims of dog fighting!! The people involved in this cruelty need really harsh punishment!!! It won't stop until the punishment is a great deal worse.
Mar 18, 2018 Linda Crawford
Mar 18, 2018 Danielle Chartier
Mar 18, 2018 Alexis Pierce
Mar 18, 2018 Nancy Taylor
Mar 18, 2018 (Name not displayed) Stop this mean very cruel what some people think is a sport! Do not display this kind of needless killing of innocent animals!!!!!!!!
Mar 18, 2018 Michael Cassella
Mar 18, 2018 Arlene marv
Mar 18, 2018 George Allen
Mar 18, 2018 Sarah Barton
Mar 18, 2018 Mike Van dyne
Mar 18, 2018 Jo Matthews Illegal. Worse still it is cruel. Would hate kids to see it!
Mar 18, 2018 John Halstead
Mar 18, 2018 (Name not displayed) By refusing to ban dog fighting videos they are as guilty of cruelty to animals as the people promoting dog fighting. If you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem. SHAME on you Tube.

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