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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: 142,364
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


Jul 26, 2016 Marianne Smith For those people who think dog fighting is entertainment and think it's fun and exciting to see a dog hurt or killed, take a good look inside yourself and figure out WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU. IT MEANS YOU ARE SICK AND NEED A PSYCHIATRIST - really.
Jul 26, 2016 Robert knauber jr
Jul 26, 2016 Jodi Igard
Jul 25, 2016 Cynthia Parzuhoski
Jul 25, 2016 irene riviere
Jul 25, 2016 Julie Williamson
Jul 25, 2016 Mark Turner
Jul 25, 2016 sanya gnc
Jul 24, 2016 (Name not displayed) Please do not encourage dog fighting by being passive. Please remove anything that might contribute to this cruelty from your web sight.
Jul 24, 2016 Andrew Sulay
Jul 24, 2016 Natalie Nelson
Jul 24, 2016 Cindy Litson
Jul 23, 2016 AUDREY FODOR The sadistic can watch themselves fight and kill themselves instead of using innocent precious dog lives to satisfy their bloodlust Use their sorry hides!!!! No one decent would watch that crap
Jul 23, 2016 Teresa Barrett
Jul 23, 2016 Vickie Robertson Dog fighting is cruel and millions of innocent animals are killed due to this either from fighting or as bait! Delete all inhumane videos! YouTube can be boycotted! Thank you!
Jul 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2016 Nancy De Jesus
Jul 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2016 rebecca dussetschleger
Jul 22, 2016 natalie collins
Jul 22, 2016 kathie kern
Jul 22, 2016 Monica Lanzi
Jul 22, 2016 Marisol Estela
Jul 22, 2016 Isabel Owen
Jul 22, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2016 Dat Tran
Jul 22, 2016 Michael Stec
Jul 22, 2016 Karlijn Wevers
Jul 21, 2016 Lynette Schultz
Jul 21, 2016 Ray James
Jul 21, 2016 Melissa Conti
Jul 20, 2016 Jacob Spillman
Jul 20, 2016 Mary DANDREA
Jul 20, 2016 Jodi Oppedal
Jul 20, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 20, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 19, 2016 Kari Castillo Do not promote cruelty! Please prohibit any videos glorifying this so called sport! This is a felony!
Jul 18, 2016 ShaToya Greene Dog fighting is absolute torture inflicted upon those with no agency, please take down all videos depicting it.
Jul 18, 2016 Lisa Davis
Jul 18, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 17, 2016 iona will
Jul 17, 2016 Diane Wesson
Jul 17, 2016 Pam Marston
Jul 16, 2016 Holly Martinell
Jul 16, 2016 Negar Modgeddi
Jul 16, 2016 Suzette Hoyt
Jul 16, 2016 Brittian Dow Stop the animal cruelty...Stop the torture of these animals!!!!!
Jul 16, 2016 laurel reece
Jul 16, 2016 Laura Sherwood
Jul 16, 2016 gail belfiore

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