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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: 144,881
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

Jun 24, 2017 Jessie Bowman This is insane! Bad enough this exists at all, let alone encourage it through videos. What kind of sick person would do this and worse, encourage it?!? Please do not allow these videos or any other related item.
Jun 23, 2017 Minerva Quiroz
Jun 23, 2017 Kathleen Fillo
Jun 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 23, 2017 (Name not displayed) Stop all videos of dog fighting. People are angry over this.
Jun 22, 2017 Victoria Sida
Jun 22, 2017 chantal bieri
Jun 22, 2017 Beverly Brown
Jun 22, 2017 Sally Scott
Jun 22, 2017 Ольга Малютина
Jun 21, 2017 Jan Hays
Jun 20, 2017 Mari Dominguez
Jun 20, 2017 Toni Keller
Jun 20, 2017 ANNE Gilbert
Jun 20, 2017 Jackie Winder
Jun 20, 2017 Anne Matarin-Bessiron
Jun 19, 2017 Don B. Meriwether
Jun 19, 2017 polly Folley
Jun 19, 2017 Steven Strode
Jun 19, 2017 Davi Parrish
Jun 19, 2017 Jana Williams
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Jun 19, 2017 Marcella Durr
Jun 19, 2017 Cynthia Ostrunic
Jun 19, 2017 Sue Giumarro
Jun 19, 2017 Anna Krohn
Jun 19, 2017 Carol Painter
Jun 19, 2017 Patricia Duran
Jun 19, 2017 Sandra Harford
Jun 19, 2017 Joe Ackerman
Jun 19, 2017 Terri Cordell
Jun 19, 2017 stacey siegel
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Jun 18, 2017 Teresa Cefai
Jun 18, 2017 Linda Haukås
Jun 18, 2017 Rob Windsor
Jun 17, 2017 Angelika Ulmer
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Jun 16, 2017 Kara Gallant
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Jun 16, 2017 Beatriz Zebadua
Jun 16, 2017 Mary Marchbanks
Jun 16, 2017 Stephanie Brake
Jun 16, 2017 Elizabeth Chiribi
Jun 16, 2017 Tracy Kalesnik
Jun 16, 2017 Cyndee Jimenez
Jun 16, 2017 Jodi Carlin
Jun 16, 2017 Laura LaRocca

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