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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: 142,112
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

May 24, 2016 Anne Still
May 24, 2016 Annamaria Commando It's not entertainment!! It's against God! It's wrong. Please stop 😢
May 24, 2016 Geraldine Holland
May 23, 2016 (Name not displayed) This must be stopped!! Don't make an audience for these horrendous events. Such Cruelty.
May 23, 2016 Renee Cotten Please take all dog fighting videos down. How would you feel if someone took your dog for a bait dog and was chewed to drath. Please take them down
May 22, 2016 Carole Kubik
May 22, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2016 Rebecca Rodriguez
May 22, 2016 Jackylyn Mamador
May 21, 2016 Mandy Smith
May 21, 2016 Laura Weinberg
May 20, 2016 melinda collum
May 20, 2016 Charmaine Henriques
May 20, 2016 Yvonne Downs
May 20, 2016 andrea henry
May 20, 2016 Michelle and Tom DeGarmo
May 20, 2016 Lynn Munson
May 20, 2016 Sheridan Battle
May 20, 2016 (Name not displayed) May these criminals get what they deserve!!
May 19, 2016 Laney Smith
May 19, 2016 A. Trok
May 19, 2016 Eileen McMahon Shame on you! God did not want any living creature hurt
May 19, 2016 Evangelina Varela
May 19, 2016 Jennifer Brown
May 19, 2016 Gretchen Dowdy
May 19, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2016 KAT COURTNEY, MA
May 19, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2016 Emira Galan
May 18, 2016 Randy Longnecker
May 18, 2016 Lisa Longnecker
May 18, 2016 Pamela King
May 18, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 17, 2016 Charlene Beck
May 17, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 16, 2016 misty carr
May 16, 2016 Patricia Ryon SHAME ON U!
May 16, 2016 Karen Thompson Dog fighting is for cruel, no hearted humans, we need to fade out this gene in humans. I know, we should genetically engineer their DNA so they do not want to cause harm to animals. I am a scientist and I am up for it!!!
May 16, 2016 elisa roversi
May 15, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 15, 2016 paula Lynch
May 15, 2016 Carolina Cox
May 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 14, 2016 Helen Tam-Semmens
May 13, 2016 aLeXX CooPeR
May 13, 2016 Rachel Rakaczky
May 13, 2016 Desma Carey
May 13, 2016 Teresa Cardwell
May 13, 2016 Jody Ruff

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