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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: 143,494
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


Mar 29, 2017 (Name not displayed) While we're at it, I think we also need a language filter for those under 18. Lord forbid channels get rich of making F-bombs for kids to giggle at and use at their parents.
Mar 29, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 29, 2017 Louise Walton Absolutely appalling that this even happens - allowing it to be shown on your site is at a bare minimum a disgusting act. You should be ashamed of allowing this and the other numerous vile videos to be uploaded and viewed.
Mar 29, 2017 Madeleine Oliveland
Mar 29, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 29, 2017 Hannah Crone
Mar 29, 2017 Eric Zwick
Mar 29, 2017 Alys James
Mar 29, 2017 Annelie Kullander
Mar 29, 2017 Nan Warner
Mar 28, 2017 Janice Bernard
Mar 28, 2017 Kara Walmsley
Mar 28, 2017 Randi Mayrent
Mar 28, 2017 Rosina Cespedes
Mar 28, 2017 Eric Robison
Mar 28, 2017 Kelly Nestelroad
Mar 27, 2017 Laura Kearney
Mar 27, 2017 Harpreet kaur
Mar 26, 2017 Anne Prost
Mar 25, 2017 Jenny M
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 24, 2017 Teresa Anderson
Mar 23, 2017 Eva Kluessendorf
Mar 23, 2017 Nancy Wein
Mar 23, 2017 Robin Abbott To me cruelty is the worst of human sins. Once we accept that a living creature has feelings and suffers pain, then by knowingly and deliberately inflicting suffering on that creature, we are guilty, whether it be human or animal. Jane Goodall
Mar 23, 2017 Anna Ross
Mar 23, 2017 Cassandra Lewis Dog fighting is extremely cruel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STOP IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mar 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 23, 2017 Sharon Gilman
Mar 23, 2017 Jenna Wilson
Mar 23, 2017 lilly wong I blame Michael Vick, he's one of the biggest, violent, and disgusting monsters there are. And, of course, he's black so he got a slap on the wrist and went back to playing his feetsball. Thanks to him he's encouraged more little blackies to abuse dogs
Mar 23, 2017 Carrie Carlson
Mar 23, 2017 LINDA boyce
Mar 23, 2017 Alyssa Ramirez
Mar 23, 2017 Lee Trujillo-Lopez
Mar 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 23, 2017 Elizabeth Howard
Mar 23, 2017 Eric A and Agnes Hetzel
Mar 23, 2017 Cyndi Adams
Mar 22, 2017 Cynthia Pickens Disgusting
Mar 22, 2017 Diane Sterner Stop The Torture , It is Not Only Horrible , It's Cruel and Inhumane. The People who run Dog Fighting Should be Punished and Throw in Jail for Life.
Mar 22, 2017 Abbe Donlon
Mar 22, 2017 Undine Nestler
Mar 21, 2017 Valéria Menicucci
Mar 21, 2017 Rose M Fagan This is horrible and cruel torture to these poor, lovable dogs. The perpetrators should be punished. UTube shouldn't be allowed to show these cruel things being done to the dogs.
Mar 21, 2017 Ern Parrott
Mar 21, 2017 Diane Poole
Mar 20, 2017 Wendy Dronen

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