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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: 142,673
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

Sep 28, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 28, 2016 Michelle McQuade
Sep 28, 2016 Dawn Templer
Sep 28, 2016 Kim Massingill
Sep 28, 2016 Sheila Rodriguez Dog fighting is a grotesque activity that truly displays the potential of evil. Dog fighting videos should NOT be available on YouTube. To continue to post these videos for veiwing and simply offer a 'flag the video' option only promotes them. DELETE THEM
Sep 28, 2016 (Name not displayed) Shame on YouTube. But look at it this way they might be helping track down the fighters?? If not then charge them with a crime
Sep 28, 2016 Julia Koerth
Sep 28, 2016 Ingeborg Perner
Sep 28, 2016 Debbie Court
Sep 28, 2016 Virginia Dempsey
Sep 28, 2016 Nadia Mirkac
Sep 28, 2016 LIANE BLACK
Sep 27, 2016 Matthew Heffner
Sep 27, 2016 carol gagnon
Sep 26, 2016 Marla Shiller
Sep 26, 2016 marissa charnaud
Sep 26, 2016 Norma Lopez
Sep 26, 2016 Peggy Reyes
Sep 26, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 26, 2016 Tibor Szabo
Sep 26, 2016 Julia Whitelegg
Sep 25, 2016 Pam Zaborowski
Sep 25, 2016 lia onda
Sep 25, 2016 Lisa Evans PATHETIC HUMANS!
Sep 24, 2016 Darcia hurst
Sep 24, 2016 Diana Noel-Labieniec
Sep 24, 2016 Carmela Quinlan
Sep 24, 2016 Nancy Sidebotham
Sep 23, 2016 Patty Hart
Sep 23, 2016 Babette Martijn
Sep 23, 2016 Lisa Mikkelsen
Sep 23, 2016 C Morrow
Sep 23, 2016 Kim Fox
Sep 23, 2016 Betty Seger
Sep 23, 2016 Kathy Riley
Sep 21, 2016 Mary Jacob
Sep 20, 2016 Mary Yontz
Sep 20, 2016 CAthy todd
Sep 20, 2016 Frances Bathory
Sep 20, 2016 Sharron Duthie
Sep 20, 2016 Joan Glasser
Sep 20, 2016 Cinzia Moore
Sep 19, 2016 Naomi Curtis
Sep 19, 2016 Pilar Tornero Martinez
Sep 19, 2016 Lisa Scharin
Sep 18, 2016 Gwenn Rappaport This is disgusting and gives low life scum ideas on how 2vmake a quick buck remove it now
Sep 18, 2016 Marina Nemeth
Sep 17, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2016 Olena Burym

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