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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: 145,477
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


Dec 15, 2017 Donna Brock
Dec 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 12, 2017 Wendy Derner
Dec 12, 2017 Meher Behrana
Dec 9, 2017 Sasha Beuermann
Dec 6, 2017 Mari Chavez
Dec 6, 2017 Paula Carlson
Dec 2, 2017 Nico Dabajo THIS IS ABSOLUTELY REVOLTING AND DEPRESSING... PLEASE HELP END THIS ATROCITY
Dec 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 29, 2017 Michalla Sutton
Nov 22, 2017 Kristel Soles
Nov 22, 2017 Trisha Soles
Nov 22, 2017 C Glenz
Nov 22, 2017 Cynthia Knapp
Nov 22, 2017 Butch Moto CONSIDER THAT CARING PEOPLE WILL START TO BOYCOTT UTUBE....WHEN YOU START LOSING MONEY THEN MAYBE YOU WILL COMPLY .... FOR THER WRONG REASON BUT NEVER THE LESS STILL COMPLY!!!!
Nov 21, 2017 Stacy Anderson
Nov 20, 2017 Sharon Buchner
Nov 20, 2017 Lucille Lietzau
Nov 19, 2017 Kaitlin Stroud
Nov 19, 2017 Gisele PENA
Nov 19, 2017 Beverly Schwarz
Nov 18, 2017 Emma Brooks
Nov 18, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 18, 2017 Nicholas Chatfield
Nov 18, 2017 Susan Wenning
Nov 17, 2017 Sheryl Precopia
Nov 17, 2017 Jeanette Desmond
Nov 17, 2017 Anna Maria Sergi
Nov 17, 2017 Lisa Legato
Nov 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 17, 2017 HELGA Jelus
Nov 16, 2017 Lucille Hurst
Nov 16, 2017 Tisha Becker You tube should not accept any video showing violence or abuse of any animal and should be reported to police
Nov 16, 2017 Janis Ciofalo
Nov 16, 2017 Julie Minton This needs to end.
Nov 16, 2017 Michele Chasse
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed) Dog Fighting is a felony-why is YouTube allowing 'how to' videos for felons? Are there 'how to' videos for arson or murder? No--those would be unacceptable. Animal fighting is no different. YouTube Red members, cancel your accts until this is addressed.
Nov 16, 2017 Misti Lee
Nov 16, 2017 Tammy Hayes Youtube should be ashamed, I'm personally horrified that they would promote such barbaric and criminal behavior.
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed) Dog fighting, or any animal fighting and training, must STOP NOW!!
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 16, 2017 Marguerite Panzica
Nov 16, 2017 Memoree VanderHeyden
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed) Please end the abusive, inhumane dog fighting.
Nov 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 15, 2017 Susan Smith
Nov 15, 2017 Roberta Allen
Nov 15, 2017 Marianne du Randt

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