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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: 143,453
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 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
Mar 19, 2017 C J
Mar 19, 2017 Ellen Prior
Mar 19, 2017 Darren Anderson
Mar 19, 2017 Lisa Vaugh
Mar 19, 2017 Donna Niedermyer
Mar 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 18, 2017 Carla Caratto
Mar 17, 2017 Diana Moore
Mar 17, 2017 Maelie Bugat
Mar 17, 2017 Javier Beraza
Mar 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 16, 2017 tammy oare
Mar 16, 2017 Martina Behla
Mar 16, 2017 Sanand D
Mar 16, 2017 Roswita Ritjens
Mar 16, 2017 christine immel This needs to stop!!!!!!!!
Mar 16, 2017 SUSAN Benavidez
Mar 15, 2017 heather gee
Mar 15, 2017 Cathy Burger
Mar 15, 2017 jackie eskridge
Mar 15, 2017 Paula Mesropian
Mar 15, 2017 jewell batway
Mar 15, 2017 Tigerlily Hayward
Mar 15, 2017 Peri Adams
Mar 15, 2017 Tana Ford
Mar 15, 2017 Evelyn Brack
Mar 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 15, 2017 wilfrid quevedo stop these savages, hold them accountable!!
Mar 14, 2017 Joyce Lee
Mar 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 14, 2017 Barb Breese
Mar 14, 2017 Debra Zapata Please save my life
Mar 14, 2017 Abigael Foreman
Mar 14, 2017 Elaine Beard
Mar 14, 2017 lori pace
Mar 14, 2017 jennifer phillips
Mar 14, 2017 Rena Harshbarger
Mar 14, 2017 Catherine Favre
Mar 14, 2017 Mick McMahon
Mar 13, 2017 Marjorie S

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