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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: 140,372
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


Feb 13, 2016 Joan Cuplin This is Far Beyond Horrifying!!!!!!!! It's not only Illegal but is Extremely Inhumane & Must be Stopped Immediately!!!!!!!!
Feb 13, 2016 Karen Phillips
Feb 13, 2016 Jackie Thomas
Feb 13, 2016 Mónica Valdez
Feb 13, 2016 Tal Kemalov
Feb 13, 2016 carla renders
Feb 13, 2016 Lawren Rudley Dog fighting is so cruel and horrible and must stop now
Feb 13, 2016 (Name not displayed) These fights are the worse kind of animal abuse. They should be stopped immediately. They are disgusting.
Feb 12, 2016 K. Easterwood Have you nothing else to do, that you have to put that on YouTube
Feb 12, 2016 Victoria Miniaci
Feb 12, 2016 jessica melhenas
Feb 12, 2016 Anita Riley
Feb 12, 2016 Barbara Galinkin
Feb 12, 2016 Caryl Johnson
Feb 12, 2016 Daphne Beutler
Feb 12, 2016 Danielle Ifrah
Feb 12, 2016 Brandon Danaher
Feb 11, 2016 Brian Barr
Feb 11, 2016 Rebecca Ball
Feb 10, 2016 Cheryl Kalb
Feb 9, 2016 Janey Keuning- van Dam
Feb 9, 2016 Nora Kilcoyne
Feb 9, 2016 Martha Deason-Fahling
Feb 9, 2016 Catherine Keady
Feb 9, 2016 Jacqueline van Weelden
Feb 9, 2016 M Hoge
Feb 9, 2016 freek sopa
Feb 8, 2016 Deborah Jones
Feb 8, 2016 Karen Wheeler
Feb 8, 2016 Marta Hoyos
Feb 8, 2016 Erin Johnson
Feb 8, 2016 Matt Stange
Feb 8, 2016 Alessandro Zanaboni
Feb 8, 2016 Dan Haeffner
Feb 8, 2016 Robin Kaplan
Feb 8, 2016 FREYA COLONELLO Act responsibly.
Feb 8, 2016 todd smith Please please take these videos of dog fighting down there are better things to allow
Feb 8, 2016 angela jennings Disgusting disgraceful sickening ... scum thugs lowlifes of society ....
Feb 8, 2016 joy pamo Enabling the energy of cruelty and sadism to thrive encourages and spreads it. Please, do not be the global facilitator of this as you are at present. Thank you.
Feb 8, 2016 Sarah Fowler
Feb 8, 2016 Mary Louise wosilis
Feb 8, 2016 Karen Lanson Cruelty is not sport!
Feb 7, 2016 Hyuna Choi Stop the animal abuse..
Feb 7, 2016 Kwong Colonel And the world will be as one
Feb 7, 2016 Michelle Mann
Feb 7, 2016 Alana Corral
Feb 7, 2016 Jennifer Forbes Dog fighting is cruel, vicious and senseless. Please stop promoting and supporting this sick activity.
Feb 7, 2016 Suzanne Lawton-Clark
Feb 7, 2016 Terri Malone
Feb 7, 2016 Nancy H

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