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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: 143,645
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


Apr 28, 2017 Rachel Burton
Apr 28, 2017 Gina Lledo
Apr 27, 2017 linda russotti
Apr 27, 2017 Stacey Goodman unsubscribing from You Tube Red till this is is appropriately resolved
Apr 26, 2017 Kelli Sheflin
Apr 26, 2017 (Name not displayed) what irritates the begeezus out of me is that WE make these horrific choices for these creatures. Since when is it our place to choose pain for them
Apr 26, 2017 Jim loukoutos To think thatb in this day and age we have dog fighting how to videos on youtube just disgusts me to no end, how shameful!!!
Apr 26, 2017 William Wray
Apr 25, 2017 Roberto Penaherrera
Apr 25, 2017 Oana Moraru
Apr 25, 2017 MELISSA VALLEY END THIS!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
Apr 24, 2017 Katy Johnson
Apr 24, 2017 Rose Pollock
Apr 24, 2017 Vel Roe
Apr 24, 2017 Yolanda Bernhard
Apr 24, 2017 Sandra Holbrook
Apr 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2017 Sharmila Perera
Apr 24, 2017 Nancy Warner
Apr 24, 2017 Joan Mitsuka
Apr 24, 2017 Luisa Melo
Apr 24, 2017 Anne Bekkers
Apr 24, 2017 petra meerwaldt
Apr 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2017 Clare Jones If you want blood sport rush. Fight each other and stop being cowards by making animals your scapegoats
Apr 23, 2017 Sandra Walton
Apr 23, 2017 Nancy Hafner
Apr 22, 2017 Jane Munns
Apr 21, 2017 Halima Padilla-Moyen
Apr 21, 2017 Jill Kuch
Apr 21, 2017 Debbie Banditelli
Apr 21, 2017 Frances Broadhurst This is abhorrent and participants in such cruelty must be stopped.
Apr 21, 2017 Adilah Zabir
Apr 21, 2017 Heather Cohen
Apr 21, 2017 Carolina Jimenez
Apr 21, 2017 Sandra Baran I support putting animal abusers to sleep!!!!
Apr 21, 2017 J. Reiling
Apr 20, 2017 Ginni Ramsey
Apr 20, 2017 josé Dias
Apr 20, 2017 LILIANNE ROBERT
Apr 20, 2017 patrick zemp
Apr 19, 2017 Dawn Ciszar
Apr 19, 2017 Emmanuel Haller
Apr 19, 2017 Tina Eakin
Apr 19, 2017 April Raney
Apr 18, 2017 Kim Lacost
Apr 18, 2017 Jerri Berg
Apr 18, 2017 mary ann cavallero
Apr 18, 2017 Colleen Bashore
Apr 18, 2017 Vanessa Ungaro

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