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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: 142,018
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


May 3, 2016 Kimberly Larson
May 3, 2016 Olya Almazova
May 2, 2016 Rebekah Foxx
May 2, 2016 Debra Yanko Fog fighting is not entertainment! These humble animals are mans friend not to be raised for fighting, betting, amusement, torture!
May 1, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 1, 2016 Cynthia Haynes
May 1, 2016 Heather Bailey By allowing these videos on your site, YouTube is effectively condoning the barbaric practice of dog fighting. Please remove these nightmarish videos & ban any future posting of videos where animals are harmed by people.
May 1, 2016 Elizabeth Jaskiewicz Stop dog fighting now
Apr 30, 2016 Paul Abrahams Said it before and I'll keep on saying it; the scum who attend such events are every bit as guilty as the vermin who run them. It is just abhorrent on every single level with no place in this world.
Apr 30, 2016 Jo Anna Williamson
Apr 30, 2016 Dara Wallace
Apr 30, 2016 Karen Weston
Apr 30, 2016 Jean T Truitt
Apr 30, 2016 yawen huang
Apr 30, 2016 Leslie Marlin
Apr 30, 2016 (Name not displayed) No more dog fights
Apr 29, 2016 Edward Chapnick
Apr 29, 2016 Ada Novero
Apr 29, 2016 Dolly Schultz
Apr 29, 2016 Mary Mayers
Apr 29, 2016 KRYSTAL YOUNG
Apr 29, 2016 Taiga Cortelazzi
Apr 28, 2016 tammie mears Stop this cruelty now!
Apr 28, 2016 Valeria Santos
Apr 28, 2016 Janet Roberts
Apr 27, 2016 Mary Best
Apr 27, 2016 Frank Piliero
Apr 27, 2016 Jessica Canan
Apr 27, 2016 Cheryl Casey
Apr 27, 2016 Amy Russell
Apr 27, 2016 William Weaver
Apr 27, 2016 Melissa Plessinger
Apr 27, 2016 Jennifer Perez
Apr 27, 2016 Jessica Vanasdlen
Apr 27, 2016 Lynne Morand It is not appropriate to have violent videos on display, whether it is animals or people. No living thing deserves to be treated with cruelty!
Apr 26, 2016 Carissa Brown
Apr 26, 2016 Pamela Didia
Apr 26, 2016 Dianne Dellarco Allowing these to be posted condones cruelty and gives those promoting it an audience. Please ban this!
Apr 25, 2016 (Name not displayed) People who allow this are crazy, stupid,idiots. Maybe they would like be put in a area and be beaten to death .just plain animal cruelty.
Apr 25, 2016 Christine O'Brien
Apr 25, 2016 Dina Wilson Promotion or display of the abuse of animals should not have to be requested to not be accessible on YouTube.
Apr 25, 2016 Barbara Smolinski Leave the animals alone!! FIGHT AND KILL EACH OTHER. THE WORLD WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE WITHOUT YOU
Apr 25, 2016 James Thrailkill
Apr 25, 2016 Carla Torti
Apr 24, 2016 Genette Woods
Apr 24, 2016 Monika Pellegrini
Apr 24, 2016 M. Sforza
Apr 24, 2016 Heather McCrillis How are showing dog fighting videos making you any money, YouTube? That's all sites like yours care about.
Apr 24, 2016 Алексей Жезлов
Apr 24, 2016 Jeff Whitworth

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