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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: 146,955
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., 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 27, 2018 Jennifer Betschner Stronger sentences for abusers of animal fighting. It is not the breed or animal it is the human.
May 27, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 27, 2018 LISA MCLEOD
May 27, 2018 Corinna Morton
May 27, 2018 Angela Jones
May 27, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 27, 2018 Sabrina Lester-Granger
May 27, 2018 Judith Mumbauer
May 27, 2018 Nella Taylor
May 27, 2018 Madalina Viziteu
May 27, 2018 Kathy Monaco
May 27, 2018 Lauren Skipp
May 27, 2018 Dyan Merick
May 27, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 27, 2018 J McDermott
May 27, 2018 Charity Thayn
May 26, 2018 Geraldine Sharo
May 26, 2018 Elizabeth Cima
May 26, 2018 Dorothy Walker
May 26, 2018 alan harper
May 26, 2018 Kimberly Knickerbocker
May 25, 2018 Josef Vogler
May 25, 2018 Leigh Ashman
May 25, 2018 Andreja Stimac
May 25, 2018 Z. Gennert
May 25, 2018 Mary Massey
May 25, 2018 Elizabeth Majewski
May 25, 2018 Jacqueline Godbout
May 24, 2018 Dominique Mas
May 24, 2018 (Name not displayed) Dog fighting is illegal in all states therefore why would you allow dog fighting videos to be shown on YouTube? I will also be writing to my Congressmen about this because you aren't following your own community guidelines.
May 24, 2018 (Name not displayed) By showing these horrific videos you are condoning these horrible acts of cruelty and encouraging further abuse. STOP!!!
May 24, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please please remove these violent expressions of cruelty! Media has a responsibility to acknowledge the power of images and to use your influence to model a better world and a better humanity.
May 24, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2018 Patricia McBride And we wonder why kids are messed up? Really? One of the first signs they display is cruelty to animals. You Tube, you are not innocent.
May 24, 2018 Sue Brace get this animal cruelty off the internet stop this animal cruelty from being accessible
May 24, 2018 Jody Whitsell So wrong to show the horror of dog fights!
May 24, 2018 Ronald Guglielmino
May 24, 2018 Sue MacLeod Please STOP this disgusting, horrible, cruel practice of dog fighting videos being shown on You Tube. It is animal abuse and the people participating and promoting this cruelty, should be locked up...and the key thrown away!! STOP this NOW!!
May 24, 2018 Renee Burrus
May 24, 2018 D L Bostaph Dog fighting is animal abuse at it's worst and it is illegal in all 50 states. You ought to be ashamed to allow these videos on YouTube. TAKE THEM DOWN AT ONCE!!! Do not promote animal cruelty by allowing them to be shown.
May 24, 2018 Melody Mroski People who engage poor animals in dog fighting are mentally ill. YouTube should be ashamed for allowing these types of videos that depict such a sick sport.
May 24, 2018 Joy Gadsden Do the right thing.
May 24, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please do all you can to stop this heinous practice of dog fighting!
May 24, 2018 Susan Mittleider I sincerely hope you will listen to all of us and do the right thing...thank you.
May 24, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2018 Laurie Paullin My heart was broken with the story of Atlas. I am sickened by the way this animal has been treated. I am so happy that he is rescued. PLEASE STOP DOG FIGHTING!
May 24, 2018 (Name not displayed) I want the penalty fit the crime. Put these people into the pits tied up and let the dogs and roosters at them! I hate these people and YouTube should not allow these videos.
May 24, 2018 Shari Forman
May 24, 2018 Maureen Engel The people who put on the fight and the ones who place bets all need to be put in jail for 20 years and this would stop them. They should be registered as animal abusers just like sex offenders and not be allow to have any kind of animal
May 24, 2018 Tiffany Ellis

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