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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: 145,196
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


Sep 23, 2017 Vincenzo Taffoni
Sep 23, 2017 Terri Banks
Sep 23, 2017 Patricia Bitnar
Sep 23, 2017 валерия ланцова
Sep 21, 2017 Julie Novell
Sep 21, 2017 Alisha Allen
Sep 20, 2017 Aurelia Gergely
Sep 20, 2017 Kelly Hahn
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Sep 20, 2017 Suzanne Scaini
Sep 20, 2017 Amelia King
Sep 20, 2017 Joyce Garvin
Sep 20, 2017 robin mater
Sep 20, 2017 Jona Milo
Sep 20, 2017 Susan Harmon
Sep 20, 2017 liz pisani
Sep 20, 2017 Dalma Bugg
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Sep 19, 2017 Robin Sheppard
Sep 17, 2017 Meghan Croyts
Sep 17, 2017 Leslie McCord
Sep 16, 2017 kathleen michael
Sep 15, 2017 sherry butcher
Sep 14, 2017 Lourdes San Jose
Sep 14, 2017 Deborah Moore
Sep 13, 2017 Diane Best
Sep 13, 2017 Gillian Lee
Sep 13, 2017 Monika Jakubik
Sep 13, 2017 Sabina Taneja
Sep 13, 2017 Shannah Tenner
Sep 13, 2017 lynn diakogiannakis
Sep 13, 2017 Vivian Lieb
Sep 13, 2017 Marie Keough
Sep 13, 2017 Spasenic Lacramioara
Sep 12, 2017 Terry Mann
Sep 11, 2017 David Stultz
Sep 11, 2017 Bonnie Edwards
Sep 11, 2017 cali cheshelski
Sep 9, 2017 Stevie littrell
Sep 9, 2017 Mandy Statham
Sep 8, 2017 pat redner
Sep 7, 2017 Setsuko Yamamoto
Sep 7, 2017 marilyn purdy
Sep 6, 2017 Kathleen Nagy-DeRosa
Sep 6, 2017 Tami Lukachy
Sep 6, 2017 Sharmila Perera
Sep 6, 2017 Chris Silcox
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Sep 6, 2017 Dawn Carter
Sep 6, 2017 Diana Martins

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