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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: 146,454
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 22, 2018 Norma Sandler This is Horrendous! It is completely immoral to show these videos. You are promoting horror. Please ban them at once.
Apr 20, 2018 Katie McMahon-Ellenz
Apr 18, 2018 Christine Fernando
Apr 18, 2018 Dena Shelangoski
Apr 16, 2018 Wendy Priest
Apr 15, 2018 Debra Terranova
Apr 15, 2018 Jacqueline McGrath Curtis
Apr 14, 2018 Rachel Paiva
Apr 14, 2018 m b
Apr 14, 2018 stef b
Apr 14, 2018 Stacey Smith
Apr 14, 2018 Robin Kreiner
Apr 14, 2018 Nicole Fish
Apr 13, 2018 Amanda Bunger
Apr 13, 2018 Peter Fell
Apr 13, 2018 Robert Wolpa
Apr 13, 2018 Becky Turnbull
Apr 13, 2018 Racquel Colinares
Apr 13, 2018 Theresa Simpson
Apr 13, 2018 Barbara Ellis
Apr 13, 2018 Dee Authier
Apr 13, 2018 fran doz
Apr 13, 2018 Jeannie Dinning
Apr 13, 2018 Janet Glaspie
Apr 13, 2018 Debbie Conrad
Apr 13, 2018 Bern Lucy Annie Jamie Dra Dog fighters are dangerous people. They usually have illegal drugs and weapons. They are a threat to the community. What they do to dogs to make tax free cash is horrific. This needs to stop.
Apr 13, 2018 Elena Shcherbakova
Apr 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 13, 2018 susan shawket
Apr 13, 2018 Vangelis Seitanidis
Apr 13, 2018 Constance LaRussa
Apr 13, 2018 Ellen Kroesen
Apr 13, 2018 Susan Daisley
Apr 13, 2018 Beau Ryba
Apr 13, 2018 Cara Moore
Apr 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 12, 2018 Donna Arnold
Apr 12, 2018 Lori Hanlon Please these dogs aren't meant to fight they are mans best friend!
Apr 12, 2018 Mr and Mrs Richard N. Huff
Apr 12, 2018 Lisa Kovacs
Apr 11, 2018 georgina italy
Apr 10, 2018 Jill Banta
Apr 10, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 10, 2018 Leslie Vanlessen
Apr 9, 2018 Kristen Krowe
Apr 9, 2018 Debbie Dawn Sage Animal Lives Matter......
Apr 8, 2018 Nancy Warner
Apr 8, 2018 Amanda Spears
Apr 8, 2018 Deborah Hackett
Apr 8, 2018 Carol Costello

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