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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: 144,603
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 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 27, 2017 Helen Process
May 27, 2017 Ann Marie Teder
May 27, 2017 Janet Mila McClarren Have a heart.
May 27, 2017 David Adcock
May 27, 2017 Lee Hetzel Shameful, whats next? Porn shot at home?
May 27, 2017 Dale Peterson
May 27, 2017 David Daniel
May 27, 2017 (Name not displayed) Please, Susan, do the humane and compassionate thing.
May 27, 2017 (Name not displayed) Dear Susan, I implore you to please, please do not allow these videos on YouTube.
May 27, 2017 Linda Bolander Google, you should know better.
May 27, 2017 Diana Kruck
May 27, 2017 Laila Sunde
May 27, 2017 Mihai Ungureanu-Pamfil
May 27, 2017 Paula Phillips I'm seriously disappointed to know dog-fighting videos are allowed on YouTube. Do you show "snuff" films, too? What's the difference? STEP UP and do more! You can afford it!
May 27, 2017 Denise White
May 27, 2017 K Kane What possible explanation or justification do you have for spreading videos showing violence against unwitting animals?
May 27, 2017 Jeanne Yakos
May 27, 2017 Shannon Taylor
May 27, 2017 charlotte earnshaw
May 27, 2017 (Name not displayed) How can you continue to show dog fighting on your site? Don't you realize that animals are living beings, created by God, and under our protection. Dog fighting is cruelty & many beloved pets have been stolen to use as bait dogs. Perpetrators are inhuman.
May 27, 2017 Jean Mackeurtan Don't encourage cruelty and criminality
May 26, 2017 Dnnis Schramm
May 26, 2017 LORRAINE THOMPSON
May 26, 2017 Margaret Caffrey
May 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 26, 2017 Bill Holt Encourage people to use ad-blocking software, especially if it can specifically target YouTube. Ad revenue is YouTube's lifeline. This media giant terminates accounts for 'copyright violation', so banning vile dogfighting videos should be a 'no brainer'.
May 26, 2017 Doreen Wood
May 26, 2017 Elaine Hall
May 26, 2017 (Name not displayed) This is a disgrace and animals are better than people! This kind of #### is why our world is the way it is .. find something good and productive to do!
May 26, 2017 Yolanda Hershey YouTube, did you not show up when GOD was passing out brains and compassion?
May 26, 2017 Alana Henry SERIOUSLY youtube!!!!!!!!!!!! Do you not have enough on your sight to entertain people and the ones that are watching dog fights should be shot themselves....IDIOTS!!!!
May 26, 2017 Valerie Wood It's hard to believe in this century that this is still "advertised" as entertainment. And, it is illegal. Why is You Tube sharing illegal activity on their site?
May 26, 2017 Linda Grimm
May 26, 2017 Angela Quaglia
May 25, 2017 Jeff Harsha Dog fighting is a terrible and evil practice which must be stopped in every state
May 25, 2017 Maya Quadens
May 25, 2017 Shannon Patrick Please remove any such horrendous videos from your site... along with anything else cruel or inhumane. That isn't entertainment.
May 25, 2017 Candace Campbell YouTube is actively encouraging dog fighting in allowing these disgusting videos.
May 25, 2017 Heather Handley This is a disgusting "sport". People that torture animals also brutalize humans. I can't believe any intelligent human being would sponsor this activity. Spin it any way you want but that is what is happening when you allow these posting Shame on you!!!
May 25, 2017 leo lopez
May 25, 2017 kyle lopez
May 25, 2017 patricia lopez
May 25, 2017 wanda sayers
May 25, 2017 Diane Walworth This is NOT a harmless sport!! Please, take down these extremely horrific, inhumane and disgusting videos.
May 25, 2017 Laurie Wells Urgent! This must stop NOW!
May 25, 2017 Susan Powers
May 25, 2017 Sandra Greene
May 25, 2017 PAT METSINGER dog fighting is EVIL and must stop DO NOT SUPPORT IT.
May 25, 2017 Annette Pendery

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