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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: 147,213
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


Jul 16, 2018 Patricia Cummings
Jul 16, 2018 Janet Doiron This is so wrong in so many ways ! Please stop this cruelty ! What kind of person would do this to any animal ? What next people fighting this way ? Stop this bullshit . Stop the posting on u-tube !
Jul 15, 2018 Maria Ferraro
Jul 15, 2018 Cindy Reed
Jul 15, 2018 Jordan Rivera This is not entertainment. These dogs don’t deserve to be used as entertainment like that. Imagine if it was your child being attacked and beaten. These dogs deserve better. They deserve to be loved and cared for.
Jul 15, 2018 Angelique Rumping
Jul 15, 2018 Bette Blew
Jul 15, 2018 Leanne Goodwin
Jul 14, 2018 Ana Maria Weaver
Jul 14, 2018 Denise Irwin-Podlesny
Jul 14, 2018 Lourdes Velez Ban dogfighting . Stricter laws needed and consequences!!!
Jul 14, 2018 Julie Seis
Jul 14, 2018 Nell Patterson
Jul 14, 2018 Claudine Jones
Jul 14, 2018 (Name not displayed) The is not entertainment or expectable for viewing. The world is already immune to many bad things, we as a group should many better choices.
Jul 14, 2018 Love sa Kohr Anyone involved in the mistreatment of animals should be arrested and fined. If they cause the death of an animal it should be the same punnishment as a human would face. Murder. Then just maybe the MFs who cause this would think teice.
Jul 14, 2018 Rhodna McMullins
Jul 14, 2018 Joetta Bailey More dog lovers than those who watch dog fights
Jul 14, 2018 Joanne Richards Dog fighting is a cruel, heartless activity that tortures innocent animals and erodes humans character. Please stop promoting this heinous activity by allowing instructional videos to be posted on YouTube. Use it to lift humanity up, not to destroy.
Jul 14, 2018 Kalpana Dbrass
Jul 14, 2018 Jennifer Gibbons
Jul 14, 2018 (Name not displayed) This crime needs to have stronger penalties and any movies of this activity should not be shared just as one would not allow other offensive material to be shared.
Jul 14, 2018 Austin Ramage
Jul 14, 2018 Maricel Franz Please reconsider your policy and ban videos supporting cruelty to animals. Dog fighting is an awful hobby and should not be encouraged!
Jul 14, 2018 Vicky Apala-Cuevas What goes around...comes around...
Jul 14, 2018 Bessie Potter Violence in any form is totally wrong. Heinous when forced on animals who would only fight to defend themselves. On a personal note. We have withdrawn our support because of the constant violence your channel portrays. And not just to animals
Jul 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 14, 2018 Lori Briggs
Jul 14, 2018 Tracy Landes
Jul 14, 2018 Terry Robinson
Jul 14, 2018 Marlene English This is the most heinous thing that humans can subject animals to. It needs to stop, NOT be perpetuated!
Jul 14, 2018 Susan Sachnoff
Jul 14, 2018 Diane Strain Pit Bulls have a bad reputation BECAUSE of the underground dog fighting. They are loyal,sweet,loving dogs, who DO NOT get justice when ALL of the people who profit from the rings get a slap on the wrist instead of harsher punishments!!
Jul 14, 2018 Judy Varney Please stop the dog fighting. Dont show this on utube
Jul 14, 2018 Joanna Lee
Jul 14, 2018 Jeanne Heugh
Jul 14, 2018 Kathy Maxey
Jul 13, 2018 Valerie Preston
Jul 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 13, 2018 Patricia Partida
Jul 13, 2018 Antoinette Dusaid Deny dogfighting videos ,report them to the authorities instead
Jul 13, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please,please stop airing dog fighting videos. This is a crime against them.
Jul 13, 2018 Kim Morton
Jul 13, 2018 Sharon Gilbert
Jul 13, 2018 Nikole Scothorn
Jul 13, 2018 Dion Nixon
Jul 13, 2018 Liz Rivera Dig fighting is abhorrent and should never be promoted or supported. Please do the right thing by removing and banning these videos! Show you are human and gave a conscience and a heart. Do not give these people an opportunity for an audience
Jul 13, 2018 Dolores Richards This practise is inhumane. Please stop it!
Jul 13, 2018 Tami Burd You can display my name. I proud to stand up and fight for animals that are majestic and loyal. Utube should change its policy! Would they show women or children being beaten, locked up, abused? This is NOT entertainment! Remove the DOG FIGHTING video

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