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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: 143,618
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, 2017 Jane Munns
Apr 21, 2017 Halima Padilla-Moyen
Apr 21, 2017 Jill Kuch
Apr 21, 2017 Debbie Banditelli
Apr 21, 2017 Frances Broadhurst This is abhorrent and participants in such cruelty must be stopped.
Apr 21, 2017 Adilah Zabir
Apr 21, 2017 Heather Cohen
Apr 21, 2017 Carolina Jimenez
Apr 21, 2017 Sandra Baran I support putting animal abusers to sleep!!!!
Apr 21, 2017 J. Reiling
Apr 20, 2017 Ginni Ramsey
Apr 20, 2017 josé Dias
Apr 20, 2017 LILIANNE ROBERT
Apr 20, 2017 patrick zemp
Apr 19, 2017 Dawn Ciszar
Apr 19, 2017 Emmanuel Haller
Apr 19, 2017 Tina Eakin
Apr 19, 2017 April Raney
Apr 18, 2017 Kim Lacost
Apr 18, 2017 Jerri Berg
Apr 18, 2017 mary ann cavallero
Apr 18, 2017 Colleen Bashore
Apr 18, 2017 Vanessa Ungaro
Apr 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 18, 2017 Katrina Shawley
Apr 18, 2017 Evelyn Peterson
Apr 17, 2017 LInda Pendleton
Apr 17, 2017 牧瀬 千佳
Apr 16, 2017 Anne-Marie Henkes
Apr 15, 2017 Beva Gasche
Apr 15, 2017 Marg Anne Quinn
Apr 15, 2017 Nathan Fisher
Apr 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 15, 2017 Angela Lindsry
Apr 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2017 Amy Borror
Apr 14, 2017 Tanya Cash
Apr 14, 2017 Lisa Trujillo
Apr 14, 2017 Amanda Treffert
Apr 14, 2017 Kathy Fujimoto
Apr 14, 2017 ulla lobbe
Apr 14, 2017 Gisela von Wolff
Apr 14, 2017 Jeanette Marcel
Apr 14, 2017 Romain Rolland
Apr 14, 2017 Deb Powell
Apr 14, 2017 Sherrie Collins
Apr 14, 2017 Monika Jakubik
Apr 14, 2017 alessandro villanucci
Apr 13, 2017 Maria Macpherson
Apr 13, 2017 Shannon Niles

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