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In June 2014, 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: 143,067
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


Jan 18, 2017 Casey O'Conner
Jan 17, 2017 Kevin Maisonave
Jan 17, 2017 Charity Chambers
Jan 16, 2017 Ann le grange
Jan 16, 2017 Lydia Lafferty
Jan 16, 2017 christine taulbee
Jan 16, 2017 Kelly Ohlsen
Jan 16, 2017 Linda Magyar Please!!!! Do not encourage any kind of animal cruelty or abuse!!!
Jan 16, 2017 linda shingles
Jan 16, 2017 Lori McCracken
Jan 16, 2017 André Henrique Bacci
Jan 16, 2017 Amina Dhumaad
Jan 15, 2017 April Brown
Jan 15, 2017 anna gennari
Jan 15, 2017 Nico Sandman
Jan 14, 2017 Sue Jackson
Jan 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 12, 2017 Kathleen Franklin
Jan 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 12, 2017 Tracy Birrell Cruel and unnecessary.
Jan 12, 2017 Tricia Hamilton
Jan 11, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 11, 2017 Catherine Lill
Jan 11, 2017 Hanni Gennat
Jan 11, 2017 Ute Ergul
Jan 11, 2017 virginia skelton
Jan 11, 2017 Maria P Burke Dog Fighting should be banned. If people want to see a fight, let it be between two people!!!!
Jan 11, 2017 Cheryl MacKay
Jan 10, 2017 Brian Burdick As much as I love you tube, that's how much I hate dog fighting! PLEASE BAN dog fighting videos from you tube. Thank you very much. Brian Burdick
Jan 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 10, 2017 eileen birns
Jan 8, 2017 Susan Sheridan
Jan 8, 2017 j r
Jan 7, 2017 Betina Leme
Jan 7, 2017 donna savino
Jan 7, 2017 Gloria Eller
Jan 6, 2017 nathalie guyonvarch
Jan 6, 2017 Keylie King
Jan 5, 2017 Michelyn Martirez
Jan 5, 2017 ibrahim rexhepi
Jan 5, 2017 Sara Fox-Uvalle
Jan 4, 2017 Thomas David
Jan 4, 2017 Ginne Westfall
Jan 4, 2017 DANIJELA VISAK
Jan 4, 2017 Bruno Hurel
Jan 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 3, 2017 Ellie Toman
Jan 3, 2017 Cynthia Lee
Jan 3, 2017 Debra Dragonheart

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