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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: 139,534
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., 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

Nov 27, 2015 Sandra Vickers
Nov 27, 2015 Gail Coates
Nov 27, 2015 GERETTE NICOTRA The names and addresses of the people promoting and attending the dog fights should be published on a National Registry AFTER they are convicted of a crime.
Nov 26, 2015 Meray Dedeci Stop please dog fighting
Nov 26, 2015 sabine ottinger-kremer
Nov 25, 2015 marie-francoise amestoy
Nov 25, 2015 Dory Feldmann
Nov 25, 2015 Zephanie Locker-Lampson
Nov 25, 2015 agnes Losonczi
Nov 23, 2015 (Name not displayed) We need to stop these cruel and sick acts of "entertainment"!
Nov 23, 2015 Janie Ellis
Nov 23, 2015 Barbara Wooten
Nov 22, 2015 Mona Manera
Nov 22, 2015 Leslie Gegg
Nov 22, 2015 Jessica Lawson
Nov 22, 2015 Linda Wente
Nov 21, 2015 Donna neola
Nov 21, 2015 Svetlana Lukianenko
Nov 20, 2015 Irene Labuschagne
Nov 20, 2015 Rosa Pereira
Nov 19, 2015 Вероника Ярыгина Их в тюрьму пусть с зеками там бои устраивают
Nov 19, 2015 Susan Swift
Nov 19, 2015 Hope Carl
Nov 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 19, 2015 Melissa Green
Nov 18, 2015 diana roberts
Nov 18, 2015 c S
Nov 18, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 18, 2015 Brittany Smith
Nov 18, 2015 Lone Klitgaard
Nov 18, 2015 Jessica Whitehead
Nov 18, 2015 Marlyse Hanssens
Nov 18, 2015 Juleigh deakin
Nov 17, 2015 Maja Lacković
Nov 17, 2015 corinne nygren
Nov 16, 2015 Hilde Seidl
Nov 16, 2015 Ellen Sturm
Nov 16, 2015 Margherita Polia
Nov 15, 2015 Marie Hemphill
Nov 15, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 15, 2015 Cheryl Wine These videos need to be removed ; they are unconscionable. By allowing this videos, YouTube becomes part of the problem.
Nov 15, 2015 Michelle Blackley
Nov 15, 2015 Elizabeth Smith
Nov 14, 2015 lila guerrero
Nov 14, 2015 Kim McKinnis This is one of the most horrible things humans do to animals. It's time we all stand up and put an end to the cruelty our race inflicts on innocent animals!
Nov 13, 2015 Marcus Soon
Nov 13, 2015 Stacy Bell
Nov 13, 2015 Pia Laamanen

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