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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: 145,348
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

Oct 23, 2017 kimberly bridges
Oct 22, 2017 Linda Miller This HAS to be stopped. In THIS DAY AND AGE this garbage is STILL going on -- just heinous.
Oct 22, 2017 Joyce McConnell Where are any moral codes that allow this to be seen and encourage this behavior? There are always "sick" people who are engaging in this behavior. Why would you promote this horrific behavior if it encourages even more to be involved? Please help.
Oct 22, 2017 Ragnhild Brännström
Oct 22, 2017 Laura Prohaska
Oct 21, 2017 Carole Osborn
Oct 21, 2017 Zaher Naoum
Oct 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2017 John Moore I think we should put people in these fighting situations! Of course, that's probably been done, humans didn't like that so they use dogs. Who's the animal?
Oct 20, 2017 katherine Sampson
Oct 20, 2017 Christina Brown
Oct 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2017 Liliana Fiorini
Oct 20, 2017 Monica Preis
Oct 20, 2017 Linda Romano
Oct 20, 2017 wendy woodward
Oct 20, 2017 Isabel Sobral
Oct 20, 2017 C. Scott
Oct 19, 2017 Vanessa Montoya
Oct 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 19, 2017 Dulcinea Merton
Oct 19, 2017 robert swift
Oct 19, 2017 Barry Faust
Oct 19, 2017 Robert Reed
Oct 19, 2017 Patricia Ferguson
Oct 19, 2017 Bob Bellamy
Oct 19, 2017 Ronald Brogan
Oct 19, 2017 Darlene Ross
Oct 18, 2017 Brenda Frey
Oct 17, 2017 LOUISE MOORE
Oct 17, 2017 thomas wegner
Oct 16, 2017 Audra Guecia
Oct 16, 2017 Alexis Neil
Oct 16, 2017 Marlene West
Oct 16, 2017 Diane Webster
Oct 15, 2017 Jan Camalier
Oct 14, 2017 Kimberly Boden
Oct 14, 2017 Andrea Vos
Oct 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 14, 2017 Karl-Heinz Braun
Oct 13, 2017 Kei Breedlove We need to show more love and caring in this world. Stop dog fighting PERIOD!
Oct 12, 2017 Jennifer Parsons
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 12, 2017 Catherine Vest Dog fighting IS NOT entertainment. It is cruel and dogs have feelings too. STOP THIS UNNECESSARY THING!!!!
Oct 11, 2017 kaydee lewis
Oct 11, 2017 William Batkay
Oct 10, 2017 Nicola Marsden
Oct 10, 2017 Jean Galati

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