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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: 145,006
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

Jul 27, 2017 Danielle Gareau
Jul 27, 2017 Jodi Bandola
Jul 27, 2017 charmaine duncan
Jul 27, 2017 Kathy Woods
Jul 26, 2017 Karen Moore
Jul 26, 2017 William Tarbox
Jul 26, 2017 Liz Penney
Jul 26, 2017 Janina Kowa
Jul 26, 2017 Sally Hart
Jul 26, 2017 Anne Griffin
Jul 26, 2017 CINDY COLLIER
Jul 26, 2017 cindy stoppa
Jul 26, 2017 Elizabeth stevens
Jul 26, 2017 Maria Ballester
Jul 26, 2017 Pat LaStrapes
Jul 26, 2017 David Ellis
Jul 26, 2017 Mike LeHew Anyone, anyway that participates in this ugly, ignorant, cruel practice should themselves be caged (for life !!!!!!)
Jul 26, 2017 Rosemarie DiFrancesco
Jul 26, 2017 Kandy Rogers Stop this disgusting practice now. Animals are NOT entertainment
Jul 26, 2017 Jill Hornick
Jul 26, 2017 Giovina Buddie
Jul 25, 2017 Katie Soles
Jul 25, 2017 Dpnna Rodriguez
Jul 25, 2017 Suzanne Lebon BAN ANIMAL CRUELTY PLS SIGN: Trump is Mentally Ill+Must Be Removed
Jul 25, 2017 CAROL OZOUF
Jul 25, 2017 Yola Stavridou
Jul 25, 2017 Marina Batchaeva Marina Batchaeva
Jul 24, 2017 Kaisa Kähönen
Jul 24, 2017 Kat R
Jul 24, 2017 Melody Stevens
Jul 24, 2017 Pam Clark
Jul 23, 2017 Carol Dixon
Jul 23, 2017 Cecilia Hernández Bravo
Jul 22, 2017 Antoinette Gonzales
Jul 22, 2017 Siouxzi Foxxen
Jul 21, 2017 Grace Herrera
Jul 21, 2017 Cindy Mekka
Jul 20, 2017 Inga Frauke Majer
Jul 20, 2017 Robert Grabowsky
Jul 19, 2017 Lynette Nielsen
Jul 18, 2017 Dina Ciaramaglia The perps and spectators need to be arrested for FELONIES! PLEASE STOP this endless torture and murder of these helpless innocent animals! They are not "items", they are living breathing creatures that FEEL this PAIN!
Jul 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2017 tammy bullock
Jul 18, 2017 David Pedrero
Jul 18, 2017 charin Suárez
Jul 18, 2017 Mercedes Ante
Jul 17, 2017 Ingrid Bichler
Jul 17, 2017 Lisa McCloughan Animal abuse is not a sport. This is a from a sick mind and heart and will eventually lead to abuse of humankind. Please use your influence to stop this.
Jul 17, 2017 Eva Sandhammar

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