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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: 143,274
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

Feb 20, 2017 Edward Brannigan
Feb 20, 2017 Mark Cresswell People who are involved should face life behind bars and all assets seized
Feb 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 19, 2017 Jessica Raysman Youtube please remove all videos that contain dog fighting, its not intertaining, it's cruel and disgusting.
Feb 19, 2017 Major Escape
Feb 19, 2017 Betty Menendez-Aponte
Feb 19, 2017 sarah weisberg
Feb 18, 2017 Debra Nelligan
Feb 18, 2017 Eleonora De Giorgio
Feb 18, 2017 Julia Eliot-Roy
Feb 18, 2017 marlin henderson this is against the law and needs to stop - to watch this type of video is sickening! These people should be reported and prosecuted to the full extent of the law!
Feb 17, 2017 Melissa Maier Anyone that would put dogfighting videos on YouTube should not only be banned, but sent to authorities that could find and prosecute the individuals responsible. Be part of the solution instead of part of the problem.
Feb 16, 2017 Mark Borow
Feb 16, 2017 Yvonne Autie Please stop harming these animals now. They are disgusting & appallingly cruel to the animals involved.
Feb 16, 2017 Chere Conner
Feb 16, 2017 Cynthia Heaney
Feb 15, 2017 Alan Buchanan
Feb 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 15, 2017 darrel craven This is BARBARIC!!!!!!!
Feb 15, 2017 Lisset Garcia
Feb 15, 2017 STACEY O'BRIEN
Feb 14, 2017 Grace Mattson
Feb 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 14, 2017 Christine McNulty
Feb 14, 2017 Joshua Santos
Feb 14, 2017 Deborah Boychuk Want killer fights? Death rows have plenty for entertainment. Will save state money, too.
Feb 14, 2017 Heidi Moschetti
Feb 14, 2017 leigh barry
Feb 14, 2017 Jennifer Ramos Dog fighting is barbaric and the scum who promote it should be punished.
Feb 14, 2017 melissa suarez
Feb 14, 2017 Christos Christias
Feb 14, 2017 Robert Cochrane
Feb 14, 2017 Michelle Malaspino
Feb 14, 2017 Dixie Pleska
Feb 14, 2017 Ashton Burke
Feb 14, 2017 Heidi Mugrauer
Feb 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 14, 2017 Liel Thistle
Feb 14, 2017 MARK GROSSO
Feb 14, 2017 suzanne nadeau
Feb 13, 2017 Jennifer Green I cannot understand how anyone can watch these types of videos and call them entertainment. Get rid of them and/or charge you tube and the user.
Feb 13, 2017 Solveiga Unger
Feb 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 13, 2017 visala hohlbein Such meanness to animals shows a complete lack of compassion. We need to treat the weakest among us with respect. We should be their protectors.
Feb 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 12, 2017 amelia vitale
Feb 11, 2017 melody wadsworth Please do not promote this cruel inhumane treatment of any animal by letting videos be shown or remain on You Tube. Not only dogs die, bait animals are used as well. Please do the right thing on this and remove the videos permanently.
Feb 11, 2017 Amanda Dudman I am horrified that YouTube continues to host videos of dog fighting - a criminal activity. By allowing abuse on your site, you are condoning it, and normalising it for some susceptible minds. Please be responsible and remove all videos of this sort from

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