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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: 144,578
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

May 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 26, 2017 Bill Holt Encourage people to use ad-blocking software, especially if it can specifically target YouTube. Ad revenue is YouTube's lifeline. This media giant terminates accounts for 'copyright violation', so banning vile dogfighting videos should be a 'no brainer'.
May 26, 2017 Doreen Wood
May 26, 2017 Elaine Hall
May 26, 2017 (Name not displayed) This is a disgrace and animals are better than people! This kind of #### is why our world is the way it is .. find something good and productive to do!
May 26, 2017 Yolanda Hershey YouTube, did you not show up when GOD was passing out brains and compassion?
May 26, 2017 Alana Henry SERIOUSLY youtube!!!!!!!!!!!! Do you not have enough on your sight to entertain people and the ones that are watching dog fights should be shot themselves....IDIOTS!!!!
May 26, 2017 Valerie Wood It's hard to believe in this century that this is still "advertised" as entertainment. And, it is illegal. Why is You Tube sharing illegal activity on their site?
May 26, 2017 Linda Grimm
May 26, 2017 Angela Quaglia
May 25, 2017 Jeff Harsha Dog fighting is a terrible and evil practice which must be stopped in every state
May 25, 2017 Maya Quadens
May 25, 2017 Shannon Patrick Please remove any such horrendous videos from your site... along with anything else cruel or inhumane. That isn't entertainment.
May 25, 2017 Candace Campbell YouTube is actively encouraging dog fighting in allowing these disgusting videos.
May 25, 2017 Heather Handley This is a disgusting "sport". People that torture animals also brutalize humans. I can't believe any intelligent human being would sponsor this activity. Spin it any way you want but that is what is happening when you allow these posting Shame on you!!!
May 25, 2017 leo lopez
May 25, 2017 kyle lopez
May 25, 2017 patricia lopez
May 25, 2017 wanda sayers
May 25, 2017 Diane Walworth This is NOT a harmless sport!! Please, take down these extremely horrific, inhumane and disgusting videos.
May 25, 2017 Laurie Wells Urgent! This must stop NOW!
May 25, 2017 Susan Powers
May 25, 2017 Sandra Greene
May 25, 2017 PAT METSINGER dog fighting is EVIL and must stop DO NOT SUPPORT IT.
May 25, 2017 Annette Pendery
May 25, 2017 mary mallas
May 25, 2017 lynn maat
May 25, 2017 Rosemary B Carlson
May 25, 2017 Janette Bartfeld
May 25, 2017 Lilliana Fitzpatrick Please don't support Dog fighting. Who ever do that must be mentally sick and a pervert.Please "don't" support such sick videos on You Tube, "please"!!!
May 25, 2017 Patricia Mcelwain
May 24, 2017 Heather Trickett
May 24, 2017 Theresa Meade
May 24, 2017 Andrea Tuckett
May 24, 2017 Leslie D Such cowards using animals to gain a reputation. They need to step into a ring themselves. No holds barred.
May 24, 2017 Vaughna Vananda
May 24, 2017 (Name not displayed) Seriously, you are just going to flag them? Do you flag the beheadings by ISIS too?? Get a spine!
May 24, 2017 Linda Emerson Why would YouTube allow something which is so wrong, not to mention illegal, as to have their good name associated with dogfighting. It's time to do the right thing and not have your name linked with animal abuse.
May 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2017 Melinda Norman
May 24, 2017 Joseph Salamido
May 24, 2017 Kathleen Fitzpatrick Relying on the flagging policy is not enough. Raising consciousness rather than interest in dog fighting and animal abuse should be the goal. Please put an end to these graphic videos.
May 24, 2017 Susan Saint-Lockhart Please remove these videos from Utube. This is a very cruel blood sport and has no place in a society that needs to protect, not harm, animals. It is listed as a felony-so are you guilty?
May 24, 2017 Margaret Melnick
May 24, 2017 Kristine Thompson
May 24, 2017 Judith Gabriel Please do not encourage this practice by showing it.
May 24, 2017 louis angel
May 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2017 B. Szab
May 24, 2017 mitchel pilipovic

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