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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: 144,972
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 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
Jul 16, 2017 Christine Ciempola
Jul 16, 2017 Cyndi Wood ALL LIFE MATTERS!!!
Jul 16, 2017 Claudia Cordeiro
Jul 16, 2017 Carol Defibaugh Stop showing and accepting dog fighting videos. That is cruelty to animals. Thank you and all the dogs of the world thank you as well.
Jul 16, 2017 denise hogan
Jul 16, 2017 Torunn Hvilsten
Jul 16, 2017 Fern Swecker
Jul 15, 2017 Desari Erickson
Jul 15, 2017 Justine Riant
Jul 15, 2017 Shirley Jenkins
Jul 14, 2017 Scott Ewing
Jul 14, 2017 Bruce Nix
Jul 14, 2017 Jennifer DiasDaCosta
Jul 14, 2017 Harolyn Giordano
Jul 14, 2017 Barbara Slaterback
Jul 14, 2017 Melanie Cameron
Jul 14, 2017 Paula Tice
Jul 14, 2017 Camille Barron
Jul 14, 2017 Joe Ackerman
Jul 14, 2017 Karola Windweh
Jul 14, 2017 Susan Williamson
Jul 11, 2017 Lou Iannucci
Jul 10, 2017 Evelyn Prest
Jul 10, 2017 Julie Berberi
Jul 10, 2017 Lori Kegler
Jul 10, 2017 christa romppanen bloodsports as well as murder is entertainment only for primitive bloodthirsty people and breeds more violence.
Jul 10, 2017 (Name not displayed) Absolutely disgusting this is even allowed on the site!!!!
Jul 10, 2017 John Koperczak
Jul 10, 2017 Carol Doud
Jul 9, 2017 Tonya Raikes
Jul 7, 2017 Hannah Fusselman Do not let these videos be accessible by the many young children who use YouTube!
Jul 7, 2017 Mary Ann Sturdevant Dog Fighting is HORRIFIC , and should NOT be displayed for the public's eye to see . DOG FIGHTING IS ILLEGAL ! ! I have raised PitBulls for over 30 years , and although I am not a "Pibble" person , I RESPECT this breed , and what PitBulls REPRESENT .
Jul 7, 2017 Rita Willoughby Stop allowing such videos of vicious fighting of dogs! This offers others the opportunity to continue to see this as a "sport". Such videos should be a way of catching the ignorant people who participate and enjoy this type of activity!
Jul 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)

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