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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: 146,277
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

Mar 20, 2018 K. vonReubendale
Mar 20, 2018 Dianna Wilson What is the matter with organisations who perpetuate this disgusting practice by providing a platform to make it public?
Mar 20, 2018 Madeleine Linebarger stop showing these videos.
Mar 20, 2018 Brendan Weldon-Beltz Dog fighting is NOT a sport, especially for the dogs. I am offended, disappointed and dismayed that YouTube still allows dog fighting videos on your site. Please stand up for these abused animals and explicitly prohibit any dog fighting videos, period!
Mar 20, 2018 Pamela Eisner
Mar 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 20, 2018 (Name not displayed) How disappointing it is to hear that "YouTube" is allowing this.
Mar 20, 2018 Lee McLaughlin this horribly cruel and inhumane treatment of animals must be stopped by heavy fines and imprisonment.
Mar 20, 2018 (Name not displayed) What the hell is wrong with you U-Tube you almost kick off Vet Ranch videos (showing homeless dogs and cats receiving free care) but promote this inhumane illegal activity ... something is very wrong with the controllers of U-Tube.
Mar 20, 2018 Kathy Derrick
Mar 20, 2018 Melodie Collins stop promoting these things. Please soften your hearts.
Mar 20, 2018 tony pallini
Mar 20, 2018 gia ehr
Mar 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 20, 2018 Kari Mueller Please stop promoting animal abuse by allowing dog fighting videos! Please take down all dog fighting videos and do your part for the humane treatment of dogs everywhere.
Mar 20, 2018 Mickey Teeters This kind of cruel video should be prohibited from your site! Please commit to take responsibility. It's the right thing to do!
Mar 20, 2018 Sylvia Griffith Please remove and prohibit dog fighting videos!
Mar 20, 2018 Dawn Work What is wrong with some people ??!!!
Mar 20, 2018 Diane Chmura
Mar 20, 2018 Gloria Novak
Mar 20, 2018 jay strong so youtube ban videos of hate but keep videos of animal cruelty they make no sense
Mar 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 20, 2018 Evelyne MIRASSOU
Mar 19, 2018 june harty
Mar 19, 2018 yola ileen gitter
Mar 19, 2018 Becky Alke
Mar 19, 2018 Tamala Atkinson
Mar 19, 2018 Christine Maidl
Mar 19, 2018 Barbara Darling
Mar 19, 2018 melinda themm Dog fighting is immoral and disgusting. It has NO place in any place on this earth! This includes YouTube. Post no more, remove what's there.
Mar 19, 2018 CM Carl
Mar 19, 2018 Deb Bishop
Mar 19, 2018 Joani Gibbs
Mar 19, 2018 Beverly Brzycki
Mar 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 19, 2018 (Name not displayed) This is one of the most inhumane acts of violence. promoting it by allowing videos to be posted on You Tube does not show good character or judgement.
Mar 19, 2018 Katherine Kallmeyer
Mar 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 19, 2018 David Torres
Mar 19, 2018 Pat Halter
Mar 19, 2018 Sue Bosman
Mar 19, 2018 Susan Schutt
Mar 19, 2018 barbara poland
Mar 19, 2018 Kimberley Dennis
Mar 19, 2018 Kathy Stites You Tube - YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF!! Showing videos of abused animals is not sport and is horrific. Please STOP showing these!! Or people may STOP using You Tube...
Mar 19, 2018 Theresa Hopf Are you serious? YouTube actually shows these horrific videos? YouTube should be investigated along with anyone who watches videos of animals tearing each other to shreds. How horrible of you, Susan Wojcicki, to allow this. You should be tossed in jail.
Mar 19, 2018 Lynn Wells
Mar 19, 2018 Cindy Locke
Mar 19, 2018 John Adams

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