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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: 145,082
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

Aug 16, 2017 Michelle Veckerelli
Aug 16, 2017 nina rosa jacov
Aug 16, 2017 Nora Salisbury
Aug 16, 2017 Thereann Lisa
Aug 15, 2017 Tracy Magee
Aug 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 15, 2017 Laurence Volbart
Aug 15, 2017 Alan Johnson
Aug 14, 2017 Barbara Vallini
Aug 14, 2017 Lynn Onorato
Aug 14, 2017 Anna Zelinski
Aug 14, 2017 yvonne Ryder
Aug 14, 2017 Cristina Rodriguez
Aug 13, 2017 Joan Hill
Aug 12, 2017 Margie Rhein
Aug 10, 2017 Chantal Eldridge
Aug 10, 2017 Teresa Perkins
Aug 9, 2017 Lauri Moon
Aug 8, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 8, 2017 Dionne Toye
Aug 8, 2017 (Name not displayed) This is cruel and sick! It needs to stop!
Aug 8, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 8, 2017 Adele Kirk
Aug 7, 2017 Bonnie LaRosa This is cruel and sadistic!
Aug 7, 2017 RaeAnn Moldenhauer
Aug 6, 2017 Valdyne Viers
Aug 6, 2017 Nellie Baez
Aug 6, 2017 Bobbi Sloan
Aug 5, 2017 J. Scott
Aug 5, 2017 Theresa Morningstar
Aug 4, 2017 Mary Kay Siegel
Aug 4, 2017 andrea Bassett
Aug 4, 2017 Catherine D.
Aug 4, 2017 Karen Nelson
Aug 4, 2017 Rilla Heslin
Aug 3, 2017 Hilda Foley
Aug 3, 2017 Corinne Rhodes
Aug 3, 2017 Karen Fleming
Aug 3, 2017 Debra Gutierrez
Aug 3, 2017 Felicia Tawil
Aug 3, 2017 Roswitha Gistl
Aug 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 3, 2017 amy beck
Aug 3, 2017 Elva Munro
Aug 3, 2017 helen foreman
Aug 3, 2017 Jose Manuel Bargueño
Aug 3, 2017 Sheela Ram-Prasad Animals cannot say "No," but we can. "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."--M. Gandhi
Aug 3, 2017 Hilary Gotham
Aug 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)

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