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In June 2014, 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: 142,954
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. YouTube.com, 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


Dec 10, 2016 alexa molnar
Dec 10, 2016 Patti Conley
Dec 10, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 10, 2016 ELIZABETH McGOWAN
Dec 9, 2016 Katy Jeffers
Dec 9, 2016 Ingrid Alvarez
Dec 8, 2016 Conrad Hoeffler Anyone making, sharing, or facilitating the sharing of videos of staged animal fights should be imprisoned!
Dec 8, 2016 Michelle Cunningham
Dec 8, 2016 Libby Wood You Tube is supposed to watch for and delete this type of video. What in the world is wrong with you!! The people posting these horrific videos should be identified and charged with felonies. SHAME ON YOU - YOU TUBE for allowing this!!!!!!!
Dec 8, 2016 Mandy Calloway
Dec 8, 2016 jennifer smith
Dec 8, 2016 Susan Cook
Dec 8, 2016 Dawn Giroux
Dec 8, 2016 Christopher Ryan
Dec 8, 2016 Donna Pettit
Dec 7, 2016 Nelly PRESTAT
Dec 7, 2016 carolyn morales
Dec 7, 2016 Dianna Gilmore
Dec 7, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 7, 2016 Diana Montaro
Dec 7, 2016 Renee Hocevar
Dec 7, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 6, 2016 Nicola Cerato
Dec 6, 2016 Kimberly Beebe
Dec 6, 2016 Marilyn Figueroa
Dec 6, 2016 Dave Fahey
Dec 6, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 6, 2016 Robin Heileman
Dec 5, 2016 Marie Hood
Dec 5, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 4, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 4, 2016 Mike Stewart
Dec 4, 2016 Bente Petersen
Dec 4, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 4, 2016 martine smet
Dec 3, 2016 Angela Helman
Dec 2, 2016 Bonnie Claggett People who like to see animals tortured want to see these videos and showing them on Youtube just fuels their sickness. Young impressionable children shouldn't be allowed to see them; they may think that animal cruelty is acceptable.
Dec 2, 2016 Terry Feller My belief is anyone who is at a dog fight should have to pay, not only the fighter but all involved. Anyone who can stand by and watch this is one sick person. Punish them all and maybe it will stop.
Dec 2, 2016 sue zimmer Must be a real coward to watch dogs fight and get your jollies - get in the ring and get your own hands bloody - be real men - sick cowards!!!!!
Dec 2, 2016 josilda dantas
Dec 2, 2016 Penny Griffin-Correa I think dog fighting should have stricter punishments like 5 -10 years in jail for every dog life.
Dec 2, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 2, 2016 KL McGuire
Dec 2, 2016 Carol Wilbur
Dec 1, 2016 B Wilcock
Dec 1, 2016 Renee Mahl Dog fighting is illegal, how can allowing these how-to videos not be illegal also? Can you post videos showing the killing of a person? Same rules should apply!
Nov 30, 2016 Deborah Simpkins
Nov 30, 2016 Kara Piquet
Nov 30, 2016 Helen Johnson
Nov 30, 2016 Christine Lampropoulos This is equivalent to snuff films and is disgraceful and cruel. The videographer should be penalized and held criminally liable as should the viewers if they do not report this crime

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