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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: 146,638
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


May 21, 2018 Lynn Clark Dog fighting is abuse and illegal so why is allowed to be posted. Are you allowed to post a child being beaten to death or anyone?? If it’s illegal, it should be allowed to be posted.
May 21, 2018 Tammie Rugani
May 21, 2018 Beverly Gilbert
May 21, 2018 Mary Ann Saxton Shame on you YouTube. My grandchildren watch videos on your site. I would be appalled if they clicked on a dog fighting site. TAKE THEM OFF, Please.
May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed) Dog fighting is abhorrent. it is not sport, certainly not entertainment. Please do not allow these videos to be accepted on you tube
May 21, 2018 Lian Pau
May 21, 2018 Janet Sharp Please don't place these videos in you tube. Animals have no voice, we are their voices. It's cruel, it's horrible, inhumane.
May 21, 2018 Tammy Burno No pet deserves inhumane treatment. This abuse is truly horrific. Any people associated at all whatsoever need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law & then some!
May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please stop supporting such behaviors and the cruelty of animals!!!!! The blood is on your hands as well as those who engage in such sport. Disgusting humans!!!
May 21, 2018 Cheryl Clark
May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please get this stopped.
May 21, 2018 Mike Shouldice
May 21, 2018 Maria Pisano
May 21, 2018 Kim Legg
May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2018 Albert Sarcletti Don't Allow the Videos to be shown
May 21, 2018 Dorothy Catalano Please remove these videos. This is not entertainment, it is heartbreaking
May 21, 2018 Pauline Hardwick
May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2018 alan mackillop
May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2018 Aubry Katz
May 21, 2018 Pat Liebl This needs to be stoped It is plan awful. People can watch this. Not saying much for the people who watch it or the people who show it. YOU TUBE STOP IT
May 21, 2018 Almarie Hulbert
May 21, 2018 Sharon Wright
May 21, 2018 Ashley Ducharme It’s not entertaining it’s horrible
May 21, 2018 Lori Udenberg We have to continue to speak up for those that have no voice.
May 21, 2018 Jennifer Laws
May 21, 2018 Sharon Croom
May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please stop showing videos of dog fighting. It's cruel and no one but evil people enjoy watching it. You could easily stop allowing the videos to be posted.
May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2018 Jo Anna Williams Please stop contributing or allowing or sponsorsing these ugly - horrific videos to be you tube. Help stop the madness.
May 21, 2018 Irene Bessem
May 21, 2018 Christy Smith As a YouTube Red subscriber, I WILL cancel my subscription if this isn't resolved! I didn't know there were videos of dogfights because what kind of subhuman even searches for that?!? UNACCEPTABLE!!!
May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please to stop dogs fighting. Ban for life.
May 21, 2018 Heather Andersen
May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed) The horror! Any human being would know this is so wrong! I can’t believe I have to sign a petition to so something will be d9ne about this. STOP DOG FIGHTING NOW,
May 21, 2018 Jenny Grilli
May 21, 2018 Patricia Pereira Horrible people!!!
May 21, 2018 Jennifer Walsh People who pit dogs to fight against each other are deplorable. To me dogs are angels on earth and those people that do this are truly evil. There needs to be retribution!
May 21, 2018 Amy Kirkwood Dog fighting and pick fighting are two cruel activities, not sports, perpetrated by men who have no backbone or they would get in the ring themselves. Real men don't let dNot st digs and chickens fight fur them, real men get in he ring themselves.
May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please.... remove all animal abuse contents
May 21, 2018 Jenny Pallme
May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2018 Sunny Howe
May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please remove animal abuse content.
May 21, 2018 Julie Day
May 21, 2018 Kim Marie
May 21, 2018 Becky Decker

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