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This Dish is Veg will not be censored

[Ed. Note: GOOD NEWS for animals! Thank you TDIV!]

From This Dish is Veg (TDIV)
April 2013

This Dish is Veg censorship

We will absolutely not comply with the request to remove the information. And, we have made the decision to remove all Google Ads that serve the site. Google AdSense is the sole revenue generator for TDIV, however, we have worked for years to expose animal cruelty and will definitely not tolerate being censored.

Last night, TDIV received an email from the Google AdSense team, requesting that we remove content they deemed as "violence" from the site. Specifically the information located on this post:

Chained, kicked, and beaten: Graphic animal abuse exposed at UK circus
http://www.thisdishisvegetarian.com/2011/04/1450chained-kicked-and-beaten-graphic.html

We are assuming it's this video that caused the issue: Shocking new ADI cruelty exposé shames UK circus industry - http://vimeo.com/21489460

The video shows undercover footage taken by Animal Defenders International revealing the unbelievable cruelty that took place at a UK circus. Animals are kicked and beaten while shackled in heavy chains.

Of course, this is not the only video on our site that shows horrific cruelty toward animals.

At TDIV, we report the truth. More often than not, the truth is hard to take... definitely hard to watch. But facts are facts -- and we must continue to help educate the public about the horrors that certain animals in our society face.

We will absolutely not comply with the request to remove the information. And, we have made the decision to remove all Google Ads that serve the site. Google AdSense is the sole revenue generator for TDIV, however, we have worked for years to expose animal cruelty and will definitely not tolerate being censored.



4/11/2013: Original email from the Google AdSense Team

Google AdSense: You have 3 working days to make changes to your site

Hello,
This is a warning message to alert you that there is action required to bring your AdSense account into compliance with our AdSense program policies. We’ve provided additional details below, along with the actions to be taken on your part.
Issue ID#: 21267949
Affected website: thisdishisvegetarian.com
Example page where violation occurred: http://www.thisdishisvegetarian.com/2011/04/1450chained-kicked-and-beaten-graphic.html
Action required: Please make changes to your site within 72 hours.
Current account status: Active

Violation explanation​

VIOLENCE: As stated in our program policies, AdSense publishers are not permitted to place Google ads on pages with violent content. This includes sites with content related to breaking bones, getting hit by trains or cars, or people receiving serious injuries. More information about this policy can be found in our help center
(https://www.google.com/adsense/support/as/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=105954 ).

How to resolve:
If you received a notification in regard to page content, please either remove the content from your site or remove ads from the violating pages. If you received a notification in regards to the way ads are implemented on your site, please make the necessary changes to your implementation. We will automatically review the site again after 72 hours. You do not need to contact us if you make changes. Please be aware that if changes are not made within the required time frame, ad serving will be disabled to the affected website listed above.
Additionally, please be aware that the URL above is just an example and that the same violations may exist on other pages of this website or other sites that you own. To reduce the likelihood of future warnings from us, we suggest that you review all your sites for compliance. For more information regarding our policy warning notifications, visit our Help Center: https://support.google.com/adsense/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1378153&ctx=topic.
We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Sincerely,
The Google AdSense Team