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Most would agree that sites like Craiglist are affordable and easy to use. But it's also understood that there's a certain amount of risk involved whenever you sell or purchase on the site. Nowhere is this fact more worrisome than in the "free," "wanted," and "farm & garden" categories, where animals are bought and sold. A loophole in the Craigslist terms of use means the only requirement one must meet in order to deal in animals is to list a rehoming fee.

This lax approach leads to a multitude of extremely serious issues. Backyard breeders trading in sickly animals appear reputable to the unsuspecting eye. Unvetted adopters take animals into their homes under false pretenses, often for heartbreaking purposes such as dog fighting and torture. Pet flippers who adopt pets for low fees from shelters sell the animals to the highest bidder. The list goes on and on, but Craigslist's terms of use in relation to animals must not.

Their terms of use need to change. Craigslist must absolutely and without exception ban any and all buying, selling, and giving away of animals on their site. Not tomorrow or the next day. But now.

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Dear Jim Buckmaster, CEO of Craigslist,

I am concerned about the animals who are bought, sold, and given away on your site. The requirement that a "rehoming fee" be charged in all of the above is unfortunately nothing more than a very ineffective hoop that disreputable individuals easily jump through in order to participate in what often amounts to criminal behavior.

In a recent Indianapolis Star article, a young woman's dog went missing, only to be found days later on your site, advertised for sale. Though this case ended in the woman and dog being reunited, thanks to police involvement, the majority of similar stories do not have such happy outcomes.

It's in your power to protect both the users of your site and the innocent animals who are traded every day. Reconsider your terms of use and stop the buying, selling, and giving away of animals on Craigslist.

Respectfully,

Petition Signatures


Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 Carol Link Tell Craigslist Pets Aren't Products! I am concerned about the animals who are bought, sold, and given away on your site. The requirement that a "rehoming fee" be charged in all of the above is unfortunately nothing more than a very ineffective hoop that
Mar 25, 2017 Jennifer Dunn This is an urgent issue to me. There are so many products rightfully advertised on Craigslist. But animals is not one of them. It allows for another outlet for abuse, suffering, killing, stealing, and more.
Mar 25, 2017 cathy davis
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 24, 2017 Donna Channen
Mar 24, 2017 JoLayne Fritz
Mar 24, 2017 Diane Sposili
Mar 23, 2017 Mario Guerrero
Mar 23, 2017 Sherrie Collins
Mar 23, 2017 Jessenda Swartzwelder
Mar 23, 2017 Karen Bunch
Mar 23, 2017 pat granger
Mar 23, 2017 Vikram Seetharaman Please stop allowing the trade of animals on your site. Stolen and abused/neglected pets can be bought, sold, and advertised on your site way too easily.
Mar 23, 2017 Uli Casares
Mar 23, 2017 Jenna Wilson
Mar 23, 2017 Carrie Carlson
Mar 23, 2017 Tanya Rodriguez
Mar 23, 2017 Stephanie Ferguson Pets are not products. The proof of what happens to many of these animals is beyond disturbing.
Mar 23, 2017 Maria Johnson
Mar 23, 2017 Penny Casey
Mar 23, 2017 Ash Rawal
Mar 23, 2017 Lin Diesso CRAIG LIST'S YOU SUCK for allowing innocent animals to be exposed, put in danger & worse! Hw money hungry are you? I hope you get it back in spades. None of my family & friends shop on Craig's list specifically for this reason. PLEASE PUT AN END TO THIS!
Mar 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 23, 2017 Mirella Ostrec
Mar 23, 2017 Robin spencer
Mar 22, 2017 LILIANNE ROBERT
Mar 22, 2017 Els Buekers
Mar 22, 2017 roberta joy quaid
Mar 22, 2017 Karen Schmidt
Mar 21, 2017 DOROTHY MILLIGAN
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Mar 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 21, 2017 Valéria Menicucci
Mar 21, 2017 Amber Dawn
Mar 21, 2017 Lucienne Filippi
Mar 20, 2017 Deborah Cohen
Mar 20, 2017 butch Moto
Mar 20, 2017 Cynthia Allen
Mar 20, 2017 sally timmins
Mar 20, 2017 LJILJANA M
Mar 19, 2017 Ms. Carla Compton, Activist/Advocate
Mar 19, 2017 Ellen Prior
Mar 19, 2017 Darren Anderson
Mar 19, 2017 jude lotz
Mar 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 19, 2017 Dianna Buchli
Mar 19, 2017 E Ingalls

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