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Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

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.


Petition Signatures

Aug 16, 2018 Sandra Backelund
Aug 16, 2018 Shea Nace
Aug 16, 2018 Charlene Griego Please find a way to legally stop Craigslist from selling trading or giving away any animal's of any kind my heart breaks for all of the animal's that have already died of extreme torture and abuse already Craigslist should be held accountable in court.
Aug 15, 2018 Marilyn Williams Pets are sentient beings not inanimate objects. Please don't use Craigslist for animals. You never know where they end up. Sometimes, in an experimental lab wher they do cruel testing.
Aug 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 15, 2018 (Name not displayed) By allowing the BS “rehoming fee”, you are contributing to animal abuse!! Plain and simple. If selling animals in pet stores is illegal then it should be online as well! ADOPT AN ANIMAL FROM YOUR LOCAL SHELTER! Save a life, done buy one!
Aug 14, 2018 Susan Persinger Animals are not objects! They are living beings. The selling, buying or giving away of any living being should never be allowed on a website. This has to stop now!
Aug 14, 2018 Jennifer Webb
Aug 14, 2018 Belinda Bolden
Aug 14, 2018 Frida Casellati
Aug 14, 2018 D Rader
Aug 14, 2018 Valerie leblanc
Aug 14, 2018 Roma Robb There seems to be no protection for these animals. We must protect them .
Aug 14, 2018 marita hanse
Aug 13, 2018 Dana Wilson
Aug 13, 2018 Anne Caldwell
Aug 13, 2018 Mari Blackwell
Aug 13, 2018 Karen Beckner
Aug 13, 2018 Norman Koszeelak
Aug 13, 2018 Jana Pettinger
Aug 13, 2018 Betty Lininger
Aug 13, 2018 Roni Butcher
Aug 12, 2018 Jade Rigas
Aug 10, 2018 Rhonda Kramer
Aug 10, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 9, 2018 nancy moreland
Aug 8, 2018 Michael Crowden
Aug 8, 2018 (Name not displayed) Craigslist needs to stop this. There is MORE than enough proof of vile activity. Just shut it down. The people are pure trash. I feel so bad for the animals.
Aug 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 8, 2018 Irwin Hoenig
Aug 6, 2018 Phoebe Kim Make a difference! Stop animal suffering and abuse. Stop animal exploitation on Craigslist. Shut down animal postings! Animals are not Property to be exploited and exchanged as objects. Help animals!
Aug 6, 2018 Maureen Reilly
Aug 6, 2018 VICKY Melito
Aug 6, 2018 Kim Tripp
Aug 6, 2018 Angela Hall
Aug 5, 2018 David Wallace Please shutdown animal postings. The Animals are in danger of being exploited and abused by all persons involved in the transaction. Animals are not objects! They are vulnerable innocent beings who need protection from online predators!
Aug 5, 2018 Phoebe Kim Animals are not objects. They are innocent, vulnerable beings that need protection from abuse and exploitation! Please shutdown postings for animals on Craigslist.
Aug 5, 2018 mitch townsley
Aug 5, 2018 Lauren McClure
Aug 5, 2018 Rita Wolff
Aug 5, 2018 Diana Wright
Aug 5, 2018 Mary Ainsworth
Aug 4, 2018 Hiedi Tan
Aug 4, 2018 Marina Castro
Aug 4, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 4, 2018 Johanne Tremblay
Aug 4, 2018 Evgenia Bludenova
Aug 3, 2018 Adrienne Kaiser
Aug 3, 2018 Robin Beers

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