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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.


Petition Signatures

May 21, 2018 Marjan Stemmann
May 21, 2018 sarah weisberg
May 20, 2018 ki paul
May 20, 2018 Erin McDonald RVT
May 20, 2018 Melissa Lewis
May 20, 2018 Rachel Cardella
May 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2018 Richard Brigg
May 20, 2018 darcia hurst
May 20, 2018 K Hiles
May 20, 2018 Rhonda Spaulding
May 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2018 Britney Poulsen
May 19, 2018 Marissa Armstrong
May 19, 2018 tracey jolley
May 19, 2018 Denise Cook
May 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2018 Sabrina Zilske
May 19, 2018 Julie Wild
May 19, 2018 Pat Iacobucci
May 19, 2018 Silvana De Marco
May 19, 2018 Debbie Kealey
May 19, 2018 Karen White Sometimes it just takes a while to get it right. Now is your opportunity to do the right thing and reconsider your terms of use. Thank you for doing the right thing.
May 19, 2018 Jennifer Harris
May 19, 2018 Kristen Bouwman
May 19, 2018 Gita Lelesiute
May 18, 2018 Roselyn Jordan
May 18, 2018 CARLA ALSTON
May 18, 2018 Karen Myers
May 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 18, 2018 Nicole Knauber
May 18, 2018 Kelly Shanks
May 18, 2018 Natalie Gray
May 18, 2018 Jaci Taylor
May 18, 2018 Andrea Mathis
May 18, 2018 Martha Soto
May 18, 2018 Tiffany Challis
May 18, 2018 Bradley Couchman
May 18, 2018 Donna Selquist
May 18, 2018 Lynne Macpherson
May 18, 2018 Christy Starbuck Animals should not be listed for sale or for free on Craigslist. Allowing animals is pandering to stolen pet traffickers.
May 18, 2018 Sheila Pedraza
May 17, 2018 Anne Boleyn
May 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 17, 2018 Venessa Lalbeharry
May 17, 2018 Silvana Acosta
May 17, 2018 Diane Applin
May 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 17, 2018 Paula Jampsa

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