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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

Dec 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 14, 2017 IRENE TUZZOLINO Animals are NOT goods and should NEVER be considered as such!
Dec 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 14, 2017 Lisa Shred
Dec 13, 2017 Donna Brock
Dec 13, 2017 Anne Shawe-Mendelow
Dec 12, 2017 Meher Behrana
Dec 12, 2017 Wendy Derner
Dec 12, 2017 Deb Riley
Dec 12, 2017 Kathleen Clements
Dec 11, 2017 Mariam Trubitsyn
Dec 11, 2017 Tonia Thibodeau
Dec 11, 2017 Debbie Luchka
Dec 10, 2017 Helene Freedman
Dec 10, 2017 J.R. Freedman Please Do The Right Thing for Animals!!
Dec 10, 2017 Marilyn Williams Craigslist is not for pets! They are not products! You never know what will happen to them. No craigslist!?,!
Dec 10, 2017 Axa Tolonen
Dec 10, 2017 Kim Johns
Dec 10, 2017 Karen Lowery Animals are a living being and as such have the right to protection just like humans to be safe. They should not be a commodity and sold as if an imanimate object. Please stop participating in the sale of animals.
Dec 9, 2017 Mindy Hoburg
Dec 8, 2017 Nancy Parks-Smith
Dec 8, 2017 (Name not displayed) Animals are living beings that deserve the best chance at a good life!
Dec 8, 2017 Carol Kohlhoff
Dec 6, 2017 Martha Nochimson I don't think animals should be on Craig's list at all. It's an open invitation to psychopaths to kill and maim innocent creatures. But at the very least you need to do all you can to protect these beings.
Dec 5, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 5, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 5, 2017 Stacey OBrien
Dec 4, 2017 sue schern people that are evil get animals this way
Dec 4, 2017 dolores kitney
Dec 3, 2017 Beverly Scott
Dec 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 3, 2017 Mari Chavez
Dec 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 2, 2017 Donna Sciarrillo
Dec 2, 2017 Lisa Maloney
Dec 2, 2017 Denise DeRouen
Dec 1, 2017 Frank Catania
Dec 1, 2017 marilyn espinoza this is disgusting
Dec 1, 2017 Marina TONNERRE
Nov 30, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 30, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 30, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 30, 2017 tammy jenkins Stop being a dick and end the trading on Craigslist
Nov 29, 2017 Anna Wilkinson
Nov 29, 2017 doris gonen
Nov 29, 2017 Pablo Bobe
Nov 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 28, 2017 Terrie Davey
Nov 28, 2017 Rebecca Winn

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