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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

Jun 18, 2018 Alanna Dragomanovich
Jun 18, 2018 Noreen Ohnmacht
Jun 18, 2018 Evelyn Scimone
Jun 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 17, 2018 Isabel Berning
Jun 16, 2018 Bridget Hopper
Jun 16, 2018 Cathy Anderson
Jun 16, 2018 Patricia Dangle
Jun 15, 2018 Margaret Hayes
Jun 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 15, 2018 Beatrijs V. D'Herde
Jun 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 15, 2018 Mike Danowski
Jun 15, 2018 Deniz Macleod
Jun 15, 2018 Patricia Duncan
Jun 15, 2018 Rosie Adams I am appalled and surprised that Craiglist are still at it considering the opposition to it put up by those in society who care and give a concern for those defenceless and voiceless members of our planetary society who did not ask to be born.
Jun 14, 2018 Katie Lynch
Jun 14, 2018 Veronica Falcon Gomez
Jun 14, 2018 maria kavvoura
Jun 14, 2018 Brandon Schrank
Jun 14, 2018 Lia Moretti
Jun 14, 2018 Donald Williams Gas chambers are too inhumane for the worst criminals. Innocent animals who haven't done anything wrong, ever, get the gas chamber? Who are these ppl that think it's ok? Hitler!!
Jun 13, 2018 Anna Kinney
Jun 13, 2018 Gary Daudet
Jun 12, 2018 Carmen Calleja
Jun 12, 2018 elisabeth romano
Jun 12, 2018 Angie H Please stop contributing to the trading of animals.
Jun 11, 2018 Melissa Urbina
Jun 11, 2018 Patricia Royal
Jun 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 11, 2018 gloria wilson Reconsider your terms of use and stop the buying, selling, and giving away of animals on Craigslist.
Jun 10, 2018 JULIE ROBERTS
Jun 10, 2018 Sophie Avoustin
Jun 10, 2018 Jill Tew
Jun 9, 2018 (Name not displayed) Horrible
Jun 9, 2018 aloki Patel
Jun 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 8, 2018 Kim Hendershot
Jun 7, 2018 Cynthia Wst You can't imagine t h e looks on these dogs faces when they have displeased an owner or is of no further use and he doesn't understand why ypu don't want him anymore.
Jun 7, 2018 Elizabeth McLeod
Jun 7, 2018 Deborah Hathaway
Jun 7, 2018 Cindy Plowman
Jun 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 6, 2018 Barbara Leonard Rescues and shelters are trained and have the experience to rehome pets properly. Let them do their jobs. Isn't just one animal rehomed on Craigslist being abused enough to stop letting animals be posted on the site????
Jun 6, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 6, 2018 carole MASSENET
Jun 5, 2018 Caroline Bird
Jun 5, 2018 Victoria Lampett

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