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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

Apr 27, 2017 Ruth Gold
Apr 27, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 27, 2017 Teresa Rendueles
Apr 27, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 27, 2017 trudie yoshino
Apr 27, 2017 Karin Hauk
Apr 27, 2017 Gill Barlow
Apr 27, 2017 Wendy Tinkler
Apr 27, 2017 diana bryant
Apr 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 26, 2017 kathy brunner
Apr 26, 2017 Deena Hochmuth
Apr 26, 2017 Tamara Zeller
Apr 26, 2017 Laura Gwin
Apr 26, 2017 marcia gates
Apr 26, 2017 Nagisa Fukumoto
Apr 26, 2017 (Name not displayed) We hear way to many horrific stories of animals abuse and if this can help in any way and/or cut back on on the animal abuse please find it in your heart to do your part and do the right thing!
Apr 26, 2017 Maria DeMartinis Pets are NOT to be sold on. CL!! There are many "monsters " who prey on this site to abuse and use these poor dogs for Dogfighting!!!
Apr 25, 2017 Karen Rubino
Apr 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2017 Roberto Penaherrera
Apr 25, 2017 Kimberly Adams Shame on you - there is nothing more to say. You know in your heart that allowing animals to be bought and sold on your site is wrong. Stop the abuse and mistreatment of these innocent creatures now. Do the right thing.
Apr 25, 2017 Georgia Peters
Apr 25, 2017 Lisa Haber
Apr 24, 2017 Nika Ruquerez If you don't even know the dangers and abuse thats possible by selling A LIVING BEING online then you have no business having pets at all
Apr 24, 2017 Kashmir Bains
Apr 24, 2017 Gail Zimmerman Do not allow this on your web site
Apr 24, 2017 Joanne Hart
Apr 24, 2017 Cori Campbell
Apr 24, 2017 jan jans
Apr 24, 2017 Sherry Cranford
Apr 24, 2017 Judith Gautestad
Apr 24, 2017 Megan Jacobsen
Apr 24, 2017 Luisa Melo
Apr 24, 2017 Sue McDonald
Apr 24, 2017 James Colten
Apr 24, 2017 Stacey Lightfoot
Apr 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2017 Benita Deere-Koch
Apr 23, 2017 Miriam Lopez
Apr 22, 2017 Beah Robinson
Apr 22, 2017 Lenora Penrod
Apr 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 22, 2017 Rebecca Bennett
Apr 22, 2017 Jane Munns
Apr 22, 2017 diana cm
Apr 21, 2017 Janice Bernard
Apr 21, 2017 Jill Kuch
Apr 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)

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