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Goal: 40,000 Progress: 29,587
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

Feb 20, 2017 Molly Stringham
Feb 20, 2017 Edward Brannigan
Feb 19, 2017 M Busch
Feb 19, 2017 Major Escape
Feb 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 19, 2017 Patricia Walker
Feb 19, 2017 Noreen Newmark
Feb 19, 2017 Marie Hernandes
Feb 19, 2017 sarah weisberg
Feb 18, 2017 (Name not displayed) Need better laws for animals
Feb 18, 2017 Lucy Amaro
Feb 18, 2017 Diane Summerville
Feb 18, 2017 Debra Nelligan
Feb 18, 2017 Sandra Besozzi
Feb 18, 2017 christine powell
Feb 18, 2017 Debra Wills
Feb 18, 2017 (Name not displayed) are the only one who can stop this. Do the right thing!
Feb 18, 2017 Mary Lou Salatino
Feb 17, 2017 Nala Buchanan Of course pets are not objects their companions
Feb 17, 2017 Ashlyn Fellowes
Feb 17, 2017 (Name not displayed) Please stop allowing people to buy and sell animals as if they where material items
Feb 17, 2017 Eva SKLENAR
Feb 17, 2017 Carol Brandt Another facet of senseless cruelty.
Feb 17, 2017 Sílvia Blesa
Feb 17, 2017 Dianne Briggs
Feb 17, 2017 Grace Vosburg
Feb 17, 2017 Boris Rappoport
Feb 16, 2017 Ron Keen
Feb 16, 2017 Carol Keen
Feb 16, 2017 Debi Hertel
Feb 16, 2017 Ralph Miller
Feb 16, 2017 Kerry Boyd
Feb 16, 2017 Sandi Shivers
Feb 16, 2017 Liel Thistle
Feb 16, 2017 Jo Anne Ludwig Stinger Your rates are already slipping. Do yoy think you'd even survive a BOYCOTT?
Feb 16, 2017 Patrick Dwyer
Feb 16, 2017 SHARON STEAD
Feb 16, 2017 Christine Rochette
Feb 15, 2017 JUANITA fernandez
Feb 15, 2017 THERESA ODELL
Feb 15, 2017 Milissa Nadjowski
Feb 15, 2017 thomas friedman
Feb 15, 2017 aartje van den heuvel
Feb 15, 2017 Elizabeth Wallace
Feb 15, 2017 Jamie vee
Feb 15, 2017 Jean McClenathen
Feb 15, 2017 Pam Sweeney
Feb 15, 2017 Kim Warmington
Feb 14, 2017 Pamela Colliver
Feb 14, 2017 Christine Herdon

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