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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

Mar 18, 2018 Debra Jordan These animals have beating, feeling hearts. They have emotions and definitely are NOT packages. This senseless act of abuse needs to be STOPPED immediately!
Mar 18, 2018 K Niles
Mar 18, 2018 Sandra Clark
Mar 18, 2018 Zara Jimenez
Mar 18, 2018 john pivirotto monitor the health of these animals
Mar 18, 2018 Christopher Kearns
Mar 18, 2018 Lesley Adamson Pets should be protected from these thieves and murderers
Mar 17, 2018 Michael Collier
Mar 17, 2018 Claudia Honigsztejn
Mar 17, 2018 Mary Lyda
Mar 17, 2018 Rachel Gillespie
Mar 17, 2018 Betty Kowall
Mar 17, 2018 Janina Kowa
Mar 17, 2018 Judy johnston
Mar 17, 2018 Suzanne Lenhart
Mar 17, 2018 Linda Rohret
Mar 17, 2018 claudine gillard
Mar 17, 2018 j ling
Mar 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 16, 2018 Vicky Bashore
Mar 16, 2018 Thu Tran
Mar 16, 2018 Angela Kawlewski
Mar 16, 2018 Pamela Hull
Mar 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 16, 2018 nicole widrin
Mar 16, 2018 Karen Wineinger
Mar 16, 2018 Marilyn Sowa
Mar 16, 2018 Lynn Thomas I volunteer at an Animal Shelter and we have lots of reasonably priced animals that have been neutered, vaccinated,etc. Craig's list is a horrible way to get an animal!
Mar 16, 2018 Cheryl Wey
Mar 16, 2018 christine resch
Mar 15, 2018 cheryl metzger
Mar 15, 2018 Krystina Boyle
Mar 15, 2018 Mary Ellen Meli
Mar 15, 2018 Karen Phylow
Mar 15, 2018 Robert Thorne
Mar 15, 2018 hEATHER Knowles
Mar 15, 2018 Wendy Springstead
Mar 15, 2018 CRISTINA OLIVA Tell Craigslist Pets Aren't Products! Craigslist must change their terms of use and ban the buying, selling, and giving away of animals on their site.
Mar 15, 2018 William Schultz
Mar 15, 2018 Lourdes Almenara
Mar 15, 2018 Amie Harrison
Mar 15, 2018 Maria Mariorenzi
Mar 15, 2018 Candice Campbell
Mar 14, 2018 Nathalie LAZAREVSKI
Mar 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 14, 2018 Cathy Hoffman
Mar 13, 2018 Chris Jones Please put quality control into practice as it relates to animal welfare and the buying/selling of animals to prevent human criminals from abusing your site.
Mar 13, 2018 Aleix Gonzalez

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