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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

Jan 15, 2018 Myra Zimmerman
Jan 15, 2018 Lisa Kovacs
Jan 14, 2018 Sieglinda Preez
Jan 14, 2018 Debbie Hutcherson
Jan 14, 2018 Marilyn Williams
Jan 14, 2018 Lynne Grant
Jan 14, 2018 Laura Poquette The terms need to be changed immediately. Too many cruel people are aware that they can get away with much. All they have to do is go to craig's list. For shame!
Jan 13, 2018 Sheri Nolen
Jan 13, 2018 Cathy Saunders
Jan 13, 2018 Carol Felicello
Jan 13, 2018 magdalena asbrede
Jan 12, 2018 Mary Paulsboe
Jan 12, 2018 Kristine Makatura
Jan 12, 2018 Chris Cortese
Jan 12, 2018 Herbert Wassserman
Jan 11, 2018 aLice Glass
Jan 11, 2018 Victoria Bustamante
Jan 11, 2018 Lynn Gaudette
Jan 11, 2018 (Name not displayed) You wouldn't put child adoptions on Craiglist: free to good home, one six year old boy; has his shots...
Jan 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 10, 2018 Scarlett Saucier Montgomery
Jan 9, 2018 Mary Ann Marotta
Jan 9, 2018 (Name not displayed) pets shouldn't be sold in craigslist in the first place they are pets !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! not a product
Jan 9, 2018 Sharon Thompson
Jan 9, 2018 Jane Prestup They ARE PETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ONLY
Jan 8, 2018 Mary Jo Kent
Jan 7, 2018 Lynne Zwak This is such a sick practice and these people pray on the innocent buyers. There are so many of us who support legit. sources
Jan 7, 2018 (Name not displayed) CL is perpetuating the abuse of animals by allowing their list to be published
Jan 6, 2018 Davina Lee
Jan 5, 2018 Deborah Sell
Jan 5, 2018 Nicole Goberdhan
Jan 5, 2018 Jody Murphree For Humanity!
Jan 5, 2018 Cody Lee
Jan 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 4, 2018 Susan Luebke
Jan 4, 2018 nadege hascoet
Jan 4, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 3, 2018 Audrey Feddick Please change your terms of use so animals are not bought and sold under false pretenses. The animals have no voice so we must speak for them and protect them.
Jan 3, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 3, 2018 Jennifer Lane
Jan 3, 2018 Teri Hartz
Jan 3, 2018 Marilyn Williams Let's don't belong on Craigslist. They need good, loving and forever homes. They are not to be treated as ways to make money by backyard breeders. Most are sickly. Pitiful.
Jan 2, 2018 (Name not displayed) "Pets aren't products"
Jan 2, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please stop animal sales on your site. They need to be placed and obtained through resuces and shelters where they are well cared for and not used a bait for criminals
Jan 1, 2018 Louise Aquino
Dec 31, 2017 (Name not displayed) Craigslist is a good platform used for the wrong purpose for many.
Dec 29, 2017 (Name not displayed) Please quit advertising animals. All animals matter.
Dec 29, 2017 Sandra Jacobson So wrong!! I have banned CRAIGSLIST forever and advising all I know to do the same!!
Dec 28, 2017 don staples
Dec 28, 2017 Toni Ostroskie

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