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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

Feb 27, 2017 Dee M. Save the animals, Craigslist people should be heavily fined and jailed
Feb 27, 2017 Mary Lannon
Feb 27, 2017 sylvia craft
Feb 27, 2017 Pamela Rogers
Feb 27, 2017 Scott Underwood Gome on Mr. Buckmaster, don't you have pets? Don't you care that your site is helping cruelity to animals happen? Please figure out a way to make your site completely safe so that this doesn't continure to happen. It is all up to you to do what is right
Feb 27, 2017 Barbara Bérubé Utterly barbaric that this so called practice continues - especially knowing how many end up tortured, sold to labs or are sick upon arrival. This needs to stop NOW!
Feb 27, 2017 Pierce O'Meara
Feb 27, 2017 Sarah O'Meara
Feb 27, 2017 Jackie O'Meara
Feb 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 26, 2017 Sandra Geisenhof Animals are not products. They are social animals and are part of the family and should be treated and considered as such.
Feb 26, 2017 Debbie Slack
Feb 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 26, 2017 Lygea San Pedro
Feb 26, 2017 Donna Morgan
Feb 26, 2017 Leslie Tawnamaia Thank you for your consideration.
Feb 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 26, 2017 claudette cutajar
Feb 26, 2017 Sharron Duthie
Feb 26, 2017 Deb Bishop
Feb 26, 2017 Janet Shoemaker
Feb 26, 2017 Martin Henz
Feb 26, 2017 Faith Heim
Feb 26, 2017 Mandy-Lou Dumesny-Blahut This crap should've been banned years ago. This is not the place to buy and sell animals.
Feb 25, 2017 kathy patton
Feb 25, 2017 Deborah Vega Please stop this horrible practice. What if it was your pet???
Feb 25, 2017 Natalia Smirnova
Feb 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 24, 2017 Marilyn Miravalles
Feb 24, 2017 Susan Borys
Feb 24, 2017 dawn longo
Feb 23, 2017 ernesto herrera
Feb 23, 2017 consuelo cassotti
Feb 23, 2017 Kristine Wigand
Feb 23, 2017 karen pepe
Feb 23, 2017 Sarah Rose Your list should be for buying products only. Dogs or any animal are not products, therefore, REMOVE THEM FOR YOUR LIST SINCE THEY DO NOT BELONG THERE.
Feb 23, 2017 Donna Dantuono
Feb 23, 2017 Dalma Bugg
Feb 23, 2017 Ludmila Dmitriev-Odier
Feb 23, 2017 Chrystine Dimitry Pets aren't merchandise, nor are they livestock. Please, ban any and all buying, selling, and giving away of animals on Craigslist. Not tomorrow or the next day. But now.
Feb 23, 2017 DeLisa Fields
Feb 23, 2017 (Name not displayed) You know what, if you're giving away an animal, then find someone who truly wants it. Find a kid and their parent and ask if they would like it. Keep trying until someone says yes.
Feb 23, 2017 Nancy Rooney
Feb 23, 2017 Gale Cardwell RECONSIDER, and in the mean time I will work to have everyone I know boycott Craig's List until it's corrected.
Feb 23, 2017 Theresa Tucker
Feb 23, 2017 Merina Halingten
Feb 23, 2017 Debra McMahan
Feb 23, 2017 Josee Lamontagne
Feb 23, 2017 PAM Taylor-walker

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