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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

May 24, 2017 AVIS HOLT PLEASE ban the buying, selling and/or giving away of animals on your sight.
May 24, 2017 Jaclyn Duquette
May 24, 2017 Ingemar Oscarsson
May 23, 2017 Susan Cooper
May 23, 2017 julie munson
May 23, 2017 Colleen Bashore
May 23, 2017 Laura Espinosa
May 23, 2017 Dianne Dungay
May 23, 2017 Jennifer Day
May 23, 2017 Kae Novotny Good Grief! Another day and I am again shocked by the vulgar greed and complete lack of compassion for life - on all levels that is dominating our country. My species! Being a human being is becoming more and more embarrassing.
May 23, 2017 Annita Mason
May 23, 2017 Sandy Howell Adopt from rescue groups !!!
May 23, 2017 Frances Allen
May 23, 2017 Audrey Martin
May 22, 2017 Jocelyn Eke Pets are living breathing creatures with feelings. They can feel fear and love. They are not products like a car or boat. Stop using animals in Craigs List postings.
May 22, 2017 Lori Dixon
May 22, 2017 Pauline Haley
May 22, 2017 carmen zehm
May 22, 2017 Marilyn Logan
May 21, 2017 Terri Dustan people shouldn't exploit animals .. animals are precious but they're NOT commodities
May 20, 2017 susan miller
May 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2017 Shirley Troia
May 19, 2017 Kathy Govreau
May 19, 2017 ALANA LENDVAY No one is interviewed when this happens and it needs to stop. The fur baby's need loving homes and families, and not knowing who is adopting these cruelty to animals!
May 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 18, 2017 Tasha May
May 18, 2017 Cher Hester
May 18, 2017 C. Collins
May 18, 2017 Angela Torreano
May 18, 2017 Andrea Harrison
May 17, 2017 Patricia Henson
May 17, 2017 JILL SCHENKEL
May 17, 2017 Beverlee Vernon
May 17, 2017 debra Tomajko
May 17, 2017 LIsa Hearn
May 17, 2017 (Name not displayed) Stop it today you Mr. Buckmaster have stated that you are concerned...then stop it take a stand. It will make you and Craiglist, which has trouble far more horrific than this in it's past, look a lot better in public eye.
May 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 16, 2017 Lisa Cruz
May 16, 2017 geri perry
May 16, 2017 Alanna Reuben
May 16, 2017 Evelyn Cuevas
May 16, 2017 Janice Taylor
May 16, 2017 Maria Bellefeuille
May 16, 2017 Cassi Redmond
May 16, 2017 Yancette Halverson
May 16, 2017 Frederique Hauselmann
May 16, 2017 Eileen Stires

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