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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

Aug 20, 2017 Richard Peppin
Aug 19, 2017 Leslie Ellis
Aug 19, 2017 karen hartley
Aug 19, 2017 Pamela Parker
Aug 19, 2017 Jeannette de Agnolo
Aug 19, 2017 Mary Jean Sharp
Aug 18, 2017 Jennifer Fernandez
Aug 18, 2017 Aida Ruiz
Aug 18, 2017 Wendy Kasprzyk
Aug 18, 2017 Corinne White
Aug 18, 2017 elizabeth dierking Stop this right away. Animals are not products.
Aug 18, 2017 Tana kent
Aug 18, 2017 Jennifer Taylor
Aug 18, 2017 Denise Ansell
Aug 17, 2017 Brenda Ehlman
Aug 17, 2017 Debbi Taylor
Aug 17, 2017 (Name not displayed) Please help stop the abuse of innocent animals. There are too many people who pick up animals for fights or abuse.
Aug 17, 2017 (Name not displayed) you dont know if these animals are goin to safe homes an should not be sold on these sites
Aug 17, 2017 Sharon Senter Craigslist should be banned. Very shady site. How many animals (and people) have been hurt?
Aug 17, 2017 myra seddon
Aug 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 16, 2017 jackie schon
Aug 16, 2017 Tammy Swoboda
Aug 16, 2017 C. Scott
Aug 16, 2017 Brenda Smith
Aug 16, 2017 Julie Reid
Aug 16, 2017 Mauricio Ross
Aug 16, 2017 Rod Sutton
Aug 16, 2017 sandra falconi
Aug 16, 2017 Diane Atton
Aug 16, 2017 Oriana Franco
Aug 16, 2017 Susan Faulkner
Aug 16, 2017 Fateh Sidhu
Aug 16, 2017 Laurie Franklin
Aug 16, 2017 Evelyn Peterson
Aug 16, 2017 Vanessa Zunn
Aug 16, 2017 Elissa Marenna
Aug 16, 2017 Rodica Ardelean
Aug 16, 2017 Michele Ruia
Aug 16, 2017 L taylor
Aug 16, 2017 Cheryl Page
Aug 16, 2017 Ann Allen
Aug 16, 2017 Megan McFatter
Aug 16, 2017 Karen Lindsay
Aug 16, 2017 Nora Salisbury
Aug 15, 2017 Julia porter WTF! People make me sick
Aug 15, 2017 Victoria Anderson
Aug 15, 2017 Joseph Baio No animal sales animals are not products
Aug 15, 2017 Anita Deme

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