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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

Oct 17, 2017 Lois McElwee
Oct 17, 2017 Lin Sunseri
Oct 17, 2017 Maria Gomez
Oct 17, 2017 Ali Page
Oct 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 17, 2017 Debbie Martin
Oct 17, 2017 Kristin Conrad
Oct 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 17, 2017 Gay Harrell Plese don't allow people to sell animals on your site.
Oct 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 17, 2017 Jo Ann Beckham
Oct 17, 2017 Greg Dickinson
Oct 17, 2017 don six
Oct 17, 2017 Jt TUCK
Oct 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 17, 2017 Tammra Zierden Craigslist - STOP LISTING ANIMALS!! Some of these animals have been stolen from their owners. Vet your site better or stop the site!!
Oct 17, 2017 jennifer anderson
Oct 17, 2017 Jean Sexton
Oct 17, 2017 Jacqueline Spencer
Oct 17, 2017 (Name not displayed) so much abuse of animals listed on Craigslist, I doubt many find good forever homes...
Oct 17, 2017 Susan Manning Don't contribute to the inhumane mistreatment of innocent animals, Craiglist. Please care about them and stop your terms of use. Stop contributing to the killing of innocents.
Oct 17, 2017 rosemary Butka
Oct 17, 2017 Mindy Ponivas Please stop this policy, no one knows what happens to animals listed on this site-predators take the animals and torture or beat them, listing on this site should be banned! Our justice system does not help, craigslist stop this!
Oct 17, 2017 Gwen Dickinson Please stop allowing the buying, selling, "rehoming", or giving away of animals on Craigslist. Until you do, I will reconsider whether I utilize Craigslist to buy or sell anything.
Oct 17, 2017 Deborah Carter Please, stop doing this. These animals depend on us to do the right thing.
Oct 17, 2017 Sharon Avello This must stop now.
Oct 17, 2017 Debra Mendelsohn
Oct 17, 2017 patricia carcasses Please, you are endangering animals with this practice!
Oct 17, 2017 Joan Borstell
Oct 17, 2017 Dana Payton
Oct 17, 2017 KAREN COLLETT
Oct 17, 2017 Michaela Haugabook
Oct 17, 2017 Karin Cohen
Oct 17, 2017 Heidi McInnis
Oct 17, 2017 Doug Mead
Oct 17, 2017 stef Luciano The stories I hear over and over again about animals on craigs list are horrifying and sad. We MUST protect these animals....and report those who are not caring for them properly. SO many animal laws need to change and this is definitely one of them
Oct 17, 2017 Eddie Serapio
Oct 17, 2017 Diana Kruck
Oct 17, 2017 Carolyn Denton Please stop selling or giving away dogs or other live animals on your site. Protect animals instead of enabling them ending up being exploited in the wrong hands.
Oct 17, 2017 Michael Berger
Oct 17, 2017 (Name not displayed) Please close this loop hole, which makes it too easy for people to steal dogs and "sell" them on your site. No dogs should be offered on your site.
Oct 17, 2017 Chris Andel
Oct 17, 2017 Sandra VanHorn
Oct 17, 2017 Madeleine Linebarger
Oct 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 17, 2017 amanda Williams
Oct 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)

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