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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

Apr 25, 2018 karin haberthuer
Apr 24, 2018 giulia mori
Apr 24, 2018 suzanne caruso
Apr 24, 2018 Teresa Wass
Apr 24, 2018 Audrey Glenski
Apr 24, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2018 AnneMarie Ansel
Apr 23, 2018 Rita Willis
Apr 23, 2018 Bob Willis
Apr 23, 2018 Suzanne Hickford
Apr 23, 2018 Bob Hickford
Apr 23, 2018 Susan Z
Apr 23, 2018 Pam Miller
Apr 23, 2018 JoAnne Fraser This has been long overdue. Who ever owns and operates this site, needs to step up and take action against the use of their site for the abuse that goes in from being able to pass off animals.
Apr 23, 2018 Claudia Alraun
Apr 23, 2018 Leslie Vanlessen
Apr 23, 2018 Wendy Ladd
Apr 22, 2018 ely jahan
Apr 22, 2018 Gail Beard
Apr 22, 2018 Zoran Dragicevic
Apr 22, 2018 Cheryl Weaver
Apr 22, 2018 Christopher Evans
Apr 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 22, 2018 rene hacquard
Apr 22, 2018 Michele Barcelou Please change the pet selling on your website. Animals are being sold to terrible homes for people who just want. We have so many cats outside and reproducing it sinfull as they don't get them spay or neutered also. Dogs sold to fighting and horrible
Apr 22, 2018 Αγγελική Βλαχοπούλου
Apr 21, 2018 Marion Schorr
Apr 21, 2018 Inge Stadler
Apr 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2018 Krystyna Ozog
Apr 21, 2018 Rosi Zang
Apr 21, 2018 Lydia Büttner
Apr 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2018 Wolfgang Zang
Apr 21, 2018 esther kemperle
Apr 20, 2018 Tracey Bass
Apr 20, 2018 Margaret Elliott
Apr 20, 2018 Loeuil Régine
Apr 19, 2018 Lynda Busardo
Apr 19, 2018 Marion Barbour
Apr 19, 2018 L . T . CRAWFORD
Apr 19, 2018 Susanne Fuchs
Apr 18, 2018 Lisa Smith
Apr 18, 2018 Pam Wallace
Apr 17, 2018 Lenny Hermann
Apr 16, 2018 Ronda Bowman
Apr 15, 2018 Kathy Dorr
Apr 15, 2018 Cindy Hall

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