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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

Sep 20, 2017 debbie Bono
Sep 19, 2017 debbie Cheshire
Sep 19, 2017 Mary Lou Van Teylingen
Sep 19, 2017 Leslie Owens
Sep 19, 2017 Carolina Costa
Sep 19, 2017 R Mathoorasingh
Sep 18, 2017 Meghan Parente
Sep 17, 2017 marina danilova
Sep 17, 2017 Meghan Croyts
Sep 17, 2017 Jan McMichael
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Sep 17, 2017 Adele Kirk
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Sep 16, 2017 Mary Thomas
Sep 16, 2017 Stephanie Mancini
Sep 16, 2017 Angela Kohn
Sep 16, 2017 Animae Chi
Sep 16, 2017 mike robertson
Sep 16, 2017 Walter Firth
Sep 16, 2017 Skylar Storm
Sep 16, 2017 kathleen michael
Sep 16, 2017 Ljiljana Milic
Sep 16, 2017 Marc van de Waarsenburg
Sep 16, 2017 bellinda rolf-jansen
Sep 16, 2017 Sherrie Carter
Sep 16, 2017 Roberta Roach
Sep 15, 2017 Paula Lall
Sep 15, 2017 Jacqueline Peter
Sep 14, 2017 Corrina Parker
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Sep 14, 2017 Lisa Wilson
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Sep 14, 2017 Kristie Hatton
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Sep 14, 2017 Nicole Gugliemini
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Sep 13, 2017 Elaine Greenlee
Sep 13, 2017 Alexandra Harteam
Sep 13, 2017 Rosalyn Morrow

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