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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

Jun 22, 2018 hakan alaboz
Jun 22, 2018 Linda ONeil
Jun 22, 2018 Sylvie MALLEVAL
Jun 21, 2018 J L
Jun 21, 2018 Amber Bic
Jun 21, 2018 marsha schlesinger
Jun 21, 2018 (Name not displayed) Stop allowing trade, free, and the selling of animals on craigslist! Too many sick people in the world who seek the chance to harm, torture, and kill innocent animals! STOP IT CRAIGSLIST!!!!
Jun 21, 2018 Stephanie Brousseau
Jun 20, 2018 Melissa Hanmer
Jun 20, 2018 tania rivera
Jun 20, 2018 Tina Watkins
Jun 19, 2018 Sarah Barrett
Jun 19, 2018 Phillippa Hilsden
Jun 19, 2018 Kimberly Alderson
Jun 19, 2018 Jacqueline Park
Jun 19, 2018 Erin Faz
Jun 19, 2018 Birgit Kostiris
Jun 19, 2018 Jack Martin
Jun 19, 2018 (Name not displayed) old people like myself who are looking for a pet can not afford a dog that needs a home because craigslist allows anyone to ask 200-2000 for a dog. This is not re-homing, this making money of the life of a innocent animal
Jun 19, 2018 Meredith Knee
Jun 19, 2018 Judi Luthy
Jun 18, 2018 Alanna Dragomanovich
Jun 18, 2018 Noreen Ohnmacht
Jun 18, 2018 Evelyn Scimone
Jun 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 17, 2018 Isabel Berning
Jun 16, 2018 Bridget Hopper
Jun 16, 2018 Cathy Anderson
Jun 16, 2018 Patricia Dangle
Jun 15, 2018 Margaret Hayes
Jun 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 15, 2018 Beatrijs V. D'Herde
Jun 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 15, 2018 Mike Danowski
Jun 15, 2018 Deniz Macleod
Jun 15, 2018 Patricia Duncan
Jun 15, 2018 Rosie Adams I am appalled and surprised that Craiglist are still at it considering the opposition to it put up by those in society who care and give a concern for those defenceless and voiceless members of our planetary society who did not ask to be born.
Jun 14, 2018 Katie Lynch
Jun 14, 2018 Veronica Falcon Gomez
Jun 14, 2018 maria kavvoura
Jun 14, 2018 Brandon Schrank
Jun 14, 2018 Lia Moretti
Jun 14, 2018 Donald Williams Gas chambers are too inhumane for the worst criminals. Innocent animals who haven't done anything wrong, ever, get the gas chamber? Who are these ppl that think it's ok? Hitler!!
Jun 13, 2018 Anna Kinney
Jun 13, 2018 Gary Daudet
Jun 12, 2018 Carmen Calleja
Jun 12, 2018 elisabeth romano
Jun 12, 2018 Angie H Please stop contributing to the trading of animals.

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