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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 25, 2017 Tracy Baker
Sep 24, 2017 Marie Horan
Sep 24, 2017 Pam Daily
Sep 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 24, 2017 Sylvie Rochat
Sep 24, 2017 Patricia Karbs
Sep 24, 2017 Maggie Autwal
Sep 24, 2017 Terri Lynch
Sep 24, 2017 Anita Hernandez Pets given up for free or for sale are usually abused. Pleas stop allowing this on craigslist
Sep 24, 2017 Linda Jackson
Sep 24, 2017 Joanne Martinez
Sep 24, 2017 Rachel Finnegan
Sep 24, 2017 Eva Sandhammar
Sep 24, 2017 Elena Shcherbakova
Sep 24, 2017 Ann Frye
Sep 24, 2017 Susan Purcell
Sep 24, 2017 Jane Thompson
Sep 24, 2017 Jo Toscano
Sep 24, 2017 Kathy Scott
Sep 24, 2017 Mary Workman
Sep 23, 2017 Julia Phillips
Sep 23, 2017 Anne Carlson
Sep 23, 2017 валерия ланцова
Sep 23, 2017 Beth Appling Craigslist, I will NEVER shop on your site until you BAN the sale of all animals!! (Your actions enable puppy mills & irresponable pet owners.) I will spread the word to everyone I know to STOP buying on Craigslist until you change this.
Sep 23, 2017 Josette Mitchell
Sep 22, 2017 Mary Woytysiak
Sep 22, 2017 Janet Magdaleno
Sep 22, 2017 Erin Kegel Too many precious animals have fallen into the wrong hands after being sold/given away free on Craigslist. Evil people who have bad intentions, purposely look on this site for animals. NO MORE SELLING OR GIVING AWAY OF ANY ANIMAL ON CRAIGSLIST!!!
Sep 22, 2017 (Name not displayed) Animals are NOT PROPERTY to be bought and sold at whim and used for GOD only knows what! Stop this Now! Stop the abuse and inhumane treatment of animals by stopping the selling of animals as property!
Sep 21, 2017 Carolyn Morey
Sep 21, 2017 Bridgette Flores
Sep 21, 2017 Jameson Sachs
Sep 21, 2017 Paula Conoscenti
Sep 20, 2017 Claire Campbell
Sep 20, 2017 Kelly Hahn
Sep 20, 2017 Heather Kercher
Sep 20, 2017 Serge Miron
Sep 20, 2017 Ashley Ludwig
Sep 20, 2017 Lois Guthrie
Sep 20, 2017 Melissa Hathaway
Sep 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 20, 2017 Maggie Santiago
Sep 20, 2017 Kim Attwood
Sep 20, 2017 krista dunn
Sep 20, 2017 sharon nelson
Sep 20, 2017 Dawn Wick
Sep 20, 2017 Heather Fiorita
Sep 20, 2017 debbie Bono
Sep 19, 2017 debbie Cheshire
Sep 19, 2017 Mary Lou Van Teylingen

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