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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

Jan 22, 2017 Cynthia Nichols
Jan 22, 2017 Bobby McKeon This must stop, this is where a lot of criminals get bait animals, especially for fighting to make money! A animal is not a "product" and should NEVER be listed on your sight!!
Jan 22, 2017 Juile Likens
Jan 22, 2017 Chantal Martin
Jan 22, 2017 Gisèle WASYLYSZYN
Jan 22, 2017 Paula Lewis
Jan 22, 2017 Mary West
Jan 22, 2017 Kelly Langlois
Jan 22, 2017 Maija Dravnieks Boleyn Sinclair Demand proper homing of pets with a follow up policy to make sure they are placed in proper hands and homes.
Jan 22, 2017 karine auvray
Jan 22, 2017 Holly Rothschild
Jan 22, 2017 Sylvie béclard
Jan 22, 2017 myra berario
Jan 22, 2017 Laurence Violet
Jan 22, 2017 Hayley Alice Bradley
Jan 22, 2017 Hof Nathalie
Jan 22, 2017 joelle SACHET
Jan 22, 2017 Barb Burgess
Jan 22, 2017 Carmela Quinlan
Jan 22, 2017 karen porter
Jan 22, 2017 joyce buckfield
Jan 22, 2017 catherine garrigus
Jan 22, 2017 Carol Wellman
Jan 22, 2017 cathy nolane
Jan 22, 2017 Claudine-Sylvie Cassagne
Jan 22, 2017 Pascale BOLLIET
Jan 22, 2017 jane price
Jan 22, 2017 Janice Long
Jan 22, 2017 Dotti Chesney
Jan 22, 2017 corinne martin
Jan 22, 2017 joelle barrrier
Jan 22, 2017 sabine coller
Jan 22, 2017 michel/bernadette charlier/gustin
Jan 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 22, 2017 Sanchez Troadia
Jan 22, 2017 bernadette gustin
Jan 22, 2017 Patricia Meek I understand that sometimes it is for the good of the pet to find a new home. However, I am also personally aware of a pet being stolen and sold on Craigslist. The practice is common. Please ban the practice of selling/giving away animals on Craigslist.
Jan 22, 2017 Michelle Kirstein
Jan 22, 2017 joyce alexander
Jan 21, 2017 patricia elstrate
Jan 21, 2017 France Boullet
Jan 20, 2017 Patricia Rhoads
Jan 19, 2017 Denise Vallee
Jan 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 19, 2017 Kevin Maisonave
Jan 19, 2017 Ellen Ribolla
Jan 19, 2017 Yvonne Buonamici
Jan 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 18, 2017 Tatiana Aguirre
Jan 18, 2017 Casey O'Conner

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