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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

Feb 19, 2018 Patti Vaticano Please, prohibit the trafficking of animals on your site!
Feb 19, 2018 Karen Crawford
Feb 18, 2018 Barbara Siewert
Feb 18, 2018 Wanda Anthony
Feb 18, 2018 Marjorie Williams
Feb 18, 2018 Marcia Bliss
Feb 18, 2018 Judith Pelletier
Feb 18, 2018 carol bunting
Feb 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 17, 2018 Dominique SOUARE
Feb 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 16, 2018 Jason Josing
Feb 16, 2018 Ayça Korkmaz
Feb 16, 2018 Kim Svien
Feb 16, 2018 Mary Ann Carroll
Feb 15, 2018 maria lopez
Feb 15, 2018 Robin Blakesley
Feb 15, 2018 cindy koepfer
Feb 15, 2018 LINDA LAYMAN
Feb 15, 2018 Roxanne Dwyer
Feb 15, 2018 Nicole Lee-Faith
Feb 14, 2018 Rebecca Burnett
Feb 14, 2018 Dawn King This is wrong! Please stop this! !
Feb 14, 2018 Lisa Silvonek
Feb 13, 2018 Patricia Compton
Feb 12, 2018 Keith Cliver Have some integrity & do what is right . Animals are not "products" to be traded or sold for profit. They deserve better!
Feb 12, 2018 Roz Gut
Feb 12, 2018 Dale Murphy
Feb 11, 2018 Elba Bond
Feb 11, 2018 Jeanne Cambouris Craigslist has an established history of facilitating abuses of EVERY kind! WAKE UP!!!!
Feb 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 11, 2018 claudia white
Feb 10, 2018 Nalini Persad
Feb 10, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 10, 2018 Lynne Minore
Feb 10, 2018 Amanda Gray
Feb 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 9, 2018 KAREN MORRIS
Feb 8, 2018 Abdullah Goldstein
Feb 8, 2018 Sharon Weinapple You know this is wrong. Please stop allowing these ads.
Feb 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2018 Lorri Redmon
Feb 7, 2018 Andrew Karfeld
Feb 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 7, 2018 Ann Conney
Feb 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 6, 2018 Edwina Lanham
Feb 6, 2018 Gloria Stokes
Feb 6, 2018 kelley lavin

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