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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 23, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please stop this practice. There are people who will mistreat these animals if there are no background checks to see who is taking an animal!!! Anyone who wants an animal should be thoroughly screened.
Feb 22, 2018 Daria Karpova
Feb 22, 2018 Cassie Fletcher
Feb 22, 2018 Dorothy Dagnall
Feb 21, 2018 Shelley-marie Poirier
Feb 21, 2018 Angelina Cecchetto Animals should never be for sale!
Feb 21, 2018 LINDA FANCHER
Feb 21, 2018 Melissa Kermani
Feb 21, 2018 Sandy Kinman
Feb 21, 2018 Kathy Summers
Feb 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2018 Dorothy Vandermey Please stop the abuse of animals on this site. What will you have next, selling of children.
Feb 20, 2018 Lloyd George Craigslist ok for non living things, FAR TOO MUCH ANIMAL ABUSE, ORIGINATES ON CRAIGSLIST~!!! PLEASE END PETS SECTION
Feb 20, 2018 Ruth McD
Feb 20, 2018 Sarah Mallows
Feb 20, 2018 Socorro Wapelhorst
Feb 20, 2018 Jason Macaloney
Feb 20, 2018 Evelyn Poulin
Feb 20, 2018 Christina Gonzalez There needs to be more scrutiny of all the animal related listings. We have to speak for those who cannot.
Feb 20, 2018 Jennifer Andrews
Feb 20, 2018 GWEN GEORGE Thank you for this
Feb 20, 2018 kathleen lee
Feb 19, 2018 bonnie reeves
Feb 19, 2018 Joanna Prideaux
Feb 19, 2018 (Name not displayed) The world is seedy enough without this. Call it what you will, at worst it's and attrocity and at best an oversight. Look into this allegation and please don't ignore your resposibility to all sentient creatures. Thank you.
Feb 19, 2018 gillard claudine
Feb 19, 2018 Mark Allain
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

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