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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

Apr 22, 2017 Beah Robinson
Apr 22, 2017 Lenora Penrod
Apr 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 22, 2017 Rebecca Bennett
Apr 22, 2017 Jane Munns
Apr 22, 2017 diana cm
Apr 21, 2017 Janice Bernard
Apr 21, 2017 Jill Kuch
Apr 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2017 Eileen Robinson
Apr 21, 2017 Debbie Banditelli
Apr 21, 2017 Maureen Jansen
Apr 21, 2017 Evelyn Graf
Apr 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2017 Shanna Armogan All living things should be respected they deserve their rights just as we feel humans deserve theirs.
Apr 20, 2017 Rachael Smith
Apr 20, 2017 Jean Campbell If you have children or pets of your own, you would definitely want to set an example about the proper and humane way to treat pets.
Apr 20, 2017 Lynda Zmak Animals are gifts from God and should always be treated as such! Are you listening Craig's List?
Apr 20, 2017 Linda Clark
Apr 19, 2017 M Busch
Apr 19, 2017 Dawn Ciszar
Apr 19, 2017 Janice Foster
Apr 19, 2017 Deborah Frame
Apr 19, 2017 Elisa LeFlore
Apr 19, 2017 C Marais
Apr 18, 2017 Shauna Penniston
Apr 18, 2017 Kim Lacost
Apr 18, 2017 Jerri Berg
Apr 17, 2017 Mitra Pejman
Apr 17, 2017 Doreen Bledsoe
Apr 17, 2017 牧瀬 千佳
Apr 17, 2017 wood nancy
Apr 17, 2017 Jo Manuele
Apr 16, 2017 Jackie Higgins
Apr 16, 2017 Nellie Rando
Apr 16, 2017 Ceyda Kienle
Apr 16, 2017 Leslie Garrett
Apr 15, 2017 Shannon Niles
Apr 15, 2017 Nathan Fisher
Apr 15, 2017 angus murris
Apr 14, 2017 Karen Webb
Apr 14, 2017 paula vanbuskirk
Apr 14, 2017 Clara Fuller
Apr 14, 2017 Jeanette Marcel
Apr 14, 2017 Audrey Smith
Apr 14, 2017 Deb Powell
Apr 13, 2017 Gretchen Edmiston Craigslist should not be a source for animal abuse and it is.
Apr 13, 2017 Karen Drum
Apr 13, 2017 mary Baker-Lauderdale
Apr 13, 2017 carmen Blakely

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