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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

Jul 25, 2017 Yola Stavridou
Jul 25, 2017 Marina Batchaeva Marina Batchaeva
Jul 24, 2017 Linda Beach
Jul 24, 2017 Melody Stevens
Jul 24, 2017 Amy Liegl
Jul 24, 2017 Pamela Clark
Jul 23, 2017 Jeanette Crain
Jul 23, 2017 sarah craven
Jul 23, 2017 Elvira Trebesius
Jul 23, 2017 alan lane
Jul 23, 2017 T. S. Hoffman No animal should be treated as a commodity. I believe that only qualified breeders should be allowed to sell dogs and that they should have to go through a rigorous licencing process. I also think that those breeders should be regularly inspected.
Jul 22, 2017 Catherine D.
Jul 20, 2017 Gillian Lee
Jul 20, 2017 Susan Bain
Jul 20, 2017 Tatiana Plakhova
Jul 20, 2017 Abigail Perez
Jul 20, 2017 Janie Sheehan Allowing "backyard" breeders & "rehomers" are using Craigslist as a way to perpetuate their selling of animals. Every time a pet is sold, an unadopted pet in a shelter is put to death, to make room for a recently arrived pet hoping to be adopted.
Jul 20, 2017 Patricia Krause This should Never be allowed! EVER!
Jul 20, 2017 Jo-Anne Stevens
Jul 20, 2017 Cat Mailander
Jul 19, 2017 Claudia Wright
Jul 19, 2017 Lynette Nielsen
Jul 19, 2017 Jules B
Jul 19, 2017 Cookie Holderbach No more puppy mills and selling of animals! Stop selling animals on Craigslist!
Jul 19, 2017 Wanda Bunn
Jul 18, 2017 Dot Swiegers
Jul 18, 2017 Tracy Schalk
Jul 18, 2017 Lucille Lietzau
Jul 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2017 Gloria Donn
Jul 18, 2017 maria kakalioura
Jul 18, 2017 Karen Sheaffer
Jul 18, 2017 Margarida Rapoula
Jul 18, 2017 shana Smith
Jul 18, 2017 Kelly Vlasis
Jul 18, 2017 Humane Officer
Jul 17, 2017 elaine beard
Jul 17, 2017 cindy macphee
Jul 16, 2017 Wesley Morey
Jul 16, 2017 Susan Fisher
Jul 16, 2017 Minda Adkins
Jul 16, 2017 Terra Detle-Jamieson
Jul 16, 2017 Jane Parker
Jul 16, 2017 Bruce Forster
Jul 16, 2017 Fern Swecker
Jul 16, 2017 Wendy Forster
Jul 15, 2017 Lorilie Morey
Jul 15, 2017 Desari Erickson

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