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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.

Respectfully,

Petition Signatures


Oct 23, 2017 Erin Ryan Please stop allowing animals to be bought and sold as inanimate objects, Thank You
Oct 23, 2017 kim runnoe
Oct 22, 2017 Emily Corona
Oct 22, 2017 Susan Fisher
Oct 22, 2017 Patricia Frederick Animals are living breathing beings and should not be sold on Craigslist like inanimate objects.
Oct 22, 2017 Mary Rothschild
Oct 22, 2017 Faye Harbottle
Oct 22, 2017 Jennifer Klugman
Oct 22, 2017 Doreen DeLuca
Oct 21, 2017 Ey Moreno
Oct 21, 2017 Gary Kenyon
Oct 21, 2017 Shari Thompson I urge you to change your policy. Animals are not "goods!"
Oct 21, 2017 Cynthia Rutledge
Oct 20, 2017 (Name not displayed) Come on Craiglist, you should know better than this. Imagine this was your pet! Stop this once and for all!
Oct 20, 2017 Monica Preis
Oct 20, 2017 (Name not displayed) No loopholes - animals deserve great treatment!
Oct 20, 2017 chris small
Oct 20, 2017 antonio lunanova
Oct 19, 2017 Vanessa Montoya
Oct 19, 2017 Beverly Schwarz
Oct 19, 2017 Tina Hookerbrown
Oct 19, 2017 Staci Anderson
Oct 19, 2017 Theresa Rose
Oct 19, 2017 Sandra Stagl
Oct 18, 2017 Fiona Carmody
Oct 18, 2017 Caren Naranjo
Oct 17, 2017 Beverley Muller Muller This Craiglist must be prohibited and stricter monitoring of puppymills etc should be introduced. Hit them where it hurts, huge penalties.
Oct 17, 2017 Carlene Pimentel 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.
Oct 17, 2017 (Name not displayed) Stop shady trade in living beings
Oct 17, 2017 Joyce Mason
Oct 17, 2017 Christie Rawls
Oct 17, 2017 Diane Bacorn
Oct 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 17, 2017 Lois McElwee
Oct 17, 2017 Lin Sunseri
Oct 17, 2017 Maria Gomez
Oct 17, 2017 Ali Page
Oct 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 17, 2017 Debbie Martin
Oct 17, 2017 Kristin Conrad
Oct 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 17, 2017 Gay Harrell Plese don't allow people to sell animals on your site.
Oct 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 17, 2017 Jo Ann Beckham
Oct 17, 2017 Greg Dickinson
Oct 17, 2017 don six
Oct 17, 2017 Jt TUCK
Oct 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 17, 2017 Tammra Zierden Craigslist - STOP LISTING ANIMALS!! Some of these animals have been stolen from their owners. Vet your site better or stop the site!!

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