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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


Jun 27, 2017 Marsha Seetaram
Jun 27, 2017 annie lau
Jun 27, 2017 Rachel Shanahan
Jun 27, 2017 janet phail-droege
Jun 27, 2017 Monika Dobo-Kohl Despicable..Animals need our protection. Boycott Craigs list !!
Jun 26, 2017 Kat Rickels
Jun 26, 2017 Ann Schultz
Jun 26, 2017 Sherrie Glendening
Jun 26, 2017 Barbara Dunlap I stopped using craigs list because of a couple issues like this and backdoor sites
Jun 26, 2017 Barbara Hill
Jun 25, 2017 Erin Moe
Jun 25, 2017 STEVE TARDIF
Jun 24, 2017 Janet Morazzini
Jun 24, 2017 ΚΛΑΙΡΗ ΕΥΘΥΜΙΑΔΟΥ
Jun 23, 2017 Judy Hart
Jun 23, 2017 Steven Goldstein There are many humans who have no soul or animals are not a product, they are given no choice and no voice in their treatment, they rely on thinking , caring responsible humans to ensure they're welfare, so please be a responsible, caring human and end th
Jun 23, 2017 Jennifer Griffin
Jun 22, 2017 ana araque
Jun 22, 2017 Joyce McConnell There are many humans who have no soul or kindness. they do unspeakable things to animals. Please help in closing this loophole.
Jun 22, 2017 Lindsey Dakin
Jun 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2017 Beverly Brown
Jun 22, 2017 Octavia Salerno
Jun 22, 2017 (Name not displayed) animals are not a product, they are given no choice and no voice in their treatment, they rely on thinking , caring responsible humans to ensure they're welfare, so please be a responsible, caring human and end the trafficking of animals on your site
Jun 22, 2017 Andreia Teixeira
Jun 22, 2017 Ольга Малютина
Jun 21, 2017 Kathleen Mccarthy The animals must come first!!
Jun 21, 2017 Melissa Goins
Jun 21, 2017 kelsey greene
Jun 21, 2017 Sara Gutierrez
Jun 20, 2017 wendy nolan
Jun 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 20, 2017 Oscar Landé
Jun 20, 2017 ANNE Gilbert
Jun 20, 2017 Stacy Wykle
Jun 20, 2017 Monika Saluter
Jun 20, 2017 Anne Matarin-Bessiron
Jun 20, 2017 emily dugan
Jun 20, 2017 dan murphy
Jun 19, 2017 Dawn Franklin
Jun 19, 2017 Ellen Margraff
Jun 19, 2017 DENISE KASTNER
Jun 19, 2017 Jana Williams
Jun 19, 2017 Sheryl Precopia I saw an ad on Craigslist for a person looking to buy small dogs and/or cats to feed to their snake!
Jun 19, 2017 Pamela Gibberman
Jun 19, 2017 Steven Schueller
Jun 19, 2017 Sue Giumarro
Jun 19, 2017 Elizabeth Jones Please stop the advertisement of all animals on Craigslist. Make it against your policy and terms of use. Make this stop. Many of the animals list end up in dog fighting rings and puppy mills.
Jun 19, 2017 leslie ray
Jun 19, 2017 Maria Zambrano

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