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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

May 28, 2018 Issy Gray
May 27, 2018 Stacy Owens
May 27, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 27, 2018 Donald Palmer
May 27, 2018 SANDY KANE It is important to me because it is DOWNRIGHT WRONG!!! MISTREATING, TORTURING, ABUSING, & NEGLECTING any kind of animals, is UNETHICAL, UNNECESSARY, & AGAINST GOD'S DESIGN. Such blatant disregard for precious life MUST be punished. Enough is enough!!!
May 27, 2018 Kathleen Keske
May 27, 2018 Sheryl Benning
May 27, 2018 Pat Carbone
May 27, 2018 Cathy Gianikos
May 27, 2018 Sue Cugini
May 27, 2018 dalana duncan
May 27, 2018 Judith Mumbauer
May 27, 2018 Judy Macy Craigslist MUST QUIT ALLOWING people to exploit animals, mostly dogs and puppies on the site. Rehoming is not is selling. There are laws and necessary regulations that breeders must follow. Criminals are using Craigslist to circumvent laws.
May 27, 2018 Maryann Malanaphy
May 27, 2018 Lesa Jacobsen Craigslist has become it's own puppy mill. This kind of advertisement must END.
May 27, 2018 Melinda Matheus
May 27, 2018 francois pille
May 27, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 27, 2018 irina antoshkina
May 27, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 27, 2018 Pat Brzycki
May 27, 2018 Alison R
May 27, 2018 Sarah Sowambur
May 27, 2018 Charity Thayn
May 27, 2018 joan labow Pets are not merchandise. Take these ads off Craigs List. Joan
May 26, 2018 Elsa Howstan
May 26, 2018 Katherine burt
May 26, 2018 Shirley Eichelberger
May 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2018 Regina Morrow
May 25, 2018 Jenelle Back -Sercombe
May 25, 2018 Manuela Cappellini
May 25, 2018 Andreja Stimac
May 25, 2018 Carol Dibbens
May 25, 2018 Jessica Williford
May 25, 2018 Pat Testa
May 25, 2018 Sandra Albarino
May 24, 2018 J ZImmerman
May 24, 2018 Mirna irwin
May 24, 2018 me Kwok
May 24, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2018 Rachel Canelon
May 24, 2018 Alan Edgerton
May 24, 2018 Patricia Ransford Really, Craigslist..don't you have enough things listed on your site to make money??? Animals can be bought then sold to unreputable people. Do something brave..take a stand...No animals sold or bought on Craigslist
May 23, 2018 joan silaco
May 23, 2018 Brent Pennell
May 23, 2018 Maria Aparecida Gonçalves

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