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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

Mar 24, 2018 Tina Pac
Mar 24, 2018 Laurel Fang Craig's List evidently stands for uneducated, heartless, money whores. How do you sleep at night?
Mar 23, 2018 Joyce Lee
Mar 23, 2018 Becky Mcclain
Mar 23, 2018 Jesse Gennarelli
Mar 23, 2018 Gerhard Herzog
Mar 23, 2018 Karen Lawrence
Mar 23, 2018 Mayra Galutza
Mar 23, 2018 Kate Evans
Mar 23, 2018 Ketzia Jacoby
Mar 23, 2018 Brenda Pereira
Mar 23, 2018 Richard Rheder
Mar 23, 2018 Maria Sicari
Mar 23, 2018 Dawn Hartsuff I love using craigslist for a multitude of things, however, it breaks my heart when I see any type of animal ads. Please change your current policies and protect these voiceless animals. Thank you
Mar 23, 2018 Doris von Klopotek
Mar 22, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please stop posting of available pets. Most fees are outrageous and I fear the “free” animals are being subjected to resale’s and harm!
Mar 22, 2018 Andrea Durick
Mar 22, 2018 Steven Gordon
Mar 22, 2018 Nancy ONeal
Mar 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 21, 2018 Bonnie Claggett
Mar 21, 2018 Linda Skelton
Mar 21, 2018 Tanya McKown
Mar 21, 2018 Esther Garinger
Mar 21, 2018 Lynn Krikorian
Mar 21, 2018 Elisa Heinzel
Mar 21, 2018 Bellanira Tiguila
Mar 21, 2018 Staci Wade Craigslist/ backpage. com has always been bad news. Trafficking vics get sold like property too
Mar 20, 2018 Linda Borner
Mar 20, 2018 agnes trivier
Mar 20, 2018 brent avery FUCK YOU CRAIGSLIST!!!! 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.
Mar 19, 2018 june harty
Mar 19, 2018 debbie williams
Mar 19, 2018 Chris Edmiston
Mar 18, 2018 Debra Jordan These animals have beating, feeling hearts. They have emotions and definitely are NOT packages. This senseless act of abuse needs to be STOPPED immediately!
Mar 18, 2018 K Niles
Mar 18, 2018 Sandra Clark
Mar 18, 2018 Zara Jimenez
Mar 18, 2018 john pivirotto monitor the health of these animals
Mar 18, 2018 Christopher Kearns
Mar 18, 2018 Lesley Adamson Pets should be protected from these thieves and murderers
Mar 17, 2018 Michael Collier
Mar 17, 2018 Claudia Honigsztejn
Mar 17, 2018 Mary Lyda
Mar 17, 2018 Rachel Gillespie
Mar 17, 2018 Betty Kowall
Mar 17, 2018 Janina Kowa
Mar 17, 2018 Judy johnston
Mar 17, 2018 Suzanne Lenhart
Mar 17, 2018 Linda Rohret

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