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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


Apr 19, 2018 Lynda Busardo
Apr 19, 2018 Marion Barbour
Apr 19, 2018 L . T . CRAWFORD
Apr 19, 2018 Susanne Fuchs
Apr 18, 2018 Lisa Smith
Apr 18, 2018 Pam Wallace
Apr 17, 2018 Lenny Hermann
Apr 16, 2018 Ronda Bowman
Apr 15, 2018 Kathy Dorr
Apr 15, 2018 Cindy Hall
Apr 15, 2018 daniela cornea
Apr 15, 2018 Monica Odgers Humans are called to be compassionate caregivers, protectors & stewards of our planet & its beings.Helping not harming.”We must remember in our dealings with animals-they are a SACRED TRUST to us.They cannot speak for themselves.”Harriet Beecher Stowe
Apr 15, 2018 Adam Rozyskie
Apr 15, 2018 H Grant
Apr 15, 2018 Michael Cassella Please reconsider your policy in this matter. These innocent animals deserve to be protected as well.
Apr 15, 2018 Jacqueline McGrath Curtis
Apr 14, 2018 Stephanie Preedy
Apr 14, 2018 Stacy Holguin
Apr 14, 2018 Christine Kwiecinski
Apr 14, 2018 Debbie Marquess
Apr 14, 2018 stef b
Apr 14, 2018 Jean Lambert
Apr 14, 2018 Joanne Marsh
Apr 14, 2018 Janis Pers Done with Craig's list unless they make this change. This allowance just adds to the sketchy reputation Craig's list has.
Apr 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2018 Katherine Stern
Apr 14, 2018 Jazmine Kate Menodiado
Apr 14, 2018 Carol Rahim
Apr 14, 2018 Amanda Bunger
Apr 14, 2018 Robin Kreiner
Apr 14, 2018 Donna Larschan
Apr 14, 2018 Esther Schilbe
Apr 14, 2018 chiara fumi
Apr 14, 2018 Jennifer Bauman
Apr 14, 2018 galina Dzhaladyan
Apr 14, 2018 SANDRA NOTI
Apr 13, 2018 Danuta Baziuk
Apr 13, 2018 Mike Grant
Apr 13, 2018 Racquel Colinares
Apr 13, 2018 Barbara Ellis
Apr 13, 2018 fran doz
Apr 13, 2018 Cecilia Rivas
Apr 13, 2018 Debbie Conrad
Apr 13, 2018 MARCOS ELENILDO FERREIRA
Apr 13, 2018 Joan Heezen
Apr 13, 2018 Carla Beck
Apr 13, 2018 Maureen Oshea
Apr 13, 2018 Debra Smith
Apr 13, 2018 Glenda Kelly
Apr 13, 2018 Kathy Monaco

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