Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Demand an END to Selling Pets on Craigslist

Selling pets on Craigslist is actually against Craigslist's Terms of Service, but the company is failing to enforce their own rules, leaving hundreds of helpless animals open to abuse. Most people offer to give away their pets for FREE. They have no idea the environment their pet is going into. It is unfair and not right in any sense.

Craigslist also needs to stop "Free to Good Home" ads. The animals are even more in danger from these ads. Here are several ways animals given away on Craigslist could be in danger:
  • These helpless animals may be used as bait animals for dog fighting. 
  • People who torture and kill animals like to search the listings for new victims. 
  • Other people that source animals for research facilities all use these ads to find pets. 
  • A newer phenomena is pet flipping – searching free adds for pets to sell for a profit elsewhere (they often end up in one of the above categories).
(source http://www.chicagonow.com/raining-cats-dogs/2013/08/rehoming-pets-on-craigslist/)

Take a stand against animal abuse and help put an end to selling animals for a small fee and giving away for free ALL ANIMALS on Craigslist. 


GREAT RESOURCES:  http://www.craigslist.org/about/prohibited


MyLy M said...

It's SO upsetting, disgusting and leaves me heartbroken and speechless what humans can do to these amazing creatures. Thanks for blogging about an issue that needs to be highlighted and create more awareness for people.

MyLy :)

xoxochelsea said...

I've been looking through your blog archives, and I really appreciate all the variety you have on your blog here. A great mix of serious articles like this one, funny photos and videos, and useful tips. You officially have a new follower :)

I have been involved in rescue for only a couple of years but have developed a real passion for it. I JUST started my blog and am hoping to network enough to make a real difference in the world of animal rescue. Feel free to stop over and check it out, and in the meantime, keep blogging! I'm lovin' it! :)