Craigslist, we don't want to support backyard breeders!
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Craigslist.org

Craigslist, we don't want to support backyard breeders!

    1. Yurda Henzel
    2. Petition by

      Yurda Henzel

      Los Angeles, CA

We need 10,000 Animal Lovers! Craigslist's shady pet advertisers contribute to mass killing of healthy animals.

Puppy mill operators, backyard breeders and other irresponsible people are widespread on craigslist. You can find tons of inhumane breeding, stud services, pit-puppies, unaltered dogs and advertisements and postings of dogs, cats, birds, horses…. on a daily basis. Animals sold for profit, stud services… traded for iPods or bikes…and the list goes on…

52 million dogs live in 35 million US households
6.2 million dogs die each year - 2.4 million in shelters

About 4 million dogs enter shelters each year:
400,000 puppies come from households that produce litters but do not place the pups in new homes.
About 2.2 million strays; reclaimed by their owners: about 600,000 (leaving 1.6 million strays available for adoption).


About 1.8 million owner surrenders, (300,000 for euthanasia and 1.5 million for adoption). Owner surrenders fet killed first. Others like stray/found have 5 days.


1 million of the 3.1 million dogs available for adoption do get new homes, leaving 2.1 million additional dogs euthanized and killed in gas chambers.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. After many requests, we do have the article in spanish available now.

      Yurda Henzel
      Petition Organizer

      Please share with your spanish speaking community. Thank you!

    2. Reached 1,000 signatures
    3. Update, January 27, 2012:

      Yurda Henzel
      Petition Organizer

      I’ve received feedback from several people more or less involved in animal welfare and it’s clear to me that some are still really not aware of the effects of posting animals for sale online. Only a few are upset; others are thrilled by what we’ve started. I also want to mention that we’ve recently interviewed PupQuest(an awesome source of information) and urge all to check out their reasons as to why animals should not be posted/traded online.

      As I’ve mentioned, I’m keeping track of Craigslist pet ads and have recognized a pretty impressive number of them in the past 3 weeks. I couldn’t check Craigslist ads every day, but tried every other day. How did I do it? I recorded the ads people post to sell, trade, breed or give away a dog/cat/bird/rabbit/horse. I also realized that the Craigslist terms of asking a rehoming fee is just a joke. I’ve noticed many ads asking for a rehoming fee of 50$ or less… please click the link to read the updates. Thank you!

    4. Reached 750 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Deborah Trammell EASLEY, SC
      • about 2 years ago

      SO many dogs are killed in shelters...why do we need more irresponsible people breeding more and more dogs that could end up in the shelter???

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    • Marla Ballentine AUBURN, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      There are thousands of dogs and cats needing homes and backyard breeders are a part of the problem. Let's find homes for those thousands rather than over-breeding willy nilly and charging ridiculous prices for puppies and kittens that have a high chance of ending right back on Craigslist when the "cute phase" has passed.

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    • Latrichia Garmon JACKSONVILLE, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      there are SO many reason but most of all, it isn't fair that helpless animals SUFFER so that these greedy and cruel people can line their pockets with money.

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    • liz bannon PASO ROBLES, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      am very involved with animal rescue and spay neuter programs

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    • Sue Harris PETALUMA, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Every day thousands of shelter dogs are killed becasue there's no home for them. Internet dog sales are supporting puppy mills & individuals who are breeding dogs without the necessary knowledge causing health & behaviorial problem dogs.

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