Trade Me Ltd: Stop listing animals intended for slaughter!
  • Petitioned Paul Ford

This petition was delivered to:

Paul Ford
Independent, non-executive chairman
David Kirk
Independent, non-executive director
Joanna Perry
Independent, non-executive director
Gail Hambly
Independent, non-executive director
Sam Morgan
Independent, non-executive director
Paul McCarney
Chief Executive Officer
Jon Macdonald
Chief Financial Officer
Jonathan Klouwens
Head of Marketplace
Craig Jordan
Head of Commercial
Jimmy McGee
Head of Operations
Mike O'Donnell
Head of Technology
Dave Wasley
Head of Human Resources
Fiona Ireland
Strategy Manager
Mike DelPrete
Company Secretary
Sarah Hard

Trade Me Ltd: Stop listing animals intended for slaughter!

    1. Svetlana Feigin
    2. Petition by

      Svetlana Feigin

      Auckland, New Zealand

I was shocked & disgusted when I saw the many different animals up for sale on Trade Me for the sole purpose of being killed. Some ads included white rabbits who were being sold by 'breeders' for the purposes of either pet, meat, or fur, other ads included rams auctioned off to be killed for fun! This petition is asking Trade Me Ltd. to stop listing animals for the purposes of slaughter (for meat, entertainment, fur etc.). Would you support me in this? It's sickening and so sad that animals are being auctioned off like property only to be butchered or killed for fun.

Paul Ford
David Kirk, Independent, non-executive chairman
Joanna Perry, Independent, non-executive director
Gail Hambly, Independent, non-executive director
Sam Morgan, Independent, non-executive director
Paul McCarney, Independent, non-executive director
Jon Macdonald, Chief Executive Officer
Jonathan Klouwens, Chief Financial Officer
Craig Jordan, Head of Marketplace
Jimmy McGee, Head of Commercial
Mike O'Donnell, Head of Operations
Dave Wasley, Head of Technology
Fiona Ireland, Head of Human Resources
Mike DelPrete, Strategy Manager
Sarah Hard, Company Secretary
Please stop listing animals intended for slaughter!
This petition is asking your team at Trade Me Ltd. to stop allowing people to advertise animals which are being auctioned off for the purposes of slaughter (whether for meat, fur or entertainment). This is very inappropriate in terms of the issues of animal welfare and allows for people to treat animals as merely property!

[Your name]

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Trade Me Ltd. are now fully aware of my petition!

      Svetlana Feigin
      Petition Organizer

      Dear supporters,
      First of all I want to say thank you for expressing your support to this cause! Please share it with any and all of your friends!

      Trade Me Ltd. has contacted me advising me that under their current Terms & Conditions, no one is allowed to place classifieds which advertise the sale of animals intended for slaughter. I have replied to them to inform them that currently on their website, there are over 100 such listings! Clearly, they are not doing their job! I have informed Trade Me that my petition will continue to gain strength and that we want to see 1) assertive action on their part to change the situation 2) no more classifieds listing animals for slaughter !!! I have also asked them to clarify their position on classifieds which sell animals (live) for their fur as they mentioned nothing about this! Please continue to support this cause. The animals need you!

      Yours sincerely,

      Svetlana Feigin

    3. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • 5 months ago

      Its cruel and ill sign any petition involving trade me!

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 7 months ago

      "Life is life's greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On life's scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest."

      -- Lloyd Biggle Jr.

      I don't hold animals superior or even equal to humans. The whole case for behaving decently to animals rests on the fact that we are the superior species. We are the species uniquely capable of imagination, rationality, and moral choice - and that is precisely why we are under an obligation to recognize and respect the rights of animals.

      -- Brigid Brophy

    • Damon Bailey HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND
      • 10 months ago

      I was shocked and disgusted when i saw the many different animals that where for sale. The people that do this should be prosecuted and their trademe account should be deleted

      • 11 months ago

      Animals deserve support to be treated better

    • Jaydon Cheng AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
      • 11 months ago

      Online stores should not be a medium that encourages death and suffering of living beings. Animals are living beings.


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