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Petitioning Jim Buckmaster and 9 others

Please stop the LIVE PET SALES or TRADING of any kind!

The only Acceptable Alternative on Craigslist should be a "Pet Search" to find Local resources of Animal Rescues and Shelters so the adoption process is safe for the animals.

 

Letter to
Jim Buckmaster
AP,Tim Reiterman
KCBS News
and 7 others
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
Press
Mindy Galoob
Geoff Fleming
Craig Newmark
Allan Rudick
SF SPCA
The only Acceptable Alternative on Craigslist should be a "Pet Search" to find Local resources of Animal Rescues and Shelters so the adoption process is safe for the animals.

Please stop the LIVE PET SALES or TRADING of any kind!

The only Acceptable Alternative on Craigslist should be a "Pet Search" to find Local resources of Animal Rescues and Shelters so the adoption process is safe for the animals.

Reaching every Major City in the U.S. Craigslist continues to allow ads for Live Animals to be posted, "free to a good home: or 'small re-home fee" because they no longer want the animal; however in our opinion the majority of these ads are placed by Bad Breeders and mostly Backyard Rabbit Breeders. (See the photo of Rabbits laying over deplorable piles of Feces & Urine which put off Toxic Fumes)

No matter a few good intentions or good homes, we believe these postings are unethical, support animal neglect and cruelty, contribute to our over full shelters as well as provide easy access for animals to be abused and killed by predators.

Statistics show there’s a big market in selling pets to laboratories that perform experiments on animals. "Bunchers" gather free pets until they have enough for a trip to a Class B Dealer who is licensed by the USDA to sell animals from “random sources” for research.
Random sources include strays, stolen pets, seized shelter animals, animals purchased at flea markets–and pets found through “Free to good home” ads. Bunchers will sell the free animals they obtain for $25. apiece to Class B. Dealers.

Free or cheap animals are taken to “blood” fighting dogs — to train them how to kill. This can be dogs, cats or rabbits, a larger dog’s muzzle will be duct-taped shut so that he can’t bite back, and the fighting dog will gain confidence in killing a dog larger than he is.

Free or cheap smaller animals like rats, mice, gerbils, kittens and rabbits are “adopted” by owners of large snakes, who feed the baby animals Alive to their reptile.

Purebred dogs offered “free to a good home” are often “adopted” by puppy mill owners, who use the animals for “breeding stock”.

Free or cheap animals are often found to be sick and unhealthy.

References
abuse.com/pages/animal_adoption/free_pets.php/

http://www.examiner.com/article/reality-check-free-to-good-home-is-dangerous-practice/

Alleged News Stories

Dog Flipping and Sick Animals?
http://www.dogheirs.com/dogheirs/posts/3664-dog-flipping-and-animal-abuse-tied-to-dogs-listed-on-craigslist/

Craigslist Cat Killer
http://www.lifewithcats.tv/2013/01/14/kentucky-craigslist-cat-killer-sentenced/

David Beauchemin fed the snakes pets he "adopted" off of Craigslist.
http://blogs.findlaw.com/legally_weird/2011/04/man-had-70-exotic-snakes-fed-them-pets-adopted-off-craigslist.html/

When Panda Paws Rescue was informed about a Craigslist ad selling three-day-old pit bull puppies they didn’t hesitate to act....
http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2013/03/rescue-organization-helps-save-three-day-old-puppies-who-were-being-sold-online/

Craigslist Kitties, Beware of the Dangers…
http://www.pasadosafehaven.org/2011/05/craigslist-kitties-beware-of-the-dangers/

The HSUS received a complaint about sick puppies being sold from the property, which was linked to ads on Craigslist
http://petlawnews.com/content/hsus-stalks-dog-breeder-selling-animals-craigslist-and-gets-animals-seized/

Despite the following Craigslist guidelines Live Animal Ads Continue: [ no pet sales/breeding -- small adoption fee OK ]

"Household pets of any kind including dogs, cats, primates, cage birds, rodents, reptiles, amphibians, fish. Re-homing with small adoption fee OK. Pet animal parts, blood, or fluids are also not permitted, including stud/breeding service."

Craigslist Community Pet Section

Rabbits, New Zealand Whites, the meat breed
Good pets, great breeders, fryer at ten weeks
Five to twelve weeks old, boys and girls $10.00 each

Rabbits, Holland lops
Two boys $20.00 each
Seven weeks old
http://tulsa.craigslist.org/grd/3943620404.html/

Rabbits
http://inlandempire.en.craigslist.org/grd/3896814978.html/

http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/grd/3894268742.html/

http://tulsa.craigslist.org/grd/3922012177.html/


A GOOGLE SEARCH FOR THE FOLLOWING ANIMALS (OR ANY ANIMAL) WILL BRING UP CURRENT LIVE ANIMAL ADS

Free Rabbits Craigslist
Rabbits for sale Craigslist
Meat Rabbits for sale Craigslist
Dogs for sale Craigslist
Horses for sale Craigslist
Cats for sale Craigslist
Birds for sale Craigslist
Livestock for sale Craigslist