Petition update

Pets in crisis this Christmas. Will Gumtree end free pet ads now?

Casey Kemp
Melbourne, Australia

Dec 10, 2019 — 

More than 180,000 people have signed our petition, however, despite Gumtree knowing about this issue and promising to review their policy, they still haven’t removed free animal advertisements. 

This Christmas, can you send Gumtree a message to prevent pets from being abused?

Christmas is a time when families give pets as gifts, sometimes unaware of the extent of care required. Many pets given as gifts end up being given away soon after, clogging shelters or online sites like Gumtree. 

In previous years, more than 300 unwanted pets in Sydney alone were abandoned to the RSPCA in the days following Christmas. With Gumtree offering families the opportunity to give these pets away for free, without proper scrutiny, we are terrified that innocent animals will be handed over to abusers this Christmas season. 

Can we use our voices to send a big message to Gumtree this Christmas? 

1. Head to Gumtree’s Facebook page and like the page.

2. Download the image at the top of this update and post it in the comment section under posts and anywhere else you can until they listen to us. 

3. When you post it, add this message: 

“Gumtree Australia, when will you ban “free” animal advertisements on your platform? Animal abusers, including dog fighting rings, use your free ads to find fighters and bait. PLEASE help us put an end to this horrific abuse and end “free” animal advertising on Gumtree.”

This is one of the only ways we can make Gumtree listen to us. Can you please help us get their attention and join us in the fight to protect these innocent animals before any of them are given away for free this Christmas? 

Thank you. 

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