Jim Buckmaster and Craig Newmark: Stop Craigslist post from selling/giving-away dogs, cats or ANY other living being.
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Jim Buckmaster

Jim Buckmaster and Craig Newmark: Stop Craigslist post from selling/giving-away dogs, cats or ANY other living being.

    1. Isabel Buechsel
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      Isabel Buechsel

      Lindale, United States

Animals need to be delivered to responsible individuals to prevent abuse, this type of advertisement foregoes any type of check and protection to prevent neglect and violence against animals, it should be banned from your website.

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public relations @ Craigslist
Craig Newmark, Founder, Chairman, Customer Service Representative
Jim Buckmaster, President, CEO, & programmer
Stop Craigslist post for a free dog, cat or ANY other living being

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. More news, please continue sharing with friends!!!

      Isabel Buechsel
      Petition Organizer

      Somebody wrote the following comment:
      "This is happening here in Vermont. There's a farmer down the street from us here who is buying or getting horses from Craigslist and then keeping them for a few days in and outside pen with no shelter and no free access to food and water and then driving them up over the canadian border and selling them for dog meat. He's shameless. He keeps them out by the road where everyone can see them and knows what he's doing and when people complain he tells them they can have them for a big price even though he got them for nearly nothing and be bids them up... if he doesn't get his price they become food for dogs. Seems there's no law in Canada to prevent this. I like Craigslist but I think this part of it has to be better monitored or shut down altogether."

    3. Reached 750 signatures
    4. You can check the press coverage of the incident here...

      Isabel Buechsel
      Petition Organizer
      Are Animal Listings On Craigslist Leading To Animal Abuse?

      Authorities in Oregon's Marion County are looking into claims that free pet postings on Craigslist may be tied to incidents of animal abuse, KVAL reports. Police have not yet verified the claims, but authorities in the area have received multiple phone calls regarding rumors that pets advertised through "free to a good home" listings are subsequently being used as targets for shooters with real guns, according to KGW.

    5. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Loretta Hollings FAIRFAX, VA
      • 6 months ago

      Too many animals have suffered a terrible fate that have been given away through the "free pets" category on Craigslist! Now, another sweet and innocent puppy was subjected to unimaginable cruelty! This must stop now. These are sentient beings not objects. It is a bad practice to allow animals to be listed for free or even sold on Craigslist! People that are getting these animals are not being screened properly and these animals can end up with very dangerous people as this poor little puppy! Craigslist shouldn’t be a place for either giving away animals or selling them. It should be a place where just material goods or nonliving items are sold! Please stop these poor animals from getting into the wrong hands and ending up being the victims of such horrendous cruelty as Puppy Doe by banning pets from being given away for free or sold on Craigslist now!

      • 7 months ago

      Animals need every safeguard to ensure they have responsible owners

    • Sheila Grover MADISON, WI
      • 9 months ago

      Stop allowing people to post animals on Craigslist!

    • Dona LaSchiava TUCSON, AZ
      • 9 months ago


    • Renee MIller GOSHEN, IN
      • about 1 year ago

      they are abusing the free with the animals listed


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