Tell Craigslist to Shut Down Animal Sales
Though Craigslist has officially banned the sale of animals, animals are routinely sold on its platform. Farmed animals including pigs to dogs and cats to lizards and snakes continue to be advertised and purchased on Craigslist under the guise of “re-homing.”
Unscrupulous breeders, mill operators, and animal brokers are exploiting this loophole to sell critically ill animals as well as dupe families into paying for animals they never receive. Craigslist’s current policy not only leaves users at risk of purchasing unhealthy, nonexistent, or stolen companion animals — but it leaves countless other animals not classified as “pets” in danger as well.
Craigslist can end the exploitation of these animals by banning the transfer of all animals on its website.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund sent a letter to Craigslist in November urging it to protect animals by shutting down sales, but we need your help.
Use the form below to ask Craigslist executives to ban the transfer of all animals on its platform today.
Animal protection advocate and actress Kim Basinger sent a letter to Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster with an urgent request the company end all animal posts on its platform.January 25, 2021 Press Release
The Animal Legal Defense Fund files amicus brief in divorce case concerning custody and visitation of companion animalsJanuary 20, 2021 Press Release
New White Paper Offers Policy Recommendations to Combat Zoonotic Diseases and Pandemic Risk from Factory FarmingThe Animal Legal Defense Fund released the second in a series of white papers — COVID-19 and Factory Farming —providing policy recommendations to address industrial animal agriculture’s role in our heightened risk for zoonotic diseases outbreaks, like COVID-19, and its potential to be the source of the next global pandemic.November 19, 2020 Press Release