Tell Craigslist to Shut Down Animal Sales
Though Craigslist has officially banned the sale of companion 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. Many animals die shortly after purchase, or require costly veterinary care. 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 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.
The California Court of Appeals affirmed a ruling by a lower court recognizing Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty (SPCA) organizations’ ability to file lawsuits against entities that violate existing animal protection laws.June 9, 2022 Press Release
Short Film Released with Actress Anjelica Huston in Support of States Adopting Courtroom Animal Advocate ProgramsHuston narrates the Animal Legal Defense Fund film demonstrating the impact legal advocates can have on behalf of animal cruelty victimsFebruary 15, 2022 Press Release
Class-action lawsuit alleges thousands in California purchased dogs under the false belief they were rescue animalsDecember 16, 2021 Press Release