Given that more and more people daily, are searching out animals on Craigslist, for purposes which include torture, mutilation, dog fighting/baiting, and bestiality, it is long past time for security measures for this type of ad to be implemented. Dogs and cats which have been family companions, are regularly being sought out by individuals whose intentions are inhumane and often criminal.
After conducting an investigation into three suspects who having located a dog on Craigslist, conspired to commit acts of bestiality, Joseph M. Arpaio of the Maricopa County Sheriff's office in Phoenix, requested in March 2011,that you address this problem, however you have not responded.
In dealing with living creatures, measures need to be in place to ensure their well being. As the CEO of Craigslist, you have the ability and the responsibility, to take positive action. We the undersigned, respectfully request that you review and revise policies regarding the listing of animals.
Rebecca Jane Ashworth
We are their voice.
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.. I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man"~ Mahatma Gandhi
"Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is—whether its victim is human or animal —we cannot expect things to be much better in this world. We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing we set back the progress of humanity." ~ Rachel Carson, Silent Spring