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http://www.change.org/petitions/craigslist-please-stop-the-live-pet-sales-or-trading-of-any-kind


Dear Rabbit Advocates,

The Craigslist Community Pet Section lists thousands of domestic rabbits for sale, free or re-homing, as well as many other types of animals.  Please voice your opinion and let Craigslist know:
The only Acceptable Alternative on Craigslist should be a "Pet Search" to find Local resources of Animal Rescues and Shelters so the adoption process is safe for the animals. 

Statistics show there's a big market in selling pets to laboratories that perform experiments on animals. "Bunchers" gather free pets until they have enough for a trip to a Class B Dealer who is licensed by the USDA to sell animals from "random sources" for research. Random sources include strays, stolen pets, seized shelter animals, animals purchased at flea markets–and pets found through "Free to good home" ads.

Bunchers will sell the free animals they obtain for $25. apiece to Class B. Dealers. Free or cheap animals are taken to "blood" fighting dogs — to train them how to kill. This can be dogs, cats or rabbits, a larger dog's muzzle will be duct-taped shut so that he can't bite back, and the fighting dog will gain confidence in killing a dog larger than he is.

 Free or cheap smaller animals like rats, mice, gerbils, kittens and rabbits are "adopted" by owners of large snakes, who feed the baby animals Alive to their reptile.

 Purebred dogs offered "free to a good home" are often "adopted" by puppy mill owners, who use the animals for "breeding stock". Free or cheap animals are often found to be sick and unhealthy. 

ONE OF THOUSANDS..

BB Red Bantams $ 18.00 per pairBlack Tail Jap Bantams $ 16.00 per pairRabbits, Eaters, Breeders, and Pets $ 6.00-$ 8.00 ea.Pigeons $ 8.00 ea.
http://macon.craigslist.org/grd/3938336348.html


References:
http://www.pet-abuse.com/pages/animal_adoption/free_pets.php

http://www.examiner.com/article/reality-check-free-to-good-home-is-dangerous-practice

Thank you for your continued support,

For The Rabbits,
Linda Sue

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