Very seldom do I see Free pets listed. Almost all the dogs I have seen listed require a rehoming fee. This simple act helps to insure that the nefarious are kept at bay. Banning ads on Craigslist will do far more harm than good. Without Craigslist animals will be dumped by the side of the road, tossed into streams and lakes while bound and worse. Sorry, but cutting off your nose to spite your face is never a good idea, nor is your proposed ban of pet listings on craigslist
No animal should be passed off without properly screening the adopter, to list it free to the first person who shows up and says the right thing, is not acceptable.
And I don't know what page you are looking at, but there are loads listed free on Craigslist in the US, Kijiji in Canada, and Gumtree in the UK.
You need to look again. One dog I know was lucky he got a good home but others are used as bait dogs, etc.
I wish there were some decent laws to prevent cruelty, including the death sentence. Why should someone be allowed to live when they have no humanity and are incapable of doing nothing but cruelty and evil.
agree and that is how Jeffrey Dahmer started out killing animals first and then people.
It should be the sellers responsibility to do a background check. Seller should be fully responsible.
Unfortunately, some end-up to be used by vile individuals as bait for dog fights. NO ONE SHOULD ADVERTISE "FREE PET" ON CRAIGSLIST EVER! Pets are not for "sale" they're living beings who need love and protection.
This is so true. Graig's list needs to ban people posting these poor animals on their website.
My girlfriend and I adopted our cat Milo from a woman on Craigslist. She unfortunately just could not take care of him because of how allergic she was. Her loss was our gain. He's the coolest cat on the block! There are positive adoptions happening on the site, the site just needs to keep a better eye on the negative ones.
I already signed this one, but thanks. Yes Milo is a sweetheart.
"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
I know of people being turned down by the humane society to adopt because they do background checks. So how can anyone just let an animal go out to someone that they don't know? Animal cruelty should be severely punished and posted publicly.
This is just so sad! There is no reason for an animal to listed on Craiglist and face an unknown future.
Please stop. Allowing this to go on makes you just as guilty. These precious gifts given to us by God are being abused in so so many ways. We are their voice and you should be too!
There's a special place in hell for sick scum who use and abuse helpless animals!
I completely agree, Mary!
I NEVER give animals away for free, it is an invitation to all the sick abusers out there. You should charge enough so that they are not interested. I am not a breeder and not in it for money but use this as a safety measure. I do not approve of all Joe Arpio's methods but in supporting animal rights he has been a leader
Some REÀL sick, sick, sick people in this world today. Oh yes I've signed the petition gladly