Stop Selling Dogs on Craigslist

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Target: Jim Buckmaster, CEO of Craigslist

Goal: Create stricter regulations and more oversight for selling animals on Craigslist in order to prevent stolen animals being sold.

A new scam on Craigslist has become a major problem recently where people are stealing pets right from owners’ backyards and selling the poor animals  for big profits on Craigslist.

There have been multiple cases where camera footage shows criminals driving up to yards, grabbing dogs and throwing them in their car, sometimes in the trunk.

One woman, Kara Lowe of Texas, said her family pet was stolen from their yard and they later saw their pup for sale for hundreds of dollars on Craigslist. She was unsuccessful in establishing contact with the poster until, months later, she saw yet another ad for a dog who looked just like her family pet. Thanks to microchipping she was able to confirm ownership, but she still had to shell out $250 to get the dog. Who knows what kind of trauma that poor animal dealt with!

As a company, Craigslist has a responsibility to ensure crime is not being facilitated on its site, especially crime relating to animal welfare.

Urge Craigslist to create stricter regulations and more oversight for selling animals on Craigslist in order to prevent stolen animals being sold.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Jim Buckmaster,

A new scam on Craigslist has become a major problem recently where people are stealing pets right from owners’ backyards and selling the poor animals  for big profits on Craigslist.

Who knows what kind of trauma these poor animals have to deal with! As a company, Craigslist has a responsibility to ensure crime is not being facilitated on its site, especially crime relating to animal welfare.

I urge you to create stricter regulations and more oversight for selling animals on Craigslist in order to prevent stolen animals being sold.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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