Backyard and unlicensed breeders are out of control on Craigslist. Their puppy/dog selling is a travesty and adds to the number of dogs in shelters. Craigslist "supposedly" has rules against breeding without a license or selling dogs & puppies, but doesn't enforce them. If you flag an ad that goes against CL rules, nothing happens, or the poster just comes back and posts again. We need to STOP ALLOWING PUPPY SALES by anyone but licensed breeders!!! We need to enforce spaying/neutering laws in all states! We need to stop people from using their dogs as income!! According to the Humane Society of the United States, four million cats and dogs—about one every eight seconds—are put down in U.S. shelters each year. Often these animals are the offspring of cherished family pets. Spay/neuter is a proven way to reduce pet overpopulation, ensuring that every pet has a family to love them. DON'T SHOP - ADOPT - AND STOP THE BREEDING AND SELLING OF PUPPIES ON CRAIGSLIST!!!
Dear Sir or Madame,
We, the signed, believe that the sale of dogs/puppies on Craigslist should not be allowed. Your rules of "no breeding, no dogs for stud, and only small re-homing fee" are not being followed. You seem to be extremely over whelmed with taking the rule breakers off the ad list, so perhaps it would be easier for you to just not allow it at all. Flagging does no good, as the people selling the animals just come back and post again.
This petition is to STOP the sale of any kind, of dogs and puppies on your site. The shelters are overflowing with dogs that were either sold at an age that is too young (experts say 7 to 8 weeks is the soonest you should remove a puppy from its mother), or they buy a dog of breed that they do not understand. Or worse case senario, they buy a dog that is unhealthy.
The city of Las Vegas only allows the breeding of dogs by LICENSED breeders. Those that are breeding for profit are breaking the law, and you are allowing this, which just encourages back yard breeders to breed for money.
Please either remove the allowance of sales of these dogs on your site, or be more deligent to remove the back yard breeders.
Help save a life. Too many dogs are dying every day.