Saturday, September 28, 2013
Craigslist and Animals For Sale Could Result In Animal Torture
NOTE: This was my comment on the petition below:
Craigslist for cars, electronics or garden tools is great, there is an exchange of products, or services, for money. The motive is clear and transparent. Using CL as a medium to attract a permanent, responsible and loving home for a living creature is not good. There is too much instant gratification, whim & unaccountability. What better place could there be to buy an animal to abuse?
As a registered Non Profit Rescue & Shelter I would never consider using Craigs as a medium, although I know some who have done so successfully. We require adoption applications, home checks, references etc. Most abusers will not participate, tolerate or survive this level of such close scrutiny.
I believe there should be a strong warning of potential problems before anyone posts an animal on Craigslist. I'm not optimistic that all other rescues exercise such caution.