Why does Craigslist prohibit people from advertising free pets for adoption?

by tyankee7 on March 26, 2012

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Concern by : Why does Craigslist prohibit folks from advertising and marketing free of charge pets for adoption?
The neighborhood newspaper allows individuals to spot ads for cost-free cats and puppies. In truth, if offered for totally free, there is no charge for the ad. Why does Craigslist prohibit this? What are the effects for undertaking this?

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Solution by Andrew
Possibly due to the fact they will not want to assist promote the extreme breeding of animals.

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2 bulldogs March 26, 2012 at 12:18 pm

CL encourages a small re-homing fee to discourage the type of people that would harm an animal. Many people that abuse animals look for free sources.

Tsukihime March 26, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I actually wasn’t aware of that. Maybe to prevent scams, maybe there have been a lot of them.

have you tried http://www.ebayclassifieds.com (if you live in America) or kijiji.com (if you live in Canada)… they’re both eBays version of classified ads. Lots of animals go in there, I’ve seen them listed as free before.

K March 26, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Sadly, a lot of free animals are used and abused.

A lot end up as bait dogs for dog fighting, laboratory animals for testing, and quite frankly, if an animal is free, a lot of people will get it for the hell of it(without thought). Usually ending up in a shelter or back on the Cl ads.

There are many reasons, while it’s nice to get a free animal. You treat an animal you paid for, much better.

BiPetual March 26, 2012 at 2:10 pm

There are several reasons. The first is that people who are not invested in having a pet may not be very good owners. Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous individuals posing as cat loving adopters who will sell animals to laboratories, use them to bait pit bulls, or feed them to snakes. A fee discourages this type of activity.

Pedal2TheMetal45 March 26, 2012 at 2:56 pm

You could always put a small re homing fee on the listing and when someone comes to get it just not collect any $ $ from them.. That way your sure to get a good home for the animal.
good luck

Dreamer March 26, 2012 at 3:36 pm

CL asks that you list a small adoption fee to prevent people from collecting animals for illegal or unfavorable purposes. These include:

-Labs looking for free animals for experimentation
-Dog fighters looking for “bait”
-Large snake owners looking for free food (rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, chickens, kittens, puppies, can all be easily consumed by large boas and pythons)
-Dealers- people who collect free animals and sell them for profit

A small adoption fee, along with verifying phone numbers, addresses, requiring home visits and vet references, and other measures can assure that your pet is adopted by a responsible loving home.

Alex! March 26, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Probably because if the cats are free, its likely for dog fighters would take them and use them as bate to make the dogs want to fight. Same thing for dogs, because they use little dogs for this too. (disgusting isn’t it?) It all makes a lot of sense, because the owners (or whatever) of Craigslist don’t have the time to go through every single post to see if the dog is small.

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