Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Buying and Selling of Pets on the Swap Shop

You will be seeing a change on our swap shops soon, and it has to do with the buying and selling of pets here on the swap shops. Very soon, we will be instituting a policy of NO PET SALES on any of the swap shops in the Missouri Swap Shop Network. 
Craigslist, the popular classified advertisement website, allows people to sell furniture, cars, apartments, and other personal items through online interactions. For animal welfare reasons, Craigslist does not allow the sale of any pets or animals, but the adoption of pets, with a small re-homing fee, is allowed. Although this clause is found on the website’s Terms of Use page, many Craigslist users ignore it and sell litters of puppies and kittens anyway. This causes many problems, as these pets are oftentimes coming out of illegal puppy mills and kitten mills. Unknowingly, those who end up buying these animals from Craigslist are contributing to the inhumane puppy and kitten mill industry.
Please post your thoughts on this upcoming policy change. Your feedback will help us construct an appropriate response to this growing problem.

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