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Petition to Stop EBay from allowing live animals to be sold

December 18th, 2005, 12:00 PM
Ebay is thinking of allowing Live Pets to be sold.

I have just read and signed the petition: "Please Help Stop eBay Pets
For Profit". Please sign here:

December 18th, 2005, 01:31 PM
They already do allow live animals to be sold.
They allow fish, invertebrates, and other water critters
to be sold. Last I looked, these too are animals.

December 18th, 2005, 02:47 PM
Well they are thinking of expanding it then, which cannot be a good thing. I should have also included this link to reply directly to EBay: )

December 18th, 2005, 05:11 PM
There's another thread on this: ;)

December 18th, 2005, 08:08 PM
Thank you for the link, I'm an eBay seller and buyer and posted in that thread. Almost everyone in the thread is against the idea.


December 19th, 2005, 02:08 PM
Update from eBay in the thread (page 64):

Clarification re: Pet Sales on

I want to thank everyone whos posted to this board regarding our exploration of a new service to bring sellers and buyers of pets together. Its clear you see a strong distinction between pet adoption (e.g., the kind offered by responsible local shelters and advocated by leading animal welfare organizations) and selling pets for profit, which unfortunately can be associated with behavior thats inhumane and/or illegal. We understand and agree with this distinction.

Based on your responses many from animal welfare professionals -- were going to exclude commercial breeders and for-profit sale of pets from further consideration and instead focus the discussion on listings of available rescue animals from vetted local shelters to support responsible pet adoption.

Its clear that we need to proceed very carefully. As our plans take shape, well again ask for input from our community. In the meantime, thanks for sharing your views with us.

Yeah, together we made a difference! :D