Felissa’s concern was that Ebay was providing a backdoor for puppy mills and other unscrupulous people to sell animals over the internet. Pet lovers purchasing an animal over the internet have no way of determining the health of the animal or the conditions under which it was raised. Many fellow pet bloggers agreed, and a petition was started on Change.org asking Ebay to stop selling live animals in their Classified Section.
Six months later, Stephanie Feldstein from Change.org released an update on the petition. At the time, dozens of pet bloggers had supported the cause and over 100,000 people signed the petition. And yet Ebay did nothing to change their policy about selling live animals in Ebay Classified.
If you visit Ebay Classified today, you will see lots and lots of listings of dogs, cats and other animals for sale. Ebay has blatantly disregarded the wishes of over 125,000 people who have asked them to stop selling live animals. I have even been approached by one seller with a request for a text link on my blog (buy puppies) that would link to Ebay Classified – and I know other pet bloggers have been approached too.
Please do not let Ebay get away with ignoring this issue. Pet bloggers and animal lovers must continue to put pressure on Ebay by blogging, tweeting and posting on Facebook. Let Ebay know that we are NOT going away!
Image via Ebay Classified