STOP Gumtree selling animals!!!
The free advertising site Gumtree is one of the few major websites that still allows people to post adverts for animals. Ebay banned such ads a long time ago with a few very limited exceptions, Facebook did the same last year and Freecycle doesn’t even allow people to re home their pets through its site.
Gumtree is a different story. It has an entire section devoted to pets for sale, with a quick glance showing over 13,000 adverts, mostly for puppies but also for kittens, rabbits and exotic animals such as pythons.
Allowing such adverts gives irresponsible amateur breeders and puppy mills a platform. With hundreds of thousands of animals languishing in animal sanctuaries, the last thing Gumtree should be doing is encouraging yet more breeding, not to mention that some of these breeders may be abusing their animals.
Tell Gumtree to stop allowing adverts for pets.
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION THAT IS AT THE VERY TOP OF MY SIDE BAR AND GRAB THE WIDGET YOURSELF :D
You may have heard of Harvey, the white kitten?
He was picked up by a concerned woman after she saw him advertised on gumtree as 'his front two legs are broken but he runs around just fine' she took him to the cats protection and it turns out the poor kitten has no bones in his front lower legs and needs a big operation.
Also a dog was recently advertised as 'we cant be bothered to walk him - will trade for iphone'
Gumtree say they don't allow ads which are offering animals for breeding purposes. But a 7 month old English bull terrier puppy was being sold as: "Bella is female, has not been castrated so can be used for puppies." Shameful.
Please sign the petition and bring this to a stop.