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To: Gumtree and DEFRA Minister Zac Goldsmith MP

STOP GUMTREE SELLING ALL ANIMALS ON THEIR SITE

STOP GUMTREE SELLING ALL ANIMALS ON THEIR SITE

Please stop Gumtree and ALL social websites advertising animals for sale.

Why is this important?

We cannot have animals being sold on social network sites alongside second hand furniture, we must know where our animals have come from, any illnesses, who their parents are, and make sure animals aren't bought and sold for sport.

There is no history regarding these poor animals, and no checks in place to make sure the people buying them are capable of looking after these animals. Barring these poor animals from Gumtree & all marketplace websites would make it so much harder for people to abuse these sites to sell ill animals, or to gain access to animals to use as bait or for sport.

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Reasons for signing

  • This is abhorrent... no social website should allow selling animals on a website...this is evil, shocking, & total cruelty...websites should be held total responsibility for they’re action & be prosecuted to full extend of the law,...
  • This doesn't sit right with me because it's completely unregulated and it's quite heartless to sell an animal on such a site. I won't be buying anything from Gumtree until this practice stops. Keep sharing. Keep caring :D
  • I signed this, because the idea of selling sentient creatures like they were an unwanted jumper is horrifying. I walk rescue dogs, and the centre is getting calls from the public to take animals on Gumtree, because of the concern over where they will end up from such an unregulated source. The rescue community cannot cope with the volume of animals on this site. It needs to stop immediately.

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2019-10-22 19:23:27 +0100

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2016-04-18 09:07:15 +0100

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2016-04-17 20:12:16 +0100

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2016-04-17 17:30:55 +0100

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2016-04-17 16:23:22 +0100

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2016-04-17 15:41:37 +0100

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