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Uncover the truth

Some classified ad sites are enabling deceptive selling of pets online.

Insufficient regulation of online pet sales puts customers at risk and causes animals to suffer.

Find out if your classified ad site is poorly regulating the trading of pets using our Pet Deception Detector.

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Poor regulation has allowed many classified ad sites to become a haven for deception and animal suffering.

As one of the market leaders, and owner of several classified ad sites around the world, including Gumtree, the eBay Classifieds Group is in a unique position to lead the way and show classified ad sites how the sale of pets can be properly regulated.

Add your voice and call on the eBay Classifieds Group to lead the way in protecting pets & people by introducing all FOUR PAWS measures - sign our petition now.

 

 

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News : United-Kingdom

UK Investigates Illegal Puppy Trade with the Daily Mirror

Author: Four Paws

Posted Date: 06/16/2016

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(Photo by Daily Mirror | Rowan Griffiths)   FOUR PAWS UK and the Daily Mirror newspaper lifted the lid on a systematic, unscrupulous and highly organised industry based on the fraudulent import of puppies into the UK. The investigation, which made... READ MORE

Victim Story : United-Kingdom

Rachel’s Story

Author: Rachel

Posted Date: 06/16/2016

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I bought a puppy on a classified ad site who died five days after I got  her. The ‘breeder’ was most definitely a puppy farmer who bragged about the hundreds of breeds of puppies he had for sale. There was very little information in the advert about... READ MORE

News : South-Africa

Open your eyes – puppy farms and backyard breeders are a reality in South Africa

Author: Four Paws

Posted Date: 06/10/2016

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Dog breeding is big business in South Africa, and these days people see a dog and they see money. Big money. Forced to live in appalling conditions, sleeping in rat infested cages in their own feces, and used as breeding machines. This is the... READ MORE

Victim Story : United-Kingdom

Helen's Story

Author: Helen

Posted Date: 06/16/2016

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My neighbour bought a chinchilla Persian kitten from a classified ad site for £375 but  was unable  to look after it. I run a boarding cattery, so I offered to take the kitten on. When I picked the kitten up I took it straight to my vet who... READ MORE

News : Australia

The Online Exotic Animal Trade (Australia)

Author: Four Paws

Posted Date: 06/16/2016

Country: [field_blog_post_country]

The exotic (non-native) animal trade is a multi-billion dollar industry with many dealers now selling their animals on the internet. Many species of Australian native wildlife are also available for online purchase. For some people, having a dog or... READ MORE