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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 : Global

FOUR PAWS at ICMA conference, Belgrade

Author: Shahin

Posted Date: 06/13/2017

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In May of this year, we participated in the ICMA conference in Belgrade, and presented our proposed measures for the regulation of the online trade in animals. Our audience  consisted of more than a hundred delegates  from the International... READ MORE

News : United-Kingdom

UK Government’s new measures on dog licensing

Author: Cordelia Britton

Posted Date: 02/03/2017

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The UK Government has announced that tougher dog breeding licensing rules will be introduced. The measures include tightening up laws around selling of pets and breeding of dogs, including banning the sale of puppies younger than eight weeks. In... READ MORE

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