Ban the Auctioning Of Dogs on trademe.co.nz
"On Friday 25th July 2003, less than 24 hours after this petition was started, Trade Me agreed to stop the practice of auctioning of not just dogs but also cats, birds and horses. They have also sought the advice of the SPCA on how to make their site more animal friendly an encourage responsible ownership. Thank you to everyone who supported this petition. It worked a lot faster than we were expecting and just shows what people can do when they band together.
Thank you again."
This Online Petition has been set up to try to discourage the New Zealand based buy, sell, trade and exchange internet site Trade Me (www.trademe.co.nz) from allowing the auctioning off of DOGS on their NZ based Auction Site. We feel very strongly about dogs being auctioned off and would like as much support as we can get to try and convince Trade Me that this is not the way of responsible dog ownership. Dogs are our much beloved family pets and there are far more suitable ways of selling your dog or puppy to the best possible home through advertising and lots of contact with the prospective owners rather than as an auction. We are concerned that once the reserve price is met on these auctions, the seller is legally obliged to go through with the sale, and therefore has no say on whether the home is suitable or not.
Please sign our petition and support the stopping of dog auctions on Trade Me.
Thankyou, Joanne, Maree and Jan.
We, the undersigned, would like to see the practice of auctioning dogs on the 'Trade Me' New Zealand based website, discontinued.
The Ban the Auctioning Of Dogs on trademe.co.nz petition to Trade Me was written by Maree and is in the category Animal Rights at GoPetition.