Petition to Get Gumtree Australia bird and animal sales/swaps free! Coming very soon!
There is growing concern over the advertising of dogs and pets on the free classifieds ads site Gumtree.
If you are familiar with Gumtree, a popular classified ads website, then you will know that it can be a useful place to buy and sell and everyday items. Unfortunately many people are exploiting Gumtree’s terribly relaxed policies that allow pets to be advertised for sale. Many other advertising websites such as eBay and Freecycle do not allow you to post live animals for sale. Unfortunately Gumtree seems to welcome these adverts, and the site has become awash with unwanted birds dogs and pets being offered for sale.
Worse still, criminals and those who abuse animals for profit, through bird, puppy (and kitten) farming, illegal blood sports and dog fighting are making use of the service. Examples of the adverts being posted include:
BAN BIRD SALES AUSTRALIA & ADOPT 31.5.2015
Petitioning all Australian States
Birds are born to fly and forage freely!!
But birds can’t fly in Australia.
Australian companion birds continue to be subjected to a miserable life!
You don’t need to look far to see bird abuse and neglect and horrible bird exploitation.
13 May 2015
PLEASE SIGN URGENT PETITION- VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
Garry Lyon, why on earth would you blame and kick a cat if you are upset with WADA!
A Monash University study has established a link between animal abuse and domestic violence.