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Thread: CRAIGSLIST WARNING Please read!!!

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    CRAIGSLIST WARNING Please read!!!

    This is utterly sickening, but please help: PLEASE SHARE AND SPREAD THE WORD
    I WARN PEOPLE REPEATEDLY ABOUT PUTTING FREE ANIMALS TO A GOOD HOME ON CRAIGSLIST!!!!

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    Maybe someone needs to send this to all Craigslist posts.
    Subject: ALERT: PEOPLE FEEDING KITTENS/PUPS ETC TO REPTILES, ADOPTION FEES DON'T STOP THEM.
    SOUND THE ALARM: PEOPLE GETTING KITTENS PUPPIES RABBITS ETC AS FOOD FOR
    PYTHONS AND LARGE PET MONITOR LIZARDS--EVEN ADOPTION FEES OF 15-20 DOLLARS
    NOT ENOUGH TO STOP THIS (because they are willing to pay that for rabbits in
    pet stores). Obviously Craigslist animals and "free to good home" animals
    are highly vulnerable.

    FROM Tracy Blackwood This is a shared post from Morgan County Cafe, please
    read....

    Please Be Aware! I work at the local pet store and last week I spoke with a
    guy who came in to buy a rat. He has a 4-foot ball python, which he pays $10
    per live rat to feed his snake every few weeks. He asked me (dead serious)
    if we'd give him a price break on kittens, or call if we got too many
    (presumably because kittens are a bit bigger than a rat and more readily
    available). Of course I told him absolutely not. Then he went on to tell me
    all about how he'd been cruising Craigslist ads for free to good home
    kittens, but (by sheer chance alone) the people either never got back to him
    or no longer had any available. He continues to look for free kittens.

    There's another customer who has a monitor (large meat eating lizard) that
    boasts regularly to other customers and employees that their lizard prefers
    pets over feeders, and laughs, telling people they get free to good home and
    cheap rehoming fee pets all the time (hamsters, birds, kittens, etc) off of
    craigslist, out of the paper, and from ads they find on post-boards in
    grocery stores and what-not. They pose as nice people but your pet becomes
    food. Adoption fees of $15 do not deter them! Remember, they're paying $10
    for a rat, so $15 for something bigger (bunnies, kittens, etc) is nothing to
    them. And for the monitor family, they get a kick out of it - so they are
    happy to pay more just to watch their lizard kill your pet. Please be
    careful when re-homing your pets... that old "they become snake food" saying
    is true!
    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

    -- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

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    Pasted on FB.
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    Thank you, Candace.

    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

    -- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

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    FYI, I just did a search on snopes.com, and a similar outrage was listed as "undetermined."

    http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/target.asp
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Juan's mom View Post
    FYI, I just did a search on snopes.com, and a similar outrage was listed as "undetermined."

    http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/target.asp
    I would believe these types of things to be true, no matter what snopes says. You give up an animal to a stranger, no matter how NICE they seem
    and your animal is at their mercy, period.

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    The photo that came along with that message (which I didn't post with it here because it is too revolting) looked real enough.

    Aside from which, as chocolatepuppy said, "You give up an animal to a stranger, no matter how NICE they seem and your animal is at their mercy, period. "

    There are too many wackos out there, "people" totally lacking in empathy and compassion. We hear about them all the time in the news. And it is too easy for them, for anyone to get living creatures capable of suffering from sources like Craigslist and "Free to good home" ads posted in public places.

    Remember Senator Bill Frist.. Doctor Bill Frist? From wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Frist):

    "Medical school experiments

    While he was a medical school student in the 1970s, Frist performed fatal medical experiments and vivisection on shelter cats while researching the use of drugs on the mitral valve. By his own account, Frist improperly obtained these cats from Boston animal shelters, falsely telling shelter staff he was adopting the cats as pets.[49] In his book, Frist asserted that he succumbed to the pressure to succeed in a highly competitive medical school.

    Frist's treatment of cats first became controversial in 1994, in his first Senate campaign, when the opposing camp in the Republican primary called him a cat-killer. The matter again created public controversy in 2002, after mention in a Boston Globe profile, published after his election as Senate majority leader.[50][51]"
    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

    -- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

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