Animal Advocacy: Contact eBay Re Selling of Guided Hunts

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

I’m trying to clear out my inbox before the holiday weekend, so expect a flood of miscellaneous action alerts from now ’til then.

This one comes from the Yahoo Group Animal Advocacy and is reprinted in its entirety. The CounterPunch article linked to in the alert is lengthy but informative; you can find talking points there or here. (The latter being the equally long-but-informative Newsweek article, “It’s Survival of the Weak and Scrawny; Researchers see ‘evolution in reverse’ as hunters kill off prized animals with the biggest antlers and pelts.”)

Why eBay Should Stop Selling Guided Hunts for Wolves, Bears and Cougars
Blood Sport Auction
By CHRIS GENOVALI

There is an amazing array of things one can purchase on EBay, from used lawn furniture to vintage dolls to bongs allegedly used by Olympic athletes. Among the myriad items being sold on EBay are guided hunts of North America’s grizzly bears, black bears, wolves and cougars. It’s hard to believe, but these recreational killing opportunities are now bought and sold on the world’s largest internet auction site; EBay has become an online marketplace peddling the trophy hunting of the continent’s top-level predator species.

ACTION: Please email and/or write the following individuals and demand that eBay stop this atrocious practice.

Matthew J. Bannick, President, eBay International: matthewb [at] ebay.com

Bill Cobb, President eBay North America: billcobb [at] ebay.com

You can also write a letter to them at:

eBay Inc.
2145 Hamilton Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125

PLEASE WRITE AND FORWARD WIDELY!

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PETA: Tell eBay to Stop Allowing the Sale of Dog Fur, Live Dogs and Cats

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

UPDATE (via PETA), 1/8/07:

I just wanted to write to thank you again for asking eBay to stop allowing the sale of cats and dogs and their fur. Thousands of compassionate people like you have already written to eBay, and we need to keep the pressure on. By now you have likely received a form letter response from eBay stating that it is unlikely they will reply to your message, so we need to be sure they know that they shouldn’t be allowing such cruelty on their Web site. We want you to give eBay a call and let them know that until they stop allowing the sale of dogs and cats and their fur on their Chinese Web site, you’ll be letting everyone you know that eBay supports cruelty to animals.

Call eBay at the following number: 1-800-322-9266

Via People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals:

Tell eBay to Stop Allowing the Sale of Dog Fur, Live Dogs and Cats

Though eBay has a policy against the sale of dogs, cats, and other animals in the U.S., the company still allows its members in China to sell live dogs and cats, as well as dog and cat fur, which is illegal in the U.S. Please e-mail eBay today to demand that the company stop allowing its site to be used to sell dogs and cats and their skin.

Photos of live animals for sale in China posted by eBay sellers show horrific conditions, including animals chained to cages on the streets and puppies kept in wire-bottomed cages (in the U.S. and other countries, such housing is prohibited by animal welfare laws for humane reasons) and in rusty, barely lit cages with empty water bowls. China’s dog and cat fur trade is notoriously cruel. Undercover investigators found that animals were being beaten over the head and skinned alive. A company like eBay shouldn’t be supporting this kind of animal abuse.

Visit Peta2 to learn more and take action today!

Tip: browse around for lotsa cool freebies and contests while you’re there!

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