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    Do you think it is apropriate that animals are traded online?

    Ok after the doggy thread (now gone) I'm wondering how many people think it is appropriate to trade animals on the net?
    Please dont turn this in to arguments i just want to gather peoples views on this...admin and mods too
    give us your views

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    Banned

    not really no, although i suppose its no diferent to buying from a newspaper, petshop etc

    What is special about animals that would deem them from being unsuitable from being traded on the internet?

    It is completely wrong and ridiculous!

    Yeh bellabonkers this thread go same way...

    I not really thought about it before,but I guess yeh,I've seen adverts online for sale of animals etc,like dog sites for ppl selling puppies etc.

    Original Poster

    thesaint;2243720

    What is special about animals that would deem them from being unsuitable … What is special about animals that would deem them from being unsuitable from being traded on the internet?


    It just does not seem right to me that a living thing should be traded. If i had an animal to re-home i'd want to make sure it was going to a good home and check the place out.
    not just accept the right price

    thesaint;2243720

    What is special about animals that would deem them from being unsuitable … What is special about animals that would deem them from being unsuitable from being traded on the internet?


    Can't say I have ever seen a courier advertising a dog carriage service...:whistling:

    was just trying to find a good home better than abandoning surely?

    tried all options suggested but no luck

    thesaint;2243720

    What is special about animals that would deem them from being unsuitable … What is special about animals that would deem them from being unsuitable from being traded on the internet?



    Are you serious? They are living things!
    I can see now that i am going to have to block this thread from my list as i am going to get irate with peoples comments on it! When it comes to animals they should be treated kind and fairly!:x

    i would never trade any of my pets, i had to give away my puppy not too long ago as my partner bought him for me but with me finding out i was pregnant wasnt very pratical, but i did a home check, spent most of the day with the family to make sure he settled in, and ive been kept updated on him.

    As long as there is plenty room in the box and the animal has adequate food and water within i don't see a problem with it.

    seancampbell;2243734

    Can't say I have ever seen a courier advertising a dog carriage … Can't say I have ever seen a courier advertising a dog carriage service...:whistling:



    petmove.co.uk/ind…gZA :whistling:

    Original Poster

    kate50dadford;2243736

    was just trying to find a good home better than abandoning surely?tried … was just trying to find a good home better than abandoning surely?tried all options suggested but no luck


    no i wasnt getting at you
    this is after the dog thread thats been pulled

    Nope, I don't think it is appropriate.

    You don't know who you are giving the pet to, or what they will do with it.

    thesaint;2243720

    What is special about animals that would deem them from being unsuitable … What is special about animals that would deem them from being unsuitable from being traded on the internet?



    It is a living creature!

    kate50dadford;2243736

    was just trying to find a good home better than abandoning surely? tried … was just trying to find a good home better than abandoning surely? tried all options suggested but no luck



    If you have to get rid of a animal, take it to a rehoming centre

    Banned

    i could never have an animal and let it have babies and then give them away, it just seems cruel, i know you will say im barmy but i just couldnt


    and for all those who say we have found loving homes, nobody knows what really goes on behind closed doors, you see what people want you to

    bellabonkers;2243759

    no i wasnt getting at you :)this is after the dog thread thats been … no i wasnt getting at you :)this is after the dog thread thats been pulled




    thats ok then, tried to home a teripin and someone has spammed it and i'm not sure what i did wrong? other than trying to home a pet

    bellabonkers;2243730

    It just does not seem right to me that a living thing should be traded. … It just does not seem right to me that a living thing should be traded. If i had an animal to re-home i'd want to make sure it was going to a good home and check the place out.not just accept the right price



    But surely it's the same as any other medium? You made it specific to the internet, that's why I asked the question.


    KELLY 'N' STEVE;2243744

    Are you serious? They are living things!I can see now that i am going to … Are you serious? They are living things!I can see now that i am going to have to block this thread from my list as i am going to get irate with peoples comments on it! When it comes to animals they should be treated kind and fairly!:x




    I haven't seen the threads that have raised these questions. I never mentioned anything about the treatment of animals, just wondered what the difference is to seeing one advertised on the internet as opposed to one being advertised in the back of my local paper?

    To put things into perspective, the thread in question was somebody asking if somebody had a dog they could no longer care for or whatever, for their mother who could no longer work and was bored on her own. They were'nt asking for it to be sent via post or anything lol.
    Just an explanation for anybody that missed the pulled thread.

    kate50dadford;2243783

    thats ok then, tried to home a teripin and someone has spammed it and i'm … thats ok then, tried to home a teripin and someone has spammed it and i'm not sure what i did wrong? other than trying to home a pet



    You had posted the same thread twice

    sassie;2243763

    and for all those who say we have found loving homes, nobody knows what … and for all those who say we have found loving homes, nobody knows what really goes on behind closed doors, you see what people want you to



    Not the sort of thing i want to think about but yeah i agree!

    People often make spur of the moment descisions and impulse buy on the net. Taking on an animal, needs
    careful consideration and planning, but i'd say its ok on a dedicated local type forum or group but not particularly good or appropriate to advertise here. I think illlegal items like dangerous laser should definately be banned

    kate50dadford;2243783

    thats ok then, tried to home a teripin and someone has spammed it and i'm … thats ok then, tried to home a teripin and someone has spammed it and i'm not sure what i did wrong? other than trying to home a pet



    It was spammed and expired as you already posted it yesterday.

    heatherw_01;2243788

    You had posted the same thread twice



    someone expired the first 1 so i put a different new one on

    I think people misinterperate (spelt wrong i know) this thread! An animal being advertised on the internet or being fully traded like a transaction on ebay?

    Banned

    kate50dadford;2243809

    someone expired the first 1 so i put a different new one on



    the first one has not been expired or spammed

    hotukdeals.com/ite…te/

    KELLY 'N' STEVE;2243815

    I think people misinterperate (spelt wrong i know) this thread! An animal … I think people misinterperate (spelt wrong i know) this thread! An animal being advertised on the internet or being fully traded like a transaction on ebay?



    Okay, the OP should have more information in it. Unless someone read the thread that has been removed, they would not know what the question being asked is pertaining to. :thumbsup:

    sassie;2243818

    the first one has not been expired or … the first one has not been expired or spammedhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/item/193996/does-anyone-know-who-will-take-a-te/it says expired with a line throughtit

    epupz.co.uk/

    This was the kind of thing I was thinking of about someone advertising on here to sell their dog.

    People have been selling their pets in local newspapers etc for decades,it doesn't really seem any different than doing it on gumtree etc.

    i think its a shame for a person who has to find a new home for a pet cos they can't keep for whatever reasons.

    I ain't going be selling any pets or giving away cos I have what I'll keep.

    Banned

    yeah because you hit expire, noone else, thats why only you can see it - lmfao

    Mum2Connor&Cerys;2243846

    http://www.epupz.co.uk/This was the kind of thing I was thinking of about … http://www.epupz.co.uk/This was the kind of thing I was thinking of about someone advertising on here to sell their dog.People have been selling their pets in local newspapers etc for decades,it doesn't really seem any different than doing it on gumtree etc.i think its a shame for a person who has to find a new home for a pet cos they can't keep for whatever reasons.I ain't going be selling any pets or giving away cos I have what I'll keep.



    I don't agree with that site either. People that breed their pets just for cash is wrong in my opinion.

    There are plenty of pets that need good homes at RSPCA etc.

    Using the net is a great way to ensure you get the right people interested, just because someone shows an interest in a pet you no longer want does not mean you have to trade/sell it to someone who is wrong for your pet. The Internet does not stop you doing all the usual house checks etc before you do the final deal......

    Why not? Pure white pedigree Alsatian is half the price from a breeder in Cornwall than where I live so I'm happy that animals are advertised online

    Banned

    I traded my sister online

    I know ................. i want my money back.

    pets are not allowed to be sold on ebay. dont know why, or if this is significant to this website? i can agree with everyone. i would never sell a pet... but how many would buy one online? i think i would like to see where it has lived before i purchaced one. saying that, i have bought ants that were sent royal mail second class before. SECOND CLASS! lol

    heatherw_01;2243865

    I don't agree with that site either. People that breed their pets just … I don't agree with that site either. People that breed their pets just for cash is wrong in my opinion. There are plenty of pets that need good homes at RSPCA etc.



    Yeh but some of the people on that site might be breeding as a proffesion as a job and its what they like to do.

    I agree there is a lot of unwanted pets about,can say same for children too sadly.

    I heard that its a good thing to allow a female dog to have a litter as it gives her a better temperament,or something.

    Original Poster

    thesaint;2243841

    Okay, the OP should have more information in it. Unless someone read the … Okay, the OP should have more information in it. Unless someone read the thread that has been removed, they would not know what the question being asked is pertaining to. :thumbsup:



    more info on what?
    the question simply is..do you think it is apropriate? if you do..why..and if you dont why?
    Not looking for arguments just peoples points of view

    Women are just the same.

    GIJimmy;2243934

    pets are not allowed to be sold on ebay. dont know why, or if this is … pets are not allowed to be sold on ebay. dont know why, or if this is significant to this website? i can agree with everyone. i would never sell a pet... but how many would buy one online? i think i would like to see where it has lived before i purchaced one. saying that, i have bought ants that were sent royal mail second class before. SECOND CLASS! lol



    You can buy fish on there,I think they sent like controlled temperatures etc by couriers.

    I don't own any fish but just saying I've seen them on there.

    jellybaby22;2243957

    ants......i didnt know you could buy ants....i spent HOURS catching the … ants......i didnt know you could buy ants....i spent HOURS catching the little blighters for my daughters ant farm.....:oops:



    lol yeh u did.

    jellybaby22;2243957

    ants......i didnt know you could buy ants....i spent HOURS catching the … ants......i didnt know you could buy ants....i spent HOURS catching the little blighters for my daughters ant farm.....:oops:



    well i spent hours trawling the web! got them and my house is too cold so they all hibernated(? do ants hibernate?) and died.

    there was a thread on here a few months back about someone giving away a dog
    he lived wales
    i'm sure that didnt get pulled or was condoned
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