Kijiji pressed to end sale of household pets
MONTREAL - A Montreal woman is pressing a popular classified website to ban all pet sales as part of a larger effort to put an end to puppy mills.
Barbara Lapointe wants Kijiji Canada to instead promote adoption from registered animal rescue groups and individual families.
Lapointe's online petition has collected nearly 50,000 signatures.
But Shawn McIntyre of Kijiji says the company has no plans to change its policy.
McIntyre says it has set up a system to catch suspicious posts and prevent those who operate puppy mills from using the site.
Craigslist, another classified site, no longer allows the sale of household pets.