Ontario and Manitoba have asked Craigslist CEO, Jim Buckmaster, to stop enabling sex traffickers to make money by not allowing sex trade ads to be run. According to the Calgary Herald Craigslist has stopped the ads south of the border but not in Canada and does not plan to.
In my search for a family pet I discovered that there are no ads allowed to sell an animal as a pet. Craigslist has put the rights of animals ahead of profits to help stop puppy mills and puppy brokers from making quick cash. Why don't women and children who find themselves forces into the sex trade not given the same consideration?
Are women and children not as valuable to the world as animals are? Does the CEO value animals stuck in puppy mills more that those who are forced into a life of servitude? Most children and women do not choose a life in a brothel. Until the CEO of Craigslist starts to value human life as not something to buy and sell then I am boycotting the site, I encourage others to as well.
If you agree and want to boycott Craigslist until they remove sex trade ads please leave a comment and pass this post along to friends. Together we can make a difference.
Sex Trafficking - Modern Day Slavery in Canada - lots of information on how women and children are forced into the sex trade and how immigrants are used as slave labour.
This post is from 2010 and nothing has changed.
Shannon Peel is a marketing professional and an author