e-Bay Pets

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You can't sell a live pet on e-Bay.

The Internet auction site had planned to create a category featuring ads from animal shelters and breeders, but canceled the idea after receiving thousands of angry letters.

E-Bay has long banned the sale of live animals except fish and snails. But last weekend, an e-Bay manager posted a message online that said the company was considering lifting the ban.

Users said they were worried the listings would encourage puppy mills, where animals are sometimes bred in unsanitary conditions.