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.

12/24/05