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Animal traps policy

Bear traps and certain leghold traps can't be sold on eBay.

This policy was updated on 18 December 2023. Our policy guidelines have not changed, but the information about activity that doesn't follow this policy has been updated for clarity.

This policy reflects our commitment to animal welfare.

What is the policy?

The following are not allowed:

  • Bear traps (regardless of size)
  • Steel jaw leghold traps
  • Animal (i.e. rats, mice) glue traps
  • Shock collars
  • "Opera house" nets or traps

Activity on eBay is required to follow this policy, the eBay User Agreement and all applicable laws, as well as respect the rights of third parties. If it doesn't, eBay may take action consistent with applicable laws and the eBay User Agreement, and may even be legally required to do so. Such actions may include, as an example only: Removing the listing or other content, issuing a warning, restricting activity or account suspension.

Visit Seller Help - opens in new window or tab to find details of any policy issues with your account or listings, and get the information you need to quickly resolve them.

Why does eBay have this policy?

This policy helps ensure that important government regulations related to the treatment of animals are adhered to. 


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