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Animal traps policy

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

This policy reflects our commitment to animal welfare.

What is the policy?

  • Listings must state the size of the trap for sale 
  • Bear traps can't be sold on eBay
  • Steel jaw leghold traps with a spread of 5½ inches or greater with teeth or without offset jaws can't be sold on eBay

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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