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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?

  • The only traps allowed are:
    • Fish traps
    • Trap cages
    • Mousetraps
    • Other non-cruel traps (Humane traps)
  • Glue traps intended for insects are allowed to be listed on the site however glue traps intended for animals such as rats or mice are not permitted
  • All other traps not listed above are not allowed

Activity that doesn't follow eBay policy could result in a range of actions including for example: administratively ending or cancelling listings, hiding or demoting all listings from search results, lowering seller rating, buying or selling restrictions, and account suspension. All fees paid or payable in relation to listings or accounts on which we take any action will not be refunded or otherwise credited to your account.

Visit Seller Help 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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