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Live Animal Principle

Our Live Animal Policy reflects our commitment to animal welfare and the protection of endangered and threatened species.

What does the principle say?

Trading in live animals is not permitted on eBay with the following two exceptions:

  • Aquarium fish, such as ornamental fish, which together with a complete aquarium and exclusively with the option "Pickup only".
  • Prehistoric crab eggs (e.g. Triops).

Activities that violate the eBay principle can result in a wide variety of measures. This includes e.g. ending or canceling offers by eBay, poorer positions for all offers of the seller in the search results or the exclusion of the offers from the search results. A poorer seller rating, restrictions on buying or selling activities or the blocking of the eBay account are also possible. Fees that have already been paid or are still to be paid for offers or accounts that require action on our part will not be refunded or otherwise credited to your eBay account.

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For help with eBay policy violations, visit our Seller Inquiries portal. There you will find all the information you need to resolve your issue as quickly as possible.

Why does eBay have this principle?

This principle helps to support eBay's commitment to animal and species protection.