Join the Eight Legged Movement (ELM)

What is the Eight Legged Movement?
It’s the act against selling spiders for preservation purposes on the internet on websites such as eBay. The selling of spiders is not listed in eBay’s rules as being “ok to sell” in the animals category. Sellers keep their “product” alive until someone has purchased it – then the spider is killed and shipped off for preservation purposes. Our goal is to end this unfairness to these tiny creatures.

What can I do to help?
If you see an item for sale online, contact the seller or web administrator and complain to them. Due to the fact that spiders are not protected by animal abuse/game wardens, there is no way to report to the authorities for the time being. ELM (Eight Legged Movement) is currently trying to bring awareness to the killing of spiders for profit. You can also help by spreading the goals of ELM across the web…a spider always links things together on the web.

How to Take Action
Visit to search for spiders that are available for purchase, and report the item by visiting the page.

Here are the categories you’ll need:

Report Category – Prohibited and restricted items
Reason for Report – Animals, plants, and wildlife
Detailed Reason – Animals, animal parts, pelts, or skins
The Spider Rescue Center thanks you (and the spiders you are saving give you an extra big thanks).
Free Web Badge
Here’s a free web badge you can save and add to your website to help spread the message across the Internet.
ELM Badge
Click the image to enlarge it.

How to Donate to ELM
At the moment, we have two t-shirts in both mens and womens styles for sale. All profits are put towards rescuing spiders.

 Support the Eight Legged Movement (Mens) ~ 351  Support the Eight Legged Movement (Womens) ~ 625



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