Get Facebook to rescind the ban on animal sale posts
Facebook has banned animal for sale ads, it will cause more horses being slaughtered, dogs and cats being dumped.
This change is bad for both pets and livestock. The opportunity to screen homes and get to know buyers and sellers will be gone . Small, reputable breeders and farmers will lose their primary place to market their animals to good homes, forcing them to turn to high risk alternatives like auctions. But the puppy mills and the irresponsible breeders will continue as they always have, making money off the uninformed.
This change hurts everyone - pets, sellers, and buyers alike.
- Founder and CEO at Facebook
Facebook is a valuable resource in the marketing animals.
The animal community is passionate on both sides of the debate. Unfortunately by banning animal for sale posts you have caused more harm than good, more dogs and cats will be killed in shelters as they won't be able to post them, or they will be dumped on some back road in the country.
As for horses this will send more to slaughter as kill buyers post them on Facebook groups giving them one last chance before the are loaded on a trailer for the slaughter plant. And many people have posted horse that they can't afford or don't have the ability to deal with before they are sent to auction and potentially into the slaughter pipeline. There are horse people that buy horses at the slaughter auction with the intention of training them and trying to find them a home that they wouldn't be able to do without being able to post them for sale on Facebook.
Small farmers use Facebook to to purchase, sell and their stock to improve their lines (Rabbit, Goat, Sheep, Fowl, Pigs and Cattle). Without using Facebook for this they wouldn't have the same access which would be detrimental to them meaning more and larger factory farms would have to fill in the gaps left without the small farmers.
Your decision to blanket ban the selling of animals on Facebook had already driven several sellers away. Many of these have routinely paid Facebook to promote their ads. Facebook will lose membership and revenue if this policy is not changed.
Facebook also allows vetting of potential buyers or sellers to make sure the animal will goto or came from a reputable person.
If your intention was to help animals this policy, it will only hurt the majority of them.
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