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Petitioning FACEBOOK MARK ZUCKERBERG, CEO & CREATOR OF FACEBOOK

STOP BLOCKING ANIMAL RESCUERS/ADVOCATES FROM POSTING AT FACEBOOK


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As you may well be aware, Facebook has proven to be a great resource for animal advocates in general by bringing awareness of animal abuse and cruelty and thus allowing we animal advocates to sign various petitions about such issues. Facebook has also helped in raising awareness of what goes on in the shelter systems of the USA and by animal advocates who have written to their local politicians to ban gas chambers that are still being used in high kill shelters.
One of the most important issues and impacts, however, is that Facebook is also a tremendous resource for animal rescuers to crosspost urgent pets on "death row" in high kill shelters nationwide and as a result has helped many an animal be saved from being "euthanized", a "polite" term for downright killed.
For sometime now, especially this past week, we in the animal rescue/advocate community are in a sense being penalized from trying to save the lives of so many shelter animals. And how you may ask is this being done? By the Facebook "bot" system itself. Fellow animal rescuers/advocates who crosspost and share the death row pets of shelters to as many places as possible have been blocked from posting anything, since Facebook's "bot" system is viewing our shared crossposts as "spam". One minute they are sharing/posting urgent pets needing to be saved, the next minute they are blocked from posting anything.
Here we are, animal rescuers/advocates trying to make a difference, trying to make a dent in saving the lives of animals and yet viewed by Facebook as spammers, while ironically, there continues to exist pedophiles, hate groups and pages and they aren't being reprimanded nor punished in the least.
Does something sound wrong here?
We need changes that can hopefully be for the better that could be made and established by the CEOs of Facebook, including of course, Mark Zuckerberg to allow we in the animal rescue/advocate community to do what we do best…save lives!

Letter to
FACEBOOK MARK ZUCKERBERG, CEO & CREATOR OF FACEBOOK
STOP BLOCKING ANIMAL RESCUERS/ADVOCATES FROM POSTING AT FACEBOOK
Dear Mr. Zuckerberg: 
It's come to the attention of many of us involved with the animal rescue/advocate community that we are in the sense being penalized for saving the lives of animals, particularly in high kill shelters.  We in the animal community rely heavily in crossposting these urgent pets to save their lives and it does work tremendously.  However, due to the "bot" system we are being labeled as spammers and are blocked from crossposting. Yet Facebook seems to still allow for pedophiles and hate group/pages to remain.  A better system needs to be establish so that we who are helping save lives are not penalized for our actions.
Thank you.
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Petitioning MARK ZUCKERBERG, CEO & CREATOR OF FACEBOOK
MARK ZUCKERBERG, CEO & CREATOR OF FACEBOOK: STOP BLOCKING ANIMAL RESCUERS/ADVOCATES FROM POSTING AT FACEBOOK

Petition by
Melanie Neer
Elmhurst, NY
Petition created January 3, 2013
As you may well be aware, Facebook has proven to be a great resource for animal advocates in general by bringing awareness of animal abuse and cruelty and thus allowing we animal advocates to sign various petitions about such issues. Facebook has also helped in raising awareness of what goes on in the shelter systems of the USA and by animal advocates who have written to their local politicians to ban gas chambers that are still being used in high kill shelters. 
One of the most important issues and impacts, however, is that Facebook is also a tremendous resource for animal rescuers to crosspost urgent pets on "death row" in high kill shelters nationwide and as a result has helped many an animal be saved from being "euthanized", a "polite" term for downright killed. 
For sometime now, especially this past week, we in the animal rescue/advocate community are in a sense being penalized from trying to save the lives of so many shelter animals. And how you may ask is this being done? By the Facebook "bot" system itself. Fellow animal rescuers/advocates who crosspost and share the death row pets of shelters to as many places as possible have been blocked from posting anything, since Facebook's "bot" system is viewing our shared crossposts as "spam". One minute they are sharing/posting urgent pets needing to be saved, the next minute they are blocked from posting anything. 
Here we are, animal rescuers/advocates trying to make a difference, trying to make a dent in saving the lives of animals and yet viewed by Facebook as spammers, while ironically, there continues to exist pedophiles, hate groups and pages and they aren't being reprimanded nor punished in the least. 
Does something sound wrong here? 
We need changes that can hopefully be for the better that could be made and established by the CEOs of Facebook, including of course, Mark Zuckerberg to allow we in the animal rescue/advocate community to do what we do best…save lives!