Enforce Facebook's ban on animal sales to protect pets from being flipped and harmed!

Enforce Facebook's ban on animal sales to protect pets from being flipped and harmed!

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Laurie Ross started this petition to Founder and CEO at Facebook Mark Zuckerberg and

Puppies, kittens, cats, and dogs are being given away free or sold by hundreds of thousands of people in free pet groups, yard sale groups, or even traded for goods or services on Facebook. These pets often go immediately to whoever gets there 1st. They are falling into the hands of dog fighters, animal abusers, dog flippers who do this as their only source of income, backyard breeders who cage them for life, hoarders, animal abusers, people selling lost or possibly stolen pets, or even given to people who later brag about feeding kittens to snakes or using them for bait dogs. The abuse is unimaginable, yet Facebook does nothing to protect animal welfare. One recent post went viral when an owner publicly posted her dog died from being left outside to freeze to death. The owner was caught in a Facebook group immediately buying another puppy to place outside during the Polar Vortex. Her frozen dog was still reportedly in the pen when she added the new puppy from the Facebook free pets group. 

Each group page has up to 100k followers across the Nation, and Facebook does nothing to stop them when the groups are reported to them. Some of the worst are " secret groups" that aren't monitored in the least. This is a violation of Facebook's own Commerce policies as their stated Community Standards ban the sale of animals. Vetted 501c3 animal rescue pages should be the only ones exempted. Facebook has now become the worst place for animal welfare online, with Craigslist even having better options to flag and remove animal sales.

We need to contact our representatives to put pressure on Facebook if they won't stop the horrible marketplace abuse for pets in Facebook "groups" that are harming so many precious pets. Facebook is directly responsible for creating millions more unwanted puppies and kittens that will end up euthanized in shelters, or are currently suffering even worse fates by experiencing horrific animal cruelty after being acquired on Facebook. 

Please sign and help to be the voice for the innocent pets who have none. 

 

 

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