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Facebook to ban the advertising of live animals from 1st May

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by simplysardonic, Apr 28, 2017.


  1. simplysardonic

    simplysardonic Moderator
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    About time too, although it's still up to people to stay vigilant & report sales posts that fall through the net as & when they see them.

    Hopefully it will help to reduce the number of people breeding because they know there's an easy market for it.

    https://www.facebook.com/policies/commerce
     
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  2. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    Brilliant, although I guess certain other selling sites will do well
     
  3. StormyThai

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    Glad you posted this...saves me a job :D
     
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    Thought they already had. People on the horse sales pages have been adjusting their sale ads for a while now, or finding them not posted.
     
  5. simplysardonic

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    I think it's now easier to report the posts via the 'report' button, it never used to list 'animals' as an option.
     
  6. Elles

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    Puppy mills will always find somewhere to advertise. :(

    On Facebook you can go to the page of the seller, friend them and see what they've been up to, or if they have a commercial page. People selling a horse they've owned for two years will usually have posted about him, so you can see at least some of his history. Facebook is a bit different. I'd advise people buying an animal do still friend the seller on Facebook if their page is private, so they can see what information is on there. Could still be helpful.
     
  7. FeelTheBern

    FeelTheBern They don't like it up 'em, sir!

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    That's good. But I will continue to stay away from sites such as Farce-book and Tw4tter. Evil things, they are.
     
  8. kirksandallchins

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    My local pets for sale sites have told people to put "adoption fee of £.... " instead of saying the animal is for sale.
     
  9. DogLover1981

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    I'm confused. That has been the rules for ages (at least here in the states) and there's still plenty of groups just for selling dogs. People will find loopholes.
     
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    Ya, I've read about that happening too.

    The line between selling and not selling is a blurry one. I've seen FB Groups that are gathering places for breeders. One could easily sale a dog through the PMs if desired.
     
  11. Colliebarmy

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    Upto the page admins to state that dogs shown are NOT fior sale via the page and 1 pictured litter is the limit, 5 a year (litters) indicate, maybe, the person is breeding for profit
     
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