Facebook Animal Ban — The War Against the Animal Industry

An open letter to all companies, animal welfare advocates, pet owners, livestock producers, animal breeders, trainers, coaches and everyone else who has a stake in the ownership or enjoyment of animals.

What is your organization or company's official position statement on the ban of sales of animals and advertising animal services on Facebook?

While certain sales need to be regulated or even banned, this ban is being enforced on humane societies, rescues, and reputable breeders, animal service providers and animal owners.

Social networks that have been built to provide breed education, breeder support for their buyers, adoption screening and follow-up for rescues and animal shelters, and vital animal services, such as trainers and coaches, are all being removed from Facebook under the guise of a move to prohibit animal sales and services on their platform.

Networks that have curated Facebook into a tool to screen potential buyers or adopters are not only being removed, but punished for even trying to appease Facebook while still working to reach their networks.

Rescuers and animal welfare advocates do not belong in Facebook Jail. They do not deserve to be leveled the same punishment as gun runners, drug dealers and human traffickers by Facebook.

We ask that you stand up with us, all animal owners, and defend our right to use one of the most valuable tools on the internet to continue to educate and support each other and ensure the best possible care for our pets and all animals.

Facebook Help Team response regarding the sale of animals being prohibited on Facebook

Per our Commerce Policy, selling animals on the platform prohibited. Posts offering animals for sale or for “adoption” are in violation of our policy and will be taken down. If you see any ads, posts or groups promoting the sale or offer animals, please report them