25 Mar '12, 7am

Facebook Bans Puppy Mill Ads | Care2 Causes

Facebook Bans Puppy Mill Ads | Care2 Causes

In response to concerns brought by the ASPCA, actions are now being taken to ensure that puppy mill puppies will no longer be listed or sold through Facebook’s Marketplace. Unfortunately, many of the ads placed online are from puppy mills, where dogs are kept at large-scale commercial facilities in filthy conditions without even the most basic care or socialization. The partnership between the ASPCA, Facebook and Marketplace partner Oodle came about as part of the ASPCA’s No Pet Store Puppies campaign, which is intended to raise awareness of puppy mills and encourage people to adopt and avoid pet stores that sell animals. “Removing an online platform for the cruel puppy mill industry sets a positive example of corporate citizenship and will help improve the lives of countless dogs,” said ASPCA President and CEO Ed Sayres. “Most consumers are unaware they are perpetuating a...

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