Facebook Rejects Puppy Mill Ads for Good!
Can we say victory!? In response to concerns raised by the ASPCA and our “No Pet Store Puppies” campaign, measures will be put in place to ensure that puppy mill dogs will no longer be sold on Marketplace on Facebook. The ASPCA is working with Facebook and Oodle, the online classifieds service that powers Marketplace on Facebook, to restrict the sale of puppy mill dogs on the social media site. The ads placed by puppy mills have already started coming down.
You may not know this, but many puppies sold online come from puppy mills where dogs are often kept in filthy, overcrowded and cruel conditions. Plus, puppy mills that sell directly to consumers via the Internet are exempt from any federal oversight! The Internet Crime Complaint Center notes that hundreds of complaints are filed every year from victims who are scammed when buying a dog online.
Want to help stop cruel puppy mills? Sign our online pledge not to buy any items—including food, supplies or toys—from stores or websites that sell puppies. To learn more about the ASPCA’s campaign to eradicate puppy mills, please visit www.NoPetStorePuppies.com.