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Old 04-24-2019, 09:45 AM   #1
snowgyre
Facebook cracking down on animal sales

Well, seems Facebook is doing its annual to bi-annual crackdown on pages selling animals, which is technically against their terms of service but have been seemingly allowed for the past two years (perhaps because of the whole Russia scandal). I think a lot of young folks new to the hobby are so used to using social media that static forum websites are literally not even on their radar, despite how stable they are.

Might be a good idea for members to start advertising Fauna again where ever possible?
 
Old 04-24-2019, 10:10 AM   #2
bcr229
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Might be a good idea for members to start advertising Fauna again where ever possible?
Have already started.
 
Old 04-24-2019, 01:50 PM   #3
WebSlave
I would suspect that Mark Zuckerberg is strongly influenced by the opinions of the anti pet trade organizations.
 
Old 04-24-2019, 04:15 PM   #4
snowgyre
It's been against their ToS since 2011 to not allow private to private sales of animals. Registered businesses who sell live animals have always been allowed to sell, however. I don't think it's about the influence of anti-pet trade organizations in this case and more of that they're no longer distracted by the Russia investigation. The last animal sales purge happened in 2015, a year before the 2016 election. I think it's just a simple reallocation of personnel away from political damage control and back to enforcing normal policy.
 
Old 05-17-2019, 10:53 PM   #5
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Might be a good idea for members to start advertising Fauna again where ever possible?

I never stopped, NEVER advertised on FB, NEVER will...
 
Old 08-01-2019, 12:03 AM   #6
WebSlave
This may be a partial explanation:

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Facebook Has a New Shareholder: PETA

Stock Purchase Made in Response to Increased Video Censorship

For Immediate Release:
July 1, 2019

Contact:
Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Menlo Park, Calif. – Today, PETA purchased shares in Facebook, enabling the group to submit a shareholder resolution, attend the company’s annual meetings, and ask questions of executives there. The move comes after the social media platform upped its use of warning screens on PETA videos showing real-life incidents of routine cruelty to animals, significantly limiting the group’s ability to expose animal suffering to a wide audience.

“People deserve to see what animals endure in laboratories, on factory farms and in slaughterhouses, when they’re skinned or plucked alive for clothing, and when they’re beaten so that they’ll perform tricks,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA urges Facebook to follow Twitter’s lead by allowing users to decide for themselves whether they want to opt in or out of warning covers.”

Sharing eyewitness video footage directly with the public through social media has played a vital role in many of PETA’s victories in behalf of animals—including leading major companies to end appallingly cruel experiments on animals, forcing many circuses that use animals to shut down or stop using wild animals, and persuading hundreds of retailers to ban fur, angora, and mohair.

PETA’s motto reads, “Animals are not ours to experiment on, eat, wear, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.” The group opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

Source: https://www.peta.org/media/news-rele...reholder-peta/
 
Old 08-01-2019, 12:12 AM   #7
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This may be a partial explanation:




Source: https://www.peta.org/media/news-rele...reholder-peta/



Ahhh, PETA, People Eating Tasty Animals........

Lynn Peterson
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Old 08-01-2019, 08:41 AM   #8
bcr229
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This may be a partial explanation:
Source: https://www.peta.org/media/news-rele...reholder-peta/
LOL no, PETA did not buy a controlling interest in Facebook. They bought a few shares which gives them the right, just like any other shareholder, to attend the annual shareholder's meeting. It does not give them any ability to make policy, any more than the few shares I own in Northrop Grumman do from back when I was one of their employees and participated in the stock purchase plan.
 
Old 08-01-2019, 01:17 PM   #9
WebSlave
I don't believe the article inferred "controlling" interest, but I believe PETA expended funds for a reason. The least of which would likely be access to the decision makers, and influence upon any decisions made that would affect their interests. It is doubtful PETA would just throw away money needlessly. And certainly the decisions made recently to crack down on animal sales must have been instigated from someone external to facebook's management.

In my opinion, news announcements such as I quoted are normally just the tip of an iceberg in real life.
 

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