According to ABC News, Facebook Marketplace has banned puppy mill ads and will begin filtering them out.
And while it is not as easy as it sounds, Facebook says its system has been working, since more than 10,000 puppy mill ads have already come down, according to the article. Although puppy mill ads are not welcome on Facebook, ads from shelters, rescue organizations and responsible breeders are still allowed.
The difference between a puppy mill breeder and a “responsible” breeder is that a puppy mill breeder breeds dogs in large quantities and in gruesome conditions. The breeder is also not concerned with the animal’s well being. In fact, puppy mill dogs are more-than-likely sold by a third party, like a pet shop. While, a “responsible” breeder cares for the puppies they breed and will often want to meet the prospective new owner(s) to ensure that the puppy is going to a good home.
To read more about puppy mills, please go to the ASPCA.