Facebook bans puppy mill ads

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.

snapshot of ASPCA's "help fight puppy mills" page

To read more about puppy mills, please go to the ASPCA.



About Haley Behre

I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.
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