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To: Government

Ban the sale of animals on social media

Make it impossible for people to sell animals through social media/selling sites

Why is this important?

Animals are not commodities to be used to 'make an extra bit on the side'

Although Facebook have renewed guidelines about selling animals, it is still rife on many popular selling sites and community websites.

Selling animals in this way encourages impulse and casual purchases. Checks are not necessarily made on potential owners meaning animals can be subjected to inappropriate ownership or unsuitable conditions for their needs.

The temptation of an 'easy sell' encourages 'hobby breeding' while rescue centres are full to bursting with animals needing homes. Social media and selling sites provide disreputable breeders with a means to reach the wider public who may not be informed or aware of the risk involved.

There is no justifiable reason to sell an animal on a selling site. Rescue centres exist for the very purpose of helping people re-home unwanted pets or surprise litters. Professional breeders can sell through official websites.

Please sign this petition to try and stop animals being sold in this casual and dangerous way.

Thank you



2020-08-19 11:48:55 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2020-06-15 11:24:42 +0100

500 signatures reached

2020-06-01 11:54:08 +0100

100 signatures reached

2020-05-29 20:52:34 +0100

50 signatures reached

2020-05-26 07:15:56 +0100

25 signatures reached

2020-05-21 18:12:57 +0100

10 signatures reached