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Tika77 Fri 06-Apr-18 08:48:15

I’m after some advice please. I have just seen an advert on a facebook group looking for a trader in puppies. The person advertising is from a different country and is looking for a sales person for his dogs. From what I can see he’s some kind of a breeder of a very popular breed.
This is wrong on so many levels... are there any bodies I can make aware of this and flag this up?

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Bubble2bubble Fri 06-Apr-18 09:13:00

In the first instance report to Facebook, as they don't allow animal sales so this also shouldn't be alllowed.

It's a huge money making business, the chances are they've already picked up a few new dealers. sad

Report, and keep reporting.

Tika77 Fri 06-Apr-18 09:46:30

You’re probably right, the post is gone.
There was someone else who commented saying they know a person who brings pets in regularly this way.
This should be sorted really. I have no issues bringing animals in as every breed needs new bloodlines but it’s far too easy to smuggle anything through at the moment. We use the ferry/eurotunnel once or twice a year and noone’s ever checked us.

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Bubble2bubble Fri 06-Apr-18 10:22:34

Hopefully someone else reported it.
I regularly report all the puppy or stud selling ads on my local FB and they actually take them down quit quickly ( though often post again under a different name sad. )

AvocadosBeforeMortgages Fri 06-Apr-18 12:54:48

I've reported entire groups on Facebook that are dedicated to selling animals (e.g. Pets4Sale East London type groups), and yet I've received responses from Facebook saying that the groups aren't violating their policies...!

Bubble2bubble Fri 06-Apr-18 16:48:03

I have also reported groups that are purely for selling puppies and advertising studs, and it doesn't seem to work, though I also report individual posts in these groups which sometimes does...

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