Facebook says “no” to puppy mills

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Following an ASPCA campaign, Facebook has begun removing puppy mill ads from its Marketplace online classifieds.  According to the ASPCA, individuals can still use the service to help re-home dogs, but large-scale commercial breeders will no longer be able to list dogs on the popular community forum. 

ASPCA welcomes the change, says president and CEO Ed Sayres.  “Removing an online platform for the cruel puppy mill industry sets a positive example of corporate citizenship and will help improve the lives of countless dogs.”