Can You Sell Fish on Facebook?
Posted by Miles Harrison on 01/23/2022
When did this change occur?
In 2017, Facebook users began reporting their posts on Buy & Sell groups were being taken down. These posts were being removed directly by Facebook. Facebook added a new ecommerce policy, policy #13, which states 'Listings may not promote the buying or selling of animals or animal parts, or land in ecological conservation areas'.
Why did this change occur?
Most likely the decision behind this policy was directly correlated with new issues sparked by Facebook Marketplace. Listings were often in violation of Facebook's terms of service.
How did people react to this change in the aquarium community?
The removal of aquarium livestock promoted a Change.org petition, which has registered over 8000 signatures. Hobbyists have not been shy in letting the social media giant know that they're unhappy with the change.
Where can I sell my fish and aquarium livestock?
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