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Freaky Facebook Felines — 12 Comments

  1. Very sad and very dangerous for the cats I would think as any Tom Dick or Harry can go on to Facebook and say whatever he or she pleases that suits the occasion just to get their hands on a cat, be it a pedigree or a moggy or one of those poor mangled things in the pictures, to the people who are selling them they are just stock to make money from and to the people who are buying what are they? Just a picture and a price. I hate Facebook for making it so easy to buy, sell, “get rid” and acquire animals there are some purebred idiots on there who haven’t the sense to see that putting their cat/dog on FB as free to a good home is the same as signing it’s death warrant.

    • I agree. What concerns me is that FB appears to be becoming a market place for any tom dick or harry to sell whatever they want including animals. To me, it is setting a poor standard. My guess is that FB just want to open the doors to anyone and almost anything to retain their position on the internet – to keep the users coming.

      • I agree as well Face Book should have some Morals I literally stumbled on someone’s profile once it was completely public and it was a photo of someone having intercourse with his dog. It was graphic I reported it as abuse a young child could have seen it. Face Book is often like a damn freak show. The person who owns it should shoulder some of the responsibility and set some parameters.

  2. Hi Jo.
    Ref your comment ” You cannot believe some of the idiots I encountered, especially at cat shows.”

  3. Michael, I am in total agreement with you as far as selling cats on Facebook. It’s impossible to know to whom a kitty would be sold- for what purpose- When I was breeding cats way back in the olden times, I would never sell a kitten to anyone that I had not interviewed in person, and carefully watch the interaction between a potential buyer and a kitten.

    I have refused to sell kittens to certain people who were in the market for them. That is a whole ‘nuther story for the future. You cannot believe some of the idiots I encountered, especially at cat shows.

    Facebook is becoming MORE and MORE commercial. It bombards viewers with tons of products- and advertisements for products that are unacceptable to many users. At least they now have an option to turn off ads that are unacceptable- but on the other hand, immediately after requesting that ad to be hidden- the user is immediately invited to request things that are of interest to them… sigh..

    Then again, I would not have found PoC if I was not using Facebook extensively. I guess it’s a mixed bag. But selling pets on Facebook to me is very dangerous and unacceptable.

    • Jo, there was an interesting news item on TV this evening. There has been an 80% increase in seniors using FB while there has been a 25% drop on younger people using it. Someone stated that FB would lose 80% of its users in 3 years. Although that sounds extreme and impossible to predict. FB has adapted to survive and perhaps this is why it lets people use it inappropriately (as far as I am concerned).

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