The truth is out and we don’t like it. Facebook has been accused of running ads on pages that sell ivory, rhino horn, and other products from endangered species.
That’s not all. There are Facebook groups dedicated to trading ivory and rhino horn, and Facebook Messenger is used to negotiate prices.
Facilitating black market sales puts more elephants and rhinos directly in the crosshairs of poachers.
In March, Facebook joined the Global Coalition to End Wildlife Trafficking Online along with 20 other technology companies. Then they did absolutely nothing to curb the rampant activity of wildlife criminals on their network. There are reportedly thousands of posts on Facebook offering to sell or buy ivory right now.
Help us get Mark Zuckerberg’s attention with a petition signed by at least 60,000 people demanding Facebook prioritize shutting down all activity that facilitates wildlife trafficking.