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I belong to half a dozen chicken groups on Facebook and they’re all going nuts: FB has banned sale of animals. To include eggs for hatching, swapping chickens, roosters free to a good home, ‘pm me for more information’, the lot.

I mean hard ban. They’re disappearing groups that slip up, sometimes without warning. Moderators have to watch forums and pounce on posts. Some are giving up and shuttering their pages. This hits the hobby chicken people badly, as FB was one of their main avenues for moving birds.

It happened after PETA bought shares and the speculation is obvious. According to the PETA press release that links to, they bought shares because FB kept censoring their gross animal pictures. And I noticed the “PETA kills animals” group is still up, so make of that what you will.

I’ve delivered rants in the long-ago on PETA and its founder, nutty Ingrid Newkirk. Honestly, one of the most evil puppy-murdering organizations on the planet.

Anyway, the sale ban is fairly recent, but I thought of it today because somebody in a local group was trying to sell a kitten. I knew the ad would vanish toot-sweet, and it did.

Yeah. Got me. Been kitten shopping.


Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: September 19, 2019, 6:29 pm

You need to go with code:

Schtum! Schtum!
Yeah, yeah, the watch will be ready for you at midnight.


the watch….

the CHINESE watch….

Right…bye bye…mother.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: September 19, 2019, 8:49 pm

Facebook has declared itself “a publisher” since at least July this year in a court filing… a publisher controls what it presents to the public and also owns what it publishes.

Comment from BJM
Time: September 19, 2019, 10:24 pm

Sounds like an opportunity for an enterprising chicken group to start their own website; AKA as routing around the outage.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: September 19, 2019, 10:52 pm

Looks like old-fashioned blogs are going to be popular in this space. The FB page can just host a link to the blog.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 20, 2019, 7:48 am

People are encouraging folk to go to mewe.com – another social networking platform. Everybody says they hate it, but you can sell chickens.

I haven’t signed up for it yet.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: September 20, 2019, 10:33 am

Seems like the wannabee Agony Aunts turned NAZI are just never far behind in enforcing their freedom on the ‘public’ web sites these days.

Comment from jwpaine
Time: September 20, 2019, 6:43 pm

Well, I bet cat juggling is next on Facebook’s hit list.Fuckers.

Comment from CantHarkMyCry
Time: September 20, 2019, 8:43 pm

Thing about MeWe is, since it doesn’t censor posts, it is perceived as a haven by many who feel (and to some degree are) persecuted on FB–which means that a considerable percentage of both the individuals and the groups that have fled there tend to have politics well towards the right end of the spectrum. So, the hate may have to do with the political atmosphere–depending on the nature of the political beliefs of those in your chicken groups.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: September 21, 2019, 3:47 pm

Right wing chicken hate?
What’s next!

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