Target: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and staff
Goal: Remove the hateful anti-dog page “Dogs Suck” from Facebook
Facebook is home to many pages that encourage animal abuse. When one page is successfully removed thanks to protests from the community, another will take its place almost immediately. A page called “Dogs Suck” has recently been gaining attention due to its hateful and abusive content. Its purpose is to degrade dogs and dog lovers, and there are numerous posts that promote and encourage dog abuse, mistreatment, and negligence. It also celebrates the death of all dogs, especially pit bulls, while praising their abusers and killers, who the page owner labels as “Hero Alert.”
So far, “Dogs Suck” has posted a number of graphic photos of dogs being cruelly mistreated in ways such as being dragged, trapped, hanged, and thrown around. One example of a sickening photo is an image of a deceased dog in a garbage bag with the comment “Trash day!” written in the description. There are also cartoons and other photoshopped images that use dark humor to make light of dogs’ deaths and get a laugh out of other sick people who enjoy animal abuse. Such cartoons include dogs being beaten and even one of what appears to be a pit bull with a knife embedded in its face.
Although the Facebook community has reported the page and its photos, Facebook staff has yet again found nothing wrong, which is preposterous since the page clearly violates the site’s community guidelines that supposedly do not tolerate hate speech and graphic images.
Urge Facebook to stop allowing disgusting, hateful pages like “Dogs Suck” from staying active on the site by signing this petition.
Dear Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook staff,
“Dogs Suck” is a disturbing page that promotes violence and abuse towards dogs, which goes against your community guidelines. Any form of abuse should be banned from the site whether it is against humans or animals. Since you and your staff already deleted a similar anti-dog page for the same reasons, “Dogs Suck” should be no exception. Remove this page. Animal abuse should never be overlooked, tolerated, or promoted anywhere, especially not on such a big social media platform like Facebook.
You and your staff need to enforce your guidelines by swiftly deleting this page and any subsequent pages like this one in the future.
[Your Name Here]
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