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Animals no longer allowed to be sold on Facebook.

Animals no longer allowed to be sold on Facebook.

Facebook is home to thousands of Buy, Swap & Sell groups. Many of these groups have very strict rules in accordance with Facebook’s commerce terms. A little known rule to the Facebook commerce policy is that you cannot sell animals on Facebook. In the past, you could sell a cat or a dog (or other animals) on Facebook if you adhered to Australian law and provided microchip numbers. Without microchip numbers, the seller and page owner are liable and face sanctions and potential fines. While the Facebook ruling isn’t one you must follow by law, it is one you need to follow for ‘Facebook law’, or risk having our account closed by the Facebook bots that look for activity violating their terms.

Ballan Computers runs two Buy, Swap & Sell pages on Facebook, and we’ve amended our rules to suit the this little known Facebook policy. This policy isn’t exclusive to Buy, Swap & Sell groups. You can’t sell animals on your personal profile either. Tough pill to swallow for animal related businesses & groups, but one that you really should adhere too. To see the full list of Facebook commerce rules, click here.

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