Target: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and staff members
Goal: Praise Facebook CEO and staff for shutting down “I Hate Dogs – The Only Good Dog is a Dead Dog” page on site
“The Only Good Dog is a Dead Dog” page on Facebook had quickly circulated on the internet, stirring anti-dog sentiments and promoting violence towards them before finally being shut down by Facebook. Multiple pictures and videos depicting dead and tortured dogs had been uploaded, such as a video of soldiers throwing a live puppy off a cliff and pictures that encouraged beating pet dogs. Other information on the page gave advice on at least a hundred different ways to kill a dog as well.
Although the page’s owner attempted to cover up the page’s abusive nature by sarcastically renaming it to “I Love Dogs,” the change did not fool anyone and was met with much backlash by the community. Thanks to numerous petitions, including one on ForceChange, enough attention and criticism has finally prompted Facebook to take action by closing the page.
Please sign this petition to thank Facebook staff for removing this spiteful, cruel page.
Dear Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook staff,
Thank you for removing the “I Hate Dogs – The Only Good Dog is a Dead Dog” page from Facebook. Although your decision to finally shut down this page should have been made from the beginning, I still appreciate that you chose not to ignore obvious depictions of animal cruelty and abuse any longer.
There are still many more pages similar to this one floating around on your website, and you need to work hard to delete each and every one of them. Unfortunately, bans on animal cruelty on Facebook are not well-enforced. Many more horrifying pictures of abused animals are left on the site while other harmless photos are promptly deleted. Should we not treat animals with the same amount of respect they deserve? By keeping the site clean of any kind of abuse–whether it may be towards animals or humans–the Facebook community will be cleaner and more friendly for families to utilize.
I urge you and your staff to continue to strive towards banning abuse in the future. Once again, I thank you for listening to the voices of your community and for deleting a hateful page from the site.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit:Pleple2000 via Wikipedia
Original petition: Delete “The Only Good Dog is a Dead Dog” Facebook Page