Dear Facebook, Please add "animals" to your hate protection policies! By simply adding the word "animals" to your following two protections, you can save millions of animals from abuse! Pages like your "I Hate Dogs" and "The Cat Recipe" pages promote violence towards animals!
Thank you for visiting RemoveHate.org and learning more about our drive to remove animal hate from Facebook.
We have no hidden agenda, and truly believe in the first amendment.
In the middle of June we were made aware of the "I Hate Dogs" page and candidly were appalled when visiting it. Back then this page was littered with photos of dog attacks, which is their prerogative and protected speech. We get that.
What disturbed us were all the calls to kill, beat, and maim the dogs. This included recipes to poison with antifreeze, calls to take out your aggression on the dogs, calls to kill them whenever the opportunities arose, etc. We tried talking to the page owners and visitors with respectful dialog. That proved an effort in futility, and was actually quite disturbing.
This is when we started this petition. Ironically, the more the public became aware of this page, the more they flooded it with pictures and stories of the benefit of dogs, and their right to respect. This page looks nothing like it did 13 weeks ago.
The petition is going viral, and we believe this is a good thing. In our humble opinion there is way too much hate in this world. Too much of that hate is being directed at defenseless animals. Harming animals leads to harming humans.
The goal of this petition has evolved as we learn how people feel, and as we learn just how many animal hate groups/pages/people there out there.
We hope to be in a position to respectfully request that Facebook look at the issues and to include "non-human animals" in their hate protection policies.
We are investigating how some of these pages are violating animal cruelty laws in the United States,
and perhaps more importantly, international law violations.
June 22, 2012
PETITION: Remove the "I Hate Dogs" page from Facebook
To: Facebook and its supervision of "Animal Hate Pages"
As an animal protector I am shocked and appalled that the "I Hate Dogs" page is back up. Please remove the "I Hate Dogs" page from Facebook. Animal hate pages need to be removed and blocked from Facebook. It is a proven fact that people that hate and harm animals eventually hate and harm humans. Children that learn to harm animals proceed to injuring people as well. These types of animal hate pages are dangerous to the animals, including the human kind.
Facebook please do the right thing and include animals in your "hate protection policies."