Petition: Facebook Allows the Sale of Pangolins, the Endangered Species Thought to be the Animals Who Transmitted Coronavirus to Humans

Petition: Facebook Allows the Sale of Pangolins, the Endangered Species Thought to be the Animals Who Transmitted Coronavirus to Humans

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Pangolins are highly trafficked animals and therefore are in danger of extinction. All eight species are endangered with their status ranging from vulnerable to critically endangered.

Ten thousand pangolins are illegally trafficked each year.

The has certainly come back to bite humans where it hurts — pangolins are actually believed by scientists to be the animal who transmitted (originated in bats) to humans.

Despite their endangered status and their connection to the pandemic, is still allowing the sale of scales on their website.

The Facebook Community Standards ban the sale of endangered species, but Facebook has not done what they are supposed to do in terms of shutting down these sellers.

One of the pages selling pangolin scales was only taken down after BuzzFeed News asked Facebook to comment.

This isn’t the first time that Facebook has been found guilty of allowing business activities that profit from exploiting and abusing animals. Entire dogfighting rings were able to operate on Facebook. Social media platforms and other sites that allow advertising or any kind of community activities should not condone in any way.

Sign this urging authorities to do more to save pangolins from the wildlife trade and extinction.

Lead Image Source : Vickey Chauhan/Shutterstock

This article was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 7 May 2020.

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Janet Kenedy

Heartbreaking! Look into it’s Sad Eyes and you will see Sorrow. 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁


Come on Facebook. Get your act together and stop supporting the illegal trade in endangered species!! Signed and forwarded.

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Karen Lyons Kalmenson

First step in this process is to loudly advocate for these beautiful souls.many people are unaware of their existence. Flood Facebook with pro pangolin imagery, share everywhere. Do not let this or any other issue such as this go unaddressed, we are their voice, their only chance.

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Merlynn Marie Allen-Petito

Like any big business Facebook supports criminal enterprise and contributes to the downfall of mankind but they (Facebook will lock you down in Facebook jail) just for having an opinion. We need a better zuckerburg because he and his community standard groupies truly are judged and jurors but don’t hold themselves accountable as they feel untouchable. This is why we need a better media source because I am truly over facebook

Janet Kenedy

Signed and Shared!

Rica Necicito


Cindy Zimmermann

I signed on May 15, 2019

Stacey Holliday


Nicholas Chatfield

This has no should be directed at Facebook

Anita Scanlon

Signed already

Jordan Stevens


Martyn Williams

signed on May 15, 2019

Stacey Holliday

Signed ✅ Cindy Zimmermann Alisha Saro Martyn Williams Chris Usami Allyson Troutman Sullivan Carter Gomez Jordan Stevens Brian Peace Nicholas Chatfield

Michèle Haudebourg

Already signed petition.