How to sell horses on Facebook (without going to Jail)

How to sell horses on Facebook.  (without going to Jail)  Facebook has been cracking down on animal sales for the past few years.  It goes against their policy to sell animals on their social media sites.  It has never been OK to sell animals of any kind on Facebook according to their Commerce Policy.  Until recently, Facebook didn’t do anything about it.  Unless you searched and read it beforehand, you never knew about the restriction. I had to Google many different keyword phrases to find the limitation.

Regulated Goods

Do not post:

Content that attempts to sell live animals between private individuals.¹  Content that coordinates or supports the poaching or selling of endangered species and their parts

¹ As we strive to protect the welfare of animals against illicit trades, we cannot always ensure their safety in a peer-to-peer transaction. We will still allow such sales if posted by brick-and-mortar entities, animal rehoming, and adoption agencies and shelters. This is an update to our existing policy, which already prohibits the sale of endangered wildlife and their parts. We will continue working to keep both people and animals safe and also plan on providing new reporting options on Facebook so that people can report content that violates this policy.

I have found a photo of an email from Facebook stating how to sell horses on Facebook by listing them on a Facebook Page.

Accounts are deleted or banned

Facebook is currently actively monitoring groups and looking for ads that do not follow their rules.  I have seen several groups deactivated and completely removed.  Sales posts are deleted even when the Buy/Sell feature has not been chosen. Facebook will go back and change your post to a sales post due to the wording that is in the post.  I’ve had my horse for sale posts removed even when not posting in the Market Place.  More than likely, Facebook is doing a word search program.  Some people, also, have fun sitting in their chairs and reporting people that do things that they are not supposed to be doing (like posting horses for sale), and eventually, accounts will be disabled or banned.

Facebook has created the platform to be what they wanted it to be.   We can’t change it.  Our options are to follow their rules or go elsewhere.

One of the perks of listing your horses or business on Find My Horses is that we post your business or horse on our Facebook page. We get your information in front of potential clients for you.  Find My Horses is considered a brick and mortar store and can list horses for sale on our Facebook Page.  Just choose one of the options when you are listing your horse or service.

Examples

I have found the following posts that go against Facebook Rules that should not.

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