Facebook says pro-dog fighting page doesn’t violate its Community Standards

This is charming! Right now, on Facebook, there is a pro-dog fighting page featuring pictures of jacked-up pit bulls, some tearing at each other’s throats and bleeding. Unfortunately, should you attempt to report said page–given that dog fighting is illegal and the pictures glorify the cruel and unusual abuse of animals–you will receive the following message:

“We reviewed your report of Game Dog Pitbull

Thank you for taking the time to report something that you feel may violate our Community Standards. Reports like yours are an important part of making Facebook a safe and welcoming environment. We reviewed the Page you reported for containing credible threat of violence and found it doesn’t violate our Community Standards.”

Yep. Bleeding animals trained to attack one another for sport do not violate Facebook’s Community Standards. Those are some pretty low standards if you ask me. If dog fighting doesn’t violate your standards, then what does?

However, hopefully if enough people complain, Facebook may come to realize that this definitely does violate the standards of the community it supposedly serves, and take the page down.

Here is the link if you want to try to report it, although I warn you in advance that the images are extremely disturbing.

h/t Lindsay Hunter