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BASC has welcomed Facebook’s decision to remove a post which targeted game farms.

BASC lodged an official complaint with the social media platform claiming the post promoted the unlawful targeting of rural businesses.

The post, by animal rights extremists, included a map of game farms and game rearing premises.

After investigating, Facebook has confirmed the post breached their community standards and has now been removed.

Victoria Chesters, BASC’s social media officer, said: “The original post sparked a lot of comment on social media and it is to Facebook’s credit that they have listened to the concerns of the rural community.

“Facebook say their community standards are in place to ‘create a safe environment’ and the rural community deserves protection as much as anybody else.”

A Facebook spokesperson said: “We do not allow people to promote or coordinate criminal activity on Facebook and have removed the post reported to us, which goes against our community standards.”

BASC chairman Peter Glenser QC said: “To target people going about their lawful and legitimate business strikes at the heart of our civilised, law-abiding society.

“Extremist organisations absolutely must be brought to task when they overstep the bounds of lawfulness and decency.

“BASC will robustly defend the rights of the rural community to go about their business and we welcome Facebook’s common sense decision.”

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