- A woman identified as Emily Doucet has expressed her displeasure over Facebook's action on her pet's account
- The 33-year-old woman from the United States says she was denied access to her dog's Facebook account
- She was told to present a valid driver's licence before the profile could be accessible
A 33-year-old woman from the United States identified as Emily Doucet has cried out after she was denied access to her dog's Facebook account and told to present a valid driver's licence for the pet.
Emily said she created the account for her pet named Max in 2010 and recently tried to log in to update his last name to her married name.
She, however, could not remember the password and was eventually locked out.
Emily told BuzzFeed News:
"I’m not sure how it happened, but I so rarely use the account that I honestly wasn’t too surprised."
She said since she was notified by Facebook that she had to verify Max's account by providing a government-issued ID or driver's license to access the account, she had no choice but to teach him how to drive.
When BuzzFeed News reached Facebook on the issue, a rep for the social media company said Facebook does not "allow people to maintain profiles for their pets".
According to the rep, Facebook encourages users to create a Page for their beloved animals.
Ruchika Budhraja, a spokesperson for Facebook, said:
"Profiles are meant to represent people, and we ask that people set up Pages if they want to represent a brand, business, group, organization – or pet."
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