Mexico City: An advertisement that appeared on a Mexican website to sell a "beautiful baby" for its organs has caused outrage and indignation on social networks.
The advertisement that appeared on the MercadoLibre website said: "Beautiful Baby On Sale For Organs... What You Need Is Urgent!"
The message was soon uploaded on Twitter and became a trend topic for several hours.
MercadoLibre, a company that facilitates online buying and selling, later said in a communique that the advertisement "was taken down immediately and the user was eliminated from the community, because such a message is not permitted on the portal".
The advertisement showed the seller to be located in the Mexican capital and set a down payment of 20,000 pesos (around $1,600) and a period of nine days to make an offer.
Twitter users expressed their indignation after a tweeter passed the word about the advertisement.
Users of the social network condemned the offer with tweets like "sickie sells baby and its organs on MercadoLibre" and "They can't do this! It's outrageous!" and "the filthiest of society sells baby on MercadoLibre".
The online company said its conditions establish that "the offer and/or sale of persons, human bodies, corpses, organs, human members or remains are prohibited".
Story first published:
February 13, 2012 11:07 IST