Wild animals in India are falling victim to the unending greed of humans everyday. Sign this petition to ensure wild animals remain in the wild.
Time To End Global Wildlife Trade
Stop the suffering of wild animals. They deserve better.
The trade of wild animals threatens the existence of many wild species across the globe.
The main reasons for the industrial-scale commodification of wildlife is public demand for wild animals as food, traditional medicine, exotic pets, entertainment, and fashion accessories. In India, it includes products including mongoose hair; snake skins; Rhino horn; Tiger and Leopard claws, bones, skins, whiskers; Elephant tusks; deer antlers; shahtoosh shawl; turtle shells; musk pods; bear bile; medicinal plants; timber and caged birds such as parakeets, mynas, munias, etc.
World Animal Protection has been campaigning for many years to shift social attitudes and change industry practices to stop the exploitation of wild animals.
COVID 19 is not the last pandemic
The need for a global ban on wildlife trade is urgent and extremely important. What we are witnessing with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic is the result of human exploiting wild animals for their gains. This must stop now! The Prime Minister of India understands the importance of wildlife preservation and has supported animal welfare issues in the past.
Now as he prepares to represent India at the G20 summit, we appeal to Shri. Narendra Modi to give his support to the call for an end to wildlife trade forever. We also ask the Government of India to effectively enforce existing wildlife protection laws and stop the trade of wild animals and wild animal products.
COVID-19 is one of the worst pandemics of animal origin that we have faced in a century. But it won’t be the last, unless we urgently ban all commercial trade of wild animals globally.
Demand an end to the global wildlife trade
The global trade of wild animals is cruel, unsustainable and puts our health and the world economy at risk. We demand Prime Minister of India to support the call for G20 nations to commit to a global ban on the wild animal trade, forever.
We also ask the Government of India to effectively enforce existing wildlife protection laws and stop the trade of wild animals and wild animal products.