Ban Wildlife Markets

Wildlife markets are very much in the news, thanks to the coronavirus/COVID-19.  

And could it be that we can all seize this opportunity to put a stop to wildlife markets, once and for all?

There are a number of petitions flying round that we can sign.  I am not going to go into detail for each one, but here are the links.  They all put pressure on the Chinese government to shut these places down.  They have no place in the 21st century.

These markets both spread zoonotic diseases and they push species towards extinction.  

It is time to stop the rot.  The suffering the markets cause is horrible. 

Current bans in China and elsewhere must be permanent and worldwide.  Wildlife markets must be  shut down before they cause another epidemic and more suffering to animals and people.

It is pretty difficult to tell you about wildlife markets without showing some awful and distressing pictures and videos, so I have not included them here.  I don't want to upset anyone but actually you do need to get past that to help.   Tears help no-one - the animals need our practical help to make a difference.  

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Watch the Humane Society International’s video on why we need to ban wildlife markets and the wildlife trade.

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From The Guardian, "Ban wildlife markets to avert pandemics, says UN biodiversity chief"