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Wildlife and our last remaining wild places are being destroyed because of human action or inaction and because of our own short –term greed.

Peter Fearnhead, CEO, African Parks Network, South Africa


 

Shut down wildlife markets NOW!

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How did the coronavirus start?

Its outbreak in Wuhan, China, was suspected to be the starting point for the coronavirus.  And a harsh light was cast on wildlife markets.  

Huanan Seafood Market has a terrible range of live and freshly killed animals is thought to be the starting point.

The meat of 30 terrestrial animal species is at the market, as well as seafood.  Pangolins, civets, squirrels, pheasants, scorpions, snakes and various rates are available there.

Shut down wildlife markets NOW!

Shut down wildlife markets NOW!


Wildlife markets do 2 things:

  1. They spread disease – it’s easy to see why when you just have to look at the terrible conditions in which these animals are kept
  2. These markets are driving species towards extinction.

We are heading towards a massive extinction – the 2019 UN report warned that up to one million animal and plant species could vanish forever. 

In October 2020, China is due to host a UN conference on the Convention of Biological Diversity.  Representatives from nearly 200 countries will look to find ways to stop the mass extinction.

Let's put pressure on China...

Now is a good time to put pressure on China and push for a worldwide ban on the wildlife trade.

Rainforest Rescue has a petition to shut down these markets once and for all.  They are utterly barbaric and it’s high time they were stopped.

Please sign here and let's get wildlife markets STOPPED

 

 

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