The global wildlife trade is animal cruelty and makes pandemics like coronavirus (COVID-19) possible. Join us in calling on the Australian Government to ensure that the G20 ends the wildlife trade.
End the Global Wildlife Trade. Forever.
Every day, thousands of wild animals are poached, farmed or sold into the global multi-billion-dollar wildlife trade – for food, pets, traditional medicine and entertainment.
Lions, bears, elephants, pangolins and snakes: these are just some of the wild animal suffering in the cruel wildlife trade right now. Horrific conditions cause unimaginable suffering for every single animal involved.
They also create a hotbed of zoonotic diseases that spread from animals to humans, leading to outbreaks like SARS and now COVID-19.
With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sweeping across the globe, we can no longer ignore the dangers of exploiting wild animals.
Beyond the pain inflicted on animals, we must stop this trade in wild animals now to help prevent future global health crises and protect our environment for generations to come.
Call on the Australian Government to help end the suffering of wild animals and protect our health
When the G20 meet in November, they will focus on dealing with the pandemic and coordinating a global response. That response must include a commitment to ending the global trade in wild animals forever. Australia must advocate for this.
This will help stop future pandemics and protect millions of animals.
Call on our leaders of the world’s largest economies to protect wild animals, our health, the environment and the economy. Sign our petition to the Prime Minister today.
Wild animals don’t belong to us, they belong in the wild
Captured from the wild or intensively bred in captivity, the conditions in which wild animals are kept can cause immense stress and suffering, and act as incubators for disease.
We need to practice social distancing from wild animals. Close contact between people and wild animals trapped in cruel captive conditions is a dangerous cocktail that can lead to outbreaks of diseases.
The coronavirus pandemic has revealed the urgent need to keep wild animals in the wild – something we have spent decades fighting for.
Now is the time to come together to end the suffering and exploitation of wild animals.