The global trade of wild animals is cruel and puts our health and the world economy at risk from pandemics like COVID-19. Join us in calling on the Canadian government to support and champion a global ban on the wildlife trade.
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.
Tigers, 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.
Close contact between captive wild animals and people is a dangerous cocktail that can lead to outbreaks of diseases like SARS and COVID-19, a reality we are all living in today. In fact, wild animals are thought to be the source of at least 70% of all emerging zoonotic infectious diseases, meaning the demand for wild animals puts us all at risk.
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.
Sign the petition today to call on the Canadian government to commit to ending the global wildlife trade at the G20 Leaders’ Summit this November.
G20: End the wildlife trade. Forever.
We are calling on the Government of Canada to urge the G20 to support an immediate and permanent ban on wildlife markets and to end the global wildlife trade.