The international wildlife trade threatens the survival of many species and results in the inhumane treatment of billions of animals every year. Avoid contributing to the problem – Don’t Buy Wild.
Wildlife trade includes live animals (who may be sold as exotic pets or stock for game farms, or sent to biomedical research facilities or zoos) and their parts (which may be used in clothing, as ornamental objects, as food or as traditional medicine).Wildlife trade is linked to violence, drugs and organized crime. It harms wildlife populations. Methods used to capture animals for trade may be terribly cruel.
You have the power to save wildlife. Help encourage policy makers to improve and enforce laws and regulations in order to reduce or end this trade. And understand the impact of your consumption choices: Lack of demand is the best solution.
November 6, 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has received import permit applications for two individuals who want to shoot critically endangered black rhinos and then import the trophies into the US.
October 1, 2014
A student cycling team from Shandong University in China raised public awareness about the elephant poaching threat during a four-day bike tour across Shandong province, in light of the escalating elephant poaching crisis, and to commemorate the World Animal Day.
August 21, 2014
HSI warned against keeping turtles as pets and issues a call for the inclusion of various turtle species on the forthcoming list of invasive alien species of European Union concern ahead of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film release in Europe.
August 6, 2014
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation today to forbid his state from participating in the international trade in elephant ivory and rhino horns.