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.
August 3, 2015
Delta Airlines released a statement banning the shipment of big-game trophies worldwide on its flights.
August 3, 2015
In the wake of the tragedy surrounding Cecil the lion, celebrities from around the world are urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to finalize its proposed rule to protect African lions under the Endangered Species Act.
July 29, 2015
HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle commented on the killing of a beloved African lion by a trophy-hunting American dentist.
July 15, 2015
Today, a coalition of wildlife groups petitioned the U.S. government to designate pangolins as “endangered” under the U.S. Endangered Species Act and also asked the agency to protect pangolins under the Act’s “similarity of appearance” provision.