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.
May 21, 2015
Humane Society International/India urged the citizens of India to help end the trade in wild turtles and tortoises by pledging not to buy wild ahead of World Turtle Day.
May 8, 2015
Birding enthusiasts across the country are gearing up to participate in the Endemic Bird Day census on 09 May 2015. However, this census will not include the innumerable amount of birds that have been pawned off by traders in sprawling bird markets across the county.
April 22, 2015
The Guardian of the Elephants Alliance celebrated the launch of the Elephant Awareness Month at the National Zoological Museum China with hundreds of college students encouraging the public to protect endangered elephants by stopping the consumption of ivory.
February 26, 2015
HSI issued a statement in response to the Chinese government’s announcement that it will suspend the importation of carved African elephant ivory effective until Feb. 26, 2016.