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.
October 8, 2015
More than 300 school children wrote postcards to the Chief Minister of Telangana, K. Chandrasekhar Rao, urging him to protect Palapittas (Indian Rollers) from their cruel abuse during Dussehra. They also designed posters imploring the public to celebrate a cruelty-free Dussehra.
September 11, 2015
Protect Palapitta Birds from Cruelty ahead of Dusshera Festival, HSI/India Urges Telangana Authorities
Humane Society International/India is urging Telangana officials to crack down on the cruel capture and trade of the Palapitta (also known as the Indian roller or blue jay).
August 17, 2015
Hong Kong Pangolin Awareness Campaign Launched Amid Survey Showing Majority of Residents Misinformed about Pangolin Trade
To raise public awareness on the plight of pangolins in Hong Kong, Humane Society International is launched its #ProtectOurPangolins awareness campaign. Based on seizure data, Hong Kong is a major transit point for pangolin smuggling from Southeast Asia and Africa– with three tonnes of scales seized last year, and more than two tonnes seized already this year.
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.