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 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.
August 3, 2015
Delta Airlines released a statement banning the shipment of big-game trophies worldwide on its flights.
July 29, 2015
HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle commented on the killing of a beloved African lion by a trophy-hunting American dentist.