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.
Avoid participating unsuspectingly in the illegal wildlife trade, or contributing to animal suffering or environmental damage. Make compassionate purchasing decisions while traveling and at home with the help of our interactive Don't Buy Wild infographic guide and TankWatch app.Learn More
September 15, 2016
HSI appplauded the Members of the European Parliament for voting overwhelmingly in favour of a strong Resolution on the European Union’s strategic priorities for the protection of endangered and threatened wildlife species from international trade.
August 31, 2016
The IUCN World Conservation Congress, the world’s largest gathering of conservation leaders, has passed a motion outlining a path to broader protections for all eight pangolin species.
August 12, 2016
In light of the upcoming CITES meeting, more than 26 interfaith leaders and organizations wrote to EU Ministers of Environment on World Elephant Day to call for their support to protect African elephants.
August 3, 2016
Telangana State Forest Department and Humane Society International/India urge the citizens of Telangana to stop worshiping live snakes during the festival of Nagapanchami