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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.

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Don't Buy Wild

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.

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  • August 9, 2017

    HSI Viet Nam calls on South African government to shut down rhino horn auction over trafficking risk

    HSI/Viet Nam is calling on the South African government to honor its commitment to protect rhinos by refusing permits for an online auction of rhinoceros horns that appears to be targeting buyers from the world’s two largest destinations for trafficked rhino horn, China and Viet Nam.

  • August 4, 2017

    HSI applauds new wildlife conservation law in Costa Rica

    HSI/Latin America applauded the signing of the Wildlife Conservation Act into law in Costa Rica. The new law allows Costa Rica’s environment and conservation agencies to help establish important regulations to protect wildlife from trafficking and support wildlife rehabilitation programs. HSI played an active role in drafting the Wildlife Conservation Act as part of the National Wildlife Commission.

  • August 4, 2017

    Costa Rica firma el Reglamento de la Ley de Conservación de la Vida Silvestre

    Humane Society International- Latinoamérica felicitó al Ministerio del Ambiente y Energía de Costa Rica por la firma del Reglamento de la Ley de Conservación de la Vida Silvestre. HSI-LA ha sido parte activa de la Comisión Nacional de Vida Silvestre, la cual ha trabajado para mejorar la legislación actual, específicamente en la redacción de dicho Reglamento.

  • July 6, 2017

    Major Japanese online retailer, Rakuten, ends elephant ivory sales

    HSI hailed an announcement by Rakuten, a major Japanese online retailer, that it will ban all sales of elephant ivory. The move followed calls by animal protection and conservation groups for the retailer to take action to protect elephants from poaching.

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