Get the Facts about the Wildlife Trade

Every year, billions of animals are inhumanely captured and killed to provide for your entertainment, and to make products for you to buy here and around the world. It’s called the international wildlife trade, and you can help stop it by avoiding products and experiences that come from these abused animals. Use the map to learn more and sign the pledge below!

What to Avoid

Use the map to see how your choices affect wildlife. Then eat, shop, and go wild!

Sign the Don't Buy Wild Pledge

Countless numbers of animals suffer every year as victims of the international wildlife trade. I pledge to avoid contributing to the illegal wildlife trade and animal suffering by not purchasing items made with or from wild animal parts, not purchasing live wild animals, and not patronizing facilities that keep wildlife captive under inhumane conditions.

After you take action, you'll receive updates by email on how you can help animals. You can easily opt out at any time.

HSI works year-round to encourage policy-makers to improve and enforce laws and regulations in order to reduce the trade in wildlife. We send our team of experts to the triennial CITES meeting to fight for greater protection for wildlife around the world. And we conduct regular outreach to the public about how their consumption and travel choices impact wildlife. Learn more, and join us, at

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