End the global wildlife trade. Forever.
Every day, thousands of wild animals are poached or farmed and sold into the global multi-billion-dollar wild animal trade – for food, for pets, for traditional medicine and for entertainment. The horrific conditions they face cause much suffering for every single animal involved.
Close contact between captive wild animals and people is a dangerous cocktail. Zoonotic infections can emerge and be spread at every stage of the trade. This should be of critical concern, as almost 75% of emerging infectious diseases affecting human health originate in wildlife – SARS, Ebola, and now COVID-19.
Beyond the pain inflicted on animals, we must stop this trade in wild animals now to help prevent future global health crises and protect our environment for generations to come.
Sign the petition to join us in calling on the Government of Canada to:
- Support the immediate and permanent closure of wildlife markets.
- End the import and domestic trade in wild animals and wild animal products that could contribute to the spread of zoonotic disease in Canada.
- Champion this issue globally and encourage other countries to end the international trade in wild animals and wild animal products.