A global ban on wildlife markets is necessary to protect both humans and other animals, says a UN Migratory Species Ambassador.
Live animal markets are a breeding ground for organisms that can be deadly to humans. According to the CDC, “3 out of every 4 new or emerging infectious diseases in people come from animals.”
COVID-19 has forced the world to reconsider its relationship with wild animals, but South African legislation is increasingly pointing in the wrong direction. It urgently needs a rethink.
Irked by opposition to its decision to reopen elephant trophy hunting, the Botswanan government has become increasingly strident and populist in defense of its actions.
A seasoned animal advocate discusses what she’s learned from decades of working to help animals in a variety of ways, from fighting for legislative changes to saving dogs from post-Katrina floods.
The COVID-19 pandemic will hopefully accelerate new policies to prevent and mitigate the impact of new emerging pathogens and give new impetus to ending wildlife consumption and habitat destruction.
Due to the risks posed by the consumption of wildlife, the Chinese Government has imposed an emergency ban. The continued sale of leopard bone medicines demonstrate the need for this ban to be expanded.
The notion that Earth is here for our use and pleasure is deeply embedded in our collective assumption. We have to rebalance our relationship with the natural world. COVID-19 is a warning of what happens when we don’t.
Despite a scientific consensus pointing to China’s wildlife trade as the most likely cause of the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s government is currently touting a treatment containing bile from captive bears.
Despite unwavering support from Americans and a century of conservation success, the administration is stripping away protections for migratory birds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
While most of the United States was social distancing and self-quarantining last week, the National Park Service was sending hundreds of Yellowstone bison to slaughter.
People from all corners of the world have had their eyes opened to the health risks and animal welfare concerns of the animal trade, and the world is watching to see what the outcome will be.