World Animal Protection Launches Digital Campaign for Global Ban on Wildlife Trade


World Animal Protection has launched a global digital campaign to end wildlife trade. As clearly witnessed that Covid-19 could have come from animal trade, the campaign’s main aim is to amount pressure on South Africa and other G20 countries to commit to a ban on the global wildlife trade.

Commenting on the campaign, Edith Kabesiime, Campaigns Manager at World Animal Protection said,“The leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies can bring about a collective response and global answers to the COVID-19 pandemic and future pandemics. We can no longer afford to leave this to chance.

A global wildlife trade ban is the only way to end the cruelty and protect our health and economies.”

Kabesiime added that, “Animals like lions are at the centre of a cruel multi-billion-dollar business that exploits them on an industrial scale. Their bones are traded as medicine, bred in captivity, enduring a life of suffering. They are deprived of the life they would have in the wild. They are shipped around as freight, treated as mere commodities, with their wellbeing ignored. They are crammed into cages, kept in poor health, and often killed for their body parts. This is a business that is inherently cruel.”

The organization is also working with media, social media influencers and the general public across the globe to put pressure on the G20 Countries to end the trade. You can also join and sign the petition here

Petition link.

The petition will be collected and presented to the G20 leaders in November.

Sign the petition here

For an interview with World Animal Protection spokesperson, write to or call Evans on +254 762 262 140

For PowerPoint presentations during the launch click here

For video recording of the webinar session click here

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