Tell the Trump Administration: Help Prevent Future Pandemics by Ending Wildlife Trade

Some of the world’s worst infectious diseases have stemmed from wildlife trade and habitat destruction, including SARS, Ebola, and Zika.

COVID-19 is no different. Scientists believe it likely originated in a live animal market in China, possibly spreading from a horseshoe bat to another species before infecting humans and igniting the devastating global pandemic we’re living through today.

Wildlife trade isn’t just a problem in other parts of the world — in fact, the United States accounts for almost a quarter of the global wildlife market, including importing 224 million live animals every single year.

Wildlife trade is a grave threat to our public health and biodiversity — and it must be stopped. Send a message to President Trump, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, and Fish and Wildlife Director Aurelia Skipwith asking them to ban wildlife trade.

Some of the world’s worst infectious diseases stemmed from wildlife trade and habitat destruction, including COVID-19, SARS, Ebola, and Zika. The message is clear: Wildlife trade is a grave threat to our public health and biodiversity — and it must be stopped. Send a message to President Trump, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, and Fish and Wildlife Director Aurelia Skipwith asking them to ban wildlife trade.

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President Donald Trump
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt
Fish and Wildlife Director Aurelia Skipwith

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Help prevent another pandemic like COVID-19 by ending wildlife trade

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