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

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

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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.

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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 Biden, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, and Principal Deputy Director of Fish and Wildlife Martha Williams asking them to ban wildlife trade.
Send a message to President Biden, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, and Principal Deputy Director of Fish and Wildlife Martha Williams asking them to ban wildlife trade.

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Interior Secretary Deb Haaland
Martha Williams, Principal Deputy Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service

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

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