CITES Thailand: Close down the shops in Chatuchak market selling illegal wildlife
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Thailand police
Adisorn Noochdamrong
Jonathan Barzdo
UNEP/CITES
Thailand police
UNEP/CITES
ASEAN-WEN
CITES Thailand
Thailand police
CITES
John Scanlon
ASEAN-WEN
Juan Vasquez
ASEAN-WEN

CITES Thailand: Close down the shops in Chatuchak market selling illegal wildlife

    1. Friends of the Orangutans
    2. Petition by

      Friends of the Orangutans

      Malaysia, Malaysia

CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. It fails totally.

In Bangkok there is a market where every Sunday some shops openly sell wildlife which in theory is legally protected. It’s been this way for 10-20 years. Over a million animals are believed to have been sold through this market which is literally in walking distance from the CITES Thailand office.

The Chatuchak market is notorious. There must be dozens if not hundreds of news reports on Google making reference to illegal wildlife openly on sale.

Why CITES and the local police allow the shops to remain open. Why? We can only guess. Anyone who has lived or worked in Bangkok is likely to know.

Please will you now join us in signing this petition? It’s easy to do and takes less than two minutes to do. When you do it automatically triggers a letter to fifteen key CITES officials who have a responsibility to close down these shops.

On behalf of the animals, our sincere thanks for caring and helping.


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    • Karl Moore MONROE, CT
      • almost 3 years ago

      It would be awesome to own a monkey, but they need to be allowed to breed in the wild.

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    • Anja Kögel FüRTH, AK
      • almost 3 years ago

      The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for whites or woman for man.

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    • Dominique ALLARY ROSSELANGE, FRANCE
      • almost 3 years ago

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    • Dave Mortimer BUFFALO, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      Because all animal explotation is disgusting.

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    • Brie Ledesma LEAGUE CITY, TX
      • almost 3 years ago

      The animals of the world exist for their own reaons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.

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