HELP END WILDLIFE TRADE

HELP END WILDLIFE TRADE

    1. Beth Smith
    2. Petition by

      Beth Smith

      Midwest, MI

PLEDGE TO SUPPORT IFAW IN THEIR CAMPAIGN TO STOP WILDLIFE TRADE ON THE INTERNET IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:

As a consumer and an Internet user, you can contribute a great deal to stopping the trade in animals and animal products on the Internet.  Just by adhering to a couple of simple rules, everyone - even you - can save the lives of many endangered animals.

   1) Write an e-mail to eBay and draw attention to any dubious offers you come across.  Banned products are advertised every day on eBay. Demand that eBay remove illegal wildlife offers from the auction site immediately. >> Send mail  

2) Obtain information about the origins of products that involve the death of wild animals.  Learn more about the trade in live animals and the cruelty and suffering that is associated with it.  Form a group to campaign against the wildlife trade!  Share your knowledge with friends and family and make them aware of this important issue.  

3) Keep your eyes open when surfing the Internet!  If you come across online offers on the Internet dealing in wildlife products or live protected animal species, then you should report these activities to your national authorities:  Defra, Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London SW1P 3JR E-mail: helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk  

4) Don’t buy wild animals or wildlife products online.  Consumer demand is what drives the wildlife trade.  The sale of endangered animals will only stop when there are no buyers.  Make a conscious buying decision.  The only sure way to act is to not participate in this trade.  

5) Set a good example: dispense with wildlife products!  Wildlife should not be considered as commodities to be traded.  Animals should not pay with their lives so that people can own luxury goods.  Regardless of whether an item was a souvenir, a gift or an heirloom, do not resell it.  Send these products to us.  IFAW will use them as part of its PR work or collect them as evidence. 

FOR MORE INFO VISIT IFAW.ORG.

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    • Patricia Betty ESSEX, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 3 years ago

      Ebay still allow the sales of new and vintage furs. These heartless people won't stop on their own, they don't care. When you've signed this petition, please sign the Ebay stop the sale of new and vintage fur. It's here on Change.org .

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    • Michelle Johnson COLORADO SPINGS, CO
      • about 4 years ago

      I feel it's important to make this pledge because we've been exploiting animals for virtually thousands of years and it needs to stop!

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    • Nan Bongiovanni CARLSBAD, CA
      • over 4 years ago

      The right to trade is out!!!!! You have to own before you can trade and a life that is not yours can not be traded....

      Leave it to a rotton human!!!!!!!

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    • Cheree M. DADE, FL
      • over 4 years ago

      Pledged & Email letter sent. Thank you!!

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    • Soodle Billy CO.DUBLIN, IRELAND
      • over 4 years ago

      happily done!

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