STOP FUNDING CITES – THEY ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM AND NOT THE SOLUTION
  • Petitioned Mr. Janez Potočnik

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European Commissioner for the Environment.
Mr. Janez Potočnik
Director General, National Parks
Mr. Damrong Pidej
Adisorn Noochdamrong
ASEAN-WEN
CITES Thailand
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STOP FUNDING CITES – THEY ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM AND NOT THE SOLUTION

    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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    • Carol Reins ST.PAUL, MN
      • almost 3 years ago

      It's inhumane and we call animals beasts...we have met the enemy and it is us!

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    • Michelle Sibinovic TEMPLE CITY, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is a VERY important petition. I've seen pictures of animals at this market. It's horrendous. CITES is a failure; something needs to be done! A fellow Care2 member shared your petition at Care2; I understand how hard it is to rally support for your cause. I've been there. I'll post this petition in my groups and try to gather more attention. This needs more support. TY. Michelle

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    • Patty Shenker LOS ANGELES, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      These endangered animals & their forests need real protection. CITES is another sold out, counter-productive governmental masquerade to have people who really care about these animals think governments are doing something good. They're not! I call on you to stop funding this nonsense!

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    • Margaret R HAZEL GREEN, AL
      • almost 3 years ago

      There must be enforcement to the legally protected animals.

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    • katherine spada basto PORTLAND, CT
      • almost 3 years ago

      Let's call it like it is. Is CITES really making a difference? Who is really helping the animals? C'mon! We are tired of laws with no teeth that allow illegal animal trade to continue. CITES is not making an impact. In fact, they are part of the problems.. If this is not true, let's look at the records and see what has been done to protect endangered species. Not enough!

      Katherine Spada Basto

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