Pledge to not buy animal-poached products

Pledge to not buy animal-poached products

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Casey H started this petition to Humane Society of the United States and

Poaching and hunting have contributed a large factor to the decline of many animal populations. Many animals (like rhinos and elephants) who are being poached are close to going extinct, and poachers usually hunt these animals to acquire some material such as fur or tusks. Since poaching is a practice that is illegal, many people hunt and trade off the grid. Many of the sellers have cunningly gotten through the sales even though the selling of ivory has been banned. For instance, you may not have realized but eBay sells ivory, and they were able to do so by concealing any advertisement of "ivory." Additionally, ivory is used for art, decors, medicine, etc. in China. The demand for ivory in China has increased over time because they are considered as luxury and rare goods. High end companies, as well, sell animal products, particularly fur, as luxury items. As people keep purchasing items like these, they are allowing more animals to be hunted and killed for their material, and if we don't do anything about this, it is likely that we may never see certain targeted species again.

Consequently, the overall environment is affected as well. Looking at the food chain, if one animal goes extinct (especially a keystone species), some animals may overpopulate, as a result, increasing competition between other species, eventually causing more endangerment/extinction. In other words, this selfish act of hunting and poaching will cause the fabrication of ecosystems to become unstable.

Alternatively, we can switch to supporting synthetic products that mirror the real products. This way, we are promoting more local/man-run businesses and contributing to our duty of protecting our surrounding environment.

In addition, if you guys want to help support anti-poaching foundations, here is a link to a Go Fund Me, where all donations automatically go to the Global Conservation Force.

To support organizations that are actively working towards the end of animal poaching, we ask you to visit this link: https://www.gofundme.com/rf9yz-antipoaching-campaign?sharetype=teams&member=1832760&rcid=r01-155258203215-6d35887fe99748ba&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_w and contribute in any way you can. 

We thank you for your support!

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