Take Action Against the Bushmeat Trade—Watch the Video and Show your Support for Great Apes
Help Us Stop the Illegal, Commercial Bushmeat Trade.
A few days ago, the Jane Goodall Institute sent a mail package to thousands of friends and supporters asking for help to stop the illegal, commercial bushmeat trade.
I hope you were one of the individuals who received a mail package from us, but if not, there is still time to help. Many adult chimpanzees are killed every year by poachers of the bushmeat trade. In fact, the commecial bushmeat trade affects not only chimpanzees but also other endangered species like gorillas and elephants.
Please watch our video to learn more about the illegal, commercial bushmeat trade and hear Dr. Jane’s take on the problem. *Please note: the video contains some graphic images and may not be appropriate for young children.
I’m sure that you are as upset as I am by the treatment of these thinking and feeling beings. That’s why I’m counting on supporters like you to show your commitment to saving their lives before it’s too late.
Help us put an end to the commercial bushmeat trade and support practices to save chimpanzees from extinction by taking these two actions immediately:
Please sign our petition urging your senators to support legislation that would increase enforcement of the laws against and further prohibit the hunting of endangered species, and discourage irresponsible logging and other destructive activities in protected areas. SIGN PETITION >>
Please consider making a special online contribution to support our efforts across Africa to end the illegal commercial bushmeat trade, preserve wildlife habitat and work with local communities to protect chimpanzees. MAKE A GIFT >>
Please help us in our efforts to end the illegal, commercial bushmeat trade.
Keith E. Brown
The Jane Goodall Institute
With the increased commercialization of the illegal bushmeat trade across Central and Western Africa, thousands of adult chimpanzees and other endangered wildlife species like elephants and gorillas are killed every year.
The illegal, commercial bushmeat trade is not driven by the need to feed local people. Instead, this meat ends up in city markets and expensive restaurants throughout Equatorial Africa. Items such as gorilla hands are considered “delicacies” by wealthy elite both in the range countries and in Europe and the United States. It is an outright crime.
Please help us put an end to the commercial bushmeat trade and support practices to save chimpanzees from extinction by taking these two actions immediately:
Please sign our petition and consider making a special online contribution to the Jane Goodall Institute to support our efforts across Africa to end the illegal, commercial bushmeat trade, preserve valuable wildlife habitat and work with local communities to protect chimpanzees.
Petition to Senators and State Representatives:
I am outraged by the killing of chimpanzees and other imperiled wildlife species for the commercial bushmeat trade—a shortsighted and cruel practice that is pushing great apes and other endangered species to the brink of extinction.
As your constituent, I strongly urge you to support legislation to discourage the bushmeat trade and other destructive activities—like irresponsible logging and mining practices—that contribute to it.
Your Signature Can Make a Difference
Please join the list of people supporting our "Anti-Bushmeat" campaign. *First Name: *Last Name: *Email Address: Take a stand and we’ll keep you on our list and up to date on Jane’s work. *Required