Petition to end the trade of exotic animals in China - by Music Against Animal Cruelty

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The coronavirus has caused a worldwide pandemic. Our health, ability to travel, be together with loved ones, and for a lot of us - earn a living, is now compromised. The virus originated in China's wildlife markets. The government of China has recently put a ban on wildlife for the consumption of food but this is not good enough. We need a ban on ALL wildlife trade, including parts and products (otherwise there are loopholes). China, as the biggest consumer of endangered species, needs to lead from the front and set an example. The global mess we are currently in is down to the sheer lack of respect for the natural world. Trade needs to be shut down immediately including e commerce platforms and the black market. There is no better time to implement new measures and enforcement. 

Every government needs to start acting on the cause. Lets start with the UK. We are calling on the UK government to put pressure on senior Chinese authorities to take more action and enforcement on the exploitation of endangered animals in Asia. Aside from a threat to our health, the consumerism and farming of endangered species is putting huge pressure on wild populations. If China and Vietnam do not act now it could be too late for many iconic wild animals including Tigers, Elephants and Rhinos.

The removal of these species from the wild will have an affect on us all. The survival of these mega fauna is intertwined with our own as we are all part of a complex ecosystem. The loss of such important and incredible animals that have been created over millions of years would be a testament to our selfishness and lack of care and respect for the natural world. It is time for change!

MAAC acts as a broker between musicians, the music industry, music fans and organisations who are working on initiatives to save various animals facing the dangers of a diminishing population and extinction.

There must be more action by the Chinese government and authorities to end the consumerism of endangered animals in Asia.

Add your name to the below and urge the UK government to put more pressure on China to:

1. Permanently ban 'wet' markets, such as Wuhan, and the consumption of wild animals. If Chinese law is changed and the markets move 'underground' or online, we need to see proper enforcement measures. 

2. Shut down the Tiger farms to stop the mass farming of Tigers for their parts including their bones and skin. 
3. More enforcement and stricter punishment to end the illegal trade in elephant ivory.
4. Put an end to the trade in ‘Rhino Horn’ which has now become a status symbol as opposed to a traditional medicine. 
5. End the consumption of Pangolin. Just changing legislation is not good enough, we need real enforcement so people stop consuming Pangolin.

China also needs to take the lead and put an end to the barbaric practice of eating and killing domestic animals:

1. Yulin Dog meat festival started June 21st despite the Coronavirus. 
2. The butchering and farming of domestic cats for purses and shoes.

Stop animal cruelty in China by signing our petition before it is too late for many species. Join us #savethemwithsound

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