Create stricter laws dealing with the exotic animal black market.
  • Petitioned Stop the Exotic and Endangered Animal Black Market!!

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Stop the Exotic and Endangered Animal Black Market!!
Britta Jones
Abigail

Create stricter laws dealing with the exotic animal black market.

    1. Abigail Young
    2. Petition by

      Abigail Young

      Auburn, United States

The exotic and endangered black market has a devastating impact on the Earth's natural ecosystem. By poaching or trapping animals for trade, the ecosystems begin to fail while the habitats that the animals are brought to are overrun by invasive species. The United States government has begun the fight against animal trafficking, but many actions made are incapable of keeping up with the booming business. According to the U.S. State Department, wildlife trafficking is thought to be the third most valuable illicit commerce in the world, after drugs and weapons, with an estimated worth of $10 to 20 billion a year. Due to the United State's effort to control the animal trafficking black market, there have been multiple accounts of abuse, neglect, and escapes of these animals into cities and neighborhoods, usually leading to the elimination of the animal or harm to an innocent by stander. How these poachers and animal smugglers are obtaining and transporting the animals into America is a dangerous and complicated business that the U.S. Department is still trying to solve and terminate, As Edwin Way Teale once said, "Those who wish pets and baby wild animals, love them. But those who respect their natures and let them live normal lives, love them more."

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Stop the Exotic and Endangered Animal Black Market!!
Britta Jones
Abigail
Create stricter laws dealing with the exotic animal black market.

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    • Natalie Maldonado BITU, PITCAIRN
      • 6 months ago

      Where or who should I call if I get a lead on someone who sells exotic animals that's are more than obviously illegal? A friends of mine told me someone was selling monkeys, caimans, and for 10k a tiger cub. I wish to become a wildlife crime investigator and I was more than heart broken when I heard of this person selling these animals. Please help. I want this to stop now!

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    • Kathleen Tirrell DEKALB, IL
      • 6 months ago

      Humans were made to be caretakers of this planet. I'm ashamed of the damage done, blood on all our hands.

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    • Annette Howell CANOGA PARK, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      These are all GOD'S creatures - put into man's care to appreciate & respect for what they are. Animals OF ALL KINDS do not deserve the horrible treatment they get under these conditions. This HAS TO BE STOPPED NOW!!! To use them for human monetary gain is wrong!! That is NOT why they are here. Please, please stop the torture & stop taking them from their natural homes because many cannot survive otherwise!

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    • Amity Mower MURRAY, UT
      • about 1 year ago

      It threatens many species and wild animals shouldn't be kept in captivity, its animal slavery

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    • Caroline ROBBANA HOUSTON, TX
      • about 1 year ago

      Life of all kind should be respected :)

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