Petition: Ban All Wildlife Markets in Light of Coronavirus

Petition: Ban All Wildlife Markets in Light of Coronavirus

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The exact origin of , which is currently sweeping the world, is not clear. Scientists have said they believe it might come from the consumption of pangolins, some people say bats, and others say snakes.

But one thing is clear — it’s a zoonotic disease that emerged from consuming animals. And before cultural differences or prejudice causes anyone to think it’s the fault of people who eat different animals than you’re accustomed to, please note that 3 out of every 4 new or emerging infectious diseases in people come from animals, according to the CDC.

When it became clear that coronavirus was spreading in a way no one could ever have expected,China temporarily banned the . Vietnam did the same. But more needs to be done.

The border area where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet is called the “Golden Triangle.” It is ground zero for .

Wildlife trafficking is horrible for animals. They are stolen from the wild, transported and kept in cramped, unhygienic conditions, and then slaughtered in horrific ways.

Yet, one-fifth of vertebrates on land are affected by the wildlife trade, much of which is illegal. The , one of the animals blamed for the spread of coronavirus, is critically endangered and one of the most highly trafficked animals. Wildlife is being driven to extinction by this trade.

As this states, “coronavirus did not stay within China’s borders, and neither should the ban on the horrific wildlife trade.”

Sign this petition calling for a ban on all wildlife markets in the the “Golden Triangle,” including Myanmar, Thailand, and Laos!

This article was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 24 March 2020. Lead Image Source : Arief Budi Kusuma/Shutterstock


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Sylvie Beclard

DS

Sandrine Duprat

Déjà signée

Lo Purple

DS

Mimoune de Souzliga

ENCORE LES CHINOIS TOUJOURS EUX extermination des especes tortures sur les animaux bouffent tout

Sue Lesmond
Sue Lesmond

These vile filth-bag animal murdering scumbags must be exterminated!

Dominique Benoit-Girard

ds

Danielle Hernandez

signer mais ils ne comprenent rien ils continuent

Isabelle Fernandès

Non Danielle Hernandez, la Chine (février 2020) et le Vietnam (mars 2020) interdisent ces marchés

Sylvie Perez

ds

Michèle Lebourg

ds

De Biquette

181 522 ont signé. Objectif 190 000

Isabelle Ridon

signé

Mommens Fabienne

Monstres ils vont tuer tout le monde

Soso Bretagne

Oui honte à ces marchands de torture

Nadia Foughali

Ds

Isabelle Dumotier Épouse Godet

S

Anne Tschiember

fait

Chantal Micha

Signé et partagé

Bhumi Shah

Ss

Felicia Ann

Should just shove those Pangonin tails down those people’s throats! They love it so much!

Jeanne Dupont

Signé

Jeanne Dupont

Sg

Niicole Lauzier

Sg

Lea Noel

Sg

Dominique Benoit-Girard

FT

Jacqueline Prigent Roux

Ptg

Chantal Teixeira

ptg

Karen Sheppard

This should not be happening, Covid 19 or not. This is truly cruel, barbaric, unhealthy and disgusting.

Valérie Val

ds le 28/02.

Barbara Trottier

Sg

Lynda Boyle

s

Dette Charlier

ds

Lisa Salazar

s

Lucia Palma Nogueira

Signé!Por causa deste pobre animal,k no fundo nao faz mal a ninguém e esta em vias de extinçao,por causa da estupidez dos chinese,comem a carne,as escamas k o cobrem dizem ter poderes afrodisiacos e k cura doenças!!!Da-me raiva!!!

Mireille Roulet

Signé

Gilles Samson

fait

Bernadette Gustin

df

Isabelle Bertrand

Sg

Betty Vicat

S&ptg

Majda Navotnik

They will never stop with killing animals. More deadly virus must come, to erase this cruell nation.

Angie Dupont

signé

Isabelle Fernandès

Davantage de gouvernements doivent suivre l’exemple de la Chine dans la lutte contre le coronavirus – interdire tous les marchés de la faune!

destinataire: les gouvernements du Myanmar, de la Thaïlande et du Laos
180 989 SUPPORTERS-190 000 OBJECTIF https://www.thepetitionsite.com/906/819/294/?TAP=1732

Sandra Carchidi

Erl

Richard Kite

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Cindy R. Wagner

I went to sign this petition and the headline over the article said “More Governments must follow China’s fight against coronavirus, Ban all wildlife markets.” First of all, the Chinese government lied and deceived the world about this deadly virus, and they continue to do so, just as they continue their disgusting practice of wet markets. I am against these horrible wet markets, but I will find another petition to sign that doesn’t tout the Chinese government as the leader in the fight against this deadly disease.

Mark Mansfield

signed and shared

Gwen Larkin

Signed

Carolyn Lewelling

Ban this

Sue Lesmond
Sue Lesmond

These scumbag animal murderers most definitely must be exterminated.

Vicki Longwell

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