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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DS

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Déjà signée

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

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

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signer mais ils ne comprenent rien ils continuent

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

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181 522 ont signé. Objectif 190 000

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Monstres ils vont tuer tout le monde

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Oui honte à ces marchands de torture

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

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

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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!!!

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

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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

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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.

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Ban this

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These scumbag animal murderers most definitely must be exterminated.

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