Wild animals are targets for poaching, captive hunting, the fur trade, the exotic pet trade and more.
Unless countries worldwide ban the wildlife trade, experts say, it is only a matter of time before another pandemic as bad or even worse than COVID-19 hits us.
Some species are increasingly at risk as they continue to be used and sold, either alive or for their parts. Populations are devastated and the methods used to capture, transport and kill animals can cause tremendous suffering.
Exchanges hands in the wild animal trade globally each year, an amount second only to arms and drug smuggling.
Are killed before they reach three months of age in the Canadian harp seal slaughter each year.
Are estimated to live in the United States—but fewer than 400 of them can be found in accredited zoos.
Hundreds of thousands of wild animals in the U.S. and around the world are killed every year and millions are at risk from other threats. Your generous gift will save wildlife from being killed just for a trophy by supporting our work to ban trophy hunting.