Animal cruelty makes pandemics like coronavirus possible. COVID-19 has made us realize that how we treat animals is directly linked to our health. Animals are at the heart of this pandemic but, of course, they’re not to blame. Humans are. It’s time to change our troubled relationship with wildlife and stop using them as commodities for entertainment, traditional medicine, or as pets. It’s critical that governments, corporations and people end the exploitation of wild animals.
For millions of wild animals around the world, life is miserable. It’s a cycle of pain and suffering for animals used as entertainment, for food, for traditional medicine and kept as exotic pets. Every animal deserves a life worth living from a lion used in the tourism industry to a pangolin killed for the wildlife trade to a sugar glider treated as mere merchandise in the exotic pet trade to a bear inhumanely farmed for its bile in the traditional medicine industry.
Now more than ever your committed, ongoing support can help stop animal exploitation everywhere. You can support vulnerable animals by giving a monthly gift and standing by their side every month. Donate now.
You have the power to stop the cruelty and help animals lead safe, natural lives. Your gift will help end the wildlife trade. We can’t afford to continue exploiting wild animals for our entertainment, for use in traditional medicine or to be kept as exotic pets. Make your donation to change animals' lives for the better today. Donate now.
For more than 50 years, World Animal Protection has helped animals. From liberating wildlife from cruel exploitation to moving corporations to adopt better animal welfare in their supply chains to providing funding to sanctuaries to feed and care for rescued animals.
Thanks to our supporters, World Animal Protection was able to ban the international trade in two otter species and the Indian Star tortoise in 2019.
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