I am not someone who sends a lot of petitions but I am passionate about our world and its future - our water, our land, our air...and our animals, both wild and domestic. So many problems exist when we take animals out of their native world...whether for trophies, food, "medicine", whatever. It upsets our natural balance and brings in diseases if we consume the products of wild animal markets.
I understand the need for well run and managed zoos particularly to protect animals that re endangered in the wild. I am, however; more in favor of and would rather have wildlife sanctuaries where the animals can live in their own natural or near natural habitats if possible.
One of the most trafficked animals in the world is the pangolin. They are going extinct because of our abuse, misuse and slaughter of them for human consumption. It is not well known but they, like many other wild animals, carry viruses that are not dangerous to them but are very dangerous to us when we consume them. The pangolins are shy and innocent little creatures and they should be left in their own world.
I am glad to know that there are those in our government who are taking positive steps to end wildlife trafficking and wildlife consumption. Being basically a vegetarian (sometimes consuming eggs, yogurt and wild salmon), I know that there are diets that you can adhere to that are very healthy and that don't have to endanger our wildlife or ourselves. I would like to encourage those for a safe and healthy world