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Open letter: 1 million wildlife advocates demand world leaders end global wildlife trade. Forever.


G20 leaders are meeting virtually this weekend for the G20 Leaders’ Summit. Their focus is dealing with the pandemic and coordinating a global response. To protect people, animals and planet, this must include a commitment to ending the global trade in wild animals

We are so proud. 1 million of you have demanded G20 global leaders end the cruel, dangerous global wildlife trade. This is our most-signed petition ever.

Elephant at high welfare venue in Koh Lanta, Thailand - World Animal Protection

29-year-old elephant at high welfare venue in Koh Lanta, Thailand

This weekend, 21-22 November, leaders of G20 countries – Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and the European Union – are meeting to discuss the world’s important topics, which of course includes the Covid-19 pandemic.

An open letter on behalf you all

We’ve written an open letter to G20 leaders on behalf of all 1,186,079 of you, and are encouraging as many people as possible to share it ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit which begins in just five days.

Dear G20 leaders,   

I stand with one million people around the world calling on you to do the right thing and end the global wildlife trade. Forever.  

As we all continue to suffer through the Covid-19 pandemic, which we know resulted from the cruel treatment of wild animals, we can no longer ignore the devastating effect the commercial global wildlife trade is having on our health, our economy and our planet.  

Time is running out for wildlife, as the legal and illegal wildlife trade continues to profit from the suffering of millions of wild animals – while putting us all at risk.   

You can make one good thing come out of 2020.  

Make a commitment at the G20 Leaders’ Summit, November 21-22, to tackle the cruel global trade in wild animals, safeguard us from future pandemics, to protect wildlife, people and the world we all share.  

I am one of a million people who cared enough to add my signature to the petition to end the global wildlife trade. We now need you, our global leaders, to care too.   


1 million wildlife advocates 

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G20 global leaders: You can make one good thing come out of 2020. 

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