To sustain the demand of the exotic pet trade, thousands of wild animals are poached or farmed and sold into the global multibillion-dollar trade. They are ripped away from their homes and forced to endure immense suffering.
Parrots destined for pet shops have been stolen from the wild and have endured immense suffering, such as having their flight feathers chopped off and being crammed into tiny, filthy containers. The majority will die in transit.
And that’s only one example. Poachers often kill protective otter parents, so they can capture their young before selling them.
The exotic pet trade has drastically reduced pet populations in the wild. Currently, there are more tigers in captivity than in their natural habitat, with only 4,000 tigers left in the wild. Yet, in the US alone, there are more than 5,000 tigers in captivity.
By pledging to be a wildlife protector, you can end this cruelty.
We encourage everyone to appreciate and respect wild animals where they belong – in the wild. We should only share our homes with domesticated animals who’ve evolved over thousands of years to be our companions, and whose needs can be completely met as pets.
Sign our pledge and help us protect wildlife by keeping them where they belong. In the wild.