Industry leaders, influential individuals: help us end the global wildlife trade and protect millions of wild animals around the world
For Wildlife, People and the Planet
The situation is urgent
COVID-19 is not the first pandemic devastating lives as a likely result of zoonosis, and it won’t be the last, unless we end exploitation of wild animals and restore a healthy balance with the natural world.
Industry leaders, influential individuals, visionaries and high-profile personalities around the world, we need your help to protect wildlife, people and the planet.
Please watch the two minute video above.
Whether legal or illegal, the global wildlife trade is inherently cruel, and what's more, close contact between captive wild animals and people is a dangerous cocktail that can lead to outbreaks of diseases like SARS and COVID-19.
More than 70% of emerging zoonotic infectious diseases come from wildlife, meaning the demand for wild animals puts us all at risk.
Global problems require global solutions
The G20 Leaders’ Summit this November provides an opportunity for us to call on world leaders to protect us from future catastrophes.
In addition, every one of us can help achieve change through decisions we make in everyday life. We can’t leave this to chance.
A global wildlife trade ban is the only answer.
Continue scrolling to see what action you can take to lend your support and to help inspire others. Your participation in any or all of the three actions is extremely appreciated.
Help us achieve 1 million petition signatures calling on world leaders of the G20 to ban global wildlife trade forever. The G20 is an international forum for governments from 19 countries and the European Union.
Share a link to our petition with your followers on social media and encourage them to add their voice. In the link below you’ll find template text for your post, together with a selection of images and video clips that you're welcome to use. It’s fine to copy, paste and edit text, add @tags or emojis, or create your own post to fit your tone and style if you prefer.
Share your post anytime from today. The sooner the better! Your support will give the petition and campaign a fantastic boost. Tag us in your post so we can share it and say thank you. We plan to hand in the petition ahead of the next G20 summit in November 2020.
If you're part of the music, film, television, theatre or advertising industry, you can make a #Promise4Wildlife as an individual or as a company. Your promise will be a commitment to never or to never again use captive wildlife for a creative or commercial project.
As well as directly helping reduce demand for provision of captive wildlife, your promise will help shift public and industry mindsets to keep wild animals in the wild.
Huge thanks to members of the music community who have already shared a #Promise4Wildlife, we hope this is the start of an incredible change.
How: for individuals
Make a #Promise4Wildlife to never or never again tolerate the use of captive wild animals in productions or projects you’re involved with. Post your #Promise4Wildlife on social media to show your support for a wildlife trade ban and to promote the message that wild animals belong in the wild. Then just stick to your promise, it's as simple as that!
Template text and an image selection for your promise post is available through the link below. You can adapt / personalize text or feel free to create your own post and incorporate #Promise4Wildlife. Tag us in your post so we can share it and say thank you.
How: for companies
Make a ground-breaking company-wide #Promise4Wildlife to never or never again use captive wild animals for a creative or commercial project. Demonstrate your company values by helping to protect wildlife, people, and the planet.
A template policy wording document is available for you to utilize or adapt for internal use, as well as a Q&A resource about the use of captive wildlife and how it connects to wildlife trade. We would love to collaborate on a timely and impactful media release with the first group of major companies who commit to a #Promise4Wildlife. Let’s talk!
Individuals: Share your #Promise4Wildlife anytime from now onwards. Don’t forget to use #Promise4Wildlife and tag us so we can share your post and thank you.
Companies: Contact us ASAP if you're open to making a ground-breaking company-wide #Promise4Wildlife, we’re excited to hear from you and have support materials ready to share. For US inquiries, please email LisaMonteleone@worldanimalprotection.us, and for international inquiries contact KatieTostevin-Hobbs@worldanimalprotection.org.
Help generate widespread recognition about the importance of keeping wildlife in the wild, and inspire others to help end the wildlife trade.
Your platform and influence enable you to bring attention and credibility to a cause or message in a way that no other type of advertising can.
You can lead by example and advocate to keep wild animals in the wild by sharing messaging through your personal projects, initiatives and lifestyle choices. You’ll find a few ideas to get you going in the link below.
You can share a message anytime that suits you. It could be subtle messaging through an action you take or lifestyle choice you make, or it could be something more direct. This is a self-sustained, long-term way you can help protect wild animals and help shift-mindsets to end the global wildlife trade.
We will always be on hand to discuss ideas if helpful, and we can provide you with resources if and when you need them.
A heartfelt thank you for visiting our influencer page and for using your platform to protect wildlife and to help build a better world.
If you have questions, support ideas, or if you'd like to keep in contact, please email our Director of Marketing and Communications LisaMonteleone@worldanimalprotection.us