Canadians urge government to curb the global wildlife trade to prevent another pandemic – World Animal Protection

Canadians urge government to curb the global wildlife trade to prevent another pandemic – World Animal Protection

Canadians are calling on their government to help stop the global commercial wildlife trade through a House of Commons e-petition started by the global charity World Animal Protection. With over 13,000 signatures the petition was presented in the House of Commons on May 5th by Conservative Health Critic and Member of Parliament for Calgary Nose Hill,…

Burmese pythons in your neighbourhood – World Animal Protection
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Burmese pythons in your neighbourhood – World Animal Protection

Wild cats are fascinating creatures, from afar. But according to a new survey, more than 3,600 lions and tigers are estimated to be kept as pets in Canada. In fact, 1.4 million exotic pets are estimated to exist in the country including Burmese pythons and African grey parrots. These new data show a harsh reality…

Captive marine mammals traded and exploited for tourist entertainment – When will it stop?
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Captive marine mammals traded and exploited for tourist entertainment – When will it stop?

Thousands of marine mammals, including dolphins and small whales, are suffering in captivity around the world in tanks and pens that are one millionth the size of their natural home range. Every year more animals are captured from the wild or bred in captivity for tourist attractions, according to an updated report by the Animal…