By supporting this market WE are creating the demand and are directly responsible for the animals being taken out of their natural environment. Taken from the Protrack Anti Poaching Unit Volunteer Work and Work Experience page
Want to help curb poaching? Don't buy exotic pets!
Bat-eared foxes, genets, servals, bush-babies, springhares, African parrots and reptiles are just some of the African animals being traded in the exotic pet market. This trade is so big that a study in the USA found that it came second only to the trade in drugs and weapons!
We have become conditioned to think of it as 'normal', but little thought goes into where these animals came from and how they were transported.
The reality is that 'exotic' animals are not commodities to be traded and kept for our amusement or status - they are wild animals who form a vital role in their environment.
Even if 'legally' traded-it does not mean that it is humane.
Captivity Kills. Ban Zoos!
Zoo in France (2020...)
Jacob literally died of hunger and fatigue (IN 2020 IN AN EUROPEAN ZOO!!), considered an old man before the age. He will have lived his entire life in a climate that is not adapted to his needs, with food that is not adapted to his needs and in a state of weakness and suffering directly caused by his captive rhino conditions. Only death will have set him free from a life that has been nothing but a shadow of what it should have been.
BAN ZOOS!!! 2020 - Zoos that should have been crowded in the sunny Easter holidays are now hard-up and asking for donations, as the coronavirus lockdown bites. "We've listed the animals we'll have to slaughter first," Neumünster Zoo's Verena Kaspari told Die Welt."At the worst, we would have to feed some of the animals to others." (source)
Wild baby elephants are snatched from their families and exported to zoos around the world. Zimbabwe has been capturing live baby African elephants in the wild and exporting them to zoos in China and elsewhere.
7 Feb 2020 Botswana auctions off permits to hunt elephants
Lolita, The World's Loneliest Orca
Lolita has not seen another orca since 1980 because she is eploited by humans.
A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching.
Jacques Deval - 'God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.'
2020 Tigers on the border' documentary exposes the EU lucrative trade business with tigers and the relentless demand for their parts! An officer from the Russian Customs Service adds that often, zoos and circuses are used as a front for illegal trade.
Destined as a 'gift' from a circus family to a non-existent zoo in Russia, the 10 tigers made a 2 000 km trip in horrifying conditions. This can only end if the European Commission bans the commercial trade!
When animals are given for free
This is what can happen when kittens are given for free or in the hands of the wrong people. Each one painted a color with permanent markers and used as bait for dog fights. People bet on the color of the cat who will survive the longest. This is common - and yes happens in a lot of places!
This is for public awareness and only by all of us advocating and discouraging free adoptions by ANYONE or ANY ORGANIZATION - can we make a dent in this problem.
Laboratories where animals endure painful testing and are killed after a lifetime of suffering, are also obtained from people that perhaps don't even know what the destiny of the little ones will be.
The Filthy Merciless Face of Greed
2020 -Shocking photos have emerged of five caged African lions stranded behind bars at Al-Qureshi animal park in an upmarket district of Sudan's capital Khartoum who have lost so much weight their bones are now showing through their skin. Four Paws International; Before our arrival in Sudan, we were told that there were other animals in horrible condition besides the four lions. According to the information we received, there were also two hyenas.... Our vets Amir Khalil and Frank Goeritz also confirmed that both hyenas' teeth are in bad condition and the wild animals have worn out the pads of their paws due to the concrete cages.
1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil
All of the chimpanzees at the CCC are orphaned victims of the illicit pet trade, which is associated with organised crime, such as drug smuggling, making it difficult to detect and monitor. For each live capture of an infant chimpanzee, around 10 chimpanzees are killed - a disaster for chimpanzee conservation.