Trading in wild animals has been a ticking time bomb for deadly pandemic diseases. Now COVID-19 has exploded as a global health emergency and brought worldwide devastation to lives and livelihoods, it is time for governments to get serious about shutting it down.

Humane Society International is at the forefront of global campaigning against wildlife trade and the grave risks it presents to conservation, animal welfare and public health.

In addition to our Australian experts, we have a global team of experts available for interviews in China, South East Asia, India, and Central America. Please contact Rhiannon on 0406 017 588 or to arrange an interview.

For background read the blog from our Head of Campaigns in Australia Nicola Beynon.

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