Photos and Videos tagged with #CITES
#CITES STOP trophy hunt!! Killing Lions - Africa's Dirty Little Secret. See the disgussing face of this coward!!
This video is an insight in to South Africa's "dirty little secret" of canned lion hunting*. It shows how animals are factory farmed so Safari Club International members (trophy hunters) can kill them.
*Canned hunting is the killing of a captive animal in a high-fenced area/enclosure in the name of "sport".
Safari Club International are always and seminars speaking on behalf of CITES but this is what they really do, so CITES are then basically hunters who decide what species lives or dies.
- 260 days ago via site
#CITES #WWF #animalrescue Wildlife crime is now the most urgent threat to three of the world’s best-loved species—elephants, rhinos and tigers.
The global value of illegal wildlife trade is between $7.8 and $10 billion per year.
I AM NOT MEDICINE
At least one rhino is killed every day due to the mistaken belief that rhino horn can cure diseases. The main market is now in Vietnam where there is a newly emerged belief that rhino horn cures cancer. Rhino horn is also used in other traditional Asian medicine to treat a variety of ailments including fever and various blood disorders. It is also used by wealthy Asian as a cure for hangovers.
I AM NOT A TRINKET
Tens of thousands of elephants are killed every year for their ivory tusks. In 1989, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) banned the international trade in ivory. However, there are still some thriving but unregulated domestic ivory markets in a number of countries, which fuel an illegal international trade.
I AM NOT A RUG
Every part of the tiger—from whisker to tail—is traded in illegal wildlife markets. Poaching is the most immediate threat to wild tigers. In relentless demand, their parts are used for traditional medicine, folk remedies, and increasingly as a status symbol among wealthy Asians.
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- 496 days ago via site