As the deadly coronavirus continues to spread around the world, it is more important than ever to address the dire public health threats posed by the sale and trade of live wildlife. Markets where live wild animals are sold are a human health hazard and animal welfare nightmare that have been the source of previous pandemics in addition to being the likely origin of the virus that causes COVID-19.
We need the U.S. and all countries to permanently ban the trade, transport and human consumption of live wildlife to reduce the risk of another pandemic.
The Preventing Future Pandemics Act of 2020, S. 4749/H.R. 8433, will ban the import, export and sale of certain live wildlife in the U.S. when the primary purpose is for human consumption, and will bolster U.S. leadership and resources to end the trade globally and to eliminate wildlife trafficking. Your voice is needed to ensure passage of this critical bill!
Please make a brief, polite phone call to your two U.S. Senators and Representative. Look up their phone numbers. You can say: "Please support the Preventing Future Pandemics Act of 2020, S. 4749/H.R. 8433, which will ban the import, export and sale of certain live wildlife for human consumption in the U.S. and will position the U.S. as a global leader in zoonotic disease prevention."
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