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Zoos Call on Governments to Take Urgent Action Against Illegal Wildlife Trade (Photos)

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Meeting in Des Moines earlier this month at the Zoos and Aquariums Committing to Conservation Conference (ZACC), over 200 conservationists--representing zoos, aquariums, and field work around the world--raised an alarm over the booming wildlife trade

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Kit B (276)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 6:51 am

Those pictures are just too painful. If I can't bear looking at the pictures, what do those animals feel? They are the ones in pain.

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 7:56 am
Heartbreaking...something might be done but only when all these precious animals are gone from here--and what will be the point then...Thanks

pam w (139)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 9:18 am
I realize many here are ignorant of the good work done through accredited zoos....but THIS is just ONE of the many roles they play in society.

Like Kit....I can't look at the photos.

Years ago, I heard someone tell this story--suppose you're sitting on a plane, waiting for take-off. Suppose you look out the window and see a bold fall off the wing. No big deal, right? Just one bolt. But then, you see another....and then another......

At which point do you realize the entire wing could fall off and bring down the plane?

This is the situation we're ALL in today, with wildlife.

At which point do entire ecosystems collapse? It takes millions of years for new wildlife forms to evolve so they can fill the empty niche and we don't have time to wait!

Ljiljana M (116)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 12:55 pm
A legal pyromaniac criticize illegal pyromaniac and make a complaint to indolent firefighters :

Shawna S (45)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 8:59 pm
I'll never understand the mentality of people who harm animals or buy them for/from illegal sources.

Ditto with Kit...can't look at the photos.

Deborah W (6)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 9:30 pm
Shoot poachers on sight, offering bounty hunters cash rewards to offset the draw of poachters to their money source. Probably work better than unenforced laws already on the books ... immediate, fair detering repeats or newbees.

Michelle Lacombe (10)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 10:17 pm
OMG! When I see or hear something like this, my heart drops to the pit of my stomach. Is it me or has everyone gone completely mad. People are becoming more and more violent. The compassion and conscious is no longer there. The duty of a USDA agent is to protect the well being of everyone, including animals. That's not the case here. They have been turning a blind eye to these matters. I believe this is based on if the dollar amount is right. I do not have any faith in the USDA. What in the hell are they going to do when people kill up everything? They won't have a f***ing job that's what! I'm furious
that people and animals mean so little to our government. If a person is in authority and they have the power to change things, why would you not do something about all of this? This is what we have to look forward to, and so do our kids. This is just the beginning of the end. Son Of A Bitch! These people have got to be stopped. If people would just stop buying these things that come from animals, they would have to stop poaching because, there is no market for it. I'm blown away by the large numbers in which they are killing them. Ugh!! Unbelievable!

Leslene D (84)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 11:09 pm
No, I most definitely do not want to look at the photos - it just fuels my already seething hatred towards these barbaric sadistic monsters. This needs to be stopped now, poachers and hunters should be shot on sight and not given the chance to be prosecuted only to get off lightly. The only way this is going to happen is if we, who care for our animals, unite as one force and do the job that clearly governments and states are not doing. These despicable bastards are a rampant disease which needs to be eradicated.

Aud n (726)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 11:30 pm

Lisa W (143)
Friday July 26, 2013, 4:06 am
I can never look at photos like previous post write, my blood boils, it is always the beautiful animals that sufffer and do not stand a chance to teh people who have the most power to change tthings. Thanks Cal!

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Friday July 26, 2013, 5:34 am

Past Member (0)
Friday July 26, 2013, 6:41 am
Leave them alone

Tanya W (65)
Friday July 26, 2013, 7:10 am
OMG some people just do not deserve to draw breath!!! Animals leave them for dead in the humanity stakes!!!

Past Member (0)
Friday July 26, 2013, 11:17 am
Yes all governments need to start getting more serious about this and doing more

Danuta W (1248)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 2:54 am

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 10:49 pm

Bryna P (139)
Monday July 29, 2013, 6:59 pm
Thank you for the tragic news. I couldn't stand to look at the pictures. (n, p, t)

Michela M (3964)
Friday August 2, 2013, 6:02 pm

Thanks!!! Posted in:  ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
in  ILLEGAL Wildlife / Bushmeat TRADE: 39 Petitions - New!!
Please Join & Invite friends to Join
ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
together with Sumatran Tigers (Java & Bali Tigers already EXTINCT), Elephants, Rhinos, Clouded Leopards, Sun Bears, Wildlife, Biodiversity they face Extinction!! Only 300 Sumatran Tigers left on Earth!!! 300 Football Fields of Rainforests are CLEARED every hour in SE Asia to produce Palm Oil: a hidden, not labelled, unhealthy ingredient in the products we buy. We MUST do WHATEVER is possible to SAVE them all!!
AGAINST: Corporate Control, Deforestation, Illegal Logging, Global Warming, Pollution, CO2Emissions, Indigenous Peoples Displacement, Pet Trade, Bushmeat Trade, GMO Food, Vivisection, Bee-killing Pesticides… Also other Primates, as Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Gibbons, & Monkeys for Vivisection are dealt in this Group. Petitions/Info/Videos/Pics are here.
Please!! Join, Sign, Invite friends to Join!! Individually: we are one DROP, all together: we are an OCEAN!! ALL together we can make a difference!! Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world -Margaret Mead  Thanks!! Michela

Yvonne F (180)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 8:10 am
Glad that the zoos have spoken up now. About time!!!! Thanks Cal

Muriel S (53)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 5:01 pm
Thank you, Cal and Michela. Those pictures are too painful. Too sad.

. (0)
Wednesday August 14, 2013, 9:31 am
noted, how sad
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