Stop Wildlife Trafficking

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Target: Nguyễn Phú Trọng, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam

Goal: Act to end the illegal trade in endangered species by shutting down the trade in Nhi Khe.

Investigators with the Wildlife Justice Commission (WJC) have alleged that tens, if not hundreds, of millions of dollars in illegal wildlife is being trafficked through the Vietnamese village of Nhi Khe. Over the investigation, the WJC linked $53.1 million in illegal wildlife products to 51 traders based in the village of Nhi Khe. Over an 18-month investigation, these traders allegedly sold products made from an estimated 225 tigers, 579 rhinos, and 907 elephants. Deals were reportedly completed in person and through social media platforms such as Facebook and WeChat. If the tiger products allegedly sold in Nhi Khe over the investigations were exclusively wild tigers, this represents about six percent of the wild population.

Vietnam is a hub for wildlife trafficking and the final stop for ivory before it enters Chinese markets. The WJC handed the results of its investigations to the Vietnamese government, however, the response has not been sufficient. Sign our petition and demand that the Vietnamese government act immediately and effectively to end wildlife trafficking in Nhi Khe.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear General Secretary Trong,

I was shocked to read the WJC report outlining wildlife trafficking through the village of Nhi Khe. As you know, over the 18-month investigation, 51 wildlife traffickers allegedly sold almost $53.1 million in illegal products made from an estimated 225 tigers, 907 elephants, and 579 rhinoceroses. If the tigers were wild, this represents six percent of the global population

All of these animals are endangered, all face extinction if this illegal trade does not stop. Furthermore, many of the products made from these creatures are luxuries meant for nothing more than to show status. To allow species to go extinct merely to feed decadence is contrary to any moral code. I urge you to do everything in your power to ensure an end to wildlife trafficking in Nhi Khe.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: J. Patrick Fischer

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3 Comments

  1. DE LOS PEORES CRÍMENES EN SERIE, ADEMÁS DE LAS GRANJAS INFERNALES DE LA INDUSTRIA, ES LA CACERÍA; LA CACERÍA ES UNA ENFERMEDAD MENTAL DE GENTE PERDEDORA, FRUSTRADA Y ROBA EL SENTIDO DE NUESTRAS VIDAS EN TODO EL PLANETA. UNA ACCIÓN PERTURBADORA CONTAMINA Y CONTAGIA EL MUNDO Y A LAS DIFERENTES SOCIEDADES, UNA ACCIÓN PERTURBADORA TIENE QUE REPRIMIRSE Y QUITARSE DE FORMA DETERMINANTE DE NUESTRO PLANETA. YA ESTAMOS HARTOS, CANSADOS Y FURIOSOS CON LA GENTE QUE NO RESPETA LA VIDA, SI NO LA RESPETAN NO LA MERECEN, NO TIENEN NINGÚN DERECHO A PERTURBAR LA PAZ DE TODOS. LA CACERÍA NO ES Y NUNCA FUE UN DEPORTE, SIEMPRE HA SIDO UN CRIMEN ARBITRARIO,INJUSTIFICADO Y QUE CORRESPONDE A ASESINOS DE MENTES ENFERMAS.

  2. INCLUSO EL TRÁFICO DE LA VIDA SALVAJE, QUE ES A LO QUE SE REFIERE LA PETICIÓN, ES CONSIDERADO COMO CACERÍA. EL TRÁFICO DE DIFERENTES ESPECIES DE LA NATURALEZA ES SECUESTRO Y ES SUMAMENTE VIOLENTO, ES IGUALMENTE PERTURBADOR!!!!! ES CRIMEN EN SERIE TAMBIÉN E IGUAL DE ENFERMO!!!

  3. IF deals were reportedly completed through social media platforms such as Facebook and WeChat, attention needs to go towards a TOTAL CLAMP DOWN on [illegal] trading via social media platforms, a worldwide problem…
    As far as I know so far, Tencent, a leading provider of Internet services in China and IT giant, The Nature Conservancy and IFAW have launched a joint campaign to combat the illegal online wildlife trade on Tencent’s Weixin, QQ, and microblog platforms… A start…
    SELFISH demand for illegal wildlife products has completely endangered the world’s species, we are experiencing the worst poaching crisis in history and GREED is fueling the industry – we NEED more partnerships like this if we are going to save species AND END the desires of the criminal few against the wishes of the many…
    ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING should be addressed at all stages – end point countries MUST leadership roles in clamping down on markets WITHIN their own country…especially where “hot points” exist.
    And PENALTIES, SEVERE, for consumers and buyers, not too hard to FIND when buying online… Dry up the DEMAND, dry it up, re-educate when possible, and you are that much farther….

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