Vietnam Strongly Banned The Trade And Consumption Of Wildlife

Vietnam and China are the two countries with the skyrocketing mortality rate of wild animals such as rhinos, elephants and pangolins, etc. People killed them not only for food but for some of their body parts that are believed to have curative properties and can treat several illnesses. However, these types of wildlife are also considered to be a factor behind the outbreak of pandemics. Typically, the outbreak of SARS in 2002 was thought to have originated from a parasite virus in civet.

This January, China issued a ban on hunting, trading and consuming terrestrial wildlife that is valuable to the ecosystem, science and society. This decision is expected to be signed into law by the end of this year.

Recently, the animal conservationists sent a recommendation letter to the Prime Minister of Vietnam regarding the wildlife anti-trade action as a measure to prevent the origins of further disease in the future.

Many international wildlife protection organizations signed in the recommendation letter sent to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Some representatives included Pan Nature, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Asia Animal Organization, TRAFFIC, Save Vietnam Wildlife Organization and the Wildlife Conservation Group. In the letter, part of its content was to limit human and wildlife interaction through the steady implementation of strict measures against wildlife trade and the elimination of wildlife markets. This is the most effective way to limit future risks related to the transmission of the virus from animals to humans.

Early this March, Prime Minister Phuc said in his response that he had also given the responsibility to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to progress directives to ban wildlife trade and consumption. The Government approved the decision on April 1st.

Deborah Calmeyer, who runs ROAR Africa, was excited that real acts have finally curtailed the wildlife trade. She shared: “Many people who are trading and consuming wildlife will quickly be enlightened. Even people who don’t usually care about wildlife will now start asking for a ban to protect their safety.”

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