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Crocodile in restrictive enclosure, Northern Territory, Australia.

Wildlife Trade

Captive dolphin show

Wildlife entertainment

Otter cafe in Tokyo

Exotic pets

Tiger in a cage, Thailand

Traditional medicine

Pigs, Latin America

Farm animals

Seal with fishing gear

Sea change

Stray dog in Sierra Leone


Crocodile in restrictive enclosure, Northern Territory, Australia.

Wildlife trade

Image credit: Dean Sewell 

Every day, thousands of wild animals are poached, farmed or sold into the global multi-billion-dollar wildlife trade – for food, pets, traditional medicine, entertainment and fashion products.


Dolphin show in Tenerife

Wildlife not entertainers

From wild animal selfies to swimming with dolphins and elephant riding to petting lion cubs and taking tiger selfies, cruelty to animals in the entertainment industry is rampant.


Otter cafe in Tokyo

Wildlife not pets

Image credit: World Animal Protection / Aaron Gekoski

Each year, millions of wild animals are captured from their natural habitats or born into captivity, just to become pets. Our houses are not suitable homes for a wild animal.


Tiger in a cage, Thailand

Wildlife not medicine

The demand for traditional Asian medicine is threatening wildlife populations around the world. From big cat farms to pangolin poaching, iconic animals are being pushed to the bring of extinction to fuel a scientifically unproven practice.


Mother pig in a crate, Latin America

Farm animals

The vast majority of farm animals live in factory farms that cause suffering and stress. It’s time to rethink farming.

Seal with fishing gear

Sea Change

Image credit: John Mancrieff

A staggering 640,000 tons of abandoned fishing gear (ghost gear) is left in our oceans each year. This gear traps, mutilates, and kills hundreds of thousands of animals annually.


Stray dog in Sierra Leone

Animals in communities

Image credit: Michael Duff

Millions of dogs are culled each year – in fruitless efforts to stop rabies spreading. Culling dogs is not the solution to rabies. The only way to eliminate the virus is through vaccination.