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Update 29th April 2020 – AfA Coalition submits comment on China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs livestock list.

Members of the Asia for Animals Coalition has submitted comment to the MOA during their call for suggestions regarding the livestock listing changes in legislation in China. 

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AfA letter re. MOA livestock catalogue (CHINA) APR2020

 

Update 21st April 2020 – open letter to WHO to close wildlife markets

Asia for Animals Coalition has supported the second appeal to request the World Health Organisation (WHO) introduce and enforce legislation to close wild animal markets globally following a response from our previous letter that did not satisfy our requests. This is an updated version of the appeal sent earlier this month with now 340 organisations signing on to support this call to action from WHO, UN and OIE.
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Open letter WHO Wildlife Trade and Covid-19 (Global) updated APR2020

 

Update 8th April 2020 – coalition member HSI releases a white paper on why the Wildlife trade, transport and consumption must end

HSI is urging governments worldwide to permanently ban the trade, transport, and consumption of wildlife. We must act now to close wildlife markets to prevent the next pandemic.  
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Please also visit the following webpage for more on this paper: https://www.hsi.org/news-media/wildlife-trade-covid/

Wildlife-Markets-and-COVID-19-White-Paper

Update 6th April 2020 – open letter (2nd appeal) to WHO, UN and OIE to close wildlife markets

Asia for Animals Coalition has supported the second appeal to request the World Health Organisation (WHO), the United Nations and the Office International Epizoologie (OIE) introduce and enforce legislation to close wild animal markets globally following a response from our previous letter that did not satisfy our requests. *NOTE* please see above as this appeal was updated and resent on April 21st 2020. 

 

Update 2nd April 2020 – press release on COVID-19 and animals

Please view the Asia for Animals Coalition press release on the coronavirus and animal tourism.  OPEN PRESS RELEASE AS PDF
AAF's press release on COVID-19 and animals APR2020

 

Update 2nd April 2020 – statement on coronavirus and animal tourism

Please view the Asia for Animals Coalition statement on the coronavirus and animal tourism.  OPEN POSITION STATEMENT AS PDF
AfA position statement on coronavirus and animal tourism (Asia) APR2020

 

Update 27th March 2020 – statement by Animals Asia on Bear Bile and COVID-19

Please view coalition members Animals Asia’s statement on the recent news that Bear Bile can be used to treat the virus COVID-19.  OPEN POSITION STATEMENT AS PDF
AAF's statement on Bear Bile Usage for COVID-19 MAR2020

 

Update 26th March 2020 – statement on coronavirus and companion animals

Please view the Asia for Animals Coalition position statement on the situation regarding companion animals and virus COVID-19.  Please use the following link for information: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019  
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AfA position statement on companion animals and coronavirus (Global) MAR2020

 

Update 18th March 2020 – statement on Asia’s animal markets

Asia for Animals Coalition releases position statement on Asia’s animal markets and calls for an immediate ban.  Please visit here to read the statement and please consider writing to your local embassies to appeal to them to request a ban with immediate effect.
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To find your embassy please visit: https://embassy.goabroad.com/ 

HERE is an example template wording for you to write to the leaders in Asia.
AfA position statement on Asia's animal markets (Asia) MAR2020

Update 27th February 2020 – appeal to President Xi Jinping

Asia for Animals Coalition has appealed directly to President Xi Jinping to ask for a permanent ban on China’s wildlife markets. 
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AfA letter re. Ending commercial wildlife farming (CHINA) FEB2020 ENGLISH

Update 11th February 2020 – open letter appeal to WHO, UN and OIE to enact legislation

Asia for Animals Coalition has supported an initiative by Born Free to appeal to request the World Health Organisation (WHO), the United Nations and the Office International Epizoologie introduce and enforce legislation to close wild animal markets globally.
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Born Free Letter re. Coronovirus & wildlife market closure (Global) FEB2020

 

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