The joint open letter to WHO from the NGOs

The joint open letter to WHO from the NGOs(COVID-19: Health risks and wildlife markets – the need for a permanent global ban on wildlife markets and a highly precautionary approach to wildlife trade)

April 7 is World Health Day.

241 organizations worldwide, including JWCS, have called on WHO.

・Recognize the global health risks of demand for wildlife and its products,
・Closure of live wildlife markets,
・Amendments to WHO’s 2014-2023 Traditional Medicine Strategy,
・Securing protein sources to replace wild animals etc.

Demand for wildlife and its products is a major cause of the outbreak and spread of zoonotic diseases.

#banwildlifemarket #COVID19