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Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Public Service Announcement

Harrision Ford, Actor
Washington, DC
June 5, 2008

Situation

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We have a situation here. Our planet’s endangered animals are vanishing at an alarming rate.
Connect the dots and you discover a thin line separates a buyer from a killer.In other words, if you buy an illegal wildlife product here, you kill an endangered animal here. So please, don’t do it.When the buying stops, the killing can too. Case closed.

Souvenir

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Some people call this a souvenir, I call it criminal.Many of the world’s most magnificent animals are being pushed towards extinction by the illegal trade in products made from their body parts.When you travel abroad you may be offered some of these products.They might look nothing like the animal itself, but don’t be fooled, an animal’s been killed to make  one of these. Thanks anyway, drop me a postcard instead. Please remember, when the buying stops, the killing can too.

Don’t Buy It

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If somebody tells you don’t worry about the slaughter of tigers and elephants, there are lots of them out there….Don’t buy it. And if they say it’s fine to buy products made from animals facing extinction….Definitely, don’t buy it. Our endangered animals are being destroyed by illegal wildlife trade. It’s up to us to stop it. Never buy illegal wildlife products. When the buying stops the killing can too. You said it pal.



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