Implement & Enforce Stricter Laws Against Moon Bear Poaching & Trafficking

  • by: Sue Lee
  • recipient: Chinese Government

The moon bear is still being poached throughout China and along the Viet Nam coast, often times leaving behind their young to fend for themselves. This has been an ongoing issue but despite previous efforts, nothing has changed and the animal is still endangered. The poaching of these bears has been illegal since 1992.

The poaching continues where traffickers claim that they still can sell to small-scale illegal farms or people seeking an exotic pet. In China, they claim that bear breeding farms reduce wild poaching but in reality they do anything but! There are claims that the stream of cubs being trafficked around China’s southern borders suggests farms there are constantly topping up their stocks with illegal wild-caught bears. And with the potential of falsifying records, there is no way to tell whether an animal was bred on the farm, or if it was stolen from the wild. Read more.

We are seeking to get stricter laws against the poaching and trafficking of the moon bear in China, laws that are more stringently enforced. You can help us in our efforts by signing and sharing this petition.

Dear Decision Makers,

We are asking that you do all it takes to secure a stricter laws against the poaching and trafficking of the moon bear in China, ensuring that these laws are stringently enforced with harsh punishment. This is the only way to put an end to such a horrible act and save the lives of these bears than to more severely monitor these behaviors, catch the culprits and punish them. Please do all you can to save these animals in a more legal manner with harsh consequences?

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